Financial Comparison: Heliogen (NYSE:HLGN) & Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT)

Heliogen (NYSE:HLGNGet Rating) and Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTTGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.


This table compares Heliogen and Ocean Power Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Heliogen N/A -288.86% -56.17%
Ocean Power Technologies -1,179.61% -24.85% -23.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Heliogen and Ocean Power Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Heliogen 0 2 0 0 2.00
Ocean Power Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Heliogen presently has a consensus price target of $7.88, indicating a potential upside of 127.60%. Given Heliogen’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Heliogen is more favorable than Ocean Power Technologies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Heliogen and Ocean Power Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Heliogen $8.80 million 72.86 -$142.19 million N/A N/A
Ocean Power Technologies $1.21 million 48.96 -$14.76 million ($0.36) -2.94

Ocean Power Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Heliogen.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.4% of Heliogen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.0% of Ocean Power Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Ocean Power Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Heliogen beats Ocean Power Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Heliogen Company Profile (Get Rating)

Heliogen, Inc., a renewable energy technology company, develops an A.I.-enabled, concentrated solar power plant. It offers HelioHeat for the production of heat for use in industrial processes; HelioPower, a solution for power generation; and HelioFuel, a solution for hydrogen fuel production. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

Ocean Power Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. develops and commercializes proprietary systems that generate electricity by harnessing the renewable energy of ocean waves in America, Europe, and Australia. It offers PB3 PowerBuoy system that generates power for use independent of the power grid in remote offshore locations. The company also provides hybrid PowerBuoy products; subsea battery systems; and payloads, integration services, and marine installation services. In addition, it offers electric power and real-time data communications for remote offshore and subsea applications in markets, such as offshore oil and gas, defense and security, science and research, and communications. The company serves public and private entities, and agencies that require remote offshore power. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

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