ChampionX (NYSE:CHX) vs. Ecosphere Technologies (NYSE:ESPH) Head to Head Review

ChampionX (NYSE:CHX) and Ecosphere Technologies (OTCMKTS:ESPH) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares ChampionX and Ecosphere Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChampionX -57.05% 6.94% 3.41%
Ecosphere Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

ChampionX has a beta of 3.57, indicating that its share price is 257% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ecosphere Technologies has a beta of -0.28, indicating that its share price is 128% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ChampionX and Ecosphere Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChampionX $1.13 billion 0.66 $52.16 million $0.99 9.75
Ecosphere Technologies $90,000.00 N/A -$7.47 million N/A N/A

ChampionX has higher revenue and earnings than Ecosphere Technologies.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.5% of ChampionX shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of ChampionX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of Ecosphere Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for ChampionX and Ecosphere Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChampionX 0 0 2 0 3.00
Ecosphere Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

ChampionX presently has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 39.90%. Given ChampionX’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe ChampionX is more favorable than Ecosphere Technologies.

Summary

ChampionX beats Ecosphere Technologies on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ChampionX

As of June 3, 2020, ChampionX Holding Inc. was acquired by Apergy Corporation. Championx Holding Inc. engages in upstream business. The company offers technology-driven chemistry programs and value-enabling solutions and services to the global upstream oil and natural gas industry. It provides reservoir management, onshore and offshore production, midstream management, and water capabilities. Championx Holding Inc. was formerly known as Nalco Champion. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas.

About Ecosphere Technologies

Ecosphere Technologies, Inc., a technology development and intellectual property licensing company, develops environmental solutions for the water, agriculture, energy, and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers Ozonix water treatment technology, an advanced oxidation process that is designed to treat and recycle industrial wastewater without the use of toxic chemicals. Its Ozonix water treatment technology is used in oil and natural gas, mining, agriculture, energy, food and beverage, industrial, and marine, as well as for municipal wastewater treatment applications. The company also provides Ecos PowerCube, a mobile and solar powered generator, which increases the total amount of solar power generation that is used in various markets, including off-grid agricultural, military, emergency/disaster relief, and humanitarian and wireless communication efforts for remote applications. In addition, it offers Ecos GrowCube, a fully-automated hydroponic growing system, which increases the crop production. Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Stuart, Florida. On December 21, 2018, Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. along with its affiliate, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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