Orion Energy Systems (OESX) and Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast

Orion Energy Systems (NASDAQ: OESX) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “BUILDING PRODS” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Orion Energy Systems to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


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This table compares Orion Energy Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orion Energy Systems -31.32% -57.15% -32.21%
Orion Energy Systems Competitors 5.13% 38.35% 5.10%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.6% of Orion Energy Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.3% of shares of all “BUILDING PRODS” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of Orion Energy Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “BUILDING PRODS” companies 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Orion Energy Systems and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Orion Energy Systems $70.21 million -$12.28 million -1.93
Orion Energy Systems Competitors $3.38 billion $212.40 million 24.01

Orion Energy Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Orion Energy Systems. Orion Energy Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Orion Energy Systems has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orion Energy Systems’ rivals have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Orion Energy Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orion Energy Systems 0 2 1 0 2.33
Orion Energy Systems Competitors 425 1962 2240 97 2.43

Orion Energy Systems presently has a consensus target price of $1.50, indicating a potential upside of 76.47%. As a group, “BUILDING PRODS” companies have a potential upside of 12.63%. Given Orion Energy Systems’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Orion Energy Systems is more favorable than its rivals.


Orion Energy Systems rivals beat Orion Energy Systems on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

Orion Energy Systems Company Profile

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. researches, designs, develops, manufactures, implements, markets, and sells energy management systems for the commercial office and retail, area lighting, and industrial markets in North America. The company operates in three segments: Orion U.S. Markets Division, Orion Engineered Systems Division, and Orion Distribution Services Division. It offers LED Troffer Door Retrofit for use in office or retail grid ceilings; and LED interior high bay lighting products consisting of Apollo class of LED interior fixtures designed for new construction and retrofit projects, as well as offers ISON class of LED interior fixtures. The company also provides a range of smart building control systems that provide lighting control options and data intelligence capabilities for building managers under the InteLite brand, as well as procures from third parties; and various other LED, HIF, and induction fixtures for lighting and energy management needs, including fixtures for agribusinesses, parking lots, roadways, retail, mezzanine, outdoor applications, and private label resale. In addition, it offers lighting-related energy management services, such as site assessment, site field verification, utility incentive and government subsidy management, engineering design, project management, and installation. The company serves customers directly, as well as through independent sales agencies and electrical distributors. Orion Energy Systems, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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