Financial Analysis: Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) & Atkore International Group (ATKR)

Atkore International Group (NYSE: ATKR) and Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Atkore International Group and Polar Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atkore International Group 5.63% 26.22% 7.73%
Polar Power 8.59% 6.40% 5.86%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atkore International Group and Polar Power’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atkore International Group $1.50 billion 0.91 $84.63 million $1.26 17.21
Polar Power $22.80 million 2.17 $4.40 million N/A N/A

Atkore International Group has higher revenue and earnings than Polar Power.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.3% of Atkore International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.3% of Polar Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 68.8% of Atkore International Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 61.3% of Polar Power shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Atkore International Group and Polar Power, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atkore International Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Polar Power 0 1 0 0 2.00

Atkore International Group presently has a consensus price target of $23.67, indicating a potential upside of 9.11%. Polar Power has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.25%. Given Atkore International Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than Polar Power.

Summary

Atkore International Group beats Polar Power on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atkore International Group Company Profile

Atkore International Group Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical raceway products. The Company’s products are primarily offered for non-residential construction and renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Electrical Raceway and MP&S. Through the electrical raceway segment, it manufactures products that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet. The Company’s electrical raceway segment products include electrical conduit, armored cable, cable trays, mounting systems and fittings. Through the MP&S segment, it provides products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a range of structures, equipment and systems in electrical, industrial and construction applications. The Company’s MP&S segment products include metal framing products and in-line galvanized mechanical tube.

Polar Power Company Profile

Polar Power, Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling direct current (DC) power systems for applications primarily in the telecommunications, military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power and uninterruptable power supply markets. Within the telecommunications market, the Company’s DC power systems provide DC power to service applications that do not have access to the utility grid (such as off-grid applications) or have critical power needs and cannot be without power in the event of utility grid failure (such as back-up power applications). Its product offerings include DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems and DC solar hybrid power systems. The Company’s technologies include Permanent Magnet Homopolar Hybrid (PMHH) Technology and Supra Controller Technology. Its power and control system architecture is controlled by its digital control system, Supra Controller, which contains software configured to meet specific application needs.

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