Energy Vault (NYSE:NRGV) & Stem (NYSE:STEM) Analysis

Stem (NYSE: STEMGet a rating) and Energy Vault (NYSE: NRGVGet a rating) are both IT and technology companies, but what’s the best move? We’ll compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Stem and Energy Vault.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Stem -26.88% 5.83% 3.01%
energy vault N / A 56.86% 12.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of the current ratings and recommendations for Stem and Energy Vault, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Stem 0 1 6 0 2.86
energy vault 1 0 3 0 2.50

Stem currently has a consensus price target of $24.14, indicating a potential upside of 174.04%. Energy Vault has a consensus price target of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 28.61%. Given Stem’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, research analysts clearly believe that Stem is more favorable than Energy Vault.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Stem and Energy Vault.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Stem $127.37 million 10.66 -$101.21 million ($1.53) -5.76
energy vault N / A N / A -$3.34 million N / A N / A

Energy Vault has lower earnings, but higher earnings than Stem.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.3% of Stem shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Stem shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and risk

Stem has a beta of 2.26, which means its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Energy Vault has a beta of 0.56, which means its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Stem beats Energy Vault on 7 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About the rod (Get a rating)

Stem, Inc. operates as a digitally connected and intelligent energy storage grid provider in the United States and around the world. It offers energy storage systems from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company also provides Athena, an artificial intelligence platform, which offers battery hardware and software services to operate energy storage systems. In addition, it offers services in system design and engineering, supply chain management, energy storage value chain optimization, warranty plan management and preventive maintenance, operations and maintenance reports, as well as program enrollment and incentive management services. The company serves commercial and industrial businesses, independent power producers, renewable energy project developers, utilities and network operators. Stem, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About the Energy Vault (Get a rating)

Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. develops and sells energy storage solutions. The company offers gravity-based storage systems, including EVx Platform, a scalable and modular product line ranging from 40 megawatt-hours to multiple gigawatt-hours to meet network resiliency needs over shorter durations; Energy Vault Resiliency Center, a scalable gigawatt-hour-scale product line designed to address grid resiliency needs to manage energy-disruptive weather events; and Energy Vault solutions. Its solutions enable utilities, independent power producers and large energy users to manage their electricity portfolios and efficiently dispatch power. Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, California.

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