Reviewing Crawford United (CRAWA) & Its Competitors

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

Profitability

This table compares Crawford United and its peers’ 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%

Risk and Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Crawford United and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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 peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Crawford United has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Crawford United and its peers 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 peers have higher revenue and earnings than Crawford United. Crawford United is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, 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 held by institutional investors. 50.6% of Crawford United shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Process control instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

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

About Crawford United

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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