Solarwindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW) and FutureFuel (NYSE:FF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.
FutureFuel pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Solarwindow Technologies does not pay a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Solarwindow Technologies and FutureFuel’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Solarwindow Technologies||N/A||N/A||-$6.85 million||N/A||N/A|
|FutureFuel||$291.02 million||1.80||$53.16 million||N/A||N/A|
FutureFuel has higher revenue and earnings than Solarwindow Technologies.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Solarwindow Technologies and FutureFuel, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
48.3% of FutureFuel shares are owned by institutional investors. 67.3% of Solarwindow Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 41.5% of FutureFuel 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.
This table compares Solarwindow Technologies and FutureFuel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Solarwindow Technologies has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FutureFuel has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.
FutureFuel beats Solarwindow Technologies on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Solarwindow Technologies Company Profile
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. engages in developing electricity-generating see-through windows and products for detached homes and commercial buildings. Its SolarWindow technology provides the ability to harvest light energy from the sun and artificial sources and generate electricity from a transparent coating of organic photovoltaic solar cells. The company is involved in developing various products that are derived from its SolarWindow technology, including SolarWindow-Commercial, a flat glass product for installation in new commercial towers under construction and replacement windows; SolarWindow-Structural Glass, a structural glass wall and curtain for tall structures; SolarWindow-Architectural Glass, a textured and decorative interior glass walls, room dividers, etc.; SolarWindow-Residential, a window glass for installation in new residential homes under construction and replacement windows; SolarWindow-Flex, a flexible glass and plastic films; and SolarWindow-Retrofit Veneer, a transparent, tinted, and flexible veneer that installers can apply directly on to existing, previously installed, window glass. The company was formerly known as New Energy Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. in March 2015. SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kalen Capital Corporation.
FutureFuel Company Profile
FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells diversified chemical products, bio-based products, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Chemicals and Biofuels. The Chemicals segment manufactures and sells custom chemicals, including agrochemicals and intermediates, laundry detergent additives, biocides intermediates, specialty polymers, dyes, stabilizers, and chemicals intermediates; and chemicals used in consumer products consisting of cosmetics and personal care products, specialty polymers, and specialty products used in the fuels industry. This segment also offers performance chemicals, such as polymer modifiers that enhance stain resistance and dye-ability to nylon and polyester fibers; various small-volume specialty chemicals and solvents for a range of applications; and a family of acetal based solvents, including diethoxymethane, dimethoxymethane, dibutoxymethane, glycerol formal, and phenol sulfonic acid. Its chemical products are used in various markets and end uses comprising detergent, agrochemical, automotive, oil and gas, coatings, nutrition, and polymer additives. The Biofuels segment produces and sells biodiesel. It also sells petrodiesel in blends; and engages in buying, selling, and shipping of refined petroleum products on common carrier pipelines. This segment markets its biodiesel products directly to customers through railcars, tank trucks, and barges in the United States. The company was formerly known as Viceroy Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to FutureFuel Corp. in October 2006. FutureFuel Corp. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.
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