Head to Head Analysis: Nanoflex Power (OPVS) versus SunPower (SPWR)

Nanoflex Power (OTCMKTS:OPVS) and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Nanoflex Power has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunPower has a beta of 2.32, meaning that its share price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Nanoflex Power shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.7% of SunPower shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of SunPower shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Nanoflex Power and SunPower’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nanoflex Power -1,909.11% N/A -1,899.04%
SunPower -46.99% -83.67% -4.06%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nanoflex Power and SunPower’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nanoflex Power $900,000.00 12.71 -$17.58 million N/A N/A
SunPower $1.73 billion 0.60 -$811.09 million ($0.88) -8.39

Nanoflex Power has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SunPower.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Nanoflex Power and SunPower, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nanoflex Power 0 0 0 0 N/A
SunPower 3 4 0 0 1.57

SunPower has a consensus target price of $6.79, suggesting a potential downside of 8.05%. Given SunPower’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SunPower is more favorable than Nanoflex Power.


SunPower beats Nanoflex Power on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nanoflex Power

NanoFlex Power Corporation researches, develops, commercializes, and licenses photovoltaic technologies that enable thin film solar products. The company has worldwide license and right to sublicense intellectual property resulting from its sponsored research programs, which have resulted in a portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents and their foreign counterparts. Its patented and patent-pending technologies include Gallium Arsenide based solar thin films; and organic photovoltaic materials, architectures, and fabrication processes for ultra-thin solar films offering aesthetics, such as semi-transparency and tinting, and highly flexible form factors. The company's technologies are targeted at various applications comprising portable and off-grid power generation, building applied photovoltaics, building integrated photovoltaics, space vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, semi-transparent solar power generating glazing or windows, and ultra-thin solar films for automobiles or other consumer and Internet of Things application, including sensors. NanoFlex Power Corporation was founded in 1994 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About SunPower

SunPower Corporation researches, develops, manufactures, and delivers solar solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Residential, Commercial, and Power Plant. The company provides solar power components, including panels and system components, primarily to dealers, system integrators, and distributors. It also offers commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, and residential mounting systems. In addition, the company provides post-installation operations and maintenance services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers; and sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company also serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Solar International SAS.

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