Head to Head Analysis: Orbotech (ORBK) versus Kinder Morgan Management (KMR)

Orbotech (NASDAQ: ORBK) and Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE:KMR) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.2% of Orbotech shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Orbotech shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Orbotech and Kinder Morgan Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orbotech 11.89% 15.72% 10.97%
Kinder Morgan Management N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Orbotech and Kinder Morgan Management’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orbotech $806.40 million 2.94 $79.43 million $2.10 23.54
Kinder Morgan Management N/A N/A N/A $1.85 56.60

Orbotech has higher revenue and earnings than Kinder Morgan Management. Orbotech is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kinder Morgan Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Orbotech and Kinder Morgan Management, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orbotech 0 1 7 0 2.88
Kinder Morgan Management 0 0 0 0 N/A

Orbotech currently has a consensus target price of $50.38, indicating a potential upside of 1.89%. Given Orbotech’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Orbotech is more favorable than Kinder Morgan Management.

Risk & Volatility

Orbotech has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Orbotech beats Kinder Morgan Management on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Orbotech Company Profile

Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company’s segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software. The Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Solar Energy segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of solar photovoltaic energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight. The Recognition Software segment is engaged in the development and marketing of check processing and healthcare payment automation solutions.

Kinder Morgan Management Company Profile

Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P (KMP), and manages and controls its business and affairs pursuant to a delegation of control agreement. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP). Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among the Company, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to the Company, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.

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