Nanoflex Power (OTCMKTS:OPVS) and AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Nanoflex Power has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AXT has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.2% of AXT shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of AXT shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nanoflex Power and AXT’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nanoflex Power $200,000.00 46.45 -$10.80 million N/A N/A
AXT $98.67 million 1.82 $10.14 million $0.26 17.42

AXT has higher revenue and earnings than Nanoflex Power.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Nanoflex Power and AXT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nanoflex Power 0 0 0 0 N/A
AXT 0 0 3 0 3.00

AXT has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 87.64%. Given AXT’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AXT is more favorable than Nanoflex Power.

Profitability

This table compares Nanoflex Power and AXT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nanoflex Power -3,389.56% N/A -5,617.14%
AXT 13.00% 7.32% 6.38%

Summary

AXT beats Nanoflex Power on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nanoflex Power Company Profile

NanoFlex Power Corporation researches, develops, commercializes, and licenses photovoltaic technologies that enable thin film solar products. The company has worldwide license and right to sublicense intellectual property resulting from its sponsored research programs, which have resulted in a portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents and their foreign counterparts. Its patented and patent-pending technologies include Gallium Arsenide based solar thin films; and organic photovoltaic materials, architectures, and fabrication processes for ultra-thin solar films offering aesthetics, such as semi-transparency and tinting, and highly flexible form factors. The company's technologies are targeted at various applications comprising portable and off-grid power generation, building applied photovoltaics, building integrated photovoltaics, space vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, semi-transparent solar power generating glazing or windows, and ultra-thin solar films for automobiles or other consumer and Internet of Things application, including sensors. NanoFlex Power Corporation was founded in 1994 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

AXT Company Profile

AXT, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes compound and single element semiconductor substrates. It manufactures semiconductor substrates using its proprietary vertical gradient freeze technology. The company offers indium phosphide (InP) for use in fiber optic lasers and detectors, passive optical networks, data center connectivity, silicon photonics, photonic integrated circuits, terrestrial solar cells, lasers, military wireless RF amplifiers, infrared motion control, and infrared thermal imaging products. It also provides semi-insulating gallium with arsenic (GaAs) substrates, which are used for application in power amplifiers for wireless devices, and transistors and solar cells for drones. In addition, the company offers semi-conducting GaAs substrates that are used in opto-electronic products, including high brightness light emitting diodes in backlight wireless handsets and liquid crystal display televisions, as well as for automotive panel, signage, display, and lighting applications; and 3-D sensing using vertical cavity surface emitting lasers. Further, it provides germanium (Ge) substrates for space and terrestrial photovoltaic applications, as well as optical applications. Additionally, the company, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, manufactures and sells raw materials, such as gallium, gallium alloys, InP poly-crystal, arsenic, Ge, Ge dioxide, high purity arsenic, pyrolytic boron nitride crucibles, and boron oxide. It sells its products through direct sales force in the United States, China, and Europe, as well as through independent sales representatives and distributors in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and internationally. The company was formerly known as American Xtal Technology, Inc. and changed its name to AXT, Inc. in July 2000. AXT, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

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