Head-To-Head Review: ITT (ITT) versus Kubota (KUBTY)

ITT (NYSE: ITT) and Kubota (OTCMKTS:KUBTY) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.


ITT pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Kubota does not pay a dividend. ITT pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kubota has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.6% of ITT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Kubota shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of ITT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kubota shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares ITT and Kubota’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ITT 8.29% 14.12% 5.84%
Kubota N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ITT and Kubota’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ITT $2.41 billion 1.96 $186.10 million $2.33 22.97
Kubota $3.53 billion 6.56 $316.27 million $5.51 16.99

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than ITT. Kubota is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ITT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for ITT and Kubota, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ITT 0 1 7 0 2.88
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00

ITT currently has a consensus price target of $55.17, indicating a potential upside of 3.08%. Given ITT’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ITT is more favorable than Kubota.

Volatility & Risk

ITT has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kubota has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ITT beats Kubota on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

ITT Company Profile

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered critical components and technology solutions for industrial markets. The Company’s product and service offerings are organized in four segments: Industrial Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions and Control Technologies. Industrial Process manufactures engineered fluid process equipment, and is a provider of plant optimization, solutions and aftermarket services and parts. Motion Technologies manufactures brake components, shock absorbers and damping technologies for the automotive, truck and trailer, public bus and rail transportation markets. Interconnect Solutions manufactures and designs a range of engineered connector solutions that makes it possible to transfer signal and power between electronic devices. Control Technologies manufactures equipment, including actuation, valves, and noise and energy absorption components for the aerospace and defense, and industrial markets.

Kubota Company Profile

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.

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