QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS: QTWWQ) and Sunworks (NASDAQ:SUNW) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.2% of Sunworks shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of Sunworks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares QF Liquidation and Sunworks’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sunworks||$86.42 million||0.27||-$9.38 million||($0.37)||-2.78|
QF Liquidation has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sunworks.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for QF Liquidation and Sunworks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Sunworks has a consensus target price of $2.67, indicating a potential upside of 158.90%. Given Sunworks’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sunworks is more favorable than QF Liquidation.
This table compares QF Liquidation and Sunworks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
QF Liquidation has a beta of 3.26, indicating that its share price is 226% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunworks has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Sunworks beats QF Liquidation on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
QF Liquidation Company Profile
QF Liquidation Inc, formerly Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is engaged in the development and production of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems and in the integration of vehicle system technologies, including engine and vehicle control systems and drivetrains. It operates through Fuel Storage & Systems and Corporate segments. It produces CNG storage tanks and fully-integrated natural gas storage systems to truck and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and aftermarket and OEM truck integrators. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, and other. It also offers services, including fuel storage and system design and validation, testing and validation, certification and compliance, production engineering and manufacturing process development, vehicle level assembly, training, and service and warranty.
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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