Head-To-Head Survey: Katy Industries (OTCMKTS:KATYQ) and ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)

Katy Industries (OTCMKTS:KATYQ) and ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Katy Industries and ASML’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Katy Industries N/A N/A N/A
ASML 28.82% 36.29% 17.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Katy Industries and ASML’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Katy Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ASML $15.97 billion 21.58 $4.06 billion $9.69 86.76

ASML has higher revenue and earnings than Katy Industries.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Katy Industries and ASML, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Katy Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
ASML 1 4 13 0 2.67

ASML has a consensus target price of $741.67, indicating a potential downside of 11.78%. Given ASML’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ASML is more favorable than Katy Industries.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.2% of ASML shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Katy Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

ASML beats Katy Industries on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Katy Industries Company Profile

KATY INDUSTRIES, INC. carries on business through three principal operating groups: Distribution and Service, Industrial and Consumer Manufacturing, and Machinery Manufacturing. Katy also has equity investments in two cos. Distribution and group’s principal business is the distribution of electronic components and nonpowered hand tools. Industrial and Consumer group’s principal business is the manufacture,packaging and sale of sanitary maintenance supplies, abrasives and paintsand stains.

ASML Company Profile

ASML Holding NV engages in the development, production, marketing, sale and servicing of advanced semiconductor equipment, consisting of lithography related systems. It mainly caters the makers of memory chips and logic chips. The company was founded on April 1, 1984 and is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

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