Molekule Group (NASDAQ:MKUL – Get Rating) and Perma-Pipe International (NASDAQ:PPIH – Get Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Molekule Group and Perma-Pipe International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Volatility and Risk
Molekule Group has a beta of -6.71, meaning that its stock price is 771% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Pipe International has a beta of 0.24, meaning that its stock price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.0% of Molekule Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.9% of Perma-Pipe International shares are held by institutional investors. 50.8% of Molekule Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of Perma-Pipe International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Molekule Group and Perma-Pipe International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Molekule Group||$620,000.00||36.25||-$7.92 million||($0.28)||-5.18|
|Perma-Pipe International||$138.55 million||0.58||$6.06 million||$0.69||14.62|
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.
Perma-Pipe International beats Molekule Group on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
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.
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