Orion Energy Systems (NASDAQ:OESX) and Sql Technologies C (OTCMKTS:SQFL) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Orion Energy Systems and Sql Technologies C’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Orion Energy Systems||$60.30 million||0.36||-$13.12 million||($0.38)||-1.95|
|Sql Technologies C||$7.70 million||21.65||-$26.71 million||N/A||N/A|
Orion Energy Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Sql Technologies C.
Risk & Volatility
Orion Energy Systems has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sql Technologies C has a beta of -2.42, indicating that its share price is 342% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Orion Energy Systems and Sql Technologies C’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Orion Energy Systems||-13.52%||-36.26%||-19.02%|
|Sql Technologies C||-188.87%||N/A||-97.41%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
40.9% of Orion Energy Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Orion Energy Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 50.2% of Sql Technologies C shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Orion Energy Systems and Sql Technologies C, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Orion Energy Systems||0||1||1||0||2.50|
|Sql Technologies C||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Orion Energy Systems currently has a consensus price target of $1.43, indicating a potential upside of 91.92%. Given Orion Energy Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Orion Energy Systems is more favorable than Sql Technologies C.
Orion Energy Systems beats Sql Technologies C on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Orion Energy Systems
Orion Energy Systems, Inc. researches, designs, develops, manufactures, implements, markets, and sells energy management systems for the commercial office and retail, area lighting, and industrial markets in North America. The company operates in three segments: Orion U.S. Markets Division, Orion Engineered Systems Division, and Orion Distribution Services Division. It offers LED Troffer Door Retrofit for use in office or retail grid ceilings; and LED interior high bay lighting products, including Apollo class of LED interior fixtures designed for new construction and retrofit projects, as well as ISON class of LED interior fixtures. The company also provides an array of smart building control systems, which provide lighting control options and data intelligence capabilities for building managers under the InteLite brand or procured from third parties; and various other LED, HIF, and induction fixtures for lighting and energy management needs comprising fixtures for agribusinesses, parking lots, roadways, retail, mezzanine, outdoor applications, and private label resale. In addition, it offers lighting-related energy management services, such as site assessment, site field verification, utility incentive and government subsidy management, engineering design, project management, and installation; and sells and distributes replacement lamps and fixture components into the after-market. The company serves customers directly; and through independent sales agencies and distributors, and energy service companies and electrical contractors. Orion Energy Systems, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
About Sql Technologies C
SQL Technologies Corp. manufactures and sells ceiling fans and lighting fixtures to large retailers under the General Electric brand through retail and online sales. The company was formerly known as Safety Quick Lighting & Fans Corp. and changed its name to SQL Technologies Corp. in August 2016. SQL Technologies Corp. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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