Critical Comparison: Energy Vault (NYSE:NRGV) & Byrna Technologies (OTCMKTS:BYRN)

Energy Vault (NYSE:NRGVGet Rating) and Byrna Technologies (OTCMKTS:BYRNGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energy Vault 1 0 3 0 2.50
Byrna Technologies 0 0 2 1 3.33

Energy Vault currently has a consensus price target of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 59.29%. Byrna Technologies has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 153.00%. Given Byrna Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Byrna Technologies is more favorable than Energy Vault.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Energy Vault N/A N/A -$3.34 million N/A N/A
Byrna Technologies $16.57 million 10.86 -$12.55 million ($0.13) -57.77

Energy Vault has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Byrna Technologies.


This table compares Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energy Vault N/A N/A -1.16%
Byrna Technologies -4.09% 0.66% 0.47%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.3% of Energy Vault shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.8% of Byrna Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 14.8% of Byrna Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Byrna Technologies beats Energy Vault on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Energy Vault Company Profile (Get Rating)

Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. develops and sells energy storage solutions. It offers various solutions, such as gravity energy storage comprising EVX product platform, which provides a scalable and modular architecture that can scale to multi-gigawatt-hour storage capacity; energy vault resiliency center, a modular system architecture; and energy vault commercial demonstration units. The company serves utilities, independent power producers, and large industrial energy users. Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, California.

Byrna Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

Byrna Technologies Inc., a less-lethal defense technology company, develops and manufactures less-lethal munitions. It offers a Byrna line of handheld personal security devices, including the Byrna SD and Byrna SD .68 caliber handheld personal security devices that are designed to be used by civilians and private security professionals, as well as Byrna HD magazines, shoulder-fired launchers, and projectiles. The company also offers accessories and related safety products, including the Byrna Banshee, Byrna Shield, compressed carbon dioxide canisters, sighting systems, holsters, and Byrna-branded apparels. It operates in the United States and South Africa. The company was formerly known as Security Devices International, Inc. and changed its name to Byrna Technologies Inc. in March 2020. Byrna Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

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