Twin Disc (NASDAQ: TWIN) and Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (OTCMKTS:PPSI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Twin Disc and Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Twin Disc -0.12% 0.27% 0.15%
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn -0.84% 24.81% 8.33%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.6% of Twin Disc shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.5% of Twin Disc shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 54.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Twin Disc and Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Twin Disc 0 1 0 0 2.00
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn 0 0 1 0 3.00

Twin Disc currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.92%. Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.58%. Given Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn is more favorable than Twin Disc.

Risk and Volatility

Twin Disc has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has a beta of -856.96, meaning that its stock price is 85,796% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Twin Disc and Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Twin Disc $168.18 million 1.82 -$6.29 million ($0.03) -878.04
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn $114.40 million 0.58 -$1.06 million $0.62 12.34

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Twin Disc. Twin Disc 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.

Summary

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn beats Twin Disc on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Twin Disc

Twin Disc, Incorporated designs, manufactures and sells marine and heavy duty off-highway power transmission equipment. The Company operates through two segments: manufacturing and distribution. Its products include marine transmissions, surface drives, propellers and boat management systems, as well as power-shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, power take-offs, industrial clutches and controls systems. Its industrial products include clutches and pump drives sold to the agriculture, recycling, construction, and oil and gas markets. Its land-based transmission products include applications for oilfield and natural gas, military, and airport rescue and firefighting. Its marine and propulsion systems include marine transmission, controls, surface drives, propellers and boat management systems for the commercial, pleasure craft and patrol boat markets. Its other products include non-Company manufactured product sold through Company-owned distribution entities.

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.

Receive News & Ratings for Twin Disc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Twin Disc and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.