Critical Review: XsunX (XSNX) & STR (STRI)

STR (OTCMKTS:STRI) and XsunX (OTCMKTS:XSNX) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares STR and XsunX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
STR -40.86% -18.67% -15.85%
XsunX -1,166.78% N/A -12,398.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for STR and XsunX, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
STR 0 0 0 0 N/A
XsunX 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares STR and XsunX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
STR $13.54 million 0.45 -$5.10 million N/A N/A
XsunX $1.17 million 1.00 -$490,000.00 N/A N/A

XsunX has lower revenue, but higher earnings than STR.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of XsunX shares are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of STR shares are held by company insiders. 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.

Volatility & Risk

STR has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XsunX has a beta of 0.01, suggesting that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

STR beats XsunX on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

STR Company Profile

STR Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a plastic and industrial materials research and development company worldwide. The company designs, develops, and manufactures encapsulants that protect the embedded semiconductor circuits of solar panels for sale to solar module manufacturers. Its encapsulants can be used in crystalline silicon and thin-film solar modules. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Enfield, Connecticut. STR Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Zhen Fa New Energy (U.S.) Co., Ltd.

XsunX Company Profile

XsunX, Inc. engages in the design, sale, and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation, energy storage, and energy use management technologies in the United States. The company provides project assessment and installation services, including technology selection, system engineering, procurement, permission, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring, and maintenance. It also offers various energy production and management technologies; and energy storage systems comprising lithium batteries, charge/discharge controls, and demand charge management software products. It serves commercial and residential solar PV markets. The company was formerly known as Sun River Mining Inc. and changed its name to XsunX, Inc. in September 2003. XsunX, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Aliso Viejo, Colorado.

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