Reviewing NN (NASDAQ:NNBR) and Productivity Technologies (OTCMKTS:PRAC)

NN (NASDAQ:NNBRGet Free Report) and Productivity Technologies (OTCMKTS:PRACGet Free Report) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for NN and Productivity Technologies, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NN 0 0 1 0 3.00
Productivity Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

NN currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential downside of 16.67%. Given NN’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe NN is more favorable than Productivity Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NN and Productivity Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NN $498.74 million 0.46 -$26.10 million ($1.18) -4.07
Productivity Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Productivity Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than NN.

Risk and Volatility

NN has a beta of 3.05, meaning that its stock price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Productivity Technologies has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares NN and Productivity Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NN -8.41% -8.88% -2.72%
Productivity Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.6% of NN shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of NN shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 35.1% of Productivity Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


NN beats Productivity Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NN

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NN, Inc., a diversified industrial company, designs, manufactures, and sells high-precision metal and plastic components and assemblies. It operates through two segments, Mobile Solutions and Power Solutions. The Mobile Solutions segment manufactures and sells system critical components for automotive and general industrial end markets for use in power steering, braking, transmissions, gasoline fuel system, diesel injection, and diesel emissions treatment applications, as well as use in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The Power Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and sells a range of high-precision metal and plastic components, assemblies, and finished devices used in various applications, such as power control and transportation electrification. Its products include electrical contacts, connectors, contact assemblies, and precision stampings for the electrical, general industrial, automotive, aerospace, defense, and medical end markets. This segment also produces various tools and instruments for the orthopaedics and medical/surgical end markets. NN, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Productivity Technologies

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Productivity Technologies Corp., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells automated industrial systems, industrial machinery and equipment, and custom electrical control panels. The company offers quick die change, press automation, flexible transfer, and stacking/destacking equipment used to automate automotive and other metal stamping operations. In addition, the company engages in the design, manufacture, and installation of custom electrical control panels primarily for use in production machinery and machine tools utilized in automotive, adhesive and sealant, food processing, and other industrial applications. It sells its products to automobile and automotive parts manufacturers, appliance manufacturers, and steel service centers, as well as manufacturers of lawn and garden equipment, office furniture, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, and large construction equipment in the United States and internationally. Productivity Technologies Corp. was formerly known as Production Systems Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to Productivity Technologies Corp. in May 1996. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Fenton, Michigan. It has sales and engineering offices in Michigan, Germany, and China.

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