Financial Survey: Enphase Energy (ENPH) and Its Competitors

Enphase Energy (NASDAQ: ENPH) is one of 11 publicly-traded companies in the “Photovoltaic Solar Systems & Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Enphase Energy to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Enphase Energy has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enphase Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.50, suggesting that their average stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Enphase Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enphase Energy 0 3 2 0 2.40
Enphase Energy Competitors 174 582 853 56 2.48

Enphase Energy presently has a consensus target price of $1.56, indicating a potential downside of 40.13%. As a group, “Photovoltaic Solar Systems & Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 10.61%. Given Enphase Energy’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Enphase Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enphase Energy and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Enphase Energy $322.59 million -$67.46 million -3.58
Enphase Energy Competitors $1.32 billion -$58.64 million -0.04

Enphase Energy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Enphase Energy. Enphase Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.9% of Enphase Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Photovoltaic Solar Systems & Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.9% of Enphase Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Photovoltaic Solar Systems & Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Enphase Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enphase Energy -18.66% -1,232.10% -25.05%
Enphase Energy Competitors -12.75% -121.72% -3.35%

Summary

Enphase Energy rivals beat Enphase Energy on 12 of the 12 factors compared.

About Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy, Inc. is a provider of energy management solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and selling microinverter systems for the solar photovoltaic industry. Its semiconductor-based microinverter system converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity. Its microinverter system consists of three components: Enphase microinverters, an Envoy gateway and Enlighten cloud-based software. Its Enphase microinverters provide power conversion at the individual solar module level by a digital architecture that incorporates custom application specific integrated circuits (ASIC), specialized power electronics devices, and an embedded software subsystem. Envoy bi-directional communications gateway provides collecting and sending data to Enlighten software. Enlighten cloud-based software provides the capabilities to remotely monitor, manage, and maintain an individual system or a fleet of systems.

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