Blink Charging (NASDAQ:BLNK) and Pioneer Power Solutions (NASDAQ:PPSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
12.1% of Blink Charging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.5% of Pioneer Power Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.8% of Blink Charging shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 56.5% of Pioneer Power Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Blink Charging and Pioneer Power Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pioneer Power Solutions||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Blink Charging presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 187.36%. Pioneer Power Solutions has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 56.56%. Given Blink Charging’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Blink Charging is more favorable than Pioneer Power Solutions.
This table compares Blink Charging and Pioneer Power Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pioneer Power Solutions||-11.61%||33.32%||7.37%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Blink Charging and Pioneer Power Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blink Charging||$2.50 million||17.90||-$75.36 million||N/A||N/A|
|Pioneer Power Solutions||$101.39 million||0.44||-$9.34 million||$0.75||6.81|
Pioneer Power Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Blink Charging.
Blink Charging beats Pioneer Power Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. owns, operates, and provides electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and networked EV charging services. The company offers residential and commercial EV charging equipment that enable EV drivers to recharge at various location types. It also provides Blink Network, a cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks various Blink EV charging stations and associated charging data, as well as provides property owners, managers, and parking companies with cloud-based services that enable the remote monitoring and management of EV charging stations and payment processing. In addition, the company provides EV charging hardware, site recommendations, and maintenance services. It has strategic partnerships across transit/destination locations, including airports, auto dealers, healthcare/medicals, hotels, mixed-use, municipal locations, multifamily residential and condos, parks and recreation areas, parking lots, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, schools and universities, stadiums, supermarkets, transportation hubs, and workplace locations. The company offers its services through field sales force and reseller partners. As of March 20, 2018, it had approximately 14,165 charging stations. It has a strategic partnership with Hubject GmbH. The company was formerly known as Car Charging Group, Inc. and changed its name to Blink Charging Co. in August 2017. Blink Charging Co. is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida.
About Pioneer Power Solutions
Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, sells, and services specialty electrical transmission, distribution, and on-site power generation equipment in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Transmission & Distribution Solutions and Critical Power Solutions. The Transmission & Distribution Solutions segment offers liquid-filled and dry-type power, distribution, and specialty electrical transformers used in the control and conditioning of electrical current; and magnetically-driven solutions to ensure clean power and eliminate issues caused by harmonics and transients. The Critical Power Solutions segment provides engine-generator sets, uninterruptible power supply systems, and proprietary technology solutions, GenMax; maintenance, repair, and support services; and remote monitoring and automated control systems. It serves electrical utilities, independent power providers, electrical co-ops, industrial companies, commercial users, electric equipment wholesalers, municipal power systems, engineering and construction firms, and various electrical distributors through its direct sales force and a network of independent sales agents. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of Provident Pioneer Partners, L.P.
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