Head to Head Contrast: Puradyn Filter Technologies (PFTI) versus Superior Industries International (SUP)

Puradyn Filter Technologies (OTCMKTS:PFTI) and Superior Industries International (NYSE:SUP) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Puradyn Filter Technologies has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superior Industries International has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Puradyn Filter Technologies and Superior Industries International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Puradyn Filter Technologies $2.25 million 1.84 -$1.23 million N/A N/A
Superior Industries International $1.11 billion 0.11 -$6.20 million $1.10 4.49

Puradyn Filter Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Superior Industries International.

Dividends

Superior Industries International pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. Puradyn Filter Technologies does not pay a dividend. Superior Industries International pays out 32.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Puradyn Filter Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Superior Industries International shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.5% of Puradyn Filter Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Superior Industries International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Puradyn Filter Technologies and Superior Industries International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Puradyn Filter Technologies -8.26% N/A -18.03%
Superior Industries International 0.88% 9.82% 2.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Puradyn Filter Technologies and Superior Industries International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Puradyn Filter Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Superior Industries International 0 2 3 0 2.60

Superior Industries International has a consensus price target of $13.25, indicating a potential upside of 168.22%. Given Superior Industries International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Superior Industries International is more favorable than Puradyn Filter Technologies.

Summary

Superior Industries International beats Puradyn Filter Technologies on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Puradyn Filter Technologies

Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes bypass oil filtration systems for use with internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment that use lubricating oil worldwide. The company offers its products under the Puradyn trademark. Its Puradyn systems clean oil by providing a second circuit of oil filtration and treatment to continually remove solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants from the oil through a filtration and evaporation process. The company also manufactures disposable replacement filter elements for the Puradyn system. It serves oil and gas services, power generation, construction and forestry, commercial marine, mining, and transportation industries. The company's products are marketed to various industries that include hydraulic applications and other users of engines or equipment that utilize up to 50 weight oil for lubrication. It markets and sells its products directly, as well as through manufacturer's representatives, distributors, or other agents to OEMs, other distributors, and national accounts. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Boynton Beach, Florida.

About Superior Industries International

Superior Industries International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells aluminum wheels to the original equipment manufacturers in North America. It supplies cast aluminum wheels to the automobile and light truck manufacturers. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

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