Summer Energy (OTCMKTS:SUME) and Premier (OTCMKTS:PRHL) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Summer Energy and Premier’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Summer Energy -4.32% -47.53% -12.70%
Premier N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Summer Energy and Premier’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Summer Energy $117.68 million 0.40 $1.26 million N/A N/A
Premier $2.70 million 2.20 -$10.52 million N/A N/A

Summer Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Premier.

Risk & Volatility

Summer Energy has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Summer Energy and Premier, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Summer Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Premier 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Summer Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 63.2% of Summer Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 39.3% of Premier shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Premier beats Summer Energy on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Summer Energy Company Profile

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retail electric service provider in Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. The company procures wholesale energy and resells to commercial and residential customers. Summer Energy Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Premier Company Profile

Premier Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides energy services in the United States. It offers various electricity plans and upgrades to a facility's energy infrastructure to commercial middle market companies and residential customers. The company also provides deregulated power brokerage services for small businesses, warehouses, and distribution centers. The company was formerly known as OVM International Holding Corporation and changed its name to Premier Holding Corporation in November 2008. Premier Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Tustin, California.

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