Dragonfly Energy (NASDAQ:DFLI – Get Rating) and ESS Tech (NYSE:GWH – Get Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
40.8% of ESS Tech shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.0% of Dragonfly Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of ESS Tech shares are owned by company 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.
This table compares Dragonfly Energy and ESS Tech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Dragonfly Energy currently has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 78.12%. ESS Tech has a consensus target price of $7.18, suggesting a potential upside of 210.76%. Given ESS Tech’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ESS Tech is more favorable than Dragonfly Energy.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Dragonfly Energy and ESS Tech’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dragonfly Energy||N/A||N/A||$1.91 million||N/A||N/A|
|ESS Tech||N/A||N/A||-$477.12 million||($1.68)||-1.37|
Volatility and Risk
Dragonfly Energy has a beta of -0.64, meaning that its share price is 164% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ESS Tech has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Dragonfly Energy beats ESS Tech on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Dragonfly Energy
Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. manufactures and supplies deep cycle lithium-ion batteries for RVs, marine vessels, off-grid installations, and other storage applications. It also focuses on delivering an energy storage solution to enable a sustainable and reliable smart grid through the deployment of its solid-state cell technology. The company is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
About ESS Tech
ESS Tech, Inc., an energy storage company, designs and produces iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications worldwide. It offers energy storage products, which include Energy Warehouse, a behind-the-meter solution; and Energy Center, a front-of-the-meter solution. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.
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