Hillenbrand (HI) and Powin Energy (PWON) Financial Comparison

Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI) and Powin Energy (OTCMKTS:PWON) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.4% of Hillenbrand shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Hillenbrand shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 72.6% of Powin Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Hillenbrand pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Powin Energy does not pay a dividend. Hillenbrand pays out 34.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hillenbrand has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Hillenbrand and Powin Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hillenbrand 0 1 1 0 2.50
Powin Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hillenbrand currently has a consensus target price of $59.50, suggesting a potential upside of 37.03%. Given Hillenbrand’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hillenbrand is more favorable than Powin Energy.

Risk & Volatility

Hillenbrand has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Powin Energy has a beta of -2.58, suggesting that its stock price is 358% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hillenbrand and Powin Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hillenbrand $1.77 billion 1.53 $76.60 million $2.43 17.87
Powin Energy $5.17 million 14.88 -$15.54 million N/A N/A

Hillenbrand has higher revenue and earnings than Powin Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Hillenbrand and Powin Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hillenbrand 4.33% 21.01% 7.97%
Powin Energy -89.07% N/A -102.29%

Summary

Hillenbrand beats Powin Energy on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hillenbrand

Hillenbrand, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group segment designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and services process and material handling equipment and systems for various industries, including plastics, food and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fertilizers, minerals and mining, energy, wastewater treatment, and forest products. It provides compounding equipment comprising twin screw compounding and extrusion machines under the Coperion brand; and material handling equipment, such as pneumatic and hydraulic conveying equipment, high-precision feeders, and blenders, as well as rotary, diverter, and slide gate valves under the Coperion and Coperion K-Tron brand names. This segment also offers size reduction equipment under the Pennsylvania Crusher, Gundlach, and Jeffrey Rader brands; screening and separating equipment under the Rotex brand name; piston and piston diaphragm pump technology under the ABEL brand; pinch and duckbill check valves under the Red Valve, Tideflex Technologies, and RKL Controls brand names; and replacement parts and services. In addition, it sells equipment and systems to customers directly, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. The Batesville segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells funeral services products and solutions, such as burial caskets; cremation caskets, and urns; selection room display fixtures for funeral homes; personalization and memorialization products and services; and Web-based applications consisting of funeral planning, Website products, and back office software for licensed funeral homes to licensed funeral professionals operating licensed funeral establishments. This segment develops and markets operational management software solutions for cemeteries. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.

About Powin Energy

Powin Energy Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and provides integrated battery energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications. Its primary product is the Stack140, a modular, flexible, purpose-built battery string that is scalable from a single unit to multiple megawatts of capacity. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon.

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