ChampionX (NYSE:CHX) and Paragon Technologies (OTCMKTS:PGNT) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.
This table compares ChampionX and Paragon Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for ChampionX and Paragon Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ChampionX currently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 39.90%. Given ChampionX’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe ChampionX is more favorable than Paragon Technologies.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares ChampionX and Paragon Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ChampionX||$1.13 billion||0.66||$52.16 million||$0.99||9.75|
ChampionX has higher revenue and earnings than Paragon Technologies.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.5% of ChampionX shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of ChampionX shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Paragon Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
ChampionX has a beta of 3.57, meaning that its share price is 257% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paragon Technologies has a beta of 0.07, meaning that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.
ChampionX beats Paragon Technologies on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
As of June 3, 2020, ChampionX Holding Inc. was acquired by Apergy Corporation. Championx Holding Inc. engages in upstream business. The company offers technology-driven chemistry programs and value-enabling solutions and services to the global upstream oil and natural gas industry. It provides reservoir management, onshore and offshore production, midstream management, and water capabilities. Championx Holding Inc. was formerly known as Nalco Champion. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas.
About Paragon Technologies
Paragon Technologies, Inc. engages in business activities including material handling, distribution, real estate, and investments. The company was founded on June 18, 1958 and is headquartered in Easton, PA.
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