Critical Survey: Power Solutions International (PSIX) versus Kubota (KUBTY)

Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS: PSIX) and Kubota (OTCMKTS:KUBTY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Power Solutions International and Kubota’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 0.24 $14.27 million $0.93 7.52
Kubota $3.53 billion 7.03 $316.27 million N/A N/A

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Power Solutions International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Power Solutions International and Kubota, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00

Power Solutions International currently has a consensus price target of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 93.13%. Given Power Solutions International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than Kubota.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Kubota shares are held by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kubota shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Power Solutions International and Kubota’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
Kubota N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Power Solutions International beats Kubota on 5 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 Kubota

KUBOTA Corporation is a manufacturer of a range of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: Farm & Industrial Machinery, Water & Environment, and Other. The Farm & Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products, which include farm equipment, engines, construction machinery and electronic equipped machinery. Its Water & Environment segment engages in the manufacture and sale of pipe‐related products, such as ductile iron pipes, plastic pipes, pumps, valves and other products; environment‐related products, including environmental control plants and other products, and social infrastructure‐related products, such as industrial castings, ceramics, spiral‐welded steel pipes and other products. The Other segment is engaged in services and other businesses. The Company has operations in Japan, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian regions.

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