China Sunergy (OTCMKTS:CSUNY) and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.
This table compares China Sunergy and JA Solar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current recommendations for China Sunergy and JA Solar, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
JA Solar has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 19.89%. Given JA Solar’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe JA Solar is more favorable than China Sunergy.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
19.4% of JA Solar shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares China Sunergy and JA Solar’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Sunergy||$441.83 million||0.00||-$80.49 million||N/A||N/A|
JA Solar has lower revenue, but higher earnings than China Sunergy.
JA Solar beats China Sunergy on 2 of the 3 factors compared between the two stocks.
About China Sunergy
China Sunergy Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets solar cells and modules in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar cells; and standard P-type solar cells, HP solar cells, and emitter cells, as well as solar modules for use in a range of residential, commercial, industrial, and other solar power generation systems. It also invests in, develops, and operates solar power projects. The company sells its products to system integrators, solar power project developers, and solar power product distributors under the CSUN brand name, as well as on an original equipment manufacturing basis. China Sunergy Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nanjing, the People's Republic of China.
About JA Solar
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells solar power products based on crystalline silicon technologies worldwide. Its principal products include monocrystalline and multi-crystalline solar modules and cells. The company also provides monocrystalline and multi-crystalline silicon wafers; solar product processing services; and solar power plant project development and electricity generation services, as well as produces original equipment for manufacturers or customers under their brand names. It sells its solar power products to module manufacturers, system integrators, project developers, and distributors primarily under the JA Solar brand name. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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