Critical Survey: Envision Solar International (NASDAQ:EVSI) & Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH)

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.6% of Envision Solar International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.5% of Enphase Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of Envision Solar International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of Enphase Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Envision Solar International and Enphase Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envision Solar International 0 0 1 0 3.00
Enphase Energy 1 2 7 0 2.60

Envision Solar International presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 49.01%. Enphase Energy has a consensus target price of $33.28, suggesting a potential upside of 7.70%. Given Envision Solar International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Envision Solar International is more favorable than Enphase Energy.

Risk & Volatility

Envision Solar International has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enphase Energy has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Envision Solar International and Enphase Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envision Solar International -79.00% N/A -114.24%
Enphase Energy 2.63% 31.17% 3.04%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Envision Solar International and Enphase Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Envision Solar International $6.16 million 4.81 -$3.60 million N/A N/A
Enphase Energy $316.16 million 11.92 -$11.63 million ($0.12) -257.50

Envision Solar International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Enphase Energy.

Summary

Enphase Energy beats Envision Solar International on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Envision Solar International

Envision Solar International, Inc., together with its subsidiary, invents, designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells solar powered products and proprietary technology solutions in the United States and internationally. The company focuses on creating renewably energized products for electric vehicle and drone charging, outdoor media and branding, and energy security. It provides electric vehicle autonomous renewable charger (EV ARC) products; transformer, stowable, and HP DC fast charging EV ARC products; media EV ARC products with advertising screen and branding/messaging; autonomous EV ARC motorcycle and bicycle chargers; ARC mobility transportation systems; and Solar Tree direct current fast charger products. The company provides its products for electric vehicle charging infrastructure; out of home advertising platforms; and energy production and disaster preparedness. Envision Solar International, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California.

About Enphase Energy

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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