Contrasting of Hydrogenics Corporation (HYGS) and IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN)

Both Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS) and IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN) are Industrial Electrical Equipment companies, competing one another. We will contrast their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hydrogenics Corporation 43.10M 3.32 11.55M -0.73 0.00
IntriCon Corporation 105.17M 2.15 4.82M 0.63 49.16

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Hydrogenics Corporation and IntriCon Corporation.


Table 2 provides Hydrogenics Corporation and IntriCon Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hydrogenics Corporation -26.80% -57.8% -18.4%
IntriCon Corporation 4.58% 12.9% 7.1%

Volatility & Risk

A beta of 0.32 shows that Hydrogenics Corporation is 68.00% less volatile than S&P 500. From a competition point of view, IntriCon Corporation has a 1.03 beta which is 3.00% more volatile compared to S&P 500.


The Current Ratio of Hydrogenics Corporation is 1.4 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.8. The Current Ratio of rival IntriCon Corporation is 3.9 and its Quick Ratio is has 3.1. IntriCon Corporation is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Hydrogenics Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the given recommendations and ratings for Hydrogenics Corporation and IntriCon Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hydrogenics Corporation 0 0 1 3.00
IntriCon Corporation 0 1 2 2.67

Hydrogenics Corporation’s upside potential currently stands at 16.20% and an $8.75 consensus price target. Competitively the consensus price target of IntriCon Corporation is $43.33, which is potential 65.76% upside. The results from earlier shows that analysts belief suggest that IntriCon Corporation seems more appealing than Hydrogenics Corporation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 7.6% of Hydrogenics Corporation shares and 65.9% of IntriCon Corporation shares. Insiders held roughly 34.1% of Hydrogenics Corporation’s shares. Comparatively, IntriCon Corporation has 6.4% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Hydrogenics Corporation -10.81% -16.54% -30.15% -40.26% -55.05% -59.1%
IntriCon Corporation -10.86% -25.92% -56.55% -19.08% 81.59% 55.91%

For the past year Hydrogenics Corporation had bearish trend while IntriCon Corporation had bullish trend.


On 11 of the 13 factors IntriCon Corporation beats Hydrogenics Corporation.

Hydrogenics Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and manufactures hydrogen generation products based on water electrolysis technology; and fuel cell products based on proton exchange membrane technology. It operates in two segments, OnSite Generation and Power Systems. The OnSite Generation segment develops products for industrial gas, hydrogen fueling, and renewable energy storage markets. It offers HySTAT Hydrogen Stations that supply on-site hydrogen for various hydrogen applications, including vehicle fueling, distributed power, and various industrial processes; and provides spare parts and services. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), merchant gas companies, end users, and oil and gas companies, as well as to electric power utilities. The Power Systems segment develops products for energy storage, stationary, and motive power applications. This segment offers HyPM fuel cell products comprising HyPM fuel cell power modules that produce direct current (DC) power in standard outputs of 2.5, 5, 8, 12, 16, 30, 90, 120, and 200 kW; and HyPX Fuel Cell Power Pack, which includes a standard HyPM power module integrated with hydrogen storage tanks and ultracapacitors to provide higher power in short bursts. Its HyPM fuel cell products also consist of integrated fuel cell systems that are used for portable and stationary applications, including portable and auxiliary power units for military applications, and DC or DC backup power system for cellular tower sites, as well as provides engineering development services for new or custom products. This segment sells its products primarily to OEMs and other integrators, as well as to military, aerospace, and other early adopters of emerging technologies. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors worldwide. Hydrogenics Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

IntriCon Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, and distributes body-worn devices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Body Worn Devices and Hearing Health Direct-To-Consumer. It offers micro-miniature products, microelectronics, micro-mechanical assemblies, high-precision injection-molded plastic components, and assemblies and software solutions for bio-telemetry devices, hearing instruments, and professional audio communication devices. The company also provides medical and micro coils for pacemaker programming and interventional catheter positioning applications; bubble sensors and flow restrictors that monitor and control the flow of fluid in an intravenous infusion system; and safety needle products for original equipment manufacturing customers. In addition, it offers professional audio headset products used for emergency response needs in the fire, law enforcement, safety, aviation, and military markets; and a line of miniature ear-and head-worn devices used by performers and support staff in the music and stage performance markets. The company sells its hearing device products, and medical and professional audio communications products directly to hearing instrument manufacturers, distributors, and partnerships; and microphone products to the radio communication and professional audio industries. IntriCon Corporation was formerly known as Selas Corporation of America. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Arden Hills, Minnesota.