BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT) and Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS:PSIX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.
Risk & Volatility
BWX Technologies has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.14, suggesting that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares BWX Technologies and Power Solutions International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Power Solutions International||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
94.6% of BWX Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of BWX Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares BWX Technologies 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|
|BWX Technologies||$1.69 billion||4.09||$147.84 million||$2.05||33.83|
|Power Solutions International||$389.45 million||0.28||$14.27 million||N/A||N/A|
BWX Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Power Solutions International.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for BWX Technologies and Power Solutions International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Power Solutions International||0||0||0||0||N/A|
BWX Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $64.63, suggesting a potential downside of 6.81%. Given BWX Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe BWX Technologies is more favorable than Power Solutions International.
BWX Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Power Solutions International does not pay a dividend. BWX Technologies pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BWX Technologies has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
BWX Technologies beats Power Solutions International on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
BWX Technologies Company Profile
BWX Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells nuclear components to the United States government. The company operates in three segments: Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, and Nuclear Energy. The Nuclear Operations segment offers precision naval nuclear components and reactors; close-tolerance and equipment for nuclear applications; and components for defense applications, as well as critical nuclear components, fuels, and assemblies for government and other uses. This segment also converts or downblends high-enriched uranium into low-enriched fuel for use in commercial reactors to generate electricity. The Technical Services segment provides uranium processing, environmental site restoration, and management and operating services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities. The Nuclear Energy segment designs, licenses, manufactures, and delivers commercial nuclear steam generators, pressure vessels, reactor components, heat exchangers, and other auxiliary equipment, including containers for the storage of spent nuclear fuel and other waste. This segment also offers engineering and licensing services for new nuclear plant designs; services for steam generators and balance of plant equipment; and nondestructive examination and tooling/repair solutions for other plant systems and components. The company was formerly known as The Babcock & Wilcox Company and changed its name to BWX Technologies, Inc. in June 2015. BWX Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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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