Power One (PWER) & FuelCell Energy (FCEL) Head-To-Head Contrast
Power One (NASDAQ: PWER) and FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) are both energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
14.6% of FuelCell Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of FuelCell Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Power One and FuelCell Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FuelCell Energy||$108.25 million||1.21||-$50.95 million||($1.44)||-1.30|
Power One has higher earnings, but lower revenue than FuelCell Energy. FuelCell Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Power One, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Power One and FuelCell Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Power One and FuelCell Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
FuelCell Energy has a consensus target price of $2.90, indicating a potential upside of 55.08%.
About Power One
Power-One, Inc. (Power-One), is a designer and manufacturer of inverters for the renewable energy industry. It makes alternating current/direct current (AC/DC) and direct current/ direct current (DC/DC) power supplies, converters, and power management products for the servers, storage, networking, network power systems and industrial markets. The Company operates in two business segments: Renewable Energy Solutions segment and Power Solutions segment. Renewable Energy Solutions offers inverters and accessories for the photovoltaic/solar and wind markets. The Power Solutions segment represents the Company’s products for AC/DC, DC/DC and digital power conversion, including power conversion products for data centers, such as servers, storage and networking, as well as telecom and industrial power conversion products. In July 2013, Power-One Inc. was acquired by ABB Ltd.
About FuelCell Energy
Fuelcell Energy, Inc. delivers fuel cell power solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, installing, operating and maintaining fuel cell power solutions. The Company also provides turnkey power generation solutions to the customers, including power plant installation, operations and maintenance. The Company’s segment is fuel cell power plant production and research. The Company offers its services to various sectors, including utility companies, municipalities, universities, government entities and a range of industrial and commercial enterprises. The Company, by utilizing its Direct FuelCell (DFC) plants, is commercializing a tri-generation distributed hydrogen configuration that generates electricity, heat and hydrogen for industrial and/or transportation uses, as well as a fuel cell carbon capture solution for coal or gas-fired power plants. The Company is also developing and commercializing solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) plants for sub-megawatt applications.
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