American Superconductor (NASDAQ: AMSC) and Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE:KMR) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
25.4% of American Superconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of American Superconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares American Superconductor and Kinder Morgan Management’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|American Superconductor||$75.19 million||1.41||-$27.37 million||($2.00)||-2.53|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.85||56.60|
Kinder Morgan Management has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American Superconductor. American Superconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kinder Morgan Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for American Superconductor and Kinder Morgan Management, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kinder Morgan Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
American Superconductor presently has a consensus target price of $7.14, indicating a potential upside of 41.16%. Given American Superconductor’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe American Superconductor is more favorable than Kinder Morgan Management.
Risk and Volatility
American Superconductor has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares American Superconductor and Kinder Morgan Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kinder Morgan Management||N/A||N/A||N/A|
American Superconductor beats Kinder Morgan Management on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
American Superconductor Company Profile
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wind and Grid. Through the Company’s Windtec Solutions brand, the Wind business segment enables manufacturers to field wind turbines. Through the Company’s Gridtec Solutions, the Grid business segment enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power. AMSC supplies power electronics and control systems, licenses its engineered wind turbine designs and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. The Company provides a range of power electronics and software-based control systems. AMSC provides transmission planning services that enable it to identify power grid congestion and other risks. The Company also sells grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems.
Kinder Morgan Management Company Profile
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P (KMP), and manages and controls its business and affairs pursuant to a delegation of control agreement. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP). Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among the Company, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to the Company, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.
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