Contrasting JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF)

JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKSGet Free Report) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINFGet Free Report) 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 risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares JinkoSolar and Oxford Instruments’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JinkoSolar $16.72 billion 0.07 $485.56 million $6.41 3.59
Oxford Instruments $536.00 million 3.43 $70.63 million N/A N/A

JinkoSolar has higher revenue and earnings than Oxford Instruments.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.8% of JinkoSolar shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.8% of JinkoSolar shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for JinkoSolar and Oxford Instruments, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JinkoSolar 1 5 0 0 1.83
Oxford Instruments 0 0 0 0 N/A

JinkoSolar currently has a consensus price target of $26.60, suggesting a potential upside of 15.60%. Given JinkoSolar’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe JinkoSolar is more favorable than Oxford Instruments.

Volatility & Risk

JinkoSolar has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oxford Instruments has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares JinkoSolar and Oxford Instruments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JinkoSolar 2.74% 11.12% 2.81%
Oxford Instruments N/A N/A N/A

Summary

JinkoSolar beats Oxford Instruments on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About JinkoSolar

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JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of photovoltaic products. The company offers solar modules, silicon wafers, solar cells, recovered silicon materials, and silicon ingots. It also provides solar system integration services; solar power generation and solar system EPC services; and energy storage system, as well as undertakes solar power projects. The company sells its products to distributors, project developers, system integrators, and manufacturers of solar power products under the JinkoSolar brand. As of December 31, 2023, it had an integrated annual capacity of 85 gigawatts (GW) for mono wafers; 90 GW for solar cells; and 110 GW for solar modules. It operates in China, the United States, Mexico, Australia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Jordan, Vietnam, Egypt, Spain, Germany, and internationally. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Shangrao, the People's Republic of China.

About Oxford Instruments

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Oxford Instruments plc designs and supplies technology products and services in Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Materials & Characterisation, Research & Discovery, and Service & Healthcare. The company offers atomic force, electron, and raman microscopy; deposition and etch tools; low temperature systems; optical imaging; nuclear magnetic resonance, modular optical spectroscopy; and x-ray. Its products are used in various industries, such as advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food, astronomy, automotive and aerospace, bio imaging and life science, chemical and catalysis, energy generation and storage, forensics and environment, geology, petrology, mining, metals, alloys, composites, ceramics, pharma, photonics, polymers, quantum technologies, semiconductors, microelectronics, and data storage. Oxford Instruments plc was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.

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