Continental Materials Corporation (CUO)’s Financial Results Comparing With AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME)

This is a contrast between Continental Materials Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:CUO) and AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME) based on their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Diversified Machinery and they also compete with each other.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Continental Materials Corporation 18 0.17 N/A 5.52 2.76
AMETEK Inc. 84 3.90 N/A 3.41 26.30

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Continental Materials Corporation and AMETEK Inc. AMETEK Inc. seems to has lower earnings, but higher revenue compared to Continental Materials Corporation. The company that is currently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower P/E ratio. Continental Materials Corporation’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of AMETEK Inc., which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Continental Materials Corporation 0.00% 25.9% 16.6%
AMETEK Inc. 0.00% 18.3% 9.5%

Volatility & Risk

Continental Materials Corporation’s 0.88 beta indicates that its volatility is 12.00% less volatile than that of S&P 500. AMETEK Inc.’s 21.00% more volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the stock’s 1.21 beta.


Continental Materials Corporation’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 4.1 and 3.3 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor AMETEK Inc. are 1.9 and 1.3 respectively. Continental Materials Corporation therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to AMETEK Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for Continental Materials Corporation and AMETEK Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Continental Materials Corporation 0 0 0 0.00
AMETEK Inc. 0 0 2 3.00

Competitively AMETEK Inc. has an average price target of $91.67, with potential upside of 6.48%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Roughly 16.5% of Continental Materials Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors while 88.6% of AMETEK Inc. are owned by institutional investors. 7.5% are Continental Materials Corporation’s share owned by insiders. On the other hand, insiders owned about 0.4% of AMETEK Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Continental Materials Corporation -2.31% -8.74% -20% 25.74% -20.83% 40.97%
AMETEK Inc. -0.41% -2.71% 3.76% 23.45% 17.8% 32.36%

For the past year Continental Materials Corporation was more bullish than AMETEK Inc.

Continental Materials Corporation produces and sells heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products; and construction products in North America. The HVAC Industry Group offers gas-fired wall furnaces, console heaters, and fan coils, as well as evaporative coolers. Continental Materials Corporation sells its HVAC products through plumbing, heating, and air conditioning wholesale distributors, as well as directly to retail home-centers and other retail outlets; and HVAC installing contractors and equipment manufacturers for commercial applications. The Construction Products Industry Group produces and sells concrete, aggregates, and construction supplies; and hollow metal doors, door frames and related hardware, wood doors, lavatory fixtures, and electronic access and security systems. The company primarily sells its construction products to general and sub-contractors, government entities, and individuals. Continental Materials Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. Its Electronic Instruments Group segment offers advanced instruments for the process, power and industrial, and aerospace markets; process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and automation markets; instruments for the laboratory equipment, ultraprecision manufacturing, medical, and test and measurement markets; and vision systems to inspect surfaces. This segment also provides aircraft and engine sensors, monitoring systems, power instruments, data acquisition units, and fuel and fluid measurement systems for the aerospace industry; power quality monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers, uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power and electrical test equipment, and gas turbine sensors; and dashboard instruments for heavy trucks and other vehicles, as well as timing controls and cooking computers for the food service industry. Its Electromechanical Group segment offers thermal management systems, specialty metals, and electrical interconnects; precision motion control products for data storage, medical devices, business equipment, automation, and other applications; engineered electrical connectors and packaging products to protect sensitive electronic devices; floor care and specialty motors; and metal tubing products. This segment also provides high-purity metals, metal strips, shaped wires, and advanced composites for various industrial applications; and motors used in commercial appliances, fitness equipment, food and beverage machines, hydraulic pumps, industrial blowers, and vacuum cleaners, as well as operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities. In addition, the company offers clinical and education communication solutions for hospitals, health systems, and educational facilities. AMETEK, Inc. was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

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