Critical Analysis: EDF (ECIFY) and Power Solutions International (PSIX)

EDF (OTCMKTS: ECIFY) and Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS:PSIX) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares EDF and Power Solutions International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EDF $78.71 billion 0.50 $3.59 billion $0.25 11.00
Power Solutions International $389.45 million 0.28 $14.27 million N/A N/A

EDF has higher revenue and earnings than Power Solutions International.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of EDF shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for EDF and Power Solutions International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EDF 0 2 1 0 2.33
Power Solutions International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

EDF pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.9%. Power Solutions International does not pay a dividend. EDF pays out 120.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk and Volatility

EDF has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares EDF and Power Solutions International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EDF N/A N/A N/A
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A

Summary

EDF beats Power Solutions International on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

EDF Company Profile

Electricité de France S.A., an integrated energy company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, and trading of energies in France and internationally. It generates electricity through nuclear, fossil-fire, hydro, photovoltaic, wind, biomass, biogas, and cogeneration plants. The company also manages low and medium-voltage public distribution network; and operates, maintains, and develops high-voltage and very-high-voltage electricity transmission networks. In addition, it is involved in the commodity trading activities; and provision of energy services, including district heating services, thermal energy services, etc. As of February 14, 2017, the company supplied energy and services to approximately 36.7 million customers. It serves small businesses, local authorities, and industrial and residential customers. Electricité de France S.A. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Power Solutions International Company Profile

Power Solutions International, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and supports power systems and custom engineered integrated electrical power generation systems for industrial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of off-highway industrial equipment and on-road medium trucks and busses. It offers spark-ignited water-cooled internal combustion engines that run on alternative fuels and gasoline; power systems for on-road and off-road equipment; and other engine power products, including power take off clutch assemblies for industrial applications; and engine packaging, subsystems, kits, and componentry associated with cooling systems, electronic systems, air intake systems, fuel systems, housings and power takeoff systems, exhaust systems, hydraulic systems, and enclosures to industrial OEMs for incorporation into their applications. The company also distributes Perkins and Caterpillar diesel power systems; and designs and manufactures electronic fuel-injection systems that enable gasoline engines to be fueled by liquid propane. It serves industrial OEMs across a range of industries, including stationary electricity power generation, oil and gas, material handling, aerial work platforms, industrial sweepers, arbor, welding, airport ground support, turf, agricultural, construction, and irrigation. The company sells its products and services primarily in North America, as well as in the Pacific Rim and Europe. Power Solutions International, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Wood Dale, Illinois.

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