Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS: PSIX) and P10 Industries (OTCMKTS:PIOIQ) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Power Solutions International and P10 Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Power Solutions International presently has a consensus price target of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 65.54%. Given Power Solutions International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Power Solutions International and P10 Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Power Solutions International $389.45 million 0.29 $14.27 million N/A N/A
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) -6.33

Power Solutions International has higher revenue and earnings than P10 Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Power Solutions International and P10 Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A
P10 Industries N/A -50.96% -47.93%

Summary

Power Solutions International beats P10 Industries on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Power Solutions International Company Profile

Power Solutions International, Inc. is a producer and distributor of a range of low-emission power systems that run on non-diesel fuels, such as natural gas, propane and gasoline. The Company’s industrial power systems are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a range of industries with a diversified set of applications, including stationary electricity generators, oil and gas equipment, forklifts, aerial work platforms, industrial sweepers, arbor equipment, agricultural and turf equipment, aircraft ground support equipment, construction and irrigation equipment, and other industrial equipment. The Company provides alternative fuel power systems for OEMs of off-highway industrial equipment and on-road medium trucks and busses. In addition to its emission-certified power systems, the Company produces and distributes non-emission-certified power systems for industrial OEMs for particular applications in markets without emission standards.

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.

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