Contrasting of Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. (PPSI) and AO Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) – The Moveefy

Both Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:PPSI) and A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) compete on a level playing field in the Industrial Electrical Equipment industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. 97.58M 0.46 4.25M -0.32 0.00
A. O. Smith Corporation 3.19B 2.69 444.20M 2.58 20.34

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 has Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. and A. O. Smith Corporation’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. -4.36% 0% 0%
A. O. Smith Corporation 13.92% 25.7% 14.5%

Volatility & Risk

A 1.39 beta indicates that Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. is 39.00% more volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500. A. O. Smith Corporation’s 38.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.38 beta.


Pioneer Power Solutions Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1 while its Quick Ratio is 0.5. On the competitive side is, A. O. Smith Corporation which has a 2.1 Current Ratio and a 1.7 Quick Ratio. A. O. Smith Corporation is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Pioneer Power Solutions Inc.


Meanwhile, A. O. Smith Corporation’s annual dividend is $0.76 per share and it also boasts of a 1.49% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Pioneer Power Solutions Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is delivered Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. and A. O. Smith Corporation’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
A. O. Smith Corporation 0 2 2 2.50

Meanwhile, A. O. Smith Corporation’s average price target is $53.5, while its potential upside is 4.59%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. and A. O. Smith Corporation has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 26.9% and 96.1%. Insiders held roughly 62.02% of Pioneer Power Solutions Inc.’s shares. Comparatively, A. O. Smith Corporation has 0.6% of it’s share held by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. -7.34% 1.2% 7.66% -3.04% -33.42% -3.62%
A. O. Smith Corporation -1.57% 9.69% 11.18% -11.56% -15.4% 22.95%

For the past year Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. had bearish trend while A. O. Smith Corporation had bullish trend.


A. O. Smith Corporation beats on 13 of the 13 factors Pioneer Power Solutions Inc.

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, gas tankless, electric water heaters, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. The company offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; commercial boilers for use in space heating applications for hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings; and expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. It also provides heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers; and air purification products. The company distributes its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, as well as through retail channels consisting of hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms. A. O. Smith Corporation is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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