Critical Review: Eaton Corporation, PLC (ETN) vs. P10 Industries (NASDAQ:PIOI)
Eaton Corporation, PLC (NYSE: ETN) and P10 Industries (NASDAQ:PIOI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.
Risk & Volatility
Eaton Corporation, PLC has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, P10 Industries has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Eaton Corporation, PLC and P10 Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Eaton Corporation, PLC||1||11||7||0||2.32|
Eaton Corporation, PLC currently has a consensus target price of $77.83, suggesting a potential upside of 8.89%. Given Eaton Corporation, PLC’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Eaton Corporation, PLC is more favorable than P10 Industries.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Eaton Corporation, PLC and P10 Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Eaton Corporation, PLC||$19.83 billion||1.60||$3.22 billion||$4.38||16.32|
Eaton Corporation, PLC has higher revenue and earnings than P10 Industries. P10 Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eaton Corporation, PLC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Eaton Corporation, PLC pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. P10 Industries does not pay a dividend. Eaton Corporation, PLC pays out 54.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. P10 Industries has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
76.6% of Eaton Corporation, PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Eaton Corporation, PLC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Eaton Corporation, PLC and P10 Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Eaton Corporation, PLC||9.95%||12.93%||6.40%|
Eaton Corporation, PLC beats P10 Industries on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Eaton Corporation, PLC
Eaton Corporation (Eaton) is a diversified power management company. It is engaged in the manufacturing of electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use, and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. On January 1, 2011, it closed the acquisition of the Tuthill Coupling Group, which is a division of the Tuthill Corporation. It has five segments: Electrical Americas and Electrical Rest of World; Hydraulics; Aerospace; Truck, and Automotive. On October 1, 2010, it acquired CopperLogic, Inc. On July 15, 2010, it acquired EMC Engineers, Inc. In May 2011, it acquired Internormen Technology Group. In August 2011, it acquired IE Power, Inc. In December 2011, it acquired E.A. Pedersen Company.
About P10 Industries
P10 Industries, Inc., formerly Active Power, Inc., focuses on monetizing intellectual property assets. The Company also focuses on acquiring businesses in the commercial and industrial markets. The Company has a range of patents available for licensing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes thermal and compressed air storage technology, which can be used in backup power applications.
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