Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA – Get Rating) and Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN – Get Rating) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
9.3% of Polar Power shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Sunrun shares are held by institutional investors. 45.4% of Polar Power shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Sunrun shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Polar Power and Sunrun’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Polar Power||$16.90 million||2.46||-$1.41 million||N/A||N/A|
|Sunrun||$1.61 billion||3.50||-$79.42 million||($0.70)||-38.33|
Polar Power has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sunrun.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Polar Power and Sunrun, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Sunrun has a consensus target price of $58.25, indicating a potential upside of 117.11%. Given Sunrun’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sunrun is more favorable than Polar Power.
This table compares Polar Power and Sunrun’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Polar Power has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunrun has a beta of 2.22, suggesting that its share price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Sunrun beats Polar Power on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Polar Power (Get Rating)
Polar Power, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells direct current (DC) power generators, renewable energy, and cooling systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems, DC solar hybrid power systems, and mobile power systems. Its DC power systems are available in diesel, natural gas, LPG/propane, and renewable fuel formats. The company serves …….