EnSync (NASDAQ: ESNC) and Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Energizer Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Energizer Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares EnSync and Energizer Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnSync -9,073.13% -264.98% -73.94%
Energizer Holdings 11.00% 1,405.85% 10.70%

Dividends

Energizer Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. EnSync does not pay a dividend. Energizer Holdings pays out 36.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for EnSync and Energizer Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnSync 0 0 2 0 3.00
Energizer Holdings 0 3 3 0 2.50

EnSync currently has a consensus price target of $1.75, indicating a potential upside of 230.13%. Energizer Holdings has a consensus price target of $57.33, indicating a potential upside of 10.81%. Given EnSync’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EnSync is more favorable than Energizer Holdings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EnSync and Energizer Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnSync $10.73 million 2.37 -$18.15 million N/A N/A
Energizer Holdings $1.71 billion 1.87 $348.90 million $3.00 17.25

Energizer Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than EnSync.

Summary

Energizer Holdings beats EnSync on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EnSync

EnSync, Inc. is engaged in developing, licensing and manufacturing energy management systems solutions serving the commercial and industrial (C&I) building, utility, and off-grid markets. The Company develops and commercializes product and service solutions for the distributed energy generation market, including energy management systems, energy storage systems, applications, and Internet of energy platforms that link distributed energy resources with the grid network. The Company’s products include Matrix energy management system and advanced energy storage products. The Matrix Energy Management System is a behind the meter energy control system, which focuses at the commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets. Matrix Energy Management System offers swappable drawers that can be replaced without taking the entire distributed generation system off line. The Company’s Agile Hybrid Storage System is a technology that combines a range of storage units.

About Energizer Holdings

Energizer Holdings, Inc. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products. The Company is a designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. It operates through four geographic segments: North America, which consists of the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes its markets in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, which consists of its markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Company offers batteries using lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air and silver oxide constructions. These products are sold under the Energizer and Eveready brands in the performance, premium and price segments and include primary, rechargeable, specialty and hearing aid products. It manufactures, distributes and markets lighting products, including headlights, lanterns, kid’s lights and area lights.

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