P10 Industries (NASDAQ: PIOI) and Eaton Corporation, PLC (NYSE:ETN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares P10 Industries and Eaton Corporation, PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
P10 Industries N/A 621.72% 182.03%
Eaton Corporation, PLC 9.95% 12.93% 6.40%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.6% of P10 Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.8% of Eaton Corporation, PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Eaton Corporation, PLC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares P10 Industries and Eaton Corporation, PLC’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.47) -0.40
Eaton Corporation, PLC $19.83 billion 1.61 $3.22 billion $4.38 16.35

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

Risk & Volatility

P10 Industries has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eaton Corporation, PLC has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Eaton Corporation, PLC pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. P10 Industries does not pay a dividend. Eaton Corporation, PLC pays out 54.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. P10 Industries has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for P10 Industries and Eaton Corporation, PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eaton Corporation, PLC 2 9 7 0 2.28

Eaton Corporation, PLC has a consensus target price of $79.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.29%. Given Eaton Corporation, PLC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Eaton Corporation, PLC is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Summary

Eaton Corporation, PLC beats P10 Industries on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

P10 Industries Company Profile

P10 Industries, Inc., formerly Active Power, 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.

Eaton Corporation, PLC Company Profile

Eaton Corporation (Eaton) is a diversified power management company. It is engaged in the manufacturing of electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use, and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. On January 1, 2011, it closed the acquisition of the Tuthill Coupling Group, which is a division of the Tuthill Corporation. It has five segments: Electrical Americas and Electrical Rest of World; Hydraulics; Aerospace; Truck, and Automotive. On October 1, 2010, it acquired CopperLogic, Inc. On July 15, 2010, it acquired EMC Engineers, Inc. In May 2011, it acquired Internormen Technology Group. In August 2011, it acquired IE Power, Inc. In December 2011, it acquired E.A. Pedersen Company.

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