Coates International (OTCMKTS:COTE) and ELECTRICITE DE/ADR (OTCMKTS:ECIFY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Coates International and ELECTRICITE DE/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coates International N/A N/A -295.61%
ELECTRICITE DE/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Coates International and ELECTRICITE DE/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coates International 0 0 0 0 N/A
ELECTRICITE DE/ADR 0 2 0 0 2.00

Risk & Volatility

Coates International has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ELECTRICITE DE/ADR has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Coates International and ELECTRICITE DE/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coates International $10,000.00 5.67 -$8.38 million N/A N/A
ELECTRICITE DE/ADR $78.71 billion 0.64 $3.59 billion $0.24 14.63

ELECTRICITE DE/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Coates International.

Dividends

ELECTRICITE DE/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Coates International does not pay a dividend. ELECTRICITE DE/ADR pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of ELECTRICITE DE/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ELECTRICITE DE/ADR beats Coates International on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Coates International

Coates International, Ltd. develops and sells Coates Spherical Rotary Valve (CSRV) system technology for use in various piston-driven internal combustion engines in the United States and internationally. The company's CSRV system technology replaces the intake and exhausts conventional poppet valves used in various piston-driven stationary, automotive, motorcycle, and marine engines. Its CSRV system technology is used in various applications, including engines for electric power generators for home use, industrial complexes, and grid installations; and engines to power motorcycles, automobiles, light and heavy trucks, machinery, railroads, marine engines, military equipment, light aircraft, helicopters, lawn mowers, snowmobiles and jet skis, etc. Coates International, Ltd. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Wall Township, New Jersey.

About ELECTRICITE DE/ADR

Electricité de France S.A., an integrated energy company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, and trading of power and energy services in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and internationally. It generates electricity through nuclear, fossil fuel, hydro, solar, wind, biomass, biogas, tidal, geothermal, and cogeneration plants. The company also manages low and medium-voltage public distribution networks; and operates, maintains, and develops high-voltage and very-high-voltage electricity transmission networks. In addition, it is involved in the commodity trading activities; and the provision of energy services, including district heating services, thermal energy services, etc. As of March 10, 2018, the company supplied energy and services to approximately 37.1 million customers. It serves small businesses, local authorities, and industrial and residential customers. Electricité de France S.A. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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