EnSync (NASDAQ: ESNC) and Enersys (NYSE:ENS) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for EnSync and Enersys, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnSync 0 0 2 0 3.00
Enersys 0 1 2 0 2.67

EnSync currently has a consensus price target of $1.75, indicating a potential upside of 379.45%. Enersys has a consensus price target of $85.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.55%. Given EnSync’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe EnSync is more favorable than Enersys.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.7% of Enersys shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Enersys shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Enersys pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. EnSync does not pay a dividend. Enersys pays out 19.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EnSync and Enersys’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnSync $10.73 million 1.63 -$18.15 million N/A N/A
Enersys $2.37 billion 1.33 $336.86 million $3.64 19.87

Enersys has higher revenue and earnings than EnSync.

Profitability

This table compares EnSync and Enersys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnSync -9,073.13% -264.98% -73.94%
Enersys 6.77% 19.57% 9.28%

Summary

Enersys beats EnSync on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

EnSync Company Profile

EnSync, Inc. is engaged in developing, licensing and manufacturing energy management systems solutions serving the commercial and industrial (C&I) building, utility, and off-grid markets. The Company develops and commercializes product and service solutions for the distributed energy generation market, including energy management systems, energy storage systems, applications, and Internet of energy platforms that link distributed energy resources with the grid network. The Company’s products include Matrix energy management system and advanced energy storage products. The Matrix Energy Management System is a behind the meter energy control system, which focuses at the commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets. Matrix Energy Management System offers swappable drawers that can be replaced without taking the entire distributed generation system off line. The Company’s Agile Hybrid Storage System is a technology that combines a range of storage units.

Enersys Company Profile

EnerSys is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes related products, such as chargers, power equipment, outdoor cabinet enclosures and battery accessories, and provides related after-market and customer-support services for industrial batteries. Its segments based on geographic regions consist of Americas, which consists of North and South America; EMEA, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia, which includes Asia, Australia and Oceania. The Company’s product lines include reserve power and motive power products. Its Reserve power products also include thermally managed cabinets and enclosures for electronic equipment and batteries. The Company’s motive power products are used to provide power for electric industrial forklifts used in manufacturing, warehousing and other material handling applications. They are used as mining equipment, diesel locomotive starting and other rail equipment.

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