Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) and Oakridge Global Energy Solutions (OTCMKTS:OGES) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.
Risk and Volatility
Polar Power has a beta of -0.51, meaning that its share price is 151% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oakridge Global Energy Solutions has a beta of -1.96, meaning that its share price is 296% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Polar Power and Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oakridge Global Energy Solutions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Polar Power presently has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.11%. Given Polar Power’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Polar Power is more favorable than Oakridge Global Energy Solutions.
This table compares Polar Power and Oakridge Global Energy Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oakridge Global Energy Solutions||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Polar Power and Oakridge Global Energy Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Polar Power||$14.42 million||4.14||-$750,000.00||($0.08)||-73.63|
|Oakridge Global Energy Solutions||N/A||N/A||-$35.39 million||N/A||N/A|
Polar Power has higher revenue and earnings than Oakridge Global Energy Solutions.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.6% of Polar Power shares are held by institutional investors. 61.3% of Polar Power shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 90.8% of Oakridge Global Energy Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Polar Power beats Oakridge Global Energy Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Polar Power
Polar Power, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells direct current (DC) power systems for applications in the telecommunications, military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power, and uninterruptable power supply markets in the United States and internationally. It offers DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems, and DC solar hybrid power systems. Polar Power, Inc. installs, sells, and services its products through its direct sales force, and a network of independent service providers and dealers. The company was formerly known as Polar Products, Inc. and changed its name to Polar Power, Inc. in October 1991. Polar Power, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Gardena, California.
About Oakridge Global Energy Solutions
Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc., a development stage company, provides energy storage solutions in the United States. Its principal products include lithium ion large format prismatic cells; small format prismatic cells; and battery modules. The company distributes its products through a business development and preliminary sales team. The company was formerly known as Oak Ridge Energy Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc. in November 2014. Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida.
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