Head-To-Head Comparison: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) versus KLX (KLXIV)

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: PKOH) and KLX (NASDAQ:KLXIV) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.


Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. KLX does not pay a dividend. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. pays out 18.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. and KLX, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 0 0 2 0 3.00
KLX 0 0 0 0 N/A

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $45.67, indicating a potential upside of 12.62%. Given Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is more favorable than KLX.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. and KLX’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. $1.31 billion 0.38 $111.10 million $2.66 15.24

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than KLX.


This table compares Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. and KLX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. 2.50% 16.90% 4.14%
KLX 4.47% 3.31% 1.98%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.4% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 31.0% of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. beats KLX on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. is a diversified international company providing supply chain management outsourcing services, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble its products. The Company operates in three segments: Supply Technologies, Assembly Components and Engineered Products. Supply Technologies provides its customers with Total Supply Management, which manages every aspect of supplying production parts and materials to its customers’ manufacturing floor, from strategic planning to program implementation. Assembly Components manufactures products oriented towards fuel efficiency and reduced emission standards. Engineered Products segment operates a group of manufacturing businesses that design and manufacture a range of products, including induction heating and melting systems, pipe threading systems, and forged and machined products. It operates through the subsidiaries of its direct subsidiary, Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.

KLX Company Profile

KLX Inc. (KLX) is the distributor and service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. The Company offers ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) and Energy Services Group (ESG). The Company’s ASG segment service offerings include inventory management and replenishment, creative and differential supply chain solutions, such as third-party logistics programs, special packaging and bar-coding, parts kitting, quality assurance testing and a range of purchasing assistance programs, plus the electronic data interchange capability. The Company’s ESG segment products and services include onshore completion services, wireline services, fishing services and tools, down-hole completion and production services, pressure control, accommodations and related surface rental equipment, and remanufacturing shops.

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