Twin Disc (NASDAQ: TWIN) and Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (OTCMKTS:PPSI) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Twin Disc and Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Twin Disc||$168.18 million||1.79||-$6.29 million||($0.02)||-1,300.50|
|Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn||$114.40 million||0.58||-$1.06 million||$0.62||12.18|
This is a summary of current ratings for Twin Disc and Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|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 7.73%. Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.96%. 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.
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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Twin Disc has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has a beta of -856.96, suggesting that its stock price is 85,796% less volatile than the S&P 500.
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|
|Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn||-0.84%||24.81%||8.33%|
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.
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