Financial Contrast: QF Liquidation (QTWWQ) versus Sunworks (SUNW)

QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS: QTWWQ) and Sunworks (NASDAQ:SUNW) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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7.2% of Sunworks shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of Sunworks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares QF Liquidation and Sunworks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A
Sunworks -9.73% -37.92% -18.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for QF Liquidation and Sunworks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QF Liquidation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sunworks 0 1 2 0 2.67

Sunworks has a consensus price target of $2.67, suggesting a potential upside of 161.44%. Given Sunworks’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sunworks is more favorable than QF Liquidation.

Risk and Volatility

QF Liquidation has a beta of 3.26, indicating that its stock price is 226% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunworks has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QF Liquidation and Sunworks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sunworks $86.42 million 0.27 -$9.38 million ($0.37) -2.76

QF Liquidation has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sunworks.

Summary

Sunworks beats QF Liquidation on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QF Liquidation

QF Liquidation Inc, formerly Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is engaged in the development and production of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems and in the integration of vehicle system technologies, including engine and vehicle control systems and drivetrains. It operates through Fuel Storage & Systems and Corporate segments. It produces CNG storage tanks and fully-integrated natural gas storage systems to truck and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and aftermarket and OEM truck integrators. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, and other. It also offers services, including fuel storage and system design and validation, testing and validation, certification and compliance, production engineering and manufacturing process development, vehicle level assembly, training, and service and warranty.

About Sunworks

Sunworks, Inc., formerly Solar3D, Inc., provides photo voltaic (PV) based power systems for the residential, commercial and agricultural markets in California and Nevada. The Company, through its operating subsidiaries, designs, arranges financing, integrates, installs and manages systems ranging in size from 2 kilowatt (KW) for residential loads to multi megawatts (MW) systems for larger commercial projects. The Company’s commercial installations include office buildings, manufacturing plants, warehouses and agricultural facilities, such as farms, wineries and dairies. The Company provides a range of installation services to its solar energy customers, including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring and maintenance. The Company has installed over 850 systems in California and Nevada.

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