SMA Solar Technology (OTCMKTS:SMTGF – Get Free Report) and Nextracker (NASDAQ:NXT – Get Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SMA Solar Technology and Nextracker’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SMA Solar Technology||N/A||N/A||N/A||($2.91)||-20.52|
|Nextracker||$2.08 billion||1.13||$1.14 million||N/A||N/A|
Nextracker has higher revenue and earnings than SMA Solar Technology.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SMA Solar Technology||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
12.9% of SMA Solar Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.3% of Nextracker shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Nextracker shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings for SMA Solar Technology and Nextracker, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SMA Solar Technology||0||2||0||0||2.00|
Nextracker has a consensus target price of $45.95, suggesting a potential upside of 21.05%. Given Nextracker’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nextracker is more favorable than SMA Solar Technology.
Nextracker beats SMA Solar Technology on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About SMA Solar Technology
SMA Solar Technology AG, together with its subsidiaries, engages in development, production, and sale of PV and battery inverters, transformers, chokes, monitoring systems for PV systems, and charging solutions for electric vehicles in Germany and internationally. It operates through Home Solutions, Commercial and Industrial Solutions, and Large Scale and Project Solutions segments. The company offers string and central solar inverters for various module types; battery inverters for high voltage batteries, on- and off- grid applications, commercial and industrial storage solutions, large scale storage solutions, and accessories; medium-voltage technology products; and DC-DC converters. It also provides E-mobility charging solutions; monitoring and control solutions for PV systems; and energy data services, as well as digital solutions to design, operate, and service PV systems and energy systems. The company was formerly known as SMA Technologie AG and changed its name to SMA Solar Technology AG in June 2008. SMA Solar Technology AG was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Niestetal, Germany.
Nextracker Inc., an energy solutions company, provides solar tracker and software solutions for utility-scale and ground-mounted distributed generation solar projects worldwide. The company offers tracking solutions, which includes NX Horizon, a solar tracking solution; NX Gemini, a two-in-portrait format tracker, which holds two rows of solar panels along the central support beam; and NX Horizon-XTR, a terrain-following tracker designed to expand the addressable market for trackers on sites with sloped, uneven, and challenging terrain. It also provides monitoring and control software solutions including TrueCapture, a solar boosting power plant, which boost plant performance by correcting for shading and diffuse light conditions; and NX Navigator, a mitigating extreme weather risk navigator which helps to maintain optimum tracker equipment health and availability. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Fremont, California. Nextracker Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Flex Ltd.
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