Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) and QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Honeywell International and QF Liquidation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Honeywell International||$40.53 billion||2.68||$1.66 billion||$7.11||20.64|
Volatility and Risk
Honeywell International has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QF Liquidation has a beta of 3.34, suggesting that its stock price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Honeywell International pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. QF Liquidation does not pay a dividend. Honeywell International pays out 46.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Honeywell International has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
70.9% of Honeywell International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Honeywell International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of QF Liquidation 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.
This table compares Honeywell International and QF Liquidation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Honeywell International and QF Liquidation, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Honeywell International currently has a consensus target price of $172.84, suggesting a potential upside of 17.78%. Given Honeywell International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Honeywell International is more favorable than QF Liquidation.
Honeywell International beats QF Liquidation on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Honeywell International Company Profile
Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aerospace; Home and Building Technologies; Performance Materials and Technologies; and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Aerospace segment supplies products, software, and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers and other customers in various markets, including air transport, regional, business and general aviation aircraft, airlines, aircraft operators, defense and space contractors, and automotive and truck manufacturers. The Home and Building Technologies segment provides products, software, solutions, and technologies that help homes owners, commercial building owners, and occupants. The Performance Materials and Technologies segment develops and manufactures advanced materials, process technologies, and automation solutions. The Safety and Productivity Solutions segment provides products, software, and connected solutions to customers that enhance productivity, workplace safety, and asset performance. Honeywell International Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey.
QF Liquidation Company Profile
QF Liquidation, Inc. develops, produces, and sells compressed natural gas fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems for heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; and passenger vehicles in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Taiwan. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, hybrid control and motor control software systems, inverters and motors, and engines/generators and fuel cell power. The company also designs, develops, engineers, and validates fuel storage systems for natural gas vehicle applications ranging from passenger vehicles to heavy duty trucks; and integrates electric motors, inverters, generators, and electronic vehicle control components into hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. In addition, it provides component, subsystem, and system testing and validation services; certification and compliance; and production engineering and manufacturing process development services. Further, the company offers vehicle level assembly services; technical training services; and service procedures, diagnostics, tools, and repair/maintenance programs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its customers include OEMs, aftermarket and OEM truck integrators, fleets, material science companies, and other governmental entities and agencies. The company, formerly known as Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
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