Financial Review: Profire Energy (PFIE) vs. Suez Environnement (OTCMKTS:SZEVY)

Profire Energy (NASDAQ: PFIE) and Suez Environnement (OTCMKTS:SZEVY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Dividends

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Suez Environnement pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Profire Energy does not pay a dividend. Suez Environnement pays out 65.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.



Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Profire Energy and Suez Environnement, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Profire Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00
Suez Environnement 1 3 2 0 2.17

Profire Energy presently has a consensus price target of $2.25, suggesting a potential downside of 30.98%. Given Profire Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Profire Energy is more favorable than Suez Environnement.

Volatility & Risk

Profire Energy has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suez Environnement has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.4% of Profire Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Suez Environnement shares are held by institutional investors. 51.1% of Profire Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Profire Energy and Suez Environnement’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Profire Energy 11.62% 10.43% 9.68%
Suez Environnement N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Profire Energy and Suez Environnement’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Profire Energy $38.29 million 4.16 $4.44 million $0.09 36.22
Suez Environnement $17.94 billion 0.50 $341.12 million $0.40 18.28

Suez Environnement has higher revenue and earnings than Profire Energy. Suez Environnement is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Profire Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Profire Energy beats Suez Environnement on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Profire Energy Company Profile

Profire Energy, Inc. is an oilfield technology company. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of developing combustion management technologies for the oil and gas industry. It specializes in the creation of burner-management systems, used on a range of oilfield natural-draft fire tube vessels. It offers burner-management systems, which help to ignite, monitor and manage the burner flame. Its solution, the PF3100, helps manage and synchronize custom applications helping oilfield producers meet deadlines through an off-the-shelf solution with dynamic customization. It also sells complementary oilfield products. Such products help manage fuel flow (such as valves and fuel trains), meter air flow (such as airplates), generate power on-site (such as solar packages), ignite and direct flame (such as flare stack igniter and nozzles), and other functions. In addition to the burner-management systems and complementary technologies, it also offers chemical-management systems.

Suez Environnement Company Profile

SUEZ SA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water and waste cycle management business. The company operates through five segments: Water Europe, Recycling and Recovery Europe, International, Water Technologies & Solutions, and Other. It provides water distribution and treatment services to individuals, local authorities, and industrial clients; waste collection and treatment services, including collection, sorting, recycling, composting, energy recovery, and landfilling for non-hazardous and hazardous waste for local authorities and industrial clients. The company also offers consulting services; and engineering and construction contracts and other services. SUEZ SA was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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