Head-To-Head Comparison: Pioneer Power Solutions (PPSI) and WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH (WSTI)

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

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.

Insider & Institutional 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Pioneer Power Solutions and WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH, as reported 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, suggesting a potential upside of 54.74%. Given Pioneer Power Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pioneer Power Solutions is more favorable than WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pioneer Power Solutions and WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH’s top-line 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.

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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