Michael Vellucci

Look For Crane To Stretch Its Dividend, Growth And Profitability

Business Overview:

Crane (NYSE:CR) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered industrial products. The company provides a wide range of niche solutions, primarily to the aerospace, defense, construction, RV, transportation, automated merchandising, chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, nuclear, building service and utility end markets. Crane operates 5 business segments:

    Aerospace and Electronics (28% of sales) - Supplies critical components and systems, including both OEM and aftermarket parts, to the aerospace industry. End markets include both commercial (67% of sales) and military (37% of sales). Typical products include landing systems, sensing systems, fluid management and cabin systems. This is also its highest profit margin segment, with an operating margin of 22.2%. Engineered materials (8% of sales) - Manufactures fiber ...
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