Financial Analysis: Global Industrial (NYSE:GIC) & Cool Technologies (OTCMKTS:WARM)

Global Industrial (NYSE:GICGet Free Report) and Cool Technologies (OTCMKTS:WARMGet Free Report) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Global Industrial and Cool Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Industrial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cool Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.0% of Global Industrial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.9% of Cool Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 66.3% of Global Industrial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Industrial and Cool Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Industrial $1.17 billion 1.15 $78.80 million $1.80 19.56
Cool Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.43) -0.01

Global Industrial has higher revenue and earnings than Cool Technologies. Cool Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Global Industrial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Global Industrial and Cool Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Industrial 5.93% 31.82% 14.09%
Cool Technologies N/A N/A N/A


Global Industrial beats Cool Technologies on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Industrial

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Global Industrial Company operates as a value-added industrial distributor of industrial and maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) products in North America. The company offers industrial and MRO products under Global,, Nexel, Paramount, and Interion trademarks. It offers products, including storage and shelving, safety and security, carts and trucks, HVAC and fans, furniture and decor, material handling, janitorial and facility maintenance, workbenches and shop desks, tools and instruments, plumbing and pumps, office and school supplies, packaging and shipping, lighting and electrical, food service and retail, medical and laboratory, motors and power transmission, building supplies, machining, fasteners and hardware, vehicle maintenance, and raw materials. The company offers its products to businesses; state, local, and private educational organizations; and government entities through relationship marketers, e-commerce sites, and catalogs. The company was formerly known as Systemax Inc. Global Industrial Company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.

About Cool Technologies

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Cool Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and commercializes mobile power generation and heat dispersion technologies worldwide. The company's mobile power generation system enables work trucks to generate electric power by running an in-chassis generator. Its heat dispersion technology is based on proprietary composite heat structures and heat pipe architecture for use in various product platforms, such as electric motors, pumps, turbines, bearings, and vehicle components. The company was formerly known as HPEV, Inc. and changed its name to Cool Technologies, Inc. in August 2015. Cool Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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