Tri-Tech (TRITF) versus Ingersoll-Rand (IR) Head to Head Comparison

Tri-Tech (OTCMKTS: TRITF) and Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares Tri-Tech and Ingersoll-Rand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tri-Tech N/A N/A N/A
Ingersoll-Rand 9.17% 16.91% 6.56%

Volatility & Risk

Tri-Tech has a beta of 61.92, suggesting that its share price is 6,092% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingersoll-Rand has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.8% of Ingersoll-Rand shares are held by institutional investors. 44.3% of Tri-Tech shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Ingersoll-Rand shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tri-Tech and Ingersoll-Rand’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tri-Tech N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ingersoll-Rand $14.20 billion 1.51 $1.30 billion $4.51 18.96

Ingersoll-Rand has higher revenue and earnings than Tri-Tech.

Dividends

Ingersoll-Rand pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Tri-Tech does not pay a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand pays out 39.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tri-Tech and Ingersoll-Rand, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tri-Tech 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ingersoll-Rand 0 7 7 0 2.50

Ingersoll-Rand has a consensus target price of $103.73, suggesting a potential upside of 21.30%.

Summary

Ingersoll-Rand beats Tri-Tech on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tri-Tech

Tri-Tech Holding Inc. is a provider of integrated solutions, products and technologies to water resource management and environmental protection industries. It operates in three segments: Water, Wastewater Treatment and Municipal Infrastructure, Water Resource Management System and Engineering Services, and Industrial Pollution Control and Safety. Through its subsidiaries, VIE affiliates and joint venture partnership, the Company provides third-party products, integrated system and other services for the purposes of water resource monitoring, development, utilization and protection. The Company designs water works and customized facilities for reclaiming and reusing water, sewage treatment and solid waste disposal for China’s municipalities. The Company designs systems that track natural waterway levels for drought control, monitor groundwater quality and manage water resources. On June 9, 2011, the Company acquired J&Y International Inc.

About Ingersoll-Rand

Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company provides products, services and solutions to improve the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables. The Company’s business segments include Climate and Industrial. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of a portfolio of industrial and commercial products that include brand names, such as Ingersoll-Rand, Trane, American Standard, ARO and Club Car. Its Climate segment includes Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, which provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and commercial and residential building services, parts, support and controls. It offers energy services and building automation through Trane Building Advantage and Nexia. Its Industrial segment includes compressed air and gas systems and services, power tools, material handling systems, ARO fluid management equipment, as well as Club Car golf, utility and rough terrain vehicles.

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