Atkore International Group (NYSE: ATKR) and Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE:KMR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Atkore International Group and Kinder Morgan Management’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Atkore International Group||$1.50 billion||0.88||$84.63 million||$1.41||14.78|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.85||56.60|
Risk and Volatility
Atkore International Group has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Atkore International Group and Kinder Morgan Management, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Atkore International Group||0||0||3||0||3.00|
|Kinder Morgan Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Atkore International Group presently has a consensus price target of $24.33, indicating a potential upside of 16.76%. Given Atkore International Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than Kinder Morgan Management.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
96.6% of Atkore International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 51.0% of Atkore International Group shares are held by company 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 Atkore International Group and Kinder Morgan Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Atkore International Group||5.97%||26.99%||8.34%|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Atkore International Group beats Kinder Morgan Management on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Atkore International Group Company Profile
Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.
Kinder Morgan Management Company Profile
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P (KMP), and manages and controls its business and affairs pursuant to a delegation of control agreement. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP). Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among the Company, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to the Company, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.
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