EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC) is one of 114 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare EnerNOC to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for EnerNOC and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnerNOC 0 5 0 0 2.00
EnerNOC Competitors 388 2288 4338 114 2.59

EnerNOC currently has a consensus price target of $8.56, indicating a potential upside of 11.85%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 10.58%. Given EnerNOC’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe EnerNOC is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

49.7% of EnerNOC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of EnerNOC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.9% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EnerNOC and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EnerNOC N/A N/A -5.20
EnerNOC Competitors $1.57 billion $463.90 million 44.05

EnerNOC’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than EnerNOC. EnerNOC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

EnerNOC has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnerNOC’s peers have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares EnerNOC and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnerNOC -66.80% -160.15% -42.76%
EnerNOC Competitors -38.87% -43.39% -9.67%

Summary

EnerNOC peers beat EnerNOC on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

EnerNOC Company Profile

EnerNOC, Inc. is a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS) and demand response solutions. The Company’s EIS provides enterprise solutions, utility solutions and energy procurement solutions. The Company’s EIS offers enterprise customers with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions with various areas of functionalities, including energy cost visualization, budgets, forecasts and accruals; project tracking, and demand management. Its EIS provides its utility customers with a SaaS-based customer engagement platform, which collects and processes data and enables its utility customers to provide personalized communication and recommendations to their customers. Its EIS includes an energy procurement platform that helps its enterprise and utility customers. Its procurement platform offers its enterprise and utility customers with features, such as energy contracts management. Its technology includes over two components: its EIS platform and Network Operations Center (NOC).

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