Global Power Equipment Group (NASDAQ: GLPW) and Power Solutions International (OTC:PSIX) are both small-cap industrial goods companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Power Equipment Group $589.00 million 0.09 -$25.53 million N/A N/A
Power Solutions International $365.12 million 0.27 $8.42 million N/A N/A

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

17.5% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Power Equipment Group 3.41% 8.49% 5.99%
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Global Power Equipment Group and Power Solutions International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Power Solutions International has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 50.00%. Given Power Solutions International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Group.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats Global Power Equipment Group on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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: Mechanical Solutions, which designs, engineers and manufactures a portfolio of equipment for utility-scale natural gas turbines, and 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.

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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