Opower (NYSE: OPWR) is one of 60 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Opower to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Opower and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Opower Competitors||$1.02 billion||$67.00 million||556.82|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
68.9% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.1% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Opower and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 14.78%. Given Opower’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Opower has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Opower and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Opower competitors beat Opower on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Opower Company Profile
Opower, Inc. (Opower) is a provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry. The Company’s software solutions deliver key customer-facing applications that reduce energy demand and provide customer care. The Company’s software analyzes energy data and presents insights that motivate reductions in energy consumption. Its integrated solutions include Demand-Side Management (DSM), which include energy efficiency and demand response, and Customer Care, which include digital engagement and bill advisor. The key components of its energy efficiency solution include home energy reports, smart meter-enabled e-mails and marketplace suite. The key components of its demand response solution include peak day alerts and peak day feedback reports. Opower’s digital engagement solutions include NextWeb platform, outbound communications, points and rewards, and rates engine. The Key components of its Bill Advisor solution include customer service interface and proactive alerts.
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