Head-To-Head Review: American Power Group (APGI) versus BWX Technologies (BWXT)

American Power Group (OTCMKTS:APGI) and BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

BWX Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. American Power Group does not pay a dividend. BWX Technologies pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BWX Technologies has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Power Group and BWX Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Power Group $1.86 million 3.10 -$7.55 million N/A N/A
BWX Technologies $1.69 billion 2.74 $147.84 million $2.05 22.66

BWX Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than American Power Group.

Risk and Volatility

American Power Group has a beta of 7.43, suggesting that its share price is 643% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BWX Technologies has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for American Power Group and BWX Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Power Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
BWX Technologies 1 4 3 0 2.25

BWX Technologies has a consensus target price of $61.29, suggesting a potential upside of 31.94%. Given BWX Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BWX Technologies is more favorable than American Power Group.

Profitability

This table compares American Power Group and BWX Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Power Group N/A N/A N/A
BWX Technologies 10.81% 68.96% 14.07%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.9% of BWX Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 75.8% of American Power Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of BWX Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

BWX Technologies beats American Power Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Power Group Company Profile

American Power Group Corporation provides patented dual fuel conversion system for primary and back-up diesel generators, and mid-to heavy-duty vehicular diesel engines in North America and internationally. It operates through two segments, Dual Fuel Conversion Operations and Natural Gas Liquids Operations. The company's dual fuel conversion system is a fuel delivery enhancement system that converts existing diesel engines into engines, which run on diesel fuel and compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas; diesel fuel and pipeline gas, well-head gas, or approved bio-methane; and diesel. It also provides flare capture and recovery services to oil and gas production companies. The company was formerly known as GreenMan Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to American Power Group Corporation in August 2012. American Power Group Corporation was founded in 1992 and is based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

BWX Technologies Company Profile

BWX Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells nuclear components to the United States government. The company operates in three segments: Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, and Nuclear Energy. The Nuclear Operations segment offers precision naval nuclear components and reactors; close-tolerance and equipment for nuclear applications; and components for defense applications, as well as critical nuclear components, fuels, and assemblies for government and other uses. This segment also converts or downblends high-enriched uranium into low-enriched fuel for use in commercial reactors to generate electricity. The Technical Services segment provides uranium processing, environmental site restoration, and management and operating services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities. The Nuclear Energy segment designs, licenses, manufactures, and delivers commercial nuclear steam generators, pressure vessels, reactor components, heat exchangers, and other auxiliary equipment, including containers for the storage of spent nuclear fuel and other waste. This segment also offers engineering and licensing services for new nuclear plant designs; services for steam generators and balance of plant equipment; and nondestructive examination and tooling/repair solutions for other plant systems and components. The company was formerly known as The Babcock & Wilcox Company and changed its name to BWX Technologies, Inc. in June 2015. BWX Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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