Solar Energy Initiatives (OTCMKTS:SNRY – Get Rating) and Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Solar Energy Initiatives and Kopin, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Solar Energy Initiatives||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Kopin has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 152.10%. Given Kopin’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kopin is more favorable than Solar Energy Initiatives.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Solar Energy Initiatives||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Solar Energy Initiatives and Kopin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Solar Energy Initiatives||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Kopin||$47.40 million||2.80||-$19.33 million||($0.20)||-5.95|
Solar Energy Initiatives has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Kopin.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
18.0% of Kopin shares are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of Kopin shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Solar Energy Initiatives has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kopin has a beta of 2.47, meaning that its stock price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Kopin beats Solar Energy Initiatives on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Solar Energy Initiatives
Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. engages in the provision of solar thermal and photovoltaic products. The company was founded by David W. Fann on June 20, 2006 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX.
Kopin Corp. engages in the development, manufacture and sale of wearable technologies which include components and systems. Its portfolio includes AMLCD, LCOS displays, OLED displays, ASIC, backlights, and optical lenses. The firm uses semiconductor material technology to design, manufacture and market its component products for use in military, enterprise and consumer electronic applications, training and simulation equipment and 3D metrology equipment. The company was founded by John C.C. Fan on April 23, 1984 and is headquartered in Westborough, MA.
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