Analyzing Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) and Fusion Fuel Green (NASDAQ:HTOO)

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUGGet Rating) and Fusion Fuel Green (NASDAQ:HTOOGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.1% of Plug Power shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.9% of Fusion Fuel Green shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Plug Power shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.7% of Fusion Fuel Green shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Plug Power and Fusion Fuel Green’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Plug Power $502.34 million 21.93 -$459.96 million ($0.97) -19.65
Fusion Fuel Green N/A N/A $27.88 million N/A N/A

Fusion Fuel Green has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Plug Power.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Plug Power and Fusion Fuel Green, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Plug Power 1 4 15 0 2.70
Fusion Fuel Green 0 0 1 0 3.00

Plug Power currently has a consensus target price of $36.24, indicating a potential upside of 90.13%. Fusion Fuel Green has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 187.69%. Given Fusion Fuel Green’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Fusion Fuel Green is more favorable than Plug Power.

Risk and Volatility

Plug Power has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fusion Fuel Green has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Plug Power and Fusion Fuel Green’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Plug Power -97.29% -11.78% -9.42%
Fusion Fuel Green N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Fusion Fuel Green beats Plug Power on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Plug Power Company Profile (Get Rating)

Plug Power Inc. provides hydrogen fuel cell turnkey solutions for the mobility, material handling, and stationary power markets in North America and internationally. It focuses on proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell and fuel processing technologies, and fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies, as well as related hydrogen and green hydrogen generation, storage, and dispensing infrastructure. The company offers GenDrive, a hydrogen-fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to material handling electric vehicles; GenFuel, a liquid hydrogen fueling delivery, generation, storage, and dispensing system; GenCare, an ongoing internet of things-based maintenance and service program for GenDrive and GenSure fuel cells, GenFuel hydrogen storage and dispensing products, and ProGen engines; and GenSure, a stationary fuel cell solution that offers modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors. It also provides GenKey, an integrated turn-key solution for transitioning to fuel cell power; ProGen, a fuel cell stack and engine technology used in mobility and stationary fuel cell systems, and as engines in electric delivery vans; and GenFuel Electrolyzer, a hydrogen generator optimized for clean hydrogen production. The company offers its products to retail distribution and manufacturing businesses through a direct product sales force, original equipment manufacturers, and dealer networks. It has a strategic partnership with Airbus SE to decarbonize air travel and airport operations with green hydrogen; and Fortescue Future Industries to manufacture electrolyzer technology in Australia. Plug Power Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Latham, New York.

Fusion Fuel Green Company Profile (Get Rating)

Fusion Fuel Green PLC focuses on the production of hydrogen in Portugal, Southern Europe, and Morocco. The company intends to provide hydrogen generators to clients that operate their own green hydrogen plants; green hydrogen as an output from green hydrogen plants; and operational and monitoring services of green hydrogen plants using fusion fuel hydrogen generators. It serves natural gas networks and grids, ammonia producers, oil refineries, regulators, and related government departments. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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