Comparing Sunworks (SUNW) & Its Rivals

Sunworks (NASDAQ: SUNW) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Sunworks to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Sunworks has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunworks’ competitors have a beta of 4.41, suggesting that their average share price is 341% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Sunworks and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunworks -9.34% -39.57% -17.75%
Sunworks Competitors -85.68% -12.82% -6.75%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sunworks and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunworks $77.45 million -$7.22 million -2.94
Sunworks Competitors $662.53 million $72.22 million 35.85

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.0% of Sunworks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.0% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.4% of Sunworks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.4% of shares of all “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sunworks and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunworks 0 1 2 0 2.67
Sunworks Competitors 273 772 893 41 2.35

Sunworks currently has a consensus target price of $2.67, indicating a potential upside of 183.69%. As a group, “Telephone & telegraph apparatus” companies have a potential upside of 17.99%. Given Sunworks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sunworks is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Sunworks competitors beat Sunworks on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Sunworks Company Profile

Sunworks, Inc. provides photo voltaic based power systems for the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential markets in the United States. It also designs, finances, integrates, installs, and manages systems ranging in size from 2 kilowatt for residential loads to multi megawatt systems for larger commercial projects. In addition, the company offers various installation services, including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring, and maintenance services to its solar energy customers. The company was formerly known as Solar3D, Inc. and changed its name to Sunworks, Inc. in March 2016. Sunworks, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Roseville, California.

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