TPI Composites (NASDAQ:TPIC) & Broadwind Energy (BWEN) Critical Analysis

Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ: BWEN) and TPI Composites (NASDAQ:TPIC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Broadwind Energy and TPI Composites, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Broadwind Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00
TPI Composites 0 0 7 0 3.00

Broadwind Energy currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 57.89%. TPI Composites has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.52%. Given Broadwind Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Broadwind Energy is more favorable than TPI Composites.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Broadwind Energy and TPI Composites’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadwind Energy $190.14 million 0.37 $11.09 million $0.47 10.11
TPI Composites $770.37 million 0.80 $58.35 million $0.55 34.04

TPI Composites has higher revenue and earnings than Broadwind Energy. Broadwind Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TPI Composites, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.0% of Broadwind Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.0% of TPI Composites shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of Broadwind Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 73.7% of TPI Composites shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Broadwind Energy and TPI Composites’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Broadwind Energy 3.69% 4.41% 2.54%
TPI Composites 2.03% 51.28% 4.35%

Summary

TPI Composites beats Broadwind Energy on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Broadwind Energy

Broadwind Energy, Inc. provides technologically advanced products and services to energy, mining and infrastructure sector customers, primarily in the United States. The Company is engaged primarily in United States wind energy industry. The Company operates through two segments: Towers and Weldments, and Gearing. The Company’s Towers and Weldments segment manufactures towers for wind turbines, specifically the large and heavier wind towers that are designed for multiple megawatt (MW) wind turbines. The Company’s Gearing segment engineers, builds and remanufactures precision gears and gearing systems for oil and gas, wind energy, mining, steel and other industrial applications. Within the United States wind energy industry, it provides products and services to wind turbine manufacturers. It also provides precision gearing and specialty weldments to a range of industrial customers for oil and gas, mining, steel and other industrial applications.

About TPI Composites

TPI Composites, Inc. manufactures composite wind blades. The Company operates through four segments. The United States segment includes the manufacturing of wind blades at its Newton, Iowa plant; the manufacturing of precision molding and assembly systems used for the manufacture of wind blades in its Warren, Rhode Island facility, and the manufacturing of composite solutions for the transportation industry, which it also conducts in its Rhode Island and Massachusetts facilities. The Asia segment includes the manufacturing of wind blades in facilities in Taicang Port, China and two in Dafeng, China; the manufacturing of precision molding and assembly systems in its Taicang City, China facility; the manufacturing of components in its second Taicang Port, China facility, and wind blade inspection and repair services. The Mexico segment manufactures wind blades from a facility in Juarez, Mexico. The Middle East and Africa segment manufactures wind blades from a facility in Izmir, Turkey.

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