Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (OTCMKTS: PPSI) and Hydrogenics (NASDAQ:HYGS) are both small-cap companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
This table compares Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Hydrogenics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn||-0.84%||24.81%||8.33%|
This table compares Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Hydrogenics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn||$114.40 million||0.58||-$1.06 million||$0.62||12.26|
|Hydrogenics||$28.99 million||5.15||-$9.85 million||($0.97)||-10.10|
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has higher revenue and earnings than Hydrogenics. Hydrogenics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
19.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.4% of Hydrogenics shares are owned by institutional investors. 54.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.1% of Hydrogenics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Hydrogenics, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.26%. Hydrogenics has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.04%. Given Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn is more favorable than Hydrogenics.
Volatility & Risk
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has a beta of -856.96, indicating that its stock price is 85,796% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hydrogenics has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn beats Hydrogenics on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn
Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. manufactures, sells and services a range of specialty electrical transmission, distribution and on-site power generation equipment for applications in the utility, industrial, commercial and backup power markets. The Company operates through two segments: Transmission & Distribution Solutions (T&D Solutions) and Critical Power Solutions (Critical Power). The T&D Solutions segment consists of two primary product categories: electrical transformers and switchgear. These solutions are marketed principally through its Pioneer Transformers Ltd., Jefferson Electric, Inc. and Pioneer CEP brand names. Its Critical Power business provides customers with power generation equipment, paralleling switchgear, related electrical distribution infrastructure, and a data collection and monitoring platform. These solutions are marketed by its operations in Minneapolis, doing business under the Pioneer Critical Power Inc. and Titan Energy Systems Inc. brand names.
Hydrogenics Corp is a Canada-based firm, which designs and manufactures hydrogen generation products based on water electrolysis technology, and fuel cell products based on proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology. The Company’s segments are Onsite Generation and Power Systems. The OnSite Generation segment is based in Oevel, Belgium and develops products for industrial gas, hydrogen fueling and renewable energy storage markets. The Power business segment is based in Mississauga, Canada, with a satellite facility in Gladbeck, Germany. The Company’s products include HySTAT hydrogen generation equipment and HyPM fuel cell products. It has facilities in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Oevel-Westerlo, Belgium, and Gladbeck, Germany. It also has sales and service offices in Eastern Europe and North America. The Company has operations in Belgium, Canada and Germany with satellite offices in the United States and branch offices in Russia and Indonesia. Its products are sold around the world.
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