Analyzing Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ:PLPC) & OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLN)

OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLNGet Rating) and Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ:PLPCGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for OriginClear and Preformed Line Products, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OriginClear 0 0 0 0 N/A
Preformed Line Products 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

OriginClear has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Preformed Line Products has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares OriginClear and Preformed Line Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OriginClear -84.46% N/A -165.41%
Preformed Line Products 9.33% 18.11% 11.35%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OriginClear and Preformed Line Products’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OriginClear $10.38 million 1.41 -$10.79 million N/A N/A
Preformed Line Products $637.02 million 1.23 $54.40 million $12.69 12.42

Preformed Line Products has higher revenue and earnings than OriginClear.


Preformed Line Products beats OriginClear on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About OriginClear

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OriginClear, Inc. engages in the provision and development of water cleanup technology. The company was founded by T. Riggs Eckelberry and Nicholas Eckelberry on June 1, 2007 and is headquartered in Clearwater, FL.

About Preformed Line Products

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Preformed Line Products Co. engages in the provision of products and systems employed in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for the energy, telecommunication, cable operators, information, and other similar industries. It operates through the following geographical segments: PLP-USA, Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. The PLP-USA segment is involved in manufacturing traditional products primarily supporting domestic energy, telecommunications, and solar products. The Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific segments focuses on supporting energy, telecommunications, data communication, and solar products in each respective geographical region. The company was founded by Thomas F. Peterson in 1947 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, OH.

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