Contrasting OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLN) & Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY)

OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLNGet Rating) and Dycom Industries (NYSE:DYGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.


This table compares OriginClear and Dycom Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OriginClear -103.99% N/A -197.92%
Dycom Industries 3.73% 16.43% 6.02%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for OriginClear and Dycom Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OriginClear 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dycom Industries 0 1 4 0 2.80

Dycom Industries has a consensus target price of $125.80, suggesting a potential upside of 26.61%. Given Dycom Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dycom Industries is more favorable than OriginClear.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.8% of Dycom Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of OriginClear shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Dycom Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

OriginClear has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dycom Industries has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares OriginClear and Dycom Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OriginClear $10.38 million 1.19 -$10.79 million $0.01 1.01
Dycom Industries $3.81 billion 0.77 $142.21 million $4.74 20.96

Dycom Industries has higher revenue and earnings than OriginClear. OriginClear is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dycom Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Dycom Industries beats OriginClear on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About OriginClear

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OriginClear, Inc. engages in the provision and development of water cleanup technology. The company was founded by T. Riggs Eckelberry and Nicholas Eckelberry on June 1, 2007 and is headquartered in Clearwater, FL.

About Dycom Industries

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Dycom Industries, Inc. provides contracting services throughout the United States. Its services include engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services to telecommunications providers, underground facility locating services to various utilities, including other construction and maintenance services to electric and gas utilities, and others. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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