ATC Venture Group (OTCMKTS:ATCV) and Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for ATC Venture Group and Honeywell International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATC Venture Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Honeywell International 0 3 10 1 2.86

Honeywell International has a consensus target price of $184.40, suggesting a potential upside of 8.72%. Given Honeywell International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Honeywell International is more favorable than ATC Venture Group.

Profitability

This table compares ATC Venture Group and Honeywell International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATC Venture Group N/A N/A N/A
Honeywell International 18.17% 32.02% 10.01%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.9% of Honeywell International shares are held by institutional investors. 49.9% of ATC Venture Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Honeywell International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ATC Venture Group and Honeywell International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATC Venture Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Honeywell International $41.80 billion 2.92 $6.77 billion $8.01 21.17

Honeywell International has higher revenue and earnings than ATC Venture Group.

Volatility & Risk

ATC Venture Group has a beta of 6.82, meaning that its stock price is 582% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Honeywell International has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. ATC Venture Group does not pay a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 40.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Honeywell International beats ATC Venture Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

ATC Venture Group Company Profile

ATC Venture Group Inc., through its subsidiary, Simonsen Iron Works Inc., engages in the design, manufacture, and assembly of an array of parts for original equipment manufacturers and other customers. The company was formerly known as Cycle Country Accessories Corp. and changed its name to ATC Venture Group Inc. in January 2012. ATC Venture Group Inc. is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Honeywell International Company Profile

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircrafts and vehicles. This segment offers auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, integrated avionics, environmental control and electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware, data and software applications, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, and aircraft wheels and brakes; spare parts; repair, overhaul, and maintenance services; and connected solutions and data services for the aftermarket, as well as provides wireless connectivity and management and technical services. The company's Honeywell Building Technologies segment offers products, software, solutions, and technologies, such as sensors, switches, control systems and instruments for energy management; access control; video surveillance; fire products; remote patient monitoring systems; advanced software applications; and installation, maintenance and upgrades of systems. Its Performance Materials and Technologies segment develops and manufactures process technology products, including catalysts and adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services. The company's Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides products, software, and connected solutions. Its safety products comprise personal protection equipment, apparel, gear, and footwear; gas detection technology; and cloud-based notification and emergency messaging. This segment's productivity solutions products and services include mobile devices and software; supply chain and warehouse automation equipment, software and solutions; custom-engineered sensors, switches, and controls; and software-based data and asset management productivity solutions. Honeywell International Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is based in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

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