Head to Head Survey: Newport (NEWP) & Rexnord (RXN)

Newport (NASDAQ: NEWP) and Rexnord (NYSE:RXN) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


This table compares Newport and Rexnord’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Newport 6.37% 10.63% 6.60%
Rexnord 8.29% 13.05% 4.27%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Newport and Rexnord’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Newport N/A N/A N/A $0.78 N/A
Rexnord $1.92 billion 1.58 $74.10 million $1.31 22.31

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Newport and Rexnord, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newport 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rexnord 0 1 6 0 2.86

Rexnord has a consensus price target of $30.50, indicating a potential upside of 4.38%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.8% of Rexnord shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Rexnord shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Rexnord beats Newport on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Newport Company Profile

Newport Corporation is a supplier of technology products and systems. The Company offers its products and services to a range of industries, including scientific research, microelectronics, defense and security, life and health sciences, and industrial markets. The Company operates through three business segments: Photonics Group, which includes photonics instruments and systems, vibration isolation systems and subsystems, precision positioning systems and subsystems, optical components for research applications, optical hardware, and three-dimensional non-contact measurement sensors and equipment; Lasers Group, which offers a portfolio of laser technology products and services, including ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and high-energy pulsed lasers and tunable lasers, and Optics Group, which offers precision optics and lens assemblies, thin-film filters and coatings, replicated mirrors, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings.

Rexnord Company Profile

Rexnord Corporation is a multi-platform industrial company. The Company operates through two segments: Process & Motion Control platform, and Water Management platform. The Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of engineered mechanical components used within systems. The Process & Motion Control portfolio includes motion control products, shaft management products, aerospace components and related value-added services. Its Process & Motion Control brands include Rexnord, Rex, Euroflex, Falk, FlatTop, Link-Belt, Thomas and Tollok. The Water Management platform designs, procures and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation. The Water Management product portfolio includes professional grade water control and safety, water distribution and drainage, finish plumbing and site works products. Its products are marketed and sold under various brand names, including Zurn, Wilkins and VAG.

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