Analyzing nVent Electric (NVT) and John Bean Technologies (JBT)

John Bean Technologies (NYSE: JBT) and nVent Electric (NYSE:NVT) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.


John Bean Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. nVent Electric does not pay a dividend. John Bean Technologies pays out 12.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for John Bean Technologies and nVent Electric, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
John Bean Technologies 1 2 2 0 2.20
nVent Electric 0 2 3 0 2.60

John Bean Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $105.40, indicating a potential upside of 18.29%. nVent Electric has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.28%. Given John Bean Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe John Bean Technologies is more favorable than nVent Electric.


This table compares John Bean Technologies and nVent Electric’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
John Bean Technologies 3.78% 21.73% 6.53%
nVent Electric N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares John Bean Technologies and nVent Electric’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
John Bean Technologies $1.64 billion 1.73 $80.50 million $3.10 28.74
nVent Electric N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

John Bean Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than nVent Electric.


John Bean Technologies beats nVent Electric on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

John Bean Technologies Company Profile

John Bean Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures, tests, installs, and services products and systems for the food and beverage, and air transportation industries. The company operates through JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech segments. It provides chilling, mixing/grinding, injecting, marinating, tumbling, portioning, packaging, coating, frying, freezing, weighing solutions, X-ray food inspection, and packaging systems for poultry, beef, pork, and seafood, as well as ready-to-eat meals, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and bakery products; solutions to extract, concentrate, and aseptically process citrus, tomato and other fruits, vegetables, and juices; and solutions for the filling, closing, and preservation of fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, and dairy and pet food products, as well as ready-to-eat meals. The company also offers automated guided vehicle systems for material handling in the manufacturing and warehouse industries; packaging material components, such as metal clips and hanging loops; labeling systems; and aftermarket products, parts, and services. In addition, it provides mobile air transportation equipment, such as commercial and military cargo loading, aircraft deicing, aircraft towing, and ground aircraft power and cooling systems; and airport gate equipment for passenger boarding. Further, the company offers airport equipment, systems, and facilities maintenance services to domestic and international airport authorities, passenger airlines, airfreight and ground handling companies, military forces, and defense contractors. It provides its products under the DSI, Stein, THERMoFIN, GYRoCOMPACT, Stream, Double D, Revoband, FLoFREEZE, ADVANTEC, SuperTRAK, and READYGo trademarks; and Frigoscandia brand. The company markets and sells its products and solutions through direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives in the United States and internationally. John Bean Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

nVent Electric Company Profile

nVent Electric Plc provides electrical connection and protection solutions. It designs, manufactures, markets, installs, and services products and solutions that connect and protect some of the equipment, buildings, and critical processes. The company offers enclosures, electrical connections and fastening, and thermal management solutions across industry-leading. Its products brands include Caddy, Erico, Hoffman, Raychem, Schroff, and Tracer. The company was founded on May 30, 2017 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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