Comparing ChampionX (NYSE:CHX) & Paragon Technologies (NYSE:PGNT)

ChampionX (NYSE:CHX) and Paragon Technologies (OTCMKTS:PGNT) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares ChampionX and Paragon Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChampionX -57.05% 6.94% 3.41%
Paragon Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ChampionX and Paragon Technologies’ 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
Paragon Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ChampionX has higher revenue and earnings than Paragon Technologies.

Risk and Volatility

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for ChampionX and Paragon Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChampionX 0 0 2 0 3.00
Paragon Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

ChampionX presently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 39.90%. Given ChampionX’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe ChampionX is more favorable 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ChampionX beats Paragon Technologies on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ChampionX

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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