Financial Comparison: China Sunergy (OTCMKTS:CSUNY) and Enphase Energy (OTCMKTS:ENPH)

China Sunergy (OTCMKTS:CSUNY) and Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for China Sunergy and Enphase Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Sunergy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enphase Energy 1 3 4 0 2.38

Enphase Energy has a consensus price target of $15.79, indicating a potential downside of 19.75%. Given Enphase Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Enphase Energy is more favorable than China Sunergy.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.4% of Enphase Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of Enphase Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Sunergy and Enphase Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Sunergy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Enphase Energy $316.16 million 6.86 -$11.63 million ($0.12) -163.92

China Sunergy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Enphase Energy.

Risk and Volatility

China Sunergy has a beta of 3.72, meaning that its share price is 272% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enphase Energy has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares China Sunergy and Enphase Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Sunergy N/A N/A N/A
Enphase Energy -1.08% N/A -1.24%

Summary

Enphase Energy beats China Sunergy on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Sunergy Company Profile

China Sunergy Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets solar cells and modules in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar cells; and standard P-type solar cells, HP solar cells, and emitter cells, as well as solar modules for use in a range of residential, commercial, industrial, and other solar power generation systems. It also invests in, develops, and operates solar power projects. The company sells its products to system integrators, solar power project developers, and solar power product distributors under the CSUN brand name, as well as on an original equipment manufacturing basis. China Sunergy Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nanjing, the People's Republic of China.

Enphase Energy Company Profile

Enphase Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells home energy solutions for the solar photovoltaic industry in the United States and internationally. The company offers semiconductor-based microinverter that converts energy at the individual solar module level and combines with its proprietary networking and software technologies to provide energy monitoring and control services. It sells its solutions primarily to distributors, as well as directly to large installers, original equipment manufacturers, strategic partners, and homeowners. Enphase Energy, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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