Pioneer Power Solutions (NASDAQ:PPSI) and WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH (OTCMKTS:WSTI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Power Solutions and WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Power Solutions -11.61% 33.32% 7.37%
WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.4% of Pioneer Power Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.5% of Pioneer Power Solutions shares are owned by company 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pioneer Power Solutions and WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Power Solutions $101.39 million 0.45 -$9.34 million $0.75 6.89
WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pioneer Power Solutions.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Pioneer Power Solutions and WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Power Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pioneer Power Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 54.74%. Given Pioneer Power Solutions’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Pioneer Power Solutions is more favorable than WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH.

Risk and Volatility

Pioneer Power Solutions has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH has a beta of 4.77, suggesting that its stock price is 377% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pioneer Power Solutions beats WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pioneer Power Solutions Company Profile

Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. manufactures, sells and services a range of electrical transmission, distribution and on-site power generation equipment in the field of utility, industrial, commercial original equipment manufacturer, and in critical power markets. It operates through the Transmission and Distribution Solutions, and Critical Power Solutions segments. The Transmission and Distribution Solutions segment provides electrical transformers and switchgear for the management of electrical power distribution systems to desired specifications. The Critical Power Solutions segment offers power generation equipment, paralleling switchgear, related electrical distribution infrastructure, as well as advanced data collection and monitoring platform, and preventive maintenance and monitoring services. The company was founded on December 2, 2009 and is headquartered in Fort Lee, NJ.

WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH Company Profile

WindStream Technologies Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of wind driven electrical generation products in the United States and internationally. The company offers small-wind and hybrid renewable energy devices that are suitable for on or off grid installations under the TurboMill and SolarMill names; and a mobile product, the MobileMill, which is designed for first responders. It also provides the PowerMill to solve the issue of deploying utility scale wind power devices where conventional horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT) do not meet the geographical or resource needs of the area; and various accessory products in support of these devices, including mounting equipment, data collection/monitoring equipment, batteries, inverters, and various wiring solutions and accessories. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in North Vernon, Indiana.

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