Taronis Technologies (NASDAQ:TRNX) and Milacron (NASDAQ:MCRN) Financial Comparison

Taronis Technologies (NASDAQ:TRNX) and Milacron (NYSE:MCRN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.9% of Taronis Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Taronis Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Milacron shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Taronis Technologies has a beta of -0.93, suggesting that its share price is 193% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Milacron has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Taronis Technologies and Milacron’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taronis Technologies -135.02% -81.90% -63.87%
Milacron 2.91% -74.38% 6.66%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Taronis Technologies and Milacron, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taronis Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
Milacron 0 0 2 0 3.00

Milacron has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 55.21%. Given Milacron’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Milacron is more favorable than Taronis Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Taronis Technologies and Milacron’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Taronis Technologies $9.71 million 0.70 -$15.04 million N/A N/A
Milacron $1.26 billion 0.76 $41.50 million $1.78 7.60

Milacron has higher revenue and earnings than Taronis Technologies.

Summary

Milacron beats Taronis Technologies on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Milacron

Milacron Holdings Corp. manufactures, distributes, and services engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Advanced Plastic Processing Technologies (APPT), Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS), and Fluid Technologies (Fluids). The APPT segment designs, manufactures, and sells plastic processing equipment and systems, which include injection molding, blow molding, and extrusion equipment; and auxiliary systems and related parts and services. This segment serves companies who serve in the consumer goods, packaging, electronics, medical, automotive, and construction end markets. The MDCS segment designs, manufactures, and sells hot runner systems, process control systems, mold bases and components, and aftermarket parts and related technologies and services for injection molding, as well as maintenance, repair, and operating supplies for plastic processing operations. This segment serves customers in the plastic processing value chain and manufacturing spectrum, including OEMs, molders, and mold makers in the consumer goods, electronics, automotive, packaging, and medical end markets. The Fluids segment manufactures and markets coolants, lubricants, process cleaners, and corrosion inhibitors that are used in metalworking processes, such as cutting, grinding, stamping, forming, and high speed machining. This segment's products are used in various markets, such as aerospace, medical, automotive, industrial components and machinery, bearings, munitions, packaging, job shops, and glass and mirror production. The company was formerly known as Milacron LLC and changed its name to Milacron Holdings Corp. in May 2012. The company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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