Nanoflex Power (OTCMKTS:OPVS) and Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nanoflex Power and Mellanox Technologies’ top-line 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 46.24 -$10.80 million N/A N/A
Mellanox Technologies $1.09 billion 5.90 $134.26 million $3.85 30.76

Mellanox Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Nanoflex Power.

Risk and Volatility

Nanoflex Power has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mellanox Technologies has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Nanoflex Power shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of Mellanox Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 4.2% of Mellanox Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Nanoflex Power and Mellanox Technologies’ 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%
Mellanox Technologies 12.33% 16.53% 13.36%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Nanoflex Power and Mellanox Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nanoflex Power 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mellanox Technologies 0 8 4 0 2.33

Mellanox Technologies has a consensus target price of $111.00, suggesting a potential downside of 6.29%. Given Mellanox Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mellanox Technologies is more favorable than Nanoflex Power.

Summary

Mellanox Technologies 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.

Mellanox Technologies Company Profile

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and sells interconnect products and solutions worldwide. Its products facilitate data transmission between servers, storage systems, communications infrastructure equipment, and other embedded systems. The company offers InfiniBand solutions, including switch and gateway integrated circuits (ICs), adapter cards, cables, modules, and software, as well as switch, gateway, and long-haul systems; Ethernet solutions, such as Ethernet switch products and Ethernet adapters for use in enterprise data center, high-performance computing, embedded environments, hyperscale, Web 2.0, and cloud data centers. It also provides adapters to server, storage, communications infrastructure, and embedded systems original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as ICs or standard card form factors with PCI express interfaces; and switch ICs and systems to server, storage, communications infrastructure, and embedded systems OEMs to create switching equipment. In addition, the company supports server operating systems, including Linux, Windows, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, and VxWorks. It sells its products through its direct sales force, a network of sales representatives, and independent distributors. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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