Perma-Pipe International (NASDAQ:PPIH – Get Rating) and Molekule Group (NASDAQ:MKUL – Get Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Perma-Pipe International and Molekule Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Perma-Pipe International||$138.55 million||0.58||$6.06 million||$0.69||14.68|
|Molekule Group||$491,249.00||59.31||-$7.92 million||($0.28)||-6.71|
Perma-Pipe International has higher revenue and earnings than Molekule Group. Molekule Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Perma-Pipe International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk and Volatility
Perma-Pipe International has a beta of 0.24, indicating that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Molekule Group has a beta of -6.71, indicating that its share price is 771% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
23.9% of Perma-Pipe International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.0% of Molekule Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Perma-Pipe International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 50.8% of Molekule Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Perma-Pipe International and Molekule Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Perma-Pipe International beats Molekule Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Perma-Pipe International
Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of specialty piping and leak detection systems. Its products include industrial and secondary containment piping systems for transporting chemicals, hazardous fluids and petroleum products, insulated and jacketed district heating and cooling piping systems for efficient energy distribution to multiple locations from central energy plants, and the coating and/or insulation of oil and gas gathering flow and long lines for oil or mineral transportation. The company was founded on October 12, 1993 and is headquartered in Spring, TX.
About Molekule Group
AeroClean Technologies is a pathogen elimination technology company. It creates solutions for hospitals, offices and many shared spaces as well as elevators, aircraft and more. AeroClean Technologies is based in NEW YORK.
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