Contrasting Terra Tech (TRTC) and TPI Composites (TPIC)

Terra Tech (OTCMKTS: TRTC) and TPI Composites (NASDAQ:TPIC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Terra Tech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.6% of TPI Composites shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Terra Tech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 58.2% of TPI Composites shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Terra Tech has a beta of -2.23, indicating that its stock price is 323% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TPI Composites has a beta of -0.95, indicating that its stock price is 195% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Terra Tech and TPI Composites’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Terra Tech -91.28% -19.68% -15.66%
TPI Composites 4.70% 31.56% 8.14%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Terra Tech and TPI Composites’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terra Tech $35.80 million 5.40 -$32.67 million N/A N/A
TPI Composites $930.28 million 0.83 $43.69 million $1.25 18.17

TPI Composites has higher revenue and earnings than Terra Tech.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Terra Tech and TPI Composites, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terra Tech 0 0 0 0 N/A
TPI Composites 0 1 7 0 2.88

TPI Composites has a consensus target price of $27.63, suggesting a potential upside of 21.64%. Given TPI Composites’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TPI Composites is more favorable than Terra Tech.

Summary

TPI Composites beats Terra Tech on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Terra Tech

Terra Tech Corp. is a cannabis-focused agriculture company. The Company operates through two segments: Hydroponic Produce and Cannabis Products. The Company, through its subsidiary, GrowOp Technology Ltd., is engaged in the design, marketing and sale of hydroponic equipment. It is also a retail seller of locally grown hydroponic produce, herbs, and floral products through its subsidiary, Edible Garden Corp. (Edible Garden). It intends to operate medical marijuana cultivation, production and dispensary facilities in Nevada through its subsidiaries, MediFarm, LLC (MediFarm), MediFarm I, LLC (MediFarm I) and MediFarm II, LLC (MediFarm II). Through its subsidiary, IVXX, Inc. (IVXX), it produces and sells a line of cannabis flowers and cigarettes, among others. The hydroponic produce segment consists of Edible Garden’s business and operations. Its cannabis products segment consists of IVXX’s business, as well as the proposed business operations of MediFarm, MediFarm I and MediFarm II.

About TPI Composites

TPI Composites, Inc. manufactures and sells composite wind blades, and related precision molding and assembly systems to original equipment manufacturers. The company also provides composite solutions for the transportation industry. It operates in the United States, Asia, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was formerly known as LCSI Holding, Inc. and changed its name to TPI Composites, Inc. in 2008. TPI Composites, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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