Reviewing Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) and China Sunergy (NASDAQ:CSUNY)

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Enphase Energy and China Sunergy, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Enphase Energy presently has a consensus price target of $15.79, indicating a potential downside of 19.71%. Given Enphase Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Enphase Energy is more favorable than China Sunergy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.4% of Enphase Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of Enphase Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Enphase Energy has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Sunergy has a beta of 3.73, suggesting that its share price is 273% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enphase Energy $316.16 million 6.85 -$11.63 million ($0.12) -163.83
China Sunergy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Profitability

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

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

Summary

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

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.

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.

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