Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) and Puradyn Filter Technologies (OTCMKTS:PFTI) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Honeywell International and Puradyn Filter Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Honeywell International 6.13% 33.69% 9.94%
Puradyn Filter Technologies -8.26% N/A -18.03%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Honeywell International and Puradyn Filter Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Honeywell International $40.53 billion 2.51 $1.66 billion $7.11 19.32
Puradyn Filter Technologies $2.25 million 1.53 -$1.23 million N/A N/A

Honeywell International has higher revenue and earnings than Puradyn Filter Technologies.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.1% of Honeywell International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Puradyn Filter Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Honeywell International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.5% of Puradyn Filter Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Honeywell International and Puradyn Filter Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Honeywell International 0 3 14 1 2.89
Puradyn Filter Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Honeywell International presently has a consensus target price of $169.94, indicating a potential upside of 23.72%. Given Honeywell International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Honeywell International is more favorable than Puradyn Filter Technologies.

Risk and Volatility

Honeywell International has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Puradyn Filter Technologies has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Puradyn Filter Technologies does not pay a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 46.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Honeywell International beats Puradyn Filter Technologies on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Honeywell International

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aerospace; Home and Building Technologies; Performance Materials and Technologies; and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers and other customers in various markets, including air transport, regional, business and general aviation aircraft, airlines, aircraft operators, defense and space contractors, and automotive and truck manufacturers. The Home and Building Technologies segment provides products, software, solutions, and technologies that help homes owners, commercial building owners, and occupants. The Performance Materials and Technologies segment develops and manufactures advanced materials, process technologies, and automation solutions. The Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides products, software, and connected solutions to customers that enhance productivity, workplace safety, and asset performance. Honeywell International Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

About Puradyn Filter Technologies

Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes bypass oil filtration systems for use with internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment that use lubricating oil worldwide. The company offers its products under the Puradyn trademark. Its Puradyn systems clean oil by providing a second circuit of oil filtration and treatment to continually remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants from the oil through a filtration and evaporation process. The company also manufactures disposable replacement filter elements for the Puradyn system. It serves oil and gas services, power generation, construction and forestry, commercial marine, mining, and transportation industries. The company's products are marketed to various industries that include hydraulic applications and other users of engines or equipment that utilize up to 50 weight oil for lubrication. It markets and sells its products directly, as well as through manufacturer's representatives, distributors, or other agents to OEMs, other distributors, and national accounts. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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