WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH (OTCMKTS:WSTI) and Pioneer Power Solutions (NASDAQ:PPSI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH and Pioneer Power Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
Pioneer Power Solutions has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.94%. Given Pioneer Power Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pioneer Power Solutions is more favorable than WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH and Pioneer Power Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pioneer Power Solutions.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.0% of WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.5% of Pioneer Power Solutions 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH has a beta of 3.89, meaning that its share price is 289% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pioneer Power Solutions has a beta of 1.38, meaning that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH and Pioneer Power Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Pioneer Power Solutions beats WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About WINDSTREAM TECH/SH SH
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.
About Pioneer Power Solutions
Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, sells, and services specialty electrical transmission, distribution, and on-site power generation equipment in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Transmission & Distribution Solutions and Critical Power Solutions. The Transmission & Distribution Solutions segment offers liquid-filled and dry-type power, distribution, and specialty electrical transformers used in the control and conditioning of electrical current; and magnetically-driven solutions to ensure clean power and eliminate issues caused by harmonics and transients. The Critical Power Solutions segment provides engine-generator sets, uninterruptible power supply systems, and proprietary technology solutions, GenMax; maintenance, repair, and support services; and remote monitoring and automated control systems. It serves electrical utilities, independent power providers, electrical co-ops, industrial companies, commercial users, electric equipment wholesalers, municipal power systems, engineering and construction firms, and various electrical distributors through its direct sales force and a network of independent sales agents. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of Provident Pioneer Partners, L.P.