Financial Contrast: PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) versus Powerbridge Technologies (NASDAQ:PBTS)

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) and Powerbridge Technologies (NASDAQ:PBTS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PDF Solutions and Powerbridge Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PDF Solutions $85.79 million 5.75 -$7.72 million ($0.24) -63.50
Powerbridge Technologies $23.15 million 1.13 $1.55 million N/A N/A

Powerbridge Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PDF Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares PDF Solutions and Powerbridge Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PDF Solutions -8.70% -3.66% -3.14%
Powerbridge Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.1% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Powerbridge Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for PDF Solutions and Powerbridge Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDF Solutions 0 0 2 0 3.00
Powerbridge Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00

PDF Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $19.75, suggesting a potential upside of 29.59%. Powerbridge Technologies has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 131.02%. Given Powerbridge Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Powerbridge Technologies is more favorable than PDF Solutions.

Summary

Powerbridge Technologies beats PDF Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides hardware, software, and intellectual property products to integrated circuit (IC) vendors in the United States, China, Taiwan, Germany, and internationally. It offers Exensio platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; Exensio Characterization, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and design-for-inspection DFI on-chip instruments; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link all device data, including fabrication and characterization data from every step of the product life cycle. The company also provides DFI Systems, such as DFI on-chip instruments, eProbe non-contactless E-beam tool, and Exensio characterization software; and Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips and pdFasTest electrical testers. In addition, it offers FIRE software, which analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Template technology that includes Templatyzer software and IP for identifying and developing a set of layout patterns. The company sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, solution service teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, out-sourced semiconductor assembly and test, and system houses in the microprocessors, memory, graphics, image sensor solutions, and communications segments. PDF Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About Powerbridge Technologies

Powerbridge Technologies Co., Ltd. provides software application and technology solutions and services primarily in China. The company offers Powerbridge System Solutions, which include Trade Enterprise and Trade Compliance, as well as Import & Export Loan and Insurance Processing for customers to streamline their trade operations, trade logistics, and regulatory compliance. It also provides Powerbridge Software-as-a-Service solutions, which include Logistics Service Cloud and Trade Zone Operations Cloud, as well as Inward Processed Manufacturing Cloud, Cross-Border eCommerce Cloud, and Import & Export Loan and Insurance Processing Service Cloud. The company serves international trade businesses and manufacturers, government agencies and authorities, and logistics service and other providers. It sells its solutions and services through its direct sales organization, indirect channel partners, and strategic government partners. Powerbridge Technologies Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.

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