Head to Head Analysis: Sunworks (SUNW) & Its Competitors

Sunworks (NASDAQ: SUNW) is one of 56 public companies in the “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Sunworks to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Sunworks has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunworks’ peers have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sunworks and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunworks $86.42 million -$9.38 million -2.78
Sunworks Competitors $903.41 million $11.39 million 1.76

Sunworks’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sunworks. Sunworks 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.2% of Sunworks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of Sunworks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunworks -9.73% -37.92% -18.24%
Sunworks Competitors -180.63% -61.30% -10.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sunworks and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunworks 0 1 2 0 2.67
Sunworks Competitors 419 1105 1372 81 2.37

Sunworks currently has a consensus target price of $2.67, indicating a potential upside of 158.90%. As a group, “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies have a potential upside of 17.73%. Given Sunworks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sunworks is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Sunworks beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Sunworks Company Profile

Sunworks, Inc., formerly Solar3D, Inc., provides photo voltaic (PV) based power systems for the residential, commercial and agricultural markets in California and Nevada. The Company, through its operating subsidiaries, designs, arranges financing, integrates, installs and manages systems ranging in size from 2 kilowatt (KW) for residential loads to multi megawatts (MW) systems for larger commercial projects. The Company’s commercial installations include office buildings, manufacturing plants, warehouses and agricultural facilities, such as farms, wineries and dairies. The Company provides a range of installation services to its solar energy customers, including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring and maintenance. The Company has installed over 850 systems in California and Nevada.

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