P10 Industries (NASDAQ: PIOI) and ITT (NYSE:ITT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for P10 Industries and ITT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
ITT 0 1 7 0 2.88

ITT has a consensus target price of $46.33, indicating a potential upside of 14.77%. Given ITT’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ITT is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares P10 Industries and ITT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.47) -0.40
ITT $2.43 billion 1.46 $365.20 million $2.35 17.18

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.2% of ITT shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of ITT shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


ITT pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. P10 Industries does not pay a dividend. ITT pays out 21.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. P10 Industries has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
P10 Industries N/A 621.72% 182.03%
ITT 8.64% 14.17% 5.70%

Risk and Volatility

P10 Industries has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ITT has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ITT beats P10 Industries on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About ITT

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered critical components and technology solutions for industrial markets. The Company’s product and service offerings are organized in four segments: Industrial Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions and Control Technologies. Industrial Process manufactures engineered fluid process equipment, and is a provider of plant optimization, solutions and aftermarket services and parts. Motion Technologies manufactures brake components, shock absorbers and damping technologies for the automotive, truck and trailer, public bus and rail transportation markets. Interconnect Solutions manufactures and designs a range of engineered connector solutions that makes it possible to transfer signal and power between electronic devices. Control Technologies manufactures equipment, including actuation, valves, and noise and energy absorption components for the aerospace and defense, and industrial markets.

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