Brenmiller Energy (NASDAQ:BNRG – Get Rating) and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (NYSE:BW – Get Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Brenmiller Energy and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises||1||0||2||0||2.33|
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has a consensus price target of $10.67, indicating a potential upside of 26.98%. Given Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises is more favorable than Brenmiller Energy.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises||5.01%||152.18%||4.99%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
81.9% of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises shares are held by company 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.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Brenmiller Energy and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises||$702.50 million||1.03||$30.89 million||$0.29||28.97|
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than Brenmiller Energy.
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises beats Brenmiller Energy on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Brenmiller Energy
Brenmiller Energy Ltd. engages in development, production, marketing, and sale of thermal energy storage systems based on technology that enables heat storage at high temperatures in crushed volcanic rock. Its TES system dispatches thermal energy on demand in the form of steam, which can be saturated for industrial use, or in the form of a superheated steam, which can be used to activate steam turbines in utility scale projects. The company markets its proprietary TES system under the name bGen. Brenmiller Energy Ltd was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.
About Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides energy and emissions control solutions to a range of industrial, electrical utility, municipal, and other customers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Babcock & Wilcox Renewable; Babcock & Wilcox Environmental; and Babcock & Wilcox Thermal. The Babcock & Wilcox Renewable segment offers technologies for waste-to-energy, solar construction and installation, and biomass energy systems, as well as black liquor systems for the pulp and paper industry. This segment provides technologies support solutions for diverting waste from landfills to use for power generation and replacing fossil fuels while recovering metals and reducing emissions. The Babcock & Wilcox Environmental segment offers a range of emissions control and environmental technology solutions for utility, waste to energy, biomass, carbon black, and industrial steam generation applications. This segment provides systems for cooling, ash handling, particulate control, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxides removal, chemical looping for carbon control, and mercury control. The Babcock & Wilcox Thermal segment offers steam generation equipment; aftermarket parts; and construction, maintenance, and field services for plants in the power generation, oil and gas, and industrial sectors. This segment has an installed equipment for utilities and general industrial applications, including refining, petrochemical, food processing, metals, and others. The company was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
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