P10 (OTCMKTS: PIOIQ) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.6% of P10 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.2% of Jason Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of P10 shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares P10 and Jason Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
P10 N/A -50.96% -47.93%
Jason Industries -9.95% N/A -0.53%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares P10 and Jason Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
P10 N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) -6.33
Jason Industries $705.52 million 0.08 -$66.87 million ($0.19) -11.21

P10 has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Jason Industries. Jason Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than P10, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for P10 and Jason Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
P10 0 0 0 0 N/A
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Jason Industries has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 111.27%. Given Jason Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than P10.

Summary

Jason Industries beats P10 on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

P10 Company Profile

P10 Holdings Inc, formerly P10 Industries, Inc., focuses on monetizing intellectual property assets. The Company also focuses on acquiring businesses in the commercial and industrial markets. The Company has a range of patents available for licensing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes thermal and compressed air storage technology, which can be used in backup power applications.

Jason Industries Company Profile

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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