Head-To-Head Contrast: Atlas Copco (OTCMKTS:ALFVY) vs. Greystone Logistics (OTCMKTS:GLGI)

Atlas Copco (OTCMKTS:ALFVY) and Greystone Logistics (OTCMKTS:GLGI) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Atlas Copco has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Greystone Logistics has a beta of 0.34, suggesting that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Atlas Copco and Greystone Logistics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Copco $4.68 billion 1.69 $520.14 million $1.24 15.21
Greystone Logistics $48.61 million 0.34 $1.62 million N/A N/A

Atlas Copco has higher revenue and earnings than Greystone Logistics.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Atlas Copco and Greystone Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Copco 0 0 1 0 3.00
Greystone Logistics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Atlas Copco pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Greystone Logistics does not pay a dividend. Atlas Copco pays out 31.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Atlas Copco shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Copco and Greystone Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Copco 11.16% 20.10% 8.01%
Greystone Logistics 3.53% 80.26% 6.14%

Summary

Atlas Copco beats Greystone Logistics on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atlas Copco Company Profile

Alfa Laval AB (publ) provides heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling products and solutions worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Energy, Food & Water, Marine, Greenhouse, and Operations & Other. It offers fluid handling systems, such as automation and fluid control equipment; installation materials; analytical, cleaning validation, flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weighing instruments, as well as instrumentation accessories; mixing equipment; centrifugal, circumferential piston, rotary lobe, and screw pumps; rotary jet and spray heads; tank covers and accessories; and valves. The company also provides heat transfer products, including air heat exchangers; exhaust gas economizers, and oil/gas-fired composite steam and steam boilers; burners; oil/gas-fired hot water and thermal, and waste heat recovery heaters; plate and tubular heat exchangers; and scraped surface heat exchangers. In addition, it offers separation products comprising cylindrical filter baskets and filtering elements; decanters and separators; evaporation systems; filters and strainers; and membrane and pump control systems. Further, the company provides process solutions consisting of ballast water, brewery, bulk, desalination, edible oil, exhaust gas cleaning, filling, fresh water, fuel conditioning, marine exhaust gas, olive oil, protein, refrigeration, safety, and thermal solutions. It serves the biotech and pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals,food, dairy, beverage, home and personal care, HVAC, machinery and manufacturing, marine and transportation, mining, minerals, pigment, pulp and paper, refrigeration, semiconductor and electronics, steel, and water and waste treatment industries. The company was formerly known as AB Separator and changed its name to Alfa Laval AB (publ) in 1963. Alfa Laval AB (publ) was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Lund, Sweden.

Greystone Logistics Company Profile

Greystone Logistics, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets plastic pallets and pelletized recycled plastic resin. It offers rackable, can, nestable, display, monoblock, half-barrel and slim keg stackable, drum, and mid duty pallets. The company also offers tolling services. It sells its pallets directly, as well as through a network of independent contractor distributors. The company was formerly known as PalWeb Corporation and changed its name to Greystone Logistics, Inc. in March 2005. Greystone Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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