ITT (NYSE: ITT) and P10 Industries (OTCMKTS:PIOIQ) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ITT 8.29% 14.12% 5.84%
P10 Industries N/A -50.96% -47.93%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.4% of ITT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of ITT shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held by company 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.

Dividends

ITT pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. P10 Industries does not pay a dividend. ITT pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. P10 Industries has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for ITT and P10 Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ITT 0 1 11 0 2.92
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

ITT currently has a consensus target price of $50.38, indicating a potential downside of 3.29%. Given ITT’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ITT is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ITT $2.41 billion 1.91 $186.10 million $2.33 22.36
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) -6.33

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

Summary

ITT beats P10 Industries on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ITT

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered critical components and technology solutions for industrial markets. The Company’s product and service offerings are organized in four segments: Industrial Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions and Control Technologies. Industrial Process manufactures engineered fluid process equipment, and is a provider of plant optimization, solutions and aftermarket services and parts. Motion Technologies manufactures brake components, shock absorbers and damping technologies for the automotive, truck and trailer, public bus and rail transportation markets. Interconnect Solutions manufactures and designs a range of engineered connector solutions that makes it possible to transfer signal and power between electronic devices. Control Technologies manufactures equipment, including actuation, valves, and noise and energy absorption components for the aerospace and defense, and industrial markets.

About P10 Industries

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.

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