Q.E.P. (OTCMKTS:QEPC) and Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Q.E.P. and Omega Flex’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Q.E.P.||$322.39 million||0.28||$7.94 million||N/A||N/A|
|Omega Flex||$101.80 million||5.37||$15.66 million||N/A||N/A|
Omega Flex has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Q.E.P..
Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Q.E.P. does not pay a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Q.E.P. has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omega Flex has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Q.E.P. and Omega Flex, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
6.1% of Q.E.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.4% of Omega Flex shares are held by institutional investors. 51.1% of Q.E.P. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Q.E.P. and Omega Flex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Omega Flex beats Q.E.P. on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Q.E.P. Co., Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of hardwood and laminate flooring, flooring installation tools, adhesives, and flooring related products for the professional installation and do-it-yourself markets. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. The company also provides industrial tools to the industrial trades. Its product portfolio includes tile saws, blades, and accessories; tile cutters and accessories; hand tools; tile spacers; scrapers; trowels and floats; mixers and paddles; drill bits, hole saws, and jigsaw blades; clean-up, repair, and maintenance products; knee pads and safety tools; installation kits; underlayment products; cement boards and masonry tools; and Brutus products. The company markets its products under the QEP, ROBERTS, HarrisWood, Fausfloor, Capitol, Nupla, HISCO, Ludell, Porta-Nails, Elastiment, Vitrex, Homelux, Tilerite, PRCI, Plasplugs, Tomecanic, and Benetiere brands. Q.E.P. Co., Inc. sells its products to home improvement retail centers, specialty distribution outlets, municipalities, and industrial solution providers. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.
About Omega Flex
Omega Flex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells flexible metal hoses and accessories in the United States and internationally. It offers flexible gas piping for use in residential and commercial buildings, as well as its fittings; and corrugated medical tubing for use in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, dental, physician and veterinary clinics, laboratories, and other facilities. The company sells its products under the TracPipe, CounterStrike, AutoSnap, AutoFlare, DoubleTrac, DEF-Trac, SolarTrac, and Medi Trac brand names. It serves various markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company sells its products through independent sales representatives, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and direct sales, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Tofle America, Inc. and changed its name to Omega Flex, Inc. in 1996. Omega Flex, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.
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