Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ: SHLO) and Omni-Lite Industries Canada (OTCMKTS:OLNCF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.6% of Shiloh Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 37.4% of Shiloh Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Shiloh Industries has a beta of 1.79, meaning that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omni-Lite Industries Canada has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Shiloh Industries and Omni-Lite Industries Canada, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shiloh Industries 0 1 1 0 2.50
Omni-Lite Industries Canada 0 0 0 0 N/A

Shiloh Industries currently has a consensus target price of $10.25, indicating a potential upside of 14.53%. Given Shiloh Industries’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Shiloh Industries is more favorable than Omni-Lite Industries Canada.

Profitability

This table compares Shiloh Industries and Omni-Lite Industries Canada’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shiloh Industries 0.56% 6.94% 2.12%
Omni-Lite Industries Canada 3.07% 1.01% 0.86%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Shiloh Industries and Omni-Lite Industries Canada’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shiloh Industries $1.04 billion 0.20 -$690,000.00 $0.53 16.89
Omni-Lite Industries Canada $6.53 million 1.50 $730,000.00 N/A N/A

Omni-Lite Industries Canada has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Shiloh Industries.

Summary

Shiloh Industries beats Omni-Lite Industries Canada on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Shiloh Industries

Shiloh Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides lightweighting, noise, and vibration solutions to automotive, commercial vehicle, and other industrial markets worldwide. The company produces body systems components, including shock towers, instrument panel/cross car beams, torque boxes, tunnel supports, seat supports, seat back frames, hinge pillars, lift gates, door inners, roof supports/roof panels, dashpanels, body sides, and B and C pillars; and chassis systems components, such as cross members, frame rails, axle carriers, bearing caps, axle covers and housings, clutch housings, PTU covers, axle tubes, rack and pinion housings, steering column housings, knuckles, links, wheel hubs, calipers, master cylinders, steering pumps, brake components, wheel blanks, and flanges. It also produces powertrain systems components comprising planetary carriers, clutch and transmission gear housings, engine valve covers, valve bodies, rocker arm spacers, heat shields, exhaust manifolds, cones, baffles, muffler shells, engine oil pans, transmission fluid pans, front covers, and transmission covers. In addition, the company offers various intermediate steel processing services, such as oiling, leveling, cutting-to-length, multi-blanking, slitting, edge trimming of hot and cold-rolled steel coils, and inventory control services. Further, it provides portfolio of light weighting solutions in aluminum, magnesium, steel, and steel alloys under the BlankLight, CastLight, and StampLight brand names. Additionally, the company designs and manufactures precision blanks, ShilohCore acoustic laminates, aluminum and steel laser welded blanks, complex stampings, modular assemblies, aluminum and magnesium die casting, and precision machined components to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to the OEMs. Shiloh Industries, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Valley City, Ohio.

About Omni-Lite Industries Canada

Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. develops, produces, and markets precision components to Fortune 500 companies. It offers cold forging system; vibration resistant stainless steel fastener components and jet engine components for the aerospace industry; transmission valves, airbag, brake, transmission, and engine parts for the automotive industry; inventory control cups and other components for inventory control systems for the commercial industry; links and head caps for the military sector; and ceramic track spikes for the sports and recreation industry. The company also distributes its track spikes online. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Cerritos, California.

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