Energy Vault (NYSE: NRGV – Get a rating) and Stem (NYSE: STEM – Get a rating) are both small cap oil/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, and analyst recommendations.
Benefits and evaluation
This chart compares gross revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Energy Vault and Stem.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|energy vault||N / A||N / A||-$3.34 million||N / A||N / A|
|Stem||$127.37 million||10.59||-$101.21 million||($1.53)||-5.75|
Energy Vault has higher earnings, but lower 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of the current recommendations and price targets for Energy Vault and Stem, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
Energy Vault currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 46.22%. Stem has a consensus target price of $26.57, suggesting a potential upside of 202.29%. Given Stem’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly think Stem is more favorable than Energy Vault.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Energy Vault and Stem.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|energy vault||N / A||N / A||-1.16%|
Volatility and risk
Energy Vault has a beta of 0.57, suggesting its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Stem has a beta of 2.33, suggesting its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Stem beats Energy Vault on 9 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
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.
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