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

Risk & Volatility

Ultralife Corporation has a beta of -0.15, indicating that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enersys has a beta of 1.65, indicating that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultralife Corporation 5.82% 7.19% 5.74%
Enersys 6.77% 19.57% 9.28%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ultralife Corporation and Enersys’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultralife Corporation $83.66 million 1.33 $7.74 million $0.32 22.50
Enersys $2.37 billion 1.33 $336.86 million $3.64 19.93

Enersys has higher revenue and earnings than Ultralife Corporation. Enersys is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultralife Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.8% of Ultralife Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.9% of Enersys shares are held by institutional investors. 38.1% of Ultralife Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Enersys shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Ultralife Corporation and Enersys, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultralife Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enersys 0 1 2 0 2.67

Enersys has a consensus price target of $85.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.18%. Given Enersys’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Enersys is more favorable than Ultralife Corporation.


Enersys beats Ultralife Corporation on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ultralife Corporation Company Profile

Ultralife Corporation offers products and services ranging from power solutions to communications and electronics systems. The Company designs and manufactures power and communications systems, including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, charging systems, communications and electronics systems and accessories, and custom engineered systems. The Company’s segments include Battery & Energy Products, Communications Systems and Corporate. The Battery & Energy Products segment includes lithium 9-volt, cylindrical, thin cell and other non-rechargeable batteries, in addition to rechargeable batteries, uninterruptable power supplies, charging systems and accessories. The Communications Systems segment includes radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, power supplies, cable and connector assemblies, amplified speakers, equipment mounts, case equipment, man-portable systems, integrated communication systems for fixed or vehicle applications, and communications and electronics systems design.

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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