Pioneer Power Solutions (NASDAQ: PPSI) and PowerSecure International (NYSE:POWR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitabiliy and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Power Solutions and PowerSecure International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Power Solutions -0.87% 17.48% 6.00%
PowerSecure International -9.44% -24.74% -12.37%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.9% of Pioneer Power Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 54.7% of Pioneer Power Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pioneer Power Solutions and PowerSecure International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Power Solutions $115.09 million 0.46 $6.57 million ($0.11) -55.00
PowerSecure International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pioneer Power Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than PowerSecure International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Pioneer Power Solutions and PowerSecure International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Power Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
PowerSecure International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pioneer Power Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 32.23%. Given Pioneer Power Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pioneer Power Solutions is more favorable than PowerSecure International.

Summary

Pioneer Power Solutions beats PowerSecure International on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pioneer Power Solutions Company Profile

Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. manufactures, sells and services a range of specialty electrical transmission, distribution and on-site power generation equipment for applications in the utility, industrial, commercial and backup power markets. The Company operates through two segments: Transmission & Distribution Solutions (T&D Solutions) and Critical Power Solutions (Critical Power). The T&D Solutions segment consists of two primary product categories: electrical transformers and switchgear. These solutions are marketed principally through its Pioneer Transformers Ltd., Jefferson Electric, Inc. and Pioneer CEP brand names. Its Critical Power business provides customers with power generation equipment, paralleling switchgear, related electrical distribution infrastructure, and a data collection and monitoring platform. These solutions are marketed by its operations in Minneapolis, doing business under the Pioneer Critical Power Inc. and Titan Energy Systems Inc. brand names.

PowerSecure International Company Profile

PowerSecure International, Inc. is a provider of products and services to electric utilities and to their commercial, institutional and industrial customers. The Company operates through four segments: Distributed Generation, Solar Energy, Utility Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency. Its Distributed Generation segment manufactures, installs and operates electric generation equipment on site at a facility where the power is used, including commercial, institutional and industrial operations. The Solar Energy segment is operated by its PowerSecure Solar subsidiary. Its Solar Energy systems use photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to provide utilities and their customers with environmentally friendly power to augment their power requirements. The Utility Infrastructure solutions are focused on helping electric utilities design, upgrade and maintain infrastructure that enhances the efficiency of their grid systems. It has over two primary Energy Efficiency product and service offerings.

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