Lennox International (NYSE:LII) and Notis Global (OTCMKTS:NGBL) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
67.6% of Lennox International shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Lennox International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Notis Global shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Lennox International and Notis Global’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lennox International||$3.84 billion||2.22||$305.70 million||$7.92||26.75|
|Notis Global||$630,000.00||1.58||-$50.44 million||N/A||N/A|
Lennox International has higher revenue and earnings than Notis Global.
Lennox International pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Notis Global does not pay a dividend. Lennox International pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lennox International has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Lennox International and Notis Global, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lennox International currently has a consensus price target of $221.67, suggesting a potential upside of 4.62%. Given Lennox International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Lennox International is more favorable than Notis Global.
This table compares Lennox International and Notis Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Lennox International has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Notis Global has a beta of -0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 193% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Lennox International beats Notis Global on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Lennox International
Lennox International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides climate control solutions in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It designs, manufactures, and markets a range of products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The company operates in three segments: Residential Heating & Cooling, Commercial Heating & Cooling, and Refrigeration. The Residential Heating & Cooling segment provides furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged heating and cooling systems, indoor air quality equipment, comfort control products, and replacement parts and supplies for residential replacement and new construction markets. The Commercial Heating & Cooling segment offers rooftop units, split system/air handler combinations, small package units, chillers, and fan coils for commercial buildings, shopping malls, other retail and entertainment buildings, institutional, and other field-engineered applications; and variable refrigerant flow commercial products. This segment also engages in the installation and service of commercial heating and cooling equipment. The Refrigeration segment offers condensing units, unit coolers, fluid coolers, air cooled condensers, air handlers, display cases, and refrigeration rack systems that helps in preserving food and other perishables in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, warehouses, and distribution centers, as well as for data centers, machine tooling, and other cooling applications; and compressor racks and industrial process chillers. The company sells its products and services through direct sales, distributors, and company-owned parts and supplies stores. Lennox International Inc. was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.
About Notis Global
Notis Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialized consulting services to the hemp and marijuana industry primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington. The company provides Notis Global dispensing system for the control and dispensing of medical marijuana industry. It also engages in the real property acquisitions and leases for dispensaries and cultivation centers. In addition, the company assists clients with site selection, zoning compliance, building and tenant improvement design, and licensing and on-going compliance services. Further, it acts as a distributor of hemp products. The company was formerly known as Medbox, Inc. and changed its name to Notis Global, Inc. in January 2016. Notis Global, Inc. was incorporated in 1977 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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