Contrasting P10 Industries (PIOIQ) and ITT (ITT)

P10 Industries (OTCMKTS: PIOIQ) and ITT (NYSE:ITT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

ITT pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. P10 Industries does not pay a dividend. ITT pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ITT has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares P10 Industries and ITT’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) -6.33
ITT $2.41 billion 1.97 $186.10 million $2.33 23.09

ITT has higher revenue and earnings than P10 Industries. P10 Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ITT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.5% of ITT shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of ITT shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares P10 Industries and ITT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
P10 Industries N/A -50.96% -47.93%
ITT 8.29% 14.12% 5.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for P10 Industries and ITT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
ITT 0 1 10 0 2.91

ITT has a consensus price target of $50.86, suggesting a potential downside of 5.49%. Given ITT’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ITT is more favorable than P10 Industries.

Summary

ITT beats P10 Industries on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

P10 Industries Company Profile

P10 Industries, Inc., formerly Active Power, Inc., focuses on monetizing intellectual property assets. The Company also focuses on acquiring businesses in the commercial and industrial markets. The Company has a range of patents available for licensing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes thermal and compressed air storage technology, which can be used in backup power applications.

ITT Company Profile

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered critical components and technology solutions for industrial markets. The Company’s product and service offerings are organized in four segments: Industrial Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions and Control Technologies. Industrial Process manufactures engineered fluid process equipment, and is a provider of plant optimization, solutions and aftermarket services and parts. Motion Technologies manufactures brake components, shock absorbers and damping technologies for the automotive, truck and trailer, public bus and rail transportation markets. Interconnect Solutions manufactures and designs a range of engineered connector solutions that makes it possible to transfer signal and power between electronic devices. Control Technologies manufactures equipment, including actuation, valves, and noise and energy absorption components for the aerospace and defense, and industrial markets.

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