Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS: PSIX) and Global Power Equipment Group (OTCMKTS:GLPW) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A
Global Power Equipment Group N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Power Solutions International and Global Power Equipment Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Power Solutions International $389.45 million 0.25 $14.27 million N/A N/A
Global Power Equipment Group $418.59 million 0.14 -$43.61 million ($2.52) -1.34

Power Solutions International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Global Power Equipment Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Power Solutions International and Global Power Equipment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Power Solutions International currently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 91.49%. Given Power Solutions International’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Group.

Risk and Volatility

Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.77, meaning that its share price is 177% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Power Equipment Group has a beta of 2.14, meaning that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats Global Power Equipment Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Global Power Equipment Group

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: 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, including general and specialty construction, maintenance and modification, and plant management support services.

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