Financial Contrast: Profire Energy (PFIE) & Fujitsu General (FGELF)

Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE) and Fujitsu General (OTCMKTS:FGELF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

47.7% of Profire Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.7% of Profire Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Profire Energy and Fujitsu General, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Profire Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00
Fujitsu General 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profire Energy currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 155.10%. Given Profire Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Profire Energy is more favorable than Fujitsu General.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Profire Energy and Fujitsu General’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Profire Energy $38.29 million 2.46 $4.44 million $0.09 21.78
Fujitsu General $2.37 billion 0.74 $121.30 million $1.11 14.53

Fujitsu General has higher revenue and earnings than Profire Energy. Fujitsu General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Profire Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Profire Energy and Fujitsu General’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Profire Energy 14.29% 14.66% 13.38%
Fujitsu General N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Profire Energy has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fujitsu General has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Profire Energy beats Fujitsu General on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Profire Energy Company Profile

Profire Energy, Inc., an oilfield technology company, provides burner- and chemical-management products and services for the oil and gas industry primarily in the United States and Canada. It assists energy production companies in the production and transportation of oil and natural gas. The company offers burner-management systems to ignite, monitor, and manage the burner flames used in oilfield vessels, as well as complementary oilfield products, such as valves and fuel trains, airplates, solar packages, and flare stack igniters and nozzles. It also provides chemical-management systems to monitor and manage chemical-injection process to ensure that optimal levels of chemicals are injected. Profire Energy, Inc. also sells and installs its systems in France, Italy, Ukraine, India, Nigeria, the Middle East, Australia, and Brazil. The company is headquartered in Lindon, Utah.

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