Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) & Energy Vault (NYSE:NRGV) Critical Analysis

Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUNGet Rating) and Energy Vault (NYSE:NRGVGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sunrun and Energy Vault’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunrun $1.61 billion 4.28 -$79.42 million ($0.56) -58.04
Energy Vault N/A N/A -$3.34 million N/A N/A

Energy Vault has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sunrun.

Risk & Volatility

Sunrun has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energy Vault has a beta of -0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 135% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Sunrun and Energy Vault, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunrun 0 2 13 0 2.87
Energy Vault 1 0 4 0 2.60

Sunrun currently has a consensus price target of $48.47, suggesting a potential upside of 49.13%. Energy Vault has a consensus price target of $12.50, suggesting a potential upside of 175.94%. Given Energy Vault’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Energy Vault is more favorable than Sunrun.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.9% of Sunrun shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.8% of Energy Vault shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Sunrun shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Sunrun and Energy Vault’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunrun -5.86% -1.39% -0.58%
Energy Vault N/A 1.95% 0.87%

Summary

Sunrun beats Energy Vault on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sunrun

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Sunrun Inc. engages in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership, and maintenance of residential solar energy systems in the United States. It also sells solar energy systems and products, such as panels and racking; and solar leads generated to customers. In addition, the company offers battery storage along with solar energy systems. Its primary customers are residential homeowners. The company markets and sells its products through direct-to-consumer approach across online, retail, mass media, digital media, canvassing, field marketing, and referral channels, as well as its partner network. Sunrun Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Energy Vault

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Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. develops and sells energy storage solutions. The company offers gravity-based storage systems, including EVx Platform, a scalable, modular product line starting from 40-megawatt hour to multi-gigawatt hours to address grid resiliency needs in shorter durations; Energy Vault Resiliency Center, a scalable, gigawatt hour scale product line designed to address grid resiliency needs to manage energy disruptive climate events; and Energy Vault solutions. Its solutions allow utilities, independent power producers, and large energy users to manage their power portfolios and efficiently dispatch power. Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, California.

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