Contrasting Jason Industries (JASN) and P10 Industries (PIOI)

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jason Industries $676.53 million 0.05 $68.19 million ($3.04) -0.39
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.47) -0.40

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

Volatility and Risk

Jason Industries has a beta of 0.1, indicating that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, P10 Industries has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.1% of Jason Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jason Industries -9.80% -46.40% -0.63%
P10 Industries N/A 621.72% 182.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Jason Industries and P10 Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Jason Industries currently has a consensus target price of $3.25, suggesting a potential upside of 173.11%. Given Jason Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Summary

P10 Industries beats Jason Industries on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jason Industries

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.

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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