SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) and BioSolar (OTCMKTS:BSRC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.
Risk & Volatility
SunPower has a beta of 2.3, suggesting that its stock price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BioSolar has a beta of -2.52, suggesting that its stock price is 352% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares SunPower and BioSolar’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SunPower||$1.73 billion||0.54||-$811.09 million||($0.88)||-7.56|
BioSolar has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SunPower.
This table compares SunPower and BioSolar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for SunPower and BioSolar, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SunPower presently has a consensus price target of $7.17, suggesting a potential upside of 7.77%. Given SunPower’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe SunPower is more favorable than BioSolar.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
26.8% of SunPower shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of SunPower shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
SunPower beats BioSolar on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
SunPower Corporation researches, develops, manufactures, and delivers solar solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Residential, Commercial, and Power Plant. The company provides solar power components, including panels and system components, primarily to dealers, system integrators, and distributors. It also offers commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, and residential mounting systems. In addition, the company provides post-installation operations and maintenance services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers; and sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company also serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Solar International SAS.
BioSolar, Inc. develops technologies and materials for storing electrical energy produced by photovoltaic solar modules. It offers BioBacksheet, a green back sheet for photovoltaic solar modules. The company also focuses on developing silicon alloy based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. It plans to engage with lithium-ion battery manufacturers and identify licensing partners in the electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and grid electrical storage industries to market its products. The company was formerly known as BioSolar Labs, Inc. and changed its name to BioSolar, Inc. in June 2006. BioSolar, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clarita, California.
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