TPI Composites (NASDAQ: TPIC) and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares TPI Composites and Westport Fuel Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TPI Composites||$930.28 million||0.83||$43.69 million||$1.25||18.12|
|Westport Fuel Systems||$247.10 million||1.22||-$9.97 million||($0.44)||-5.23|
Risk and Volatility
TPI Composites has a beta of -0.94, meaning that its share price is 194% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westport Fuel Systems has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
38.7% of TPI Composites shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.3% of Westport Fuel Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 73.7% of TPI Composites shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for TPI Composites and Westport Fuel Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Westport Fuel Systems||0||1||5||0||2.83|
TPI Composites presently has a consensus target price of $27.38, suggesting a potential upside of 20.86%. Westport Fuel Systems has a consensus target price of $4.08, suggesting a potential upside of 77.54%. Given Westport Fuel Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Westport Fuel Systems is more favorable than TPI Composites.
This table compares TPI Composites and Westport Fuel Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Westport Fuel Systems||-4.08%||-50.05%||-16.86%|
TPI Composites beats Westport Fuel Systems on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
TPI Composites Company Profile
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.
Westport Fuel Systems Company Profile
Westport Fuel Systems Inc, formerly Westport Innovations Inc, is a Canada-based provider of low-emission engine and fuel system technologies utilizing gaseous fuels. It operates through the Westport Operations segment. The Westport Operations segment designs, manufactures and sells compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas components and systems to original equipment manufacturers and to aftermarket customers. Its subsidiaries design and manufacture a range of components, including pressure regulators, injectors, electronic control units, valves and filters; sell mono-fuel, bi-fuel and dual-fuel diesel blend conversion kits, and also offer full engine management systems and solutions. The Westport Operations segment has a customer base in Europe and North America, as well as in Asia, South America, and Africa.
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