Paul Mueller (OTCMKTS:MUEL) and Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS) financial survey.


Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS – Get Rating) and Paul Mueller (OTCMKTS:MUEL – Get Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, and profitability.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Chart Industries and Paul Mueller.

net margins return on equity return on investment
chart industries 4.49% 7.70% 4.26%
Paul Mueller 3.79% 22.27% 5.91%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings for Chart Industries and Paul Mueller as reported by MarketBeat.

sell reviews keep ratings Buy reviews Strong buy recommendations rating score
chart industries 0 0 0 0 N / A
Paul Mueller 0 0 0 0 N / A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.1% of Paul Mueller shares are owned by institutional investors. Insiders own 0.6% of Chart Industries stock. In comparison, 4.0% of Paul Müller shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large wealth managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

risk and volatility

Chart Industries has a beta of 1.62, meaning its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Paul Mueller has a beta of 0.92, meaning its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

profit and rating

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Chart Industries and Paul Mueller.

gross receipts price/sales ratio net income earnings per share price-earnings ratio
chart industries $1.32 billion 4.69 $59.10 million $1.44 117.24
Paul Mueller $184.61 million 0.25 $7.00 million $6.42 6.70

Chart Industries has higher sales and earnings than Paul Mueller. Paul Mueller is trading at a lower price-to-earnings multiple than Chart Industries, suggesting it’s the cheaper of the two stocks at the moment.


Chart Industries beats Paul Mueller on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Chart Industries (received rating)

Chart Industries, Inc. manufactures and markets engineered equipment for the power and industrial gas industries worldwide. The Company operates through four segments: Cryo Tank Solutions, Heat Transfer Systems, Specialty Products, and Repair, Service and Leasing. It offers bulk and packaged cryogenic gas solutions for the storage, distribution, vaporization and application of industrial gases; cryogenic trailers, iso-containers, bulk storage tanks, loading facilities and regasification equipment for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into virtual pipeline applications; and large vacuum insulated storage tanks as equipment for standard liquefaction equipment buyers. The company also provides process technology, liquefaction train and critical equipment for the LNG, including small to medium sized plants, floating LNG applications and large baseload export plants; brazed aluminum, core-in-kettle, heat exchangers, coolers, air-cooled heat exchangers, pressure vessels and tubing; and air-cooled heat exchangers and axial fans for power, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refining applications. In addition, it offers highly engineered equipment used in specialty end-market applications for hydrogen, LNG, biogas, CO2 capture, food & beverage, aerospace, laser, cannabis and water purification; and cryogenic components, including vacuum insulated tubing, specialty liquid nitrogen, end-use equipment, and cryogenic flow meters. In addition, it offers extended warranties, plant commissioning, spare parts, 24/7 support, monitoring and process optimization, repair, maintenance and upgrade services; Factory service for equipment including brazed aluminum heat exchangers, coolers, etc.; and service locations that provide installation, service, repair, maintenance and refurbishment of cryogenic products and equipment leasing solutions. The company was founded in 1859 and is based in Ball Ground, Georgia.

About Paul Mueller (received rating)

Paul Müller logoPaul Mueller Company, together with its subsidiaries, offers manufactured devices and components in North America, Asia, the Far East, the Netherlands, Europe and internationally. The Company operates through four segments: Dairy Farm Equipment, Industrial Equipment, Field Manufacturing and Transportation. The Dairy Farm Equipment segment provides milk cooling and storage equipment and accessories, refrigeration units and heat recovery equipment for use on dairy farms to independent dealers for resale and directly to farmers; and services for farmers and milk refrigerators for rent for farmers. The Industrial Equipment segment offers biopharmaceutical and pure water equipment; heat transfer products; and stainless steel, alloy processing and storage tanks, and food, beverage, chemical and industrial processing equipment. The Field Fabrication segment provides field erected tanks, vessels, equipment installation, process piping, process system upgrade and/or repair, and turnkey design and construction services for processing plants. Its products are used in sanitary and industrial process applications. The Transportation segment transports products to local customers and manufacturing facilities; backhaul materials; and provides contract transportation services to third parties. The Company serves its products across multiple industries including Animal Health, Beverage, Brewery, Chemical, Dairy Farming, Dairy Processing, Food, Heat Transfer, HVAC, Industrial Construction, Oil & Gas, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Pure Water, Tank Manufacturing and more Wine. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

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