National Presto Industries Inc. (NPK)’s Financial Results Comparing With HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI)

National Presto Industries Inc. (NYSE:NPK) and HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI) compete against each other in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services sector. We will contrast them and contrast their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Presto Industries Inc. 87 0.00 5.04M 4.97 18.50
HEICO Corporation 124 3.54 114.01M 2.16 63.43

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for National Presto Industries Inc. and HEICO Corporation. HEICO Corporation is observed to has lower earnings, but higher revenue than National Presto Industries Inc. The company that is more affordable between the two has a lower P/E ratio. National Presto Industries Inc.’s currently lower P/E ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of National Presto Industries Inc. and HEICO Corporation.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Presto Industries Inc. 5,789,775.99% 10% 8.8%
HEICO Corporation 91,611,088.79% 20.5% 10.8%

Volatility and Risk

A 0.31 beta means National Presto Industries Inc.’s volatility is 69.00% less than S&P 500’s volatility. HEICO Corporation’s 32.00% less volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the stock’s 0.68 beta.


National Presto Industries Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 7.3 and 4.9 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor HEICO Corporation are 3.2 and 1.6 respectively. National Presto Industries Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to HEICO Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

National Presto Industries Inc. and HEICO Corporation Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Presto Industries Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
HEICO Corporation 1 0 4 2.80

Competitively HEICO Corporation has a consensus target price of $157.4, with potential upside of 22.70%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 68.7% of National Presto Industries Inc. shares and 63.3% of HEICO Corporation shares. National Presto Industries Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 29.64%. Comparatively, 5.5% are HEICO Corporation’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
National Presto Industries Inc. -1% -1.44% -12.91% -19.76% -20.08% -17.91%
HEICO Corporation -1.58% 3.01% 32.47% 65.54% 85.42% 76.5%

For the past year National Presto Industries Inc. has -17.91% weaker performance while HEICO Corporation has 76.5% stronger performance.


On 12 of the 14 factors HEICO Corporation beats National Presto Industries Inc.

HEICO Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells aerospace, defense, and electronic related products and services in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s Flight Support Group segment provides jet engine and aircraft component replacement parts; thermal insulation blankets and parts; renewable/reusable insulation systems; and specialty components for aerospace and industrial original equipment manufacturers, and the United States government. This segment also distributes hydraulic, pneumatic, structural, mechanical, and electro-mechanical components for the commercial, regional, and general aviation markets; and offers repair and overhaul services for jet engine and aircraft component parts, avionics, instruments, composites, and flight surfaces of commercial airlines, as well as for avionics and navigation systems, subcomponents, and other instruments utilized on military aircrafts. Its Electronic Technologies Group segment provides electro-optical infrared simulation and test equipment; electro-optical laser products; electro-optical, microwave, and other power equipment; electromagnetic and radio interference shielding; high-speed interface products; high voltage interconnection devices; high voltage advanced power electronics; power conversion products; and underwater locator beacons. This segment also offers traveling wave tube amplifiers and microwave power modules; three-dimensional microelectronic and stacked memory products; harsh environment connectivity products and custom molded cable assemblies; radio frequency and microwave amplifiers, transmitters, and receivers; and high performance communications and electronic intercept receivers and tuners. The company serves the U.S. and foreign military agencies; prime defense contractors; and commercial and defense satellite and spacecraft equipment manufacturers. HEICO Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida.

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