Financial Comparison: Global Power Equipment Group (GLPW) versus Jason Industries (JASN)

Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN) and Global Power Equipment Group (OTCMKTS:GLPW) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Jason Industries and Global Power Equipment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jason Industries -9.95% N/A -0.53%
Global Power Equipment Group -13.08% -64.02% -21.06%

Risk & Volatility

Jason Industries has a beta of 0.38, suggesting that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Power Equipment Group has a beta of 2.15, suggesting that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Jason Industries and Global Power Equipment Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Global Power Equipment Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Jason Industries presently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 89.87%. Given Jason Industries’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

35.4% of Jason Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.0% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jason Industries and Global Power Equipment Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jason Industries $705.52 million 0.09 -$66.87 million ($3.01) -0.79
Global Power Equipment Group $418.59 million 0.17 -$43.61 million ($2.60) -1.51

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

Summary

Jason Industries beats Global Power Equipment Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jason Industries Company Profile

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.

Global Power Equipment Group Company Profile

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company providing an array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. The Products segment includes two primary product categories: Electrical Solutions, which provides custom-configured electrical houses and generator enclosures for various industries. The Services segment provides lifecycle maintenance, repair, on-site specialty support, outage management, construction and fabrication services for the power generation, industrial, chemical/petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries. Its products portfolio span from auxiliary equipment for gas turbines to small, high alloy parts, such as seals, shims and brackets. It also offers a range of services that have been managing plant asset value, including general and specialty construction, maintenance and modification, and plant management support services.

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