Contrasting Power Solutions International (OTC:PSIX) & Jason Industries (JASN)

Power Solutions International (OTC: PSIX) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) 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 profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Power Solutions International and Jason Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Power Solutions International presently has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 38.46%. Jason Industries has a consensus target price of $3.25, suggesting a potential upside of 140.74%. Given Jason Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Jason Industries is more favorable than Power Solutions International.

Profitability

This table compares Power Solutions International and Jason Industries’ 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
Jason Industries -9.52% -46.40% -0.87%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.6% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.7% of Jason Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.71, meaning that its stock price is 171% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jason Industries has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Power Solutions International and Jason Industries’ 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 0.29 $8.42 million N/A N/A
Jason Industries $689.74 million 0.05 $64.12 million ($3.00) -0.45

Jason Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Power Solutions International.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats Jason Industries on 6 of the 11 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.

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.

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