Crawford United (CRAWA) & Its Competitors Head to Head Survey

Crawford United (OTCMKTS: CRAWA) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Process control instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Crawford United to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.


This table compares Crawford United and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crawford United 6.55% 25.99% 8.27%
Crawford United Competitors 11.61% -92.36% 5.18%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Crawford United and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crawford United $89.70 million $6.98 million 7.49
Crawford United Competitors $2.14 billion $336.45 million 26.90

Crawford United’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Crawford United. Crawford United is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.2% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 50.6% of Crawford United shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are owned by company insiders. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Crawford United and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crawford United 0 0 1 0 3.00
Crawford United Competitors 168 706 1148 38 2.51

As a group, “Process control instruments” companies have a potential upside of 1.65%. Given Crawford United’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Crawford United has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Crawford United has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crawford United’s competitors have a beta of 0.48, indicating that their average stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Crawford United competitors beat Crawford United on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Crawford United Company Profile

Crawford United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in aerospace components, commercial air handling, and industrial hose businesses in the United States. The Aerospace Components segment manufactures precision components primarily for customers in the aerospace industry. This segment provides complete end-to-end engineering, machining, grinding, welding, brazing, heat treat, and assembly solutions. The Commercial Air Handling segment designs, manufactures, and installs large-scale commercial, institutional, and industrial custom air handling solutions. Its customers include health care, education, pharmaceutical, and industrial manufacturing markets. This segment also designs, manufactures, and installs custom air handling equipment under the FactoryBilt and SiteBilt brand names. The Industrial Hose segment manufactures and sells flexible interlocking metal hoses primarily to heavy-duty truck manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers, as well as to the agricultural, industrial, and petrochemical markets; and distributes silicone and hydraulic hoses to agriculture and general industrial markets. The company also exports its products to Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Hickok Incorporated and changed its name to Crawford United Corporation in May 2019. Crawford United Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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