Burnham (OTCMKTS:BURCA) and SmartHeat (OTCMKTS:HEAT) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Burnham and SmartHeat’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Burnham has higher revenue and earnings than SmartHeat.
This table compares Burnham and SmartHeat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Burnham has a beta of 0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SmartHeat has a beta of 37.83, suggesting that its stock price is 3,683% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Burnham and SmartHeat, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Burnham pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. SmartHeat does not pay a dividend.
Burnham beats SmartHeat on 5 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.
Burnham Holdings, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells boilers and related heating, ventilation, and air conditioning products and accessories for residential, commercial, and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. Its residential hydronic heating products include cast iron, stainless steel, aluminum, and steel boilers; cast iron and steel heat distribution products; and warm air furnaces and central air conditioning systems for the residential heating and cooling markets. The company's commercial and industrial heating products comprise a range of cast iron, stainless steel, fire tube, water tube, and copper tube boilers; and boiler room accessories that are used for various applications, such as military bases, multi-unit residential buildings, health care, government, education, and hospital facilities. It sells its residential products through wholesale distributors to builders, heating contractors, fuel dealers, and utilities for resale to residential customers; and commercial products primarily through independent sales agencies to contractors or end users. Burnham Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
SmartHeat Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to seek potential assets, property, or businesses to acquire, in a business combination, by reorganization, merger, or acquisition. Previously, it was engaged in the manufacture and sale of heat pumps for commercial and residential applications. The company was formerly known as Pacific Goldrim Resources, Inc. and changed its name to SmartHeat Inc. in April 2008. SmartHeat Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Shenyang, China. SmartHeat Inc. is a subsidiary of Northtech Holdings Inc.
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