Financial Review: OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLN) & Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ:PLPC)

Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ:PLPCGet Rating) and OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLNGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.


This table compares Preformed Line Products and OriginClear’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Preformed Line Products 9.33% 18.11% 11.35%
OriginClear -84.46% N/A -165.41%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Preformed Line Products and OriginClear’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Preformed Line Products $637.02 million 1.23 $54.40 million $12.69 12.42
OriginClear $10.38 million 1.41 -$10.79 million N/A N/A

Preformed Line Products has higher revenue and earnings than OriginClear.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Preformed Line Products and OriginClear, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Preformed Line Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
OriginClear 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Preformed Line Products has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OriginClear has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Preformed Line Products beats OriginClear on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Preformed Line Products

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Preformed Line Products Co. engages in the provision of products and systems employed in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for the energy, telecommunication, cable operators, information, and other similar industries. It operates through the following geographical segments: PLP-USA, Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. The PLP-USA segment is involved in manufacturing traditional products primarily supporting domestic energy, telecommunications, and solar products. The Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific segments focuses on supporting energy, telecommunications, data communication, and solar products in each respective geographical region. The company was founded by Thomas F. Peterson in 1947 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, OH.

About OriginClear

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OriginClear, Inc. engages in the provision and development of water cleanup technology. The company was founded by T. Riggs Eckelberry and Nicholas Eckelberry on June 1, 2007 and is headquartered in Clearwater, FL.

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