PowerSecure International (NYSE: POWR) and Twin Disc (NASDAQ:TWIN) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares PowerSecure International and Twin Disc’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Twin Disc||$168.18 million||1.88||-$6.29 million||($0.03)||-908.70|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
52.6% of Twin Disc shares are held by institutional investors. 27.5% of Twin Disc shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares PowerSecure International and Twin Disc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings for PowerSecure International and Twin Disc, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Twin Disc has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.99%. Given Twin Disc’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Twin Disc is more favorable than PowerSecure International.
Twin Disc beats PowerSecure International on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
PowerSecure International Company Profile
PowerSecure International, Inc. is a provider of products and services to electric utilities and to their commercial, institutional and industrial customers. The Company operates through four segments: Distributed Generation, Solar Energy, Utility Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency. Its Distributed Generation segment manufactures, installs and operates electric generation equipment on site at a facility where the power is used, including commercial, institutional and industrial operations. The Solar Energy segment is operated by its PowerSecure Solar subsidiary. Its Solar Energy systems use photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to provide utilities and their customers with environmentally friendly power to augment their power requirements. The Utility Infrastructure solutions are focused on helping electric utilities design, upgrade and maintain infrastructure that enhances the efficiency of their grid systems. It has over two primary Energy Efficiency product and service offerings.
Twin Disc Company Profile
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.
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