Growlife (PHOT) vs. Apogee Enterprises (APOG) Financial Contrast

Growlife (OTCMKTS:PHOT) and Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Growlife and Apogee Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Growlife -332.04% N/A -990.99%
Apogee Enterprises 5.81% 16.96% 8.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Growlife and Apogee Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Growlife 0 0 0 0 N/A
Apogee Enterprises 0 2 1 0 2.33

Apogee Enterprises has a consensus target price of $48.67, indicating a potential upside of 45.19%. Given Apogee Enterprises’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Apogee Enterprises is more favorable than Growlife.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Growlife shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.9% of Apogee Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Growlife shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Apogee Enterprises shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Growlife and Apogee Enterprises’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Growlife $2.45 million 13.68 -$5.32 million N/A N/A
Apogee Enterprises $1.33 billion 0.71 $79.48 million $3.10 10.81

Apogee Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than Growlife.

Dividends

Apogee Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Growlife does not pay a dividend. Apogee Enterprises pays out 20.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Apogee Enterprises has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Growlife has a beta of -4.27, suggesting that its stock price is 527% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apogee Enterprises has a beta of 1.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Apogee Enterprises beats Growlife on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Growlife

GrowLife, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of area lighting poles to distributors throughout the United States. The firm provides legal products to the urban gardening market in retail, in business to business transactions, and direct to consumers. It includes the online distribution hub greners, the pioneering grow light product line stealth grow LED. The company was founded by Todd Denkin and Kyle Tracey on March 7, 2001 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

About Apogee Enterprises

Apogee Enterprises, Inc. designs and develops glass and metal products and services in the United States, Canada, and Brazil. It operates through four segments: Architectural Framing Systems, Architectural Glass, Architectural Services, and Large-Scale Optical Technologies (LSO). The Architectural Framing Systems segment designs, engineers, fabricates, and finishes the aluminum frames used in customized aluminum and glass window, curtainwall, storefront, and entrance systems comprising the outside skin and entrances of commercial, institutional, and multi-family residential buildings. The Architectural Glass segment fabricates coated and high-performance glass used in customized window and wall systems, including the outside skin of commercial, institutional, and multi-family residential buildings. The Architectural Services segment offers full-service installation of the walls of glass, windows, and other curtainwall products making up the outside skin of commercial and institutional buildings. The LSO segment manufactures value-added glass and acrylic products for framing and display applications. The company's products and services are primarily used in commercial buildings, such as office towers, hotels, and retail centers; and institutional buildings that include education facilities and dormitories, health care facilities, and government buildings, as well as multi-family residential buildings. It markets its architectural products and services through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors to general contractors and glazing subcontractors, architects, and building owners; and value-added glass and acrylics through retail chains, picture framing shops, and independent distributors to museums, shops, and galleries. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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