Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Yingli Green Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Yingli Green Energy and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yingli Green Energy 2 0 0 0 1.00
Yingli Green Energy Competitors 419 1102 1370 80 2.37

Yingli Green Energy presently has a consensus price target of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.76%. As a group, “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies have a potential upside of 14.27%. Given Yingli Green Energy’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Yingli Green Energy is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Yingli Green Energy $1.21 billion -$302.12 million -0.04
Yingli Green Energy Competitors $882.48 million $11.39 million 1.31

Yingli Green Energy has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Yingli Green Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Yingli Green Energy has a beta of 2.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yingli Green Energy’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yingli Green Energy -57.78% N/A -10.60%
Yingli Green Energy Competitors -180.56% -61.17% -10.35%

Summary

Yingli Green Energy competitors beat Yingli Green Energy on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Yingli Green Energy Company Profile

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited is a solar panel manufacturer. The Company’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. The Company’s end products include photovoltaic (PV) modules and PV systems of different sizes and power outputs. The Company sells PV modules under its own brand names, Yingli and Yingli Solar, to PV system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Chile, Algeria, Germany, France, South Africa, Turkey and Honduras. The Company’s products and services include the manufacture of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells, PV modules and integrated PV systems, and the development and operation of solar projects. The Company produces approximately 800 kilogram multi-crystalline polysilicon ingots. The Company’s PV modules have output ranging from 250 to 340 watts.

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