Reviewing Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (PPSI) & PowerSecure International (POWR)

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn (OTCMKTS: PPSI) and PowerSecure International (NYSE:POWR) are both companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and PowerSecure International’s 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 12.18
PowerSecure International N/A N/A N/A ($0.19) -98.74

PowerSecure International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn. PowerSecure International 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and PowerSecure International, 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
PowerSecure International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.96%. Given Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn is more favorable than PowerSecure International.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn and PowerSecure International’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%
PowerSecure International -9.44% -24.74% -12.37%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn shares are held by institutional investors. 54.7% of Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Pioneer Pwr Sol Cmn beats PowerSecure International on 9 of the 9 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.

PowerSecure International Company Profile

PowerSecure International, Inc. is a provider of products and services to electric utilities and to their commercial, institutional and industrial customers. The Company operates through four segments: Distributed Generation, Solar Energy, Utility Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency. Its Distributed Generation segment manufactures, installs and operates electric generation equipment on site at a facility where the power is used, including commercial, institutional and industrial operations. The Solar Energy segment is operated by its PowerSecure Solar subsidiary. Its Solar Energy systems use photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to provide utilities and their customers with environmentally friendly power to augment their power requirements. The Utility Infrastructure solutions are focused on helping electric utilities design, upgrade and maintain infrastructure that enhances the efficiency of their grid systems. It has over two primary Energy Efficiency product and service offerings.

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