Head to Head Comparison: AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) versus Carrier Global (NASDAQ:CARR)

Carrier Global (NYSE:CARR) and AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Carrier Global and AAON, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carrier Global 0 6 4 0 2.40
AAON 1 0 0 0 1.00

Carrier Global presently has a consensus price target of $18.71, indicating a potential downside of 1.76%. Given Carrier Global’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Carrier Global is more favorable than AAON.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Carrier Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.3% of AAON shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.4% of AAON shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Carrier Global and AAON’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carrier Global $18.61 billion 0.89 $2.12 billion N/A N/A
AAON $469.33 million 5.73 $53.71 million $1.02 50.69

Carrier Global has higher revenue and earnings than AAON.


This table compares Carrier Global and AAON’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carrier Global N/A N/A N/A
AAON 13.37% 23.12% 18.04%


AAON beats Carrier Global on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Carrier Global

There is no company description available for Carrier Global Corp.

About AAON

AAON, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and selling air conditioning and heating equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps, self-contained units, and coils. The company markets and sells its products to retail, manufacturing, educational, lodging, supermarket, medical, and other commercial industries. AAON, Inc. sells its products through a network of manufacturers' representatives and internal sales force. AAON, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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