Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS: PSIX) and P10 Industries (OTCMKTS:PIOIQ) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Power Solutions International and P10 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
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Power Solutions International currently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.46%. Given Power Solutions International’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Power Solutions International and P10 Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Power Solutions International $389.45 million 0.34 $14.27 million N/A N/A
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) -6.33

Power Solutions International has higher revenue and earnings than P10 Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Power Solutions International and P10 Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Power Solutions International -8.49% -20.28% -6.39%
P10 Industries N/A -50.96% -47.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.9% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats P10 Industries 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 P10 Industries

P10 Industries, Inc., formerly Active Power, Inc., focuses on monetizing intellectual property assets. The Company also focuses on acquiring businesses in the commercial and industrial markets. The Company has a range of patents available for licensing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes thermal and compressed air storage technology, which can be used in backup power applications.

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