CDTi Advanced Materials (NASDAQ:CDTI) and Perma-Pipe International (NASDAQ:PPIH) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.9% of CDTi Advanced Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of Perma-Pipe International shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of CDTi Advanced Materials shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.9% of Perma-Pipe International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares CDTi Advanced Materials and Perma-Pipe International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CDTi Advanced Materials||-21.21%||-85.75%||-32.97%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CDTi Advanced Materials and Perma-Pipe International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CDTi Advanced Materials||$28.35 million||0.09||-$5.28 million||($1.65)||-0.36|
|Perma-Pipe International||$105.25 million||0.66||-$9.97 million||N/A||N/A|
CDTi Advanced Materials has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Perma-Pipe International.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CDTi Advanced Materials and Perma-Pipe International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CDTi Advanced Materials||0||1||0||0||2.00|
CDTi Advanced Materials currently has a consensus target price of $1.00, suggesting a potential upside of 66.67%. Given CDTi Advanced Materials’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe CDTi Advanced Materials is more favorable than Perma-Pipe International.
Volatility and Risk
CDTi Advanced Materials has a beta of 2.58, suggesting that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Pipe International has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Perma-Pipe International beats CDTi Advanced Materials on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CDTi Advanced Materials
CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. provides technology and solutions to the automotive emissions control markets in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Its catalyst products include synergized- platinum group metal (PGM) diesel oxidation catalysts, zero-PGM catalysts, selective catalytic reduction catalysts, and base-metal activated rhodium support catalysts. The company supplies its coated substrates directly to exhaust systems manufacturers; and catalyst technologies to automakers, heavy duty truck manufacturers, catalyst manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and retrofitters. CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Oxnard, California.
About Perma-Pipe International
Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engineers, designs, manufactures, and sells specialty piping, and leak detection and location systems. It offers various piping systems, including industrial and secondary containment piping systems for transporting chemicals, hazardous fluids, and petroleum products; insulated and jacketed piping systems for district heating and cooling; and coating and/or insulation of oil and gas gathering flow and long lines for oil and mineral transportation. The company sells its products in the United States, the Middle East, Canada, India, and internationally. The company was formerly known as MFRI, Inc. and changed its name to Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. in March 2017. Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Niles, Illinois.
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