P10 Industries (OTCMKTS: PIOIQ) and Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS:PSIX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares P10 Industries and Power Solutions International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
P10 Industries N/A -50.96% -47.93%
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for P10 Industries and Power Solutions International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25

Power Solutions International has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 65.54%. Given Power Solutions International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares P10 Industries and Power Solutions International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) -6.33
Power Solutions International $389.45 million 0.29 $14.27 million $0.93 8.77

Power Solutions International has higher revenue and earnings than P10 Industries. P10 Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Power Solutions International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats P10 Industries on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

P10 Industries Company Profile

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.

Power Solutions International Company Profile

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.

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