Powin Energy (OTCMKTS:PWON) and Sigma Labs (NASDAQ:SGLB) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.3% of Sigma Labs shares are owned by institutional investors. 72.6% of Powin Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of Sigma Labs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Powin Energy and Sigma Labs’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Powin Energy $5.17 million 9.19 -$15.54 million N/A N/A
Sigma Labs $640,000.00 27.46 -$4.57 million ($1.04) -1.94

Sigma Labs has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Powin Energy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Powin Energy and Sigma Labs, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Powin Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sigma Labs 0 0 1 0 3.00


This table compares Powin Energy and Sigma Labs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Powin Energy -89.14% N/A -102.40%
Sigma Labs -1,194.04% -179.11% -152.58%


Powin Energy beats Sigma Labs on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Powin Energy Company Profile

Powin Energy Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and provides integrated battery energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications. Its primary product is the Stack140, a modular, flexible, purpose-built battery string that is scalable from a single unit to multiple megawatts of capacity. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon.

Sigma Labs Company Profile

Sigma Labs, Inc. develops and commercializes manufacturing and materials technologies. It offers PrintRite3D quality assurance software apps primarily for 3D printing and additive manufacturing industries. The company's products are used in advanced manufacturing technologies to assure part quality in real time as the part is being made and enhance process control practices. It also provides engineering consulting services for developing next-generation technologies in advanced manufacturing technologies. The company serves aerospace and defense manufacturing, energy and power generation, bio-medical manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and firearms and recreational equipment industries. Sigma Labs, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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