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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Power Solutions International and Jason Industries’ top-line 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 0.29 $14.27 million N/A N/A
Jason Industries $705.52 million 0.08 -$66.87 million ($3.01) -0.68

Power Solutions International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Jason Industries.

Risk & Volatility

Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.78, indicating that its share price is 178% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jason Industries has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Power Solutions International and Jason Industries’ 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
Jason Industries -9.95% N/A -0.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Power Solutions International and Jason Industries, 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
Jason Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Power Solutions International presently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 65.54%. Given Power Solutions International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than Jason Industries.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of Jason Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats Jason Industries on 8 of the 10 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 Jason Industries

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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