Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (PPSI) vs. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (BW) Critical Contrast

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (OTCMKTS: PPSI) and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (NYSE:BW) are both small-cap companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.29%. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has a consensus target price of $6.35, suggesting a potential upside of 10.63%. Given Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn is more favorable than Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises.

Institutional & 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, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn $114.40 million 0.53 -$1.06 million $0.62 11.29
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises $1.58 billion 0.16 -$115.64 million ($7.18) -0.80

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises 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.

Risk and Volatility

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. Comparatively, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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%

Summary

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn beats Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn Company Profile

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.

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Company Profile

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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