Contrasting Solarwindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW) and NewMarket (OTCMKTS:NEU)

Solarwindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW) and NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Solarwindow Technologies has a beta of 2.14, meaning that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NewMarket has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Solarwindow Technologies and NewMarket’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solarwindow Technologies N/A -34.36% -31.44%
NewMarket 12.17% 47.54% 15.18%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Solarwindow Technologies and NewMarket’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solarwindow Technologies N/A N/A -$6.85 million N/A N/A
NewMarket $2.29 billion 2.42 $234.73 million $20.34 24.32

NewMarket has higher revenue and earnings than Solarwindow Technologies.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.4% of NewMarket shares are held by institutional investors. 67.3% of Solarwindow Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of NewMarket shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


NewMarket pays an annual dividend of $7.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Solarwindow Technologies does not pay a dividend. NewMarket pays out 37.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Solarwindow Technologies and NewMarket, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solarwindow Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
NewMarket 0 1 0 0 2.00

NewMarket has a consensus target price of $420.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.10%. Given NewMarket’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NewMarket is more favorable than Solarwindow Technologies.


NewMarket beats Solarwindow Technologies on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solarwindow Technologies Company Profile

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. engages in developing electricity-generating see-through windows and products for detached homes and commercial buildings. Its SolarWindow technology provides the ability to harvest light energy from the sun and artificial sources and generate electricity from a transparent coating of organic photovoltaic solar cells. The company is involved in developing various products that are derived from its SolarWindow technology, including SolarWindow-Commercial, a flat glass product for installation in new commercial towers under construction and replacement windows; SolarWindow-Structural Glass, a structural glass wall and curtain for tall structures; SolarWindow-Architectural Glass, a textured and decorative interior glass walls, room dividers, etc.; SolarWindow-Residential, a window glass for installation in new residential homes under construction and replacement windows; SolarWindow-Flex, a flexible glass and plastic films; and SolarWindow-Retrofit Veneer, a transparent, tinted, and flexible veneer that installers can apply directly on to existing, previously installed, window glass. The company was formerly known as New Energy Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. in March 2015. SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kalen Capital Corporation.

NewMarket Company Profile

NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses. The company offers lubricant additives for use in various vehicle and industrial applications, including engine oils, transmission fluids, off-road powertrain and hydraulic systems, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, metalworking fluids, and other applications where metal-to-metal moving parts are utilized; and engine oil, driveline, and industrial additives. It also provides fuel additives that are used to enhance the oil refining process and the performance of gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and other fuels to industry, government, original equipment manufacturers, and individual customers. The company has operations in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, Latin America, Canada, and the Middle East. NewMarket Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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