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The New York Times published an interesting article May 21 that looked at the Marx ratio, which is defined as a company’s profit per employee divided by the median wage of its employees; it tells us generally how much a public company rewards its shareholders in comparison to its employees. Numbers below 1 mean the company is returning more to employees than shareholders, while numbers above 1 means the opposite.
United Technologies Corporation’s (UTX - Free Report) operating segment — Climate, Controls & Security — recently entered into a definitive agreement with The Middleby Corporation (MIDD - Free Report) . Per the deal, this segment will sell Taylor Company to Middleby — a manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment. This $1 billion deal is expected to close early in the third quarter of 2018.
The Middleby Corporation (MIDD - Free Report) has been trying to strengthen its business on the back of numerous acquisitions, but the ongoing brand consolidation and restructuring moves have been depressing the company’s revenues and profitability. Acquisition Story Middleby recently announced that it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Taylor Company from UTC Climate, Controls & Security — a business division of United Technologies Corporation (UTX - Free Report) .
The company is a serial acquirer with a great track record, yet valuations are reasonably high at this point, while organic performance is rather disappointing.
The Middleby Corporation (MIDD - Free Report) could be a stock to avoid from a technical perspective, as the firm is seeing unfavorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for MIDD broke out below the 200 Day Simple Moving Average, suggesting short-term bearishness.
The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) Q1 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call May 9, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Middleby once again missed sell-side expectations, with revenue, gross margin, and operating income falling short with weakness across all three business lines.
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Machinery behemoth The Middleby Corporation (MIDD - Free Report) reported weaker-than-expected results for first-quarter 2018. Earnings and Revenues Quarterly adjusted earnings came in at $1.18 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.39. However, the bottom line came in lower than the year-ago tally of $1.26 per share. Middleby stated that the ongoing restructuring expenses hurt the company’s earnings in the reported quarter.
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