Head-To-Head Comparison: SunPower (SPWR) and On Track Innovations (OTIV)

SunPower (NASDAQ: OTIV) and On Track Innovations (NASDAQ:OTIV) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares SunPower and On Track Innovations’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunPower -60.01% 1.37% 0.17%
On Track Innovations -1.87% -12.27% -5.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for SunPower and On Track Innovations, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunPower 2 7 1 0 1.90
On Track Innovations 0 0 2 0 3.00

SunPower currently has a consensus price target of $8.22, suggesting a potential upside of 22.72%. On Track Innovations has a consensus price target of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 131.98%. Given On Track Innovations’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe On Track Innovations is more favorable than SunPower.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SunPower and On Track Innovations’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SunPower $1.87 billion 0.50 -$851.16 million ($0.41) -16.34
On Track Innovations $22.38 million 1.79 -$590,000.00 ($0.04) -24.25

On Track Innovations has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SunPower. On Track Innovations is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SunPower, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

SunPower has a beta of 2.06, indicating that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, On Track Innovations has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.2% of SunPower shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.2% of On Track Innovations shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of SunPower shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of On Track Innovations shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

On Track Innovations beats SunPower on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SunPower

SunPower Corporation researches, develops, manufactures, and delivers solar solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Residential, Commercial, and Power Plant. The company provides solar power components, including panels and system components, primarily to dealers, system integrators, and distributors. It also offers commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, and residential mounting systems, as well as utility-scale photovoltaic power plants. In addition, the company provides post-installation operations and maintenance services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers; and sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company also serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Solar International SAS.

About On Track Innovations

On Track Innovations Ltd. designs, develops, and markets cashless payment solutions worldwide. It operates through Retail and Mass Transit Ticketing; and Petroleum segments. The company offers OTI UNO, a single interface and contactless reader that support the major card associations' applications, as well as wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay; OTI TRIO, a near-field communication and contactless reader, which offers three-in-one cashless payment card options comprising magnetic stripe (swipe), contact (chip), and contactless (tap); and OTI Interno, an original equipment manufacturer reader module with integrated antenna used for integration into mass transit validators and terminals. It also provides OTI TeleBox which enables communication between machines primarily for vending machines, kiosks, and meters; OTI GoBox, a machine-to-machine cashless payment and telemetry gateway primarily used to stream Full-HD media and run either Linux or Android; otiMetry, a telemetry solution for smart vending which also enables cashless payments; otiKiosk, a cashless payment acceptance and remote management solution for kiosks and self-service environments; and otiPulse, a cashless payment solution for pulse operated machines. In addition, the company offers ticket vending machines which are encoding and loading electronic card tickets for the public transport and for selling paper tickets, as well as resells tickets through point of sale terminals. Further, it provides EasyFuel Plus, a fuel management solution used to control and manage refueling operations; and MediSmart, an information management and claims submission system for the medical sector. The company was formerly known as De-Bug Innovations Ltd. and changed its name to On Track Innovations Ltd. in July 1991. On Track Innovations Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Rosh Pina, Israel.

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