Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS: PSIX) and Global Power Equipment Group (OTCMKTS:GLPW) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Power Solutions International and Global Power Equipment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Power Solutions International||0||3||1||0||2.25|
|Global Power Equipment Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Power Solutions International and Global Power Equipment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Power Solutions International||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Global Power Equipment Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are held by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.77, suggesting that its stock price is 177% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Power Equipment Group has a beta of 2.14, suggesting that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Power Solutions International and Global Power Equipment Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Power Solutions International||$389.45 million||0.26||$14.27 million||N/A||N/A|
|Global Power Equipment Group||$418.59 million||0.14||-$43.61 million||($2.52)||-1.32|
Power Solutions International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Global Power Equipment Group.
Power Solutions International beats Global Power Equipment Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Power Solutions International
Power Solutions International, Inc. is a producer and distributor of a range of low-emission power systems that run on non-diesel fuels, such as natural gas, propane and gasoline. The Company’s industrial power systems are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a range of industries with a diversified set of applications, including stationary electricity generators, oil and gas equipment, forklifts, aerial work platforms, industrial sweepers, arbor equipment, agricultural and turf equipment, aircraft ground support equipment, construction and irrigation equipment, and other industrial equipment. The Company provides alternative fuel power systems for OEMs of off-highway industrial equipment and on-road medium trucks and busses. In addition to its emission-certified power systems, the Company produces and distributes non-emission-certified power systems for industrial OEMs for particular applications in markets without emission standards.
About Global Power Equipment Group
Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing an array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. The Products segment includes two primary product categories: Electrical Solutions, which provides custom-configured electrical houses and generator enclosures for various industries. The Services segment provides lifecycle maintenance, repair, on-site specialty support, outage management, construction and fabrication services for the power generation, industrial, chemical/petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries. Its products portfolio span from auxiliary equipment for gas turbines to small, high alloy parts, such as seals, shims and brackets. It also offers a range of services that have been managing plant asset value, including general and specialty construction, maintenance and modification, and plant management support services.
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