Comparing Aixtron (AIXNY) & Power Solutions International (PSIX)

Aixtron (OTCMKTS: AIXNY) and Power Solutions International (OTCMKTS:PSIX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Aixtron and Power Solutions International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aixtron 2 0 1 0 1.67
Power Solutions International 0 3 1 0 2.25

Power Solutions International has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 68.75%. Given Power Solutions International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Power Solutions International is more favorable than Aixtron.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aixtron and Power Solutions International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aixtron N/A N/A N/A ($0.22) -30.18
Power Solutions International $389.45 million 0.28 $14.27 million N/A N/A

Power Solutions International has higher revenue and earnings than Aixtron.

Profitability

This table compares Aixtron and Power Solutions International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aixtron -18.84% -13.14% -10.84%
Power Solutions International N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Aixtron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.8% of Power Solutions International shares are held by institutional investors. 56.5% of Power Solutions International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Aixtron has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Power Solutions International has a beta of 2.78, suggesting that its share price is 178% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Power Solutions International beats Aixtron on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aixtron

AIXTRON SE is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company’s technology solutions are used by a range of customers across the world to build components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in fiber optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signaling and lighting, displays, as well as a range of other technologies. The Company’s business activities include developing, producing and installing equipment for the deposition of semiconductor and other complex materials, process engineering, consulting and training, including ongoing customer support and after-sales service. The Company supplies its customers with both production-scale material deposition systems and small scale systems for research and development (R&D) or small scale production.

About Power Solutions International

Power Solutions International, Inc. is a producer and distributor of a range of low-emission power systems that run on non-diesel fuels, such as natural gas, propane and gasoline. The Company’s industrial power systems are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a range of industries with a diversified set of applications, including stationary electricity generators, oil and gas equipment, forklifts, aerial work platforms, industrial sweepers, arbor equipment, agricultural and turf equipment, aircraft ground support equipment, construction and irrigation equipment, and other industrial equipment. The Company provides alternative fuel power systems for OEMs of off-highway industrial equipment and on-road medium trucks and busses. In addition to its emission-certified power systems, the Company produces and distributes non-emission-certified power systems for industrial OEMs for particular applications in markets without emission standards.

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