Kubota (KUBTY) vs. Jason Industries (JASN) Head-To-Head Analysis

Kubota (OTCMKTS: KUBTY) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Kubota and Jason Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kubota N/A N/A N/A
Jason Industries -9.95% N/A -0.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Kubota and Jason Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Jason Industries has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 80.00%. Given Jason Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Kubota.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kubota and Jason Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kubota $3.53 billion 7.17 $316.27 million N/A N/A
Jason Industries $705.52 million 0.09 -$66.87 million ($0.19) -13.16

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Jason Industries.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Kubota shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.4% of Jason Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Kubota shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Kubota has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jason Industries has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kubota beats Jason Industries on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kubota

KUBOTA Corporation is a manufacturer of a range of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: Farm & Industrial Machinery, Water & Environment, and Other. The Farm & Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products, which include farm equipment, engines, construction machinery and electronic equipped machinery. Its Water & Environment segment engages in the manufacture and sale of pipe‐related products, such as ductile iron pipes, plastic pipes, pumps, valves and other products; environment‐related products, including environmental control plants and other products, and social infrastructure‐related products, such as industrial castings, ceramics, spiral‐welded steel pipes and other products. The Other segment is engaged in services and other businesses. The Company has operations in Japan, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian regions.

About Jason Industries

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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