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Fundamental analysis: Crane Holdings, Co. (CR)

Awarener score: 7.0

Conclusion

The higher the Awarener score, the more bang you get for the buck. It measures how much genuine funds the company generates for the stock price paid (Very good), the business stability (Superb) and growth (Very poor), and the company's inclination to return cash to the stockholders (Very good).

Note: All scores range from 1 (worst) to 10 (best). Conclusions are updated daily with closing stock prices and new reported quarterly financial statements.

Revenue score: 6.0

  • Business has been shrinking at a fast pace. It's been almost average when measured against peer companies.
  • Crane Holdings, Co. business trend is extremely stable, which is best. It looks somewhat better than rivals.

Margins score: 7.0

  • CR profit margins -on goods and services sold- are usually sufficient. They stand somewhat better than rival companies.
  • Business profit on sales tends to be very good. It's similar to competitors.
  • Profits on sales made -available to repay debt and purchase properties- are usually good. They remain a slight improvement compared to peers.
  • Earnings -before income taxes and interests on loans taken- tend to be good in relation to total revenues. They're still somewhat better than similar companies.
  • Profits -before income taxes- are usually good considering total sales, and remain similar to rivals.
  • Total net profit tends to be good when confronted to sales. Company stands similar to comparable firms.

Growth score: 8.7

  • Crane Holdings, Co. profit growth -on goods and services sold- has been almost stagnant. It's been rather normal in relation to competitors.
  • In recent years, earnings -on operations- have been growing at an extremely fast step, which has been well ranked against comparable firms.
  • Profits -available to repay debt and purchase properties- have been growing at a very good pace, which compares encouraging in relation to peer enterprises.
  • Earnings -before income taxes and interests on loans taken- have been growing at an extremely fast tempo. It turns to be a slight improvement compared to similar stocks.
  • In past years, profits -before income taxes- grew at an extremely fast speed. It was well ranked against rivals.
  • In the previous years, growth trend on total net profit has been extremely high, and great when measured against peer companies.
  • Earnings per share have grown at an extremely fast rhythm in past years. It's been excellent in relation to industry peers.

Miscellaneous score: 3.0

  • CR had to pay a lot of income taxes in relation to profits made in the past years. It's been somewhat worse than peers.
  • The company does not report R&D expenses. It's meaningless to measure in relation to competitors.
  • We have insufficient data to estimate how effective is research and development effort. It stands unknown against rival companies.

Profitability score: 9.0

  • Crane Holdings, Co. usually gets excellent returns on the resources it controls. It proves similar to peer firms.
  • The company normally gets excellent proceeds -on the resources directly invested in the business-. They remain in good shape compared to similar companies.
  • There's usually excellent profitability -in relation to owned resources-. It ranks encouraging in relation to competitors.
  • In the past, got excellent returns -on the tangible resources it controls-. This metric is usually related to the industry in which operates and combines profitability versus reinvestment needs. It's similar to comparable enterprises.

Usage of Funds score: 6.4

  • CR usually uses a slight portion of genuine funds generated to buy or replace property, plant, or equipment. The need for reinvestments is light. It stands similar to rival firms.
  • The company is usually replacing some proportion of the property, plant, and equipment that gets old, saving part of the funds for something else, which is below average when measured against industry peers.
  • In the past twelve months it paid run-of-the-mill dividends, considering the current stock price. It came somewhat better than competitors.
  • Dividend payments have been more or less stable in recent years. The company has behaved lacking compared to similar firms.
  • Dividend payments usually represent a modest portion of genuine funds generation and shouldn't be at risk. Sustainability looks slightly better than comparable companies.
  • The company usually reduces the pool of investors, resulting in fewer mouths feeding on the pie of profits. It remains a slight improvement compared to peer enterprises.
  • Repurchase effectiveness metric is very complex. Run again in analytical mode if you're interested in a technical explanation. It stands a slight improvement compared to rivals.
  • The company uses a significant portion of genuine fund generation to reward investors, which can probably be sustained for as long as business doesn't turn sour. It still looks similar to competitors.

