Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN) and Power Solutions International (OTC:PSIX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Jason Industries and Power Solutions International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25

Jason Industries presently has a consensus price target of $3.25, indicating a potential upside of 157.94%. Power Solutions International has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 37.06%. Given Jason Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Power Solutions International.

Profitability

This table compares Jason Industries and Power Solutions International’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%
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.7% of Jason Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.6% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Jason 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jason Industries and Power Solutions International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jason Industries $689.74 million 0.05 $64.12 million ($3.00) -0.42
Power Solutions International $365.12 million 0.29 $8.42 million N/A N/A

Jason Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Power Solutions International.

Risk & Volatility

Jason Industries has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.71, indicating that its stock price is 171% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats Jason Industries on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jason Industries

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.

About Power Solutions International

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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