Head-To-Head Contrast: Origin Materials (NASDAQ:ORGN) vs. SolarWindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW)

Origin Materials (NASDAQ:ORGNGet Rating) and SolarWindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDWGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Origin Materials and SolarWindow Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Origin Materials N/A N/A $42.09 million N/A N/A
SolarWindow Technologies N/A N/A -$7.91 million ($0.11) -28.18

Risk and Volatility

Origin Materials has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SolarWindow Technologies has a beta of 2.4, meaning that its share price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.2% of Origin Materials shares are held by institutional investors. 30.0% of Origin Materials shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 67.3% of SolarWindow Technologies 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.


This table compares Origin Materials and SolarWindow Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Origin Materials N/A -2.82% -1.09%
SolarWindow Technologies N/A -45.59% -44.73%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Origin Materials and SolarWindow Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Origin Materials 0 2 2 0 2.50
SolarWindow Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Origin Materials currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 16.64%. Given Origin Materials’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Origin Materials is more favorable than SolarWindow Technologies.


Origin Materials beats SolarWindow Technologies on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Origin Materials (Get Rating)

Origin Materials, Inc. operates as a carbon negative materials company. Its proprietary platform technology converts biomass or plant-based carbon into chloromethylfurfural and hydrothermal carbon, as well as other minor products. The company is headquartered in West Sacramento, California.

About SolarWindow Technologies (Get Rating)

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. engages in developing electricity-generating coatings for use in building window and glass applications. The company's LiquidElectricity coatings generate electricity by harvesting light energy from natural sun, artificial light, and low, shaded, or reflected light conditions. It applies ultra-thin layers of LiquidElectricity coatings to rigid glass, as well as flexible glass and plastic surfaces where they transform otherwise ordinary surfaces into organic photovoltaic devices. Its potential applications of LiquidElectricity coatings span various industries, including architectural, automotive, agrivoltaic, aerospace, commercial transportation, and marine. The company's LiquidElectricity coatings and SolarWindow products are under development with support from commercial contract firms and at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, through cooperative research and development agreements. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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