FTC Solar (NASDAQ:FTCI – Get Rating) and JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS – Get Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk and Volatility
FTC Solar has a beta of 3.59, indicating that its stock price is 259% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JinkoSolar has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares FTC Solar and JinkoSolar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
20.4% of FTC Solar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of JinkoSolar shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for FTC Solar and JinkoSolar, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
FTC Solar currently has a consensus target price of $7.09, indicating a potential upside of 42.67%. JinkoSolar has a consensus target price of $49.53, indicating a potential downside of 13.30%. Given FTC Solar’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FTC Solar is more favorable than JinkoSolar.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares FTC Solar and JinkoSolar’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FTC Solar||$270.52 million||1.83||-$106.59 million||($1.47)||-3.38|
|JinkoSolar||$6.41 billion||0.44||$113.14 million||$0.88||64.91|
JinkoSolar has higher revenue and earnings than FTC Solar. FTC Solar is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than JinkoSolar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
JinkoSolar beats FTC Solar on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
FTC Solar Company Profile (Get Rating)
FTC Solar, Inc. provides solar tracker systems, technology, software, and engineering services in the United States, Vietnam, and internationally. It offers two-panel in-portrait single-axis tracker solutions under the Voyager brand name. The company also provides SunPath, a software solution to enhance energy production; Atlas, a web-based enterprise-level database that allows users to …….