Comparing Global Power Equipment Gr (GLPW) and CUI Global (CUI)

Global Power Equipment Gr (OTCMKTS: GLPW) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) 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 profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

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This table compares Global Power Equipment Gr and CUI Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Power Equipment Gr -17.83% -89.23% -26.71%
CUI Global -15.12% -16.70% -9.79%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Global Power Equipment Gr and CUI Global’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Power Equipment Gr $418.59 million 0.12 -$43.61 million ($3.17) -0.88
CUI Global $83.28 million 0.97 -$12.58 million ($0.54) -5.26

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.4% of Global Power Equipment Gr shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of CUI Global shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Gr shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of CUI Global shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Global Power Equipment Gr has a beta of 2, indicating that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CUI Global has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Global Power Equipment Gr and CUI Global, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Power Equipment Gr 0 0 0 0 N/A
CUI Global 0 0 2 0 3.00

CUI Global has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 252.11%. Given CUI Global’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CUI Global is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Gr.

Summary

CUI Global beats Global Power Equipment Gr on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Power Equipment Gr

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. provides custom-engineered solutions, and modification and maintenance services for customers in the energy and industrial markets worldwide. Its Mechanical Solutions segment designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, commissions, and services filter houses, inlet and exhaust systems, diverter dampers, selective catalytic reduction systems, auxiliary control skids and enclosures, expansion joints, air filtration elements, and retrofit and upgrade solutions for power generation markets. This segment also provides precision and replacement parts, filter elements, and aftermarket retrofit equipment. Its principal customers include utility-scale gas turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), owner/operators, and electric utilities, as well as engineering, procurement, and contractor (EPC) firms. The company's Electrical Solutions segment focuses on the custom engineering and manufacture of integrated control house systems, engine generator packages and enclosures, industrial tanks, and custom-engineered equipment skids for the energy, oil and gas, digital data storage, and electrical industries. This segment's principal customers comprise turbine and reciprocating engine OEMs, switchgear and drive OEMs, backup and distributed power providers, oil and gas midstream and downstream owner/operators, electric utilities, and EPC firms. Its Services segment provides nuclear power plant modification, maintenance, and construction services; fossil fuel, industrial gas, liquefied natural gas, and petrochemical operations modification and construction services; industrial painting and coating services; insulation services; asbestos and lead abatement services; and roofing system services. Global Power Equipment Group Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

About CUI Global

CUI Global, Inc. is a platform company. The Company’s segments include Power and Electromechanical, Energy and Other. The Power and Electromechanical segment includes its subsidiaries, CUI, Inc. (CUI), CUI Japan and CUI-Canada, Inc., which provide electromechanical components, including power supplies, transformers, converters, connectors and industrial controls for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its Power and Electro-Mechanical segment aggregates its product offerings into over two categories: components, including connectors, speakers, buzzers, test and measurement devices, and control solutions, including encoders and sensors, and power solutions. Its Energy segment includes its subsidiaries, Orbital Gas Systems Limited (Orbital) and the Orbital Gas Systems, North America, Inc., which consist of gas related test and measurement systems, including the GasPT, a natural gas inferential metering device. The Other segment includes corporate activity.

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