Financial Comparison: Husqvarna (HSQVY) vs. Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

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Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) and Husqvarna (OTCMKTS:HSQVY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.


This table compares Stanley Black & Decker and Husqvarna’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stanley Black & Decker 4.62% 16.73% 6.20%
Husqvarna N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stanley Black & Decker and Husqvarna’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stanley Black & Decker $13.98 billion 1.58 $605.20 million $8.15 17.93
Husqvarna N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Stanley Black & Decker has higher revenue and earnings than Husqvarna.


Stanley Black & Decker pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Husqvarna does not pay a dividend. Stanley Black & Decker pays out 32.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Stanley Black & Decker has increased its dividend for 51 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.2% of Stanley Black & Decker shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Stanley Black & Decker shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Stanley Black & Decker and Husqvarna, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stanley Black & Decker 0 2 15 0 2.88
Husqvarna 0 0 0 0 N/A

Stanley Black & Decker currently has a consensus target price of $155.44, suggesting a potential upside of 6.34%. Given Stanley Black & Decker’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Stanley Black & Decker is more favorable than Husqvarna.


Stanley Black & Decker beats Husqvarna on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. engages in tools and storage, industrial, and security businesses worldwide. Its Tools & Storage segment offers power tools and equipment, including professional products, such as professional grade corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, and pneumatic tools and fasteners; and consumer products comprising corded and cordless electric power tools primarily under the BLACK+DECKER brand, as well as lawn and garden products and related accessories, and home products. This segment sells its products through retailers, distributors, and a direct sales force to professional end users, distributors, retail consumers, and industrial customers in various industries. The company's Industrial segment provides engineered fastening products and systems to customers in the automotive, manufacturing, electronics, construction, aerospace industries, and others; sells and rents custom pipe handling, joint welding, and coating equipment for use in the construction of large and small diameter pipelines, as well as provides pipeline inspection services; and sells hydraulic tools and accessories. This segment also serves oil and natural gas pipeline industry and other industrial customers. Its Security segment designs, supplies, and installs commercial electronic security systems and provides electronic security services; offers healthcare solutions, which include asset tracking, infant protection, pediatric protection, patient protection, wander management, fall management, and emergency call products; and sells automatic doors to commercial customers. This segment serves consumers, retailers, educational, financial, and healthcare institutions, as well as commercial, governmental, and industrial customers. The company was formerly known as The Stanley Works and changed its name to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in March 2010. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. was founded in 1843 and is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut.

About Husqvarna

Husqvarna AB (publ) produces and sells outdoor power and garden watering products worldwide. The company operates in four divisions: Husqvarna, Gardena, Consumer Brands, and Construction. It offers handheld products, such as chainsaws, brush cutters, trimmers, and leaf blowers; wheeled products, such as front riders, garden tractors, zero-turn mowers, walk-behind mowers, and snow throwers; robotic lawn mowers; and accessories and spare parts. The company also provides watering management products, including garden hoses, connectors, reels, sprayers, sprinklers and sprinkler systems, water pumps, and watering controls; corded and battery-powered products, such as robotic mowers, trimmers, hedge cutters, and shrub shears; and garden tools comprising secateurs, loppers, axes, digging tools, and winter tools, as well as smart products consisting of Gardena Smart System, a connected automatic lawn care and water management solution. In addition, it offers construction products that include power cutters, drill motors, floor grinding machines, dust and slurry solutions, demolition robots, and diamond tools for construction and stone industries, as well as floor, tile and masonry, wall, and wire saws; and garden tractors, zero-turn mowers, tillers, hedge trimmers, and leaf blowers. The company sells its products and solutions to forestry, tree care, landscaping, commercial lawn, and garden services sectors, as well as home- and landowners under the Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah, Diamant Boart, Jonsered, and Klippo brands through dealers and retailers. Husqvarna AB (publ) has a strategic partnership agreement with BMZ GmbH to develop. The company was founded in 1689 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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