Comparing ESAB (NYSE:ESAB) and China Energy Recovery (OTCMKTS:CGYV)

ESAB (NYSE:ESABGet Free Report) and China Energy Recovery (OTCMKTS:CGYVGet Free Report) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ESAB and China Energy Recovery’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ESAB $2.75 billion 1.73 $223.75 million $3.53 22.38
China Energy Recovery N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ESAB has higher revenue and earnings than China Energy Recovery.

Volatility & Risk

ESAB has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Energy Recovery has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.6% of ESAB shares are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of ESAB shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.7% of China Energy Recovery shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ESAB and China Energy Recovery, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ESAB 0 4 4 0 2.50
China Energy Recovery 0 0 0 0 N/A

ESAB presently has a consensus target price of $80.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.27%.


This table compares ESAB and China Energy Recovery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ESAB 7.85% 18.02% 7.03%
China Energy Recovery N/A N/A N/A


ESAB beats China Energy Recovery on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ESAB

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ESAB Corporation engages in the formulation, development, manufacture, and supply of consumable products and equipment for use in cutting, joining, and automated welding; and control equipment. Its comprehensive range of welding consumables includes electrodes, cored and solid wires, and fluxes using a range of specialty and other materials; and cutting consumables comprising electrodes, nozzles, shields, and tips. The company's equipment ranges from portable welding machines to large customized automated cutting and welding systems. It also offers a range of software and digital solutions to help its customers increase their productivity, remotely monitor their welding operations, and digitize their documentation. The company sells its products under the ESAB brand to various end markets, such as general industry, infrastructure, renewable energy, medical and life sciences, transportation, construction, and energy. It offers its products through independent distributors and direct salespeople. The company operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. ESAB Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in North Bethesda, Maryland.

About China Energy Recovery

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China Energy Recovery, Inc. designs, manufactures, installs, and services waste heat recovery systems in China. The company's energy recovery systems capture industrial waste energy to produce electrical power, which enables industrial manufacturers to reduce their energy costs, shrink their emissions footprint, and generate saleable emissions credits. It serves petrochemical, paper manufacturing, refining/power generation, coke processing, cement, and steel industries. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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