Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN) and Global Power Equipment Group (NASDAQ:GLPW) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Jason Industries and Global Power Equipment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Jason Industries currently has a consensus price target of $3.25, suggesting a potential upside of 182.61%. Given Jason Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jason Industries and Global Power Equipment Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jason Industries $689.74 million 0.04 $64.12 million ($3.00) -0.38
Global Power Equipment Group $589.00 million 0.09 -$25.53 million N/A N/A

Jason Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Group.

Profitability

This table compares Jason Industries and Global Power Equipment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jason Industries -9.52% -46.40% -0.87%
Global Power Equipment Group 3.41% 8.49% 5.99%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.7% of Jason Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Jason Industries beats Global Power Equipment Group on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jason Industries Company Profile

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.

Global Power Equipment Group Company Profile

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing an array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. The Products segment includes two primary product categories: Mechanical Solutions, which designs, engineers and manufactures a portfolio of equipment for utility-scale natural gas turbines, and Electrical Solutions, which provides custom-configured electrical houses and generator enclosures for various industries. The Services segment provides lifecycle maintenance, repair, on-site specialty support, outage management, construction and fabrication services for the power generation, industrial, chemical/petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries. Its products portfolio span from auxiliary equipment for gas turbines to small, high alloy parts, such as seals, shims and brackets. It also offers a range of services that have been managing plant asset value.

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