Analyzing Cadre (NYSE:CDRE) and Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE)

Cadre (NYSE:CDREGet Rating) and Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKEGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cadre and Lakeland Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cadre 0 1 5 0 2.83
Lakeland Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cadre currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.27%. Given Cadre’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cadre is more favorable than Lakeland Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Cadre and Lakeland Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cadre N/A N/A N/A
Lakeland Industries 13.90% 14.20% 12.47%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cadre and Lakeland Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cadre $427.29 million 1.91 N/A N/A N/A
Lakeland Industries $159.00 million 0.91 $35.11 million $2.18 8.50

Lakeland Industries has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cadre.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.4% of Cadre shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.2% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Lakeland Industries beats Cadre on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cadre Company Profile (Get Rating)

Cadre Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer and distributer of safety and survivability equipment for first responders. The Company’s core products include body armor, explosive ordnance disposal equipment and duty gear. Its primarily brands include Safariland(R) and Med-Eng(R). Cadre Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Lakeland Industries Company Profile (Get Rating)

Lakeland Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells industrial protective clothing and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market worldwide. It offers limited use/disposable protective clothing, such as coveralls, laboratory coats, shirts, pants, hoods, aprons, sleeves, arm guards, caps, and smocks; high-end chemical protective suits to provide protection from highly concentrated, toxic and/or lethal chemicals, and biological toxins; and firefighting and heat protective apparel to protect against fire. The company also provides durable woven garments, including electrostatic dissipative apparel used in electronics clean rooms; flame resistant meta aramid, para aramid, and FR cotton coveralls/pants/jackets used in petrochemical, refining operations, and electrical utilities; FR fabrics; and cotton and polycotton coveralls, lab coats, pants, and shirts. In addition, it provides high visibility clothing comprising reflective apparel, including vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, raingear, jumpsuits, hats, and gloves; and gloves and sleeves that are used in the automotive, glass, and metal fabrication industries. The company sells its products to a network of approximately 1,600 safety and industrial supply distributors through in-house sales teams, customer service group, and independent sales representatives. It serves end users, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, cleanroom, janitorial, pharmaceutical, and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific, medical laboratories, and the utilities industry; and federal, state, and local governmental agencies and departments. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Decatur, Alabama.

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