Fujitsu General (OTCMKTS:FGELF) and Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
44.0% of Profire Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 50.7% of Profire Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Fujitsu General and Profire Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Profire Energy has a consensus target price of $4.17, indicating a potential upside of 62.76%. Given Profire Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Profire Energy is more favorable than Fujitsu General.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Fujitsu General and Profire Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fujitsu General||$2.37 billion||0.74||$121.30 million||$1.11||14.53|
|Profire Energy||$38.29 million||3.21||$4.44 million||$0.09||28.44|
Fujitsu General has higher revenue and earnings than Profire Energy. Fujitsu General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Profire Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Fujitsu General and Profire Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Fujitsu General has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Profire Energy has a beta of 1.77, meaning that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Profire Energy beats Fujitsu General on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Profire Energy Company Profile
Profire Energy, Inc., an oilfield technology company, provides burner- and chemical-management products and services for the oil and gas industry primarily in the United States and Canada. It assists energy production companies in the production and transportation of oil and natural gas. The company offers burner-management systems to ignite, monitor, and manage the burner flames used in oilfield vessels, as well as complementary oilfield products, such as valves and fuel trains, airplates, solar packages, and flare stack igniters and nozzles. It also provides chemical-management systems to monitor and manage chemical-injection process to ensure that optimal levels of chemicals are injected. Profire Energy, Inc. also sells and installs its systems in France, Italy, Ukraine, India, Nigeria, the Middle East, Australia, and Brazil. The company is headquartered in Lindon, Utah.
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