Comparing EnerSys (NYSE:ENS) and Novonix (OTCMKTS:NVNXF)

EnerSys (NYSE:ENSGet Rating) and Novonix (OTCMKTS:NVNXFGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.7% of EnerSys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Novonix shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of EnerSys shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares EnerSys and Novonix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnerSys 3.66% 12.72% 5.08%
Novonix N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

EnerSys has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Novonix has a beta of 2.93, meaning that its share price is 193% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for EnerSys and Novonix, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnerSys 0 0 2 0 3.00
Novonix 0 0 0 0 N/A

EnerSys currently has a consensus price target of $82.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.18%. Given EnerSys’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe EnerSys is more favorable than Novonix.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EnerSys and Novonix’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnerSys $3.36 billion 0.92 $143.91 million $3.11 24.30
Novonix $6.11 million 64.68 -$51.83 million N/A N/A

EnerSys has higher revenue and earnings than Novonix.


EnerSys beats Novonix on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EnerSys

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EnerSys provides various stored energy solutions for industrial applications worldwide. It operates in three segments: Energy Systems, Motive Power, and Specialty. The company offers uninterruptible power systems applications for computer and computer-controlled systems, as well as telecommunications systems; switchgear and electrical control systems used in industrial facilities and electric utilities, large-scale energy storage, and energy pipelines; integrated power solutions and services to broadband, telecom, renewable, and industrial customers; and thermally managed cabinets and enclosures for electronic equipment and batteries. It also provides motive power products that are used to provide power for electric industrial forklifts used in manufacturing, warehousing, and other material handling applications. In addition, the company offers mining equipment, diesel locomotive starting, and other rail equipment. Further, it provides specialty batteries for starting, lighting, and ignition applications in transportation; and energy solutions for satellites, military aircraft, submarines, ships, and other tactical vehicles, as well as medical and security systems. Additionally, the company offers battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories, and outdoor cabinet enclosures, as well as related after-market and customer-support services for industrial batteries. The company sells its products through a network of distributors, independent representatives, and internal sales forces. The company was formerly known as Yuasa, Inc. and changed its name to EnerSys in January 2001. EnerSys was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania.

About Novonix

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Novonix Limited develops and supplies battery materials, equipment, and services to the lithium-ion battery market in North America. It operates through three segments: Graphite Exploration and Mining, Battery Technology, and Battery Materials. The Graphite Exploration and Mining segment explores for graphite in Australia. The Battery Technology segment develops battery cell testing equipment and batteries, and consulting services. The Battery Materials segment develops and manufactures battery anode materials. The company is also involved in the investment and battery testing activities. The company was formerly known as Graphitecorp Limited and changed its name to Novonix Limited in July 2017. Novonix Limited was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Brisbane, Australia.

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