Balance Sheet score: 4.8

  • Crane Holdings, Co. intangible assets (like brands and goodwill) represent a significant portion of resources controlled, according to accounting books. There could be significant difficulties in liquidating them if the company ever gets in financial distress. It happens to be below average when measured against peer companies.
  • The company has somewhat more short-term resources than short-term obligations. Liquidity concerns might not be that important. It turns to be rather normal in relation to similar firms.
  • Roughly a third of resources controlled were provided for with financial debt. Creditors have claims on the company. It remains somewhat better than rival firms.
  • Controlled resources take time to be turned into cash and equivalents, which is somewhat risky. It looks almost average when measured against rivals.
  • For every dollar of short-term obligations, the company has almost another of cash and short-term receivables. It's lacking compared to peer firms.
  • For every dollar of short-term obligations, the company has roughly half of cash and equivalents, which is slightly worse than similar enterprises.
  • Usually, sales are on a two-months credit. It still ranks more than average in relation to peers.
  • Normally has approximately three months of sales worth in inventory. It comes up as a slight improvement compared to competitors.
  • On average, it takes higher than five months from the purchase to charging customers. It happens to be well ranked against peers.
  • On average pays suppliers after a month and a half from the purchase. It ranks substantially worse when measured against industry peers.
  • The company pays its suppliers roughly three months before charging its customers, so there's sufficient money invested in working capital. It's close to average when compared to similar companies.
  • Net interest expenses consume a minor portion of usual business earnings, and are easily bearable. It stands slightly worse than rival firms.
  • Business earnings have usually been good when measured against loans taken. Cutting back reinvesting in the business, it could take less than three years to repay the obligations with current profitability. It ranks more than average in relation to comparable enterprises.
  • Revenues are quite good in relation to property, plant, and equipment required to operate. This metric is likely dependent on the industry the company operates in. The more property, plant, and equipment used, the more the company must reinvest to fight obsolescence, which usually means less available funds for the shareholders in the long run. It looks rather normal in relation to similar firms.
  • Resource exploitation is quite good when yearly sales are considered. This metric is normally tied to the industry where the firm belongs. It's still slightly better than peer companies.

Valuation score: 6.0

  • Crane Holdings, Co. looks somewhat expensive in relation to profits and financial position. It happens to be top tier when measured against competitors.
  • Price-to-Tangible-Book-Value is a fairly complex metric. Run again in analytical mode if you're interested in a technical explanation. It remains a disappointment compared to peers.
  • In the past twelve months, the company neither generated nor consumed funds. Whatever funds it could generate, it reinvested in the business, which stands top-notch against similar companies.
  • The company usually generates more than enough genuine funds to cover up for its business needs. Surplus cash may be used to repay loans, to eventually buy new businesses, or to reward investors. Considering the financial position and stock price, at the current price the share might be interesting. It's still great when measured against industry firms.
  • In the past twelve months, the company has slightly rewarded investors, considering both dividends and share on the pie of earnings. It came up rather normal in relation to peer ventures.
  • The company has barely more debt than cash. It may borrow extra money if it wishes so, or start cumulating cash for future uses. It looks slightly better than similar enterprises.
  • Considering the past twelve months, traditional Price-to-Earnings relation might be more or less reasonable, but hardly cheap. It ranks top tier when measured against peer companies.
  • Comparing the current stock price with the past twelve-months revenues gives a roughly two to one relationship. This is an important metric to check its evolution through time, and to compare to industry peers. It looks rather normal in relation to rival firms.
  • The relation between the stock price and accounting book value is significantly high, which may be good or bad depending on context. Run again in analytic mode if you want to dig deeper. The company remains slightly better than peer firms.
  • In the past twelve months, the operating business earned good money when compared to the current stock price and financial position. It happens to be top tier when measured against industry peers.
  • In an alternate metric of bang for the buck, the company has usually shown a very good earnings power ability when measured against the current stock price and financial position. It's still excellent in relation to peer companies.

Total score: 6.4


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Company at a glance: Crane Holdings, Co. (CR)

Sector, industry: Industrials, Specialty Industrial Machinery

Market Cap: 6.09 billions

Revenues TTM: 3.25 billions

Crane Holdings Co., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. The company has four business segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Process Flow Technologies, Payment & Merchandising Technologies, and Engineered Materials. The Aerospace & Electronics segment supplies critical components and systems, including original equipment and aftermarket parts, primarily for the commercial aerospace, and the military aerospace, defense and space markets. The Process Flow Technologies segment provides engineered fluid handling equipment for mission critical applications. It offers process valves and related products, commercial valves, and pumps and systems. The Payment & Merchandising Technologies segment provides high technology payment acceptance and dispensing products to original equipment manufacturers, and for certain vertical markets. This segment also offers currency handling and processing systems, cash and cashless payment and merchandising solutions, equipment service solutions, and connected managed service solutions. The Engineered Materials segment manufactures fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels and coils, primarily for use in the manufacturing of recreational vehicles and in commercial and industrial buildings applications. It provides products and solutions to customers across end markets, including aerospace, defense, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, payment automation, and banknote security and production, as well as for a range of general industrial and consumer applications. The company was formerly known as Crane Co. and changed its name to Crane Holdings Co. in May 2022. Crane Holdings Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Awarener score: 7.0

Conclusion

The higher the Awarener score, the more bang you get for the buck. It measures how much genuine funds the company generates for the stock price paid (Very good), the business stability (Superb) and growth (Very poor), and the company's inclination to return cash to the stockholders (Very good).