Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) and Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
80.9% of Sunrun shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by institutional investors. 24.1% of Sunrun shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Sunrun and Omega Flex’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sunrun||$529.70 million||1.69||$124.52 million||$0.86||9.70|
|Omega Flex||$101.80 million||6.55||$15.66 million||N/A||N/A|
Sunrun has higher revenue and earnings than Omega Flex.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sunrun and Omega Flex, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Sunrun currently has a consensus target price of $10.43, indicating a potential upside of 25.19%. Given Sunrun’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sunrun is more favorable than Omega Flex.
Volatility and Risk
Sunrun has a beta of -1.03, meaning that its stock price is 203% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omega Flex has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Sunrun does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Sunrun and Omega Flex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Omega Flex beats Sunrun on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sunrun Company Profile
Sunrun Inc. is engaged in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership and maintenance of residential solar energy systems (Projects) in the United States. The Company is engaged in providing solar energy services and products to its customers. As of December 31, 2016, it operated a fleet of residential solar energy systems in the United States, with approximately 134,000 customers across 16 states, as well as the District of Columbia. The Company sells to homeowners over the phone, in the field through canvassing and in-home sales and through retail sales channels through its strategic partners. The solar service offerings are provided through its lease and power purchase agreements. It sells solar service offerings and installs solar energy systems for homeowners through its direct-to-consumer channel. It sells solar energy systems to homeowners, as well as related products, such as solar panels, inverters, racking systems and other solar-related equipment to resellers.
Omega Flex Company Profile
Omega Flex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells flexible metal hoses and accessories in the United States and internationally. It offers flexible gas piping for use in residential and commercial buildings, as well as its fittings; and corrugated medical tubing for use in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, dental, physician and veterinary clinics, laboratories, and other facilities. The company sells its products under the TracPipe, CounterStrike, AutoSnap, AutoFlare, DoubleTrac, DEF-Trac, SolarTrac, and Medi Trac brand names. It serves various markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company sells its products through independent sales representatives, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and direct sales, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Tofle America, Inc. and changed its name to Omega Flex, Inc. in 1996. Omega Flex, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.
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