Peraso (NASDAQ:PRSO) and iSun (NASDAQ:ISUN) Financial Survey

Peraso (NASDAQ:PRSOGet Rating) and iSun (NASDAQ:ISUNGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Peraso and iSun, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peraso 0 0 0 0 N/A
iSun 0 0 2 0 3.00

iSun has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 526.96%. Given iSun’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe iSun is more favorable than Peraso.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Peraso and iSun’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Peraso $5.68 million 7.94 -$10.91 million ($0.38) -5.50
iSun $45.31 million 0.98 -$980,000.00 ($0.70) -4.56

iSun has higher revenue and earnings than Peraso. Peraso is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than iSun, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.6% of Peraso shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.9% of iSun shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Peraso shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 42.2% of iSun shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Peraso has a beta of 2.39, suggesting that its stock price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, iSun has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its stock price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Peraso and iSun’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peraso -31.40% -39.80% -35.51%
iSun -12.02% -12.65% -8.70%

Summary

iSun beats Peraso on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Peraso (Get Rating)

Peraso, Inc. primarily engages in the development and manufacture of 5G mmWave silicon devices. It offers a range of products in the field of 5G mmWave semiconductors, including mmWave RF circuits, mmWave signal processing algorithms, beam forming and beam steering algorithms, real time calibration and system monitoring, and wireless antenna technology products. The company provides its products for fixed wireless broadband, enhanced mobile broadband, private networks, wireless AR/VR, backhaul, and consumer electronics markets. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in San Jose, California.

About iSun (Get Rating)

iSun, Inc. operates as a solar engineering, construction, and procurement contractor for commercial and industrial customers in the Northeastern United States. It also provides electrical contracting services; and data and communication services. The company was formerly known as The Peck Company Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to iSun, Inc. in January 2021. iSun, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont.

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