Head to Head Contrast: Hydrogenics Corporation (HYGS) versus (HYGSD)

Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and (NASDAQ:HYGSD) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.4% of Hydrogenics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 26.1% of Hydrogenics Corporation shares are held by 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.

Profitability

This table compares Hydrogenics Corporation and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hydrogenics Corporation -33.59% -77.82% -20.26%
N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hydrogenics Corporation and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hydrogenics Corporation $28.99 million 4.94 -$9.85 million ($0.96) -9.79
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Hydrogenics Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Hydrogenics Corporation and , as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hydrogenics Corporation 0 1 2 0 2.67
0 0 0 0 N/A

Hydrogenics Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.38%.

Summary

Hydrogenics Corporation beats on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hydrogenics Corporation Company Profile

Hydrogenics Corp is a Canada-based firm, which designs and manufactures hydrogen generation products based on water electrolysis technology, and fuel cell products based on proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology. The Company’s segments are Onsite Generation and Power Systems. The OnSite Generation segment is based in Oevel, Belgium and develops products for industrial gas, hydrogen fueling and renewable energy storage markets. The Power business segment is based in Mississauga, Canada, with a satellite facility in Gladbeck, Germany. The Company’s products include HySTAT hydrogen generation equipment and HyPM fuel cell products. It has facilities in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Oevel-Westerlo, Belgium, and Gladbeck, Germany. It also has sales and service offices in Eastern Europe and North America. The Company has operations in Belgium, Canada and Germany with satellite offices in the United States and branch offices in Russia and Indonesia. Its products are sold around the world.

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