Financial Analysis: Kubota (KUBTY) versus Power Solutions International (PSIX)

Kubota (OTCMKTS: KUBTY) and Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS:PSIX) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Kubota and Power Solutions International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25

Power Solutions International has a consensus price target of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 77.40%. Given Power Solutions International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than Kubota.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Kubota shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Kubota shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Kubota has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.77, suggesting that its stock price is 177% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kubota and Power Solutions International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kubota $3.53 billion 7.24 $316.27 million N/A N/A
Power Solutions International $389.45 million 0.27 $14.27 million $0.93 8.18

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Power Solutions International.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kubota N/A N/A N/A
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A


Power Solutions International beats Kubota on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kubota Company Profile

KUBOTA Corporation is a manufacturer of a range of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: Farm & Industrial Machinery, Water & Environment, and Other. The Farm & Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products, which include farm equipment, engines, construction machinery and electronic equipped machinery. Its Water & Environment segment engages in the manufacture and sale of pipe‐related products, such as ductile iron pipes, plastic pipes, pumps, valves and other products; environment‐related products, including environmental control plants and other products, and social infrastructure‐related products, such as industrial castings, ceramics, spiral‐welded steel pipes and other products. The Other segment is engaged in services and other businesses. The Company has operations in Japan, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian regions.

Power Solutions International Company Profile

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.

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