Critical Contrast: Polaris (NYSE:PII) vs. ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ:ADSE)

Polaris (NYSE:PIIGet Rating) and ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ:ADSEGet Rating) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Polaris and ADS-TEC Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Polaris 5.24% 43.24% 10.35%
ADS-TEC Energy N/A N/A -6.37%

Volatility & Risk

Polaris has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ADS-TEC Energy has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Polaris and ADS-TEC Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Polaris $8.20 billion 0.75 $493.90 million $6.90 14.95
ADS-TEC Energy $39.08 million 6.89 -$103.69 million N/A N/A

Polaris has higher revenue and earnings than ADS-TEC Energy.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.5% of Polaris shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Polaris shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Polaris and ADS-TEC Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Polaris 2 4 6 1 2.46
ADS-TEC Energy 0 0 1 1 3.50

Polaris currently has a consensus target price of $128.17, indicating a potential upside of 24.26%. ADS-TEC Energy has a consensus target price of $15.50, indicating a potential upside of 180.80%. Given ADS-TEC Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ADS-TEC Energy is more favorable than Polaris.

Summary

Polaris beats ADS-TEC Energy on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Polaris Company Profile (Get Rating)

Polaris Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets power sports vehicles worldwide. It operates through six segments: ORV, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, Global Adjacent Markets, Aftermarket, and Boats. The company offers off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles; snowmobiles and snow bikes conversion kit systems; motorcycles; and low emission, light duty hauling, passenger, and industrial vehicles. It also produces replacement parts and accessories comprising winches, bumper/brushguards, plows, racks, wheels and tires, pull-behinds, cab systems, lighting and audio systems, cargo box accessories, tracks, and oil for ORVs; snowmobile accessories, which comprise covers, traction products, electric starters, reverse kits, tracks, bags, windshields, oil, and lubricants; and motorcycle accessories, including e saddle bags, handlebars, backrests, exhausts, windshields, seats, oil, and various chrome accessories. In addition, the company offers gear and apparel, such as helmets, jackets, gloves, pants, hats, goggles, boots, bibs, and leathers; off-road Jeep and truck accessories; and pontoon and deck boats. The company provides its products through dealers and distributors, and online; and aftermarket parts, garments, and accessories through 101 brick-and-mortar retail centers, call centers, and e-commerce sites. The company was formerly known as Polaris Industries Inc. Polaris Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Medina, Minnesota.

ADS-TEC Energy Company Profile (Get Rating)

ADS-TEC Energy PLC, a B2B technology company, develops, manufactures, and services intelligent battery buffered energy systems. The company offers ChargeBox, a battery storage system that integrates inverter, climate control, energy management, security/firewall, and communication units; and ChargeTrailer, a mobile high power charging system in the form of a truck trailer. It also provides PowerBooster, a battery system that delivers high levels of power for the charging process; Storage Rack System, a scalable battery system; and Storage Container System, a custom battery system for large-scale applications as 20- or 40-foot container solutions. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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