Power Solutions International (OTC: PSIX) and Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.
This table compares Power Solutions International and Flow International Corp’s 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|
|Flow International Corp||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Power Solutions International and Flow International Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Power Solutions International||0||3||1||0||2.25|
|Flow International Corp||1||2||4||0||2.43|
Power Solutions International currently has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 42.11%. Flow International Corp has a consensus target price of $39.25, indicating a potential upside of 8.04%. Given Power Solutions International’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than Flow International Corp.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
5.9% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Power Solutions International and Flow International Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Power Solutions International||$365.12 million||0.28||$8.42 million||N/A||N/A|
|Flow International Corp||$1.89 billion||0.81||$190.40 million||N/A||N/A|
Flow International Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Power Solutions International.
Flow International Corp beats Power Solutions International on 5 of the 8 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.
Flow International Corp Company Profile
SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components; heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies; and turn-key systems primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories primarily for customers in oil and gas, and nuclear and other conventional power industries under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. It primarily serves customers in chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, general industrial, and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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