Sunrun (RUN) vs. Omega Flex (OFLX) Critical Analysis

Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) and Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Sunrun and Omega Flex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunrun 23.51% 8.54% 2.56%
Omega Flex 15.39% 29.60% 22.36%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sunrun and Omega Flex, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunrun 1 0 8 0 2.78
Omega Flex 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sunrun currently has a consensus target price of $10.33, suggesting a potential upside of 18.50%. Given Sunrun’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Sunrun is more favorable than Omega Flex.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.9% of Sunrun shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Omega Flex shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.1% of Sunrun shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sunrun and Omega Flex’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunrun $529.70 million 1.77 $124.52 million $0.86 10.14
Omega Flex $101.80 million 6.74 $15.66 million N/A N/A

Sunrun has higher revenue and earnings than Omega Flex.

Dividends

Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Sunrun does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Sunrun has a beta of -1.03, meaning that its stock price is 203% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omega Flex has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Omega Flex beats Sunrun on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sunrun

Sunrun Inc. is engaged in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership and maintenance of residential solar energy systems (Projects) in the United States. The Company is engaged in providing solar energy services and products to its customers. As of December 31, 2016, it operated a fleet of residential solar energy systems in the United States, with approximately 134,000 customers across 16 states, as well as the District of Columbia. The Company sells to homeowners over the phone, in the field through canvassing and in-home sales and through retail sales channels through its strategic partners. The solar service offerings are provided through its lease and power purchase agreements. It sells solar service offerings and installs solar energy systems for homeowners through its direct-to-consumer channel. It sells solar energy systems to homeowners, as well as related products, such as solar panels, inverters, racking systems and other solar-related equipment to resellers.

About Omega Flex

Omega Flex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells flexible metal hoses and accessories in the United States and internationally. It offers flexible gas piping for use in residential and commercial buildings, as well as its fittings; and corrugated medical tubing for use in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, dental, physician and veterinary clinics, laboratories, and other facilities. The company sells its products under the TracPipe, CounterStrike, AutoSnap, AutoFlare, DoubleTrac, DEF-Trac, SolarTrac, and Medi Trac brand names. It serves various markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company sells its products through independent sales representatives, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and direct sales, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Tofle America, Inc. and changed its name to Omega Flex, Inc. in 1996. Omega Flex, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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