Comparing Lonking (LONKF) and Columbus McKinnon (CMCO)

Lonking (OTCMKTS:LONKF) and Columbus McKinnon (NASDAQ:CMCO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Columbus McKinnon pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Lonking does not pay a dividend. Columbus McKinnon pays out 10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.6% of Columbus McKinnon shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Columbus McKinnon shares are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lonking and Columbus McKinnon’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lonking $1.33 billion 0.00 $154.75 million N/A N/A
Columbus McKinnon $839.42 million 0.97 $22.06 million $2.01 17.31

Lonking has higher revenue and earnings than Columbus McKinnon.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Lonking and Columbus McKinnon, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lonking 0 0 0 0 N/A
Columbus McKinnon 0 0 3 0 3.00

Columbus McKinnon has a consensus target price of $51.33, indicating a potential upside of 47.51%.

Volatility & Risk

Lonking has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Columbus McKinnon has a beta of 1.75, suggesting that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Lonking and Columbus McKinnon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lonking N/A N/A N/A
Columbus McKinnon 2.49% 13.88% 5.03%

Summary

Columbus McKinnon beats Lonking on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lonking Company Profile

Lonking Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures and distributes wheel loaders, road rollers, excavators, forklifts, and other construction machinery in Mainland China. The company’s products also include hydraulic excavators, skid steer loaders, motor graders, bulldozers, and stackers. It also develops and produces components, including gearboxes, torque converters, axles, hydraulic components, gear pipes and driver shaft, and other products; and provides loader, excavator, forklift, road machinery, warehouse, and other parts, as well as maintenance and support services. In addition, the company offers finance leasing for construction machinery. Further, it distributes wheel loaders and other machinery; and trades in construction machinery and components. Lonking Holdings Limited was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.

Columbus McKinnon Company Profile

Columbus McKinnon Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets hoists, actuators, cranes, rigging tools, digital power control systems, and other material handling products for commercial and industrial applications worldwide. It offers various electric chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists, hand-operated hoists, winches, lever tools, and air-powered hoists under the Budgit, Chester, CM, Coffing, Little Mule, Pfaff, Shaw-Box, Yale, STAHL, and other brands; below-the-hook tooling, clamps, and textile strappings; and explosion-protected hoists, as well as supplies hoist trolleys. The company also provides alloy and carbon steel chains; alloy chains under the Herc-Alloy brand; load chains and carbon steel welded-link chains; alloy and carbon steel closed-die forged chain attachments, including hooks, shackles, Hammerloks, and master links; and carbon steel forged and stamped products, such as load binders, logging tools, and other securing devices. In addition, it offers power and motion control systems, which comprise AC and DC drive systems, radio remote controls, push button pendant stations, brakes, collision avoidance, and power delivery subsystems, as well as AC and DC digital motion control systems for underground coal mining equipment; industrial components, including mechanical and electromechanical actuators and rotary unions; and overhead steel jib and gantry cranes, and overhead aluminum light rail workstations under the CES, Abell-Howe, and Washington Equipment brands. Further, the company provides DC high-performance elevator drives, AC drives, and regenerative controls; and tire shredders. The company sells its products through its sales force and independent distributors. Columbus McKinnon Corporation was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Getzville, New York.

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