Solarwindow Technologies (WNDW) vs. Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Critical Comparison

Solarwindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW) and Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.


This table compares Solarwindow Technologies and Renewable Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solarwindow Technologies N/A N/A -372.52%
Renewable Energy Group 10.21% 34.52% 21.21%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Solarwindow Technologies and Renewable Energy Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solarwindow Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Renewable Energy Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Renewable Energy Group has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.95%. Given Renewable Energy Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Renewable Energy Group is more favorable than Solarwindow Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Solarwindow Technologies and Renewable Energy Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solarwindow Technologies N/A N/A -$6.85 million N/A N/A
Renewable Energy Group $2.16 billion 0.45 -$79.07 million ($2.04) -12.84

Solarwindow Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Renewable Energy Group.

Risk & Volatility

Solarwindow Technologies has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Renewable Energy Group has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Renewable Energy Group beats Solarwindow Technologies on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Solarwindow Technologies

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. develops electricity-generating systems using see-through glass windows and flexible plastic products. It engages in developing SolarWindow electricity-generating systems that harvest light energy from the sun and artificial sources using a coating of organic photovoltaic solar cell. The company is also involved in developing SolarWindow–Commercial, a flat glass product for installation in new commercial towers under construction and replacement windows; SolarWindow–Structural Glass, a structural glass wall and curtain for tall structures; SolarWindow–Architectural Glass, a textured and decorative interior glass walls, room dividers, etc.; and SolarWindow–Residential, a window glass for installation in new residential homes under construction and replacement windows. In addition, it engages in developing SolarWindow–Flex, a flexible film, which is applied directly onto glass for retrofit to existing commercial towers, buildings, and residential homes; SolarWindow–BIPV components associated with BIPV applications in homes, buildings, and office towers; and SolarWindow Retrofit Veneer, a transparent, tinted, and flexible veneer that installers can apply directly over top of existing windows. The company was formerly known as New Energy Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. in March 2015. SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Columbia, Maryland.

About Renewable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. produces and sells biofuels and renewable chemicals in North America. The company operates through Biomass-Based Diesel, Services, Renewable Chemicals, and Corporate and Other segments. It acquires feedstock; and manages construction and operates biomass-based diesel production facilities. The company also produces biomass-based diesel from a range of feedstocks, including inedible corn oil, used cooking oil, and inedible animal fat, as well as soybean or canola oil; and markets, distributes, and sells biomass-based diesel and its co-products. In addition, it is involved in the purchase and resale of biomass-based diesel, petroleum-based diesel, renewable identification numbers, California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits, and raw material feedstocks acquired from third parties; and sale of glycerin, free fatty acids, naphtha, and other co-products of the biomass-based diesel production process. Further, the company provides facility management and operational services to biomass-based diesel production facilities, as well as to other clean-tech companies; and construction management services for biomass-based diesel production facilities. Additionally, it engages in the production of renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels, and other products; and trading of petroleum-based heating oil and diesel fuel. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.

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