Critical Survey: Sql Technologies C (SQFL) vs. Energy Focus (EFOI)

Sql Technologies C (OTCMKTS:SQFL) and Energy Focus (NASDAQ:EFOI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Sql Technologies C and Energy Focus, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sql Technologies C 0 0 0 0 N/A
Energy Focus 0 3 1 0 2.25



Energy Focus has a consensus price target of $3.67, indicating a potential upside of 193.33%. Given Energy Focus’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Energy Focus is more favorable than Sql Technologies C.

Risk and Volatility

Sql Technologies C has a beta of -4.03, suggesting that its share price is 503% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energy Focus has a beta of -0.28, suggesting that its share price is 128% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.6% of Energy Focus shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.2% of Sql Technologies C shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of Energy Focus shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Sql Technologies C and Energy Focus’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sql Technologies C -161.05% N/A -76.95%
Energy Focus -40.01% -42.65% -35.36%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sql Technologies C and Energy Focus’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sql Technologies C $7.70 million 21.08 -$26.71 million N/A N/A
Energy Focus $19.85 million 0.76 -$11.26 million ($0.79) -1.58

Energy Focus has higher revenue and earnings than Sql Technologies C.

Summary

Energy Focus beats Sql Technologies C on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sql Technologies C

SQL Technologies Corp. manufactures and sells ceiling fans and lighting fixtures to large retailers under the General Electric brand through retail and online sales. The company was formerly known as Safety Quick Lighting & Fans Corp. and changed its name to SQL Technologies Corp. in August 2016. SQL Technologies Corp. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

About Energy Focus

Energy Focus, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells energy-efficient lighting systems in the United States and internationally. It offers various light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies, including military maritime products, such as Military Intellitube, globe lights, berth lights, and fixtures to serve the United States navy and allied foreign navies. The company also provides commercial products comprising direct-wire tubular LED (TLED) replacements for linear fluorescent lamps; Commercial Intellitube TLED replacement for linear fluorescent lamps; LED fixtures and panels for fluorescent replacement or high-intensity discharge replacement in low-bay and high-bay applications; LED down-lights; LED dock lights and wall-packs; LED vapor tight lighting fixtures; and LED retrofit kits. Energy Focus, Inc. sells its products to military maritime, industrial, and general commercial markets through direct sales employees, independent sales representatives, electrical and lighting contractors, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Fiberstars, Inc. and changed its name to Energy Focus, Inc. in May 2007. Energy Focus, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Solon, Ohio.

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