Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and PowerSecure International (NYSE:POWR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Zebra Technologies Corporation and PowerSecure International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zebra Technologies Corporation||$3.59 billion||1.53||$602.00 million||($2.06)||-50.63|
Zebra Technologies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than PowerSecure International.
This table compares Zebra Technologies Corporation and PowerSecure International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Zebra Technologies Corporation||-2.98%||37.96%||6.41%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Zebra Technologies Corporation and PowerSecure International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Zebra Technologies Corporation||0||5||4||0||2.44|
Zebra Technologies Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $96.83, indicating a potential downside of 7.16%. Given Zebra Technologies Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Zebra Technologies Corporation is more favorable than PowerSecure International.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.1% of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Zebra Technologies Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Zebra Technologies Corporation beats PowerSecure International on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Zebra Technologies Corporation
Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) products. The Company’s AIDC products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, wireless local area network (WLAN) products, specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems (RTLS), related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and utilities and application software. The Company operates through two segments: Enterprise, which comprises its mobile computing, data capture, RFID and WLAN products, and services, and Legacy Zebra, which comprises barcode and card printing, location solutions, supplies and services. The Company’s products are used in automatic identification (auto ID), data collection and personal identification applications.
About PowerSecure International
PowerSecure International, Inc. is a provider of products and services to electric utilities and to their commercial, institutional and industrial customers. The Company operates through four segments: Distributed Generation, Solar Energy, Utility Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency. Its Distributed Generation segment manufactures, installs and operates electric generation equipment on site at a facility where the power is used, including commercial, institutional and industrial operations. The Solar Energy segment is operated by its PowerSecure Solar subsidiary. Its Solar Energy systems use photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to provide utilities and their customers with environmentally friendly power to augment their power requirements. The Utility Infrastructure solutions are focused on helping electric utilities design, upgrade and maintain infrastructure that enhances the efficiency of their grid systems. It has over two primary Energy Efficiency product and service offerings.
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