Axion Power International (AXPW) versus Atkore International Group (ATKR) Head-To-Head Comparison

Axion Power International (OTCMKTS:AXPW) and Atkore International Group (NYSE:ATKR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Axion Power International and Atkore International Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Axion Power International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Atkore International Group 0 2 1 0 2.33

Atkore International Group has a consensus price target of $29.33, suggesting a potential upside of 59.33%. Given Atkore International Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atkore International Group is more favorable than Axion Power International.

Profitability

This table compares Axion Power International and Atkore International Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Axion Power International N/A N/A N/A
Atkore International Group 7.12% 56.38% 10.12%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Axion Power International and Atkore International Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Axion Power International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Atkore International Group $1.50 billion 0.56 $84.63 million $1.27 14.50

Atkore International Group has higher revenue and earnings than Axion Power International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Atkore International Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Axion Power International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 68.8% of Atkore International Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Atkore International Group beats Axion Power International on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Axion Power International

Axion Power International, Inc., an energy solutions company, develops carbon/lead batteries. The company sells batteries, energy storage systems, and engineering services. Its PbC (lead carbon) batteries and battery components are used in energy system storage functions. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

About Atkore International Group

Atkore International Group Inc. manufactures and distributes electrical raceway products in the United States and internationally. The company's electrical raceway products include electrical conduits and fittings, armored cable and fittings, cable trays and mounting systems, and fittings for the non-residential construction, renovation markets, and mechanical products and solutions (MP&S) for the construction, and industrial markets. It also offers MP&S products comprising metal framing and fittings, mechanical pipes, flexible sprinkler drops, and barbed tapes, as well as construction services for the construction and industrial markets. The company offers its products under the Allied Tube & Conduit, AFC Cable Systems, Heritage Plastics, Unistrut, Power-Strut, and Cope and Calpipe, as well as other sub-brands. Atkore International Group Inc. serves a group of end markets, including new construction; maintenance, repair, and remodel, as well as infrastructure; diversified industrials; alternative power generation; healthcare; data centers; and government through electrical, industrial, and specialty distributors, as well as original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Harvey, Illinois.

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