Head-To-Head Analysis: Paul Mueller (OTCMKTS:MUEL) & NuScale Power (NYSE:SMR)

NuScale Power (NYSE:SMRGet Free Report) and Paul Mueller (OTCMKTS:MUELGet Free Report) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Risk and Volatility

NuScale Power has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paul Mueller has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NuScale Power and Paul Mueller’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NuScale Power $11.80 million 119.65 -$57.07 million ($0.66) -9.33
Paul Mueller $191.52 million 0.29 $3.61 million $12.30 4.12

Paul Mueller has higher revenue and earnings than NuScale Power. NuScale Power is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Paul Mueller, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares NuScale Power and Paul Mueller’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NuScale Power -654.97% -43.96% -33.64%
Paul Mueller 6.04% 32.27% 9.59%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for NuScale Power and Paul Mueller, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NuScale Power 0 2 1 0 2.33
Paul Mueller 0 0 0 0 N/A

NuScale Power presently has a consensus price target of $12.17, suggesting a potential upside of 97.51%. Given NuScale Power’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe NuScale Power is more favorable than Paul Mueller.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.7% of NuScale Power shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of NuScale Power shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Paul Mueller shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Paul Mueller beats NuScale Power on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NuScale Power

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NuScale Power Corporation engages in the development and sale of modular light water reactor nuclear power plants to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, hydrogen production, and other process heat applications. It offers NuScale Power Module (NPM), a water reactor that can generate 77 megawatts of electricity (MWe); and VOYGR power plant designs for three facility sizes that are capable of housing from one to four and six or twelve NPMs. NuScale Power Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. NuScale Power Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

About Paul Mueller

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Paul Mueller Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides manufactured equipment and components in North America, Asia, the Far East, the Netherlands, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Dairy Farm Equipment, Industrial Equipment, and Transportation segments. The Dairy Farm Equipment segment offers milk cooling and storage equipment and accessories, refrigeration units, and heat recovery equipment for use on dairy farms to independent dealers for resale, and directly to farmers; and services for farmers, as well as milk coolers for rent to farmers. The Industrial Equipment segment provides biopharmaceutical and pure water equipment; heat transfer products; and stainless steel, alloy processing, and storage tanks, as well as food, beverage, chemical, and industrial processing equipment. The Transportation segment transports products to customers and field fabrication sites; backhauls materials; and provides contract carriage services for third parties. It serves its products in various industries, including animal health, beverage, brewing, chemical, dairy farm, dairy processing, food, heat transfer, HVAC, industrial construction, oil and gas, personal care, pharmaceutical, pure water, tank fabrication, and wine. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

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