Head to Head Survey: Atkore (NYSE:ATKR) and Solid Power (NASDAQ:SLDP)

Solid Power (NASDAQ:SLDPGet Rating) and Atkore (NYSE:ATKRGet Rating) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Solid Power and Atkore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solid Power N/A 14.07% 4.32%
Atkore 21.72% 92.67% 34.42%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.9% of Atkore shares are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of Solid Power shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Atkore shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Solid Power and Atkore, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solid Power 0 0 1 0 3.00
Atkore 0 1 2 0 2.67

Solid Power currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 48.57%. Atkore has a consensus target price of $127.67, suggesting a potential upside of 40.94%. Given Solid Power’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Solid Power is more favorable than Atkore.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Solid Power and Atkore’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solid Power $2.71 million 557.45 $18.09 million N/A N/A
Atkore $2.93 billion 1.39 $587.86 million $14.80 6.12

Atkore has higher revenue and earnings than Solid Power.

Summary

Atkore beats Solid Power on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Solid Power (Get Rating)

Solid Power, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of all-solid-state battery cells and solid electrolyte materials for the battery-powered electric vehicle market in the United States. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado.

About Atkore (Get Rating)

Atkore Inc. manufactures and sells electrical, safety, and infrastructure products in the United States and internationally. The company offers electrical products, including conduits cables, and installation accessories. It also provides safety and infrastructure solutions, such as metal framing, mechanical pipe, perimeter security, and cable management. The company offers its products under the Allied Tube & Conduit, AFC Cable Systems, Kaf-Tech, Heritage Plastics, Unistrut, Power-Strut, Cope, US Tray, FRE Composites, Calbond, and Calpipe brands. It serves a group of end markets, including new construction; maintenance, repair, and remodel, as well as infrastructure; diversified industrials; alternative power generation; healthcare; data centers; and government through electrical, industrial, and mechanical contractors, as well as original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Atkore International Group Inc. and changed its name to Atkore Inc. in February 2021. Atkore Inc. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Harvey, Illinois.

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