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Mestek (OTCMKTS:MCCK) and AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mestek and AAON’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mestek N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
AAON $469.33 million 7.70 $53.71 million $1.02 67.57

AAON has higher revenue and earnings than Mestek.

Volatility & Risk

Mestek has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AAON has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Mestek and AAON, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mestek 0 0 0 0 N/A
AAON 1 1 0 0 1.50

AAON has a consensus price target of $50.00, suggesting a potential downside of 27.45%. Given AAON’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AAON is more favorable than Mestek.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Mestek shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.5% of AAON shares are held by institutional investors. 65.2% of Mestek shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.4% of AAON shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Mestek and AAON’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mestek N/A N/A N/A
AAON 14.87% 24.49% 18.91%


AAON beats Mestek on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mestek Company Profile

Mestek, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products and equipment; and metal forming equipment in the United States and internationally. The company offers equipment for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning primarily under the Lockformer, lowaPrecision, Engel, and Lion brands; roll forming and flexible fabrication equipment; metal stamping products, including uncoilers, straighteners, press feeds, and dies; and coil metal processing products, including cut-to-length, multi-blanking, and coil slitting and precision corrective levelers. It also provides a range of aftermarket services, such as OEM replacement parts for existing and used equipment, and on-site service support and training services. In addition, it engages in equipment rebuilding and electrical installation works; and tube and pipe production and fabrication. Further, the company offers custom metal-framed skylights, canopies, curtain walls, covered walkways, rain screens/wall-cladding, structural glass/point fixed glass, and ornamental metal products. Additionally, it provides operable and fixed solar shading louver systems; and architectural louvers, grilles, vision screens, penthouses, and brise soleil fixed sunshades. Mestek, Inc. was founded in 1898 and is based in Westfield, Massachusetts.

AAON Company Profile

AAON, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and selling air conditioning and heating equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps, self-contained units, coils, and controls. The company markets and sells its products to retail, manufacturing, educational, lodging, supermarket, medical, and other commercial industries. It sells its products through a network of manufacturers' representatives and internal sales force. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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