Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (OTCMKTS: PPSI) and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (NYSE:BW) are both small-cap companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn||$114.40 million||0.58||-$1.06 million||$0.62||12.34|
|Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises||$1.58 billion||0.16||-$115.64 million||($7.18)||-0.80|
Volatility and Risk
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has a beta of -856.96, indicating that its share price is 85,796% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
19.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 54.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ 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%|
|Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises||-22.48%||-50.88%||-15.29%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises||1||3||0||0||1.75|
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.58%. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has a consensus target price of $6.35, indicating a potential upside of 10.63%. Given Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises is more favorable than Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn.
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn beats Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. is a technology-based provider of fossil and renewable power generation and environmental equipment that includes a suite of boiler products and environmental systems, and services for power and industrial uses. The Company operates in three segments: Power, Renewable and Industrial. Through its Power segment, the Company provides the supply of and aftermarket services for steam-generating, environmental, and auxiliary equipment for power generation and other industrial applications. The Renewable segment provides steam-generating systems, environmental and auxiliary equipment for the waste-to-energy and biomass power generation industries, and plant operations and maintenance services for its systems and equipment. The Industrial segment focuses on custom-engineered cooling, environmental, noise abatement and industrial equipment along with related aftermarket services.
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