Powin Energy (OTCMKTS:PWON) and Brady (NYSE:BRC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Powin Energy and Brady’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Powin Energy||$5.17 million||13.13||-$15.54 million||N/A||N/A|
|Brady||$1.17 billion||1.85||$91.06 million||$2.04||20.26|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
76.8% of Brady shares are held by institutional investors. 72.6% of Powin Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of Brady shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Brady pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Powin Energy does not pay a dividend. Brady pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brady has raised its dividend for 32 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Powin Energy and Brady, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Brady has a consensus price target of $42.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.81%. Given Brady’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brady is more favorable than Powin Energy.
This table compares Powin Energy and Brady’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Brady beats Powin Energy on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Powin Energy Company Profile
Powin Energy Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and provides integrated battery energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications. Its primary product is the Stack140, a modular, flexible, purpose-built battery string that is scalable from a single unit to multiple megawatts of capacity. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon.
Brady Company Profile
Brady Corporation manufactures and supplies identification solutions (IDS) and workplace safety (WPS) products to identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. The IDS segment offers safety signs, pipe markers, labeling systems, spill control products, and lockout/tagout devices for facility identification and protection; materials and printing systems for product identification, brand protection labeling, work in process labeling, and finished product identification; and hand-held printers, wire markers, sleeves, and tags for wire identification, as well as software and services for safety compliance auditing, procedure writing, and training. Its products also comprise name tags, badges, lanyards, and access control software for people identification; wristbands and labels for tracking and enhancing the safety of patients in hospitals; and custom wristbands for use in the leisure and entertainment industry, such as theme parks, concerts, and festivals. This segment serves customers in various industries, such as industrial and electronic manufacturing, healthcare, chemical, oil, gas, automotive, aerospace, governments, mass transit, electrical contractors, leisure and entertainment, telecommunications, and others through distributors, direct sales, catalog marketing, and digital channels. The WPS segment provides workplace safety and compliance products, such as safety and compliance signs, tags, labels, informational signage, asset tracking labels, first aid products, industrial warehouse and office equipment, and labor law compliance posters for various industries, including process, government, education, construction, and utilities, as well as manufacturers through catalog and digital channels. It also offers stock and custom identification products, as well as sells related resale products. Brady Corporation was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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