Head-To-Head Comparison: Schindler (OTCMKTS:SHLAF) versus CSW Industrials (NASDAQ:CSWI)

Schindler (OTCMKTS:SHLAFGet Free Report) and CSW Industrials (NASDAQ:CSWIGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.3% of Schindler shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.5% of CSW Industrials shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of CSW Industrials shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Schindler and CSW Industrials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Schindler N/A N/A N/A
CSW Industrials 12.82% 18.88% 9.42%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Schindler and CSW Industrials, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Schindler 3 1 3 0 2.00
CSW Industrials 0 0 0 0 N/A

Schindler presently has a consensus target price of $305.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.39%. Given Schindler’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Schindler is more favorable than CSW Industrials.


Schindler pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. CSW Industrials pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Schindler pays out 32.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CSW Industrials pays out 12.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. CSW Industrials has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Schindler and CSW Industrials’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Schindler N/A N/A N/A $6.85 32.41
CSW Industrials $757.90 million 3.80 $96.43 million $6.29 29.45

CSW Industrials has higher revenue and earnings than Schindler. CSW Industrials is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Schindler, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


CSW Industrials beats Schindler on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Schindler

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Schindler Holding AG engages in the production, installation, maintenance, and modernization of elevators, escalators, and moving walks worldwide. It offers Schindler Ahead DoorShow, which displays information, advertising, and announcements on the elevator landing doors; Schindler Ahead SmartMirror, a mirror and a screen for entertainment or information; Schindler Ahead AdScreen that delivers messages on a special screen inside the elevator; and Schindler Ahead MediaScreen, an in-car media solution for elevators. In addition, the company provides digital services, including Schindler Ahead ActionBoard, which collates all the important statistics, activities, and performance data of elevators and escalators; Schindler Ahead RemoteMonitoring, which provides information about equipment's health; and CleanMobility solutions for keeping elevators and escalators sanitary and safe. Further, it offers digital solutions for transit and building management; and maintenance and repair services. Schindler Holding AG was founded in 1874 and is based in Hergiswil, Switzerland.

About CSW Industrials

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CSW Industrials, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Contractor Solutions, Engineered Building Solutions, and Specialized Reliability Solutions. The Contractor Solutions segment provides condensate pads, pans, pumps, switches, and traps; cements, diffusers, grilles, registers, solvents, thread sealants, and vents; line set covers; refrigerant caps; wire pulling head tools; electrical protection, chemical maintenance, and installation supplies for HVAC; ductless mini-split systems installation support tools and accessories; and drain waste and vent system products for use in HVAC/R, plumbing, general industrial, architecturally specified building products. The Engineered Building Solutions segment offers architectural railings and associated services; fire and smoke protection solutions; and pre-engineered and custom architectural building components for use in architecturally specified building products. The Specialized Reliability Solutions segment provides compounds, lubricants, lubricant management products, and sealants; desiccant breather filtration products; and contamination control, industrial maintenance and repair, rail friction modifiers, sealants, and operations solutions for use in energy, general industrial, mining, and rail transportation. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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