EnSync (NASDAQ: ESNC) and Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ:ULBI) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares EnSync and Ultralife Corporation’s 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%
Ultralife Corporation 6.62% 7.94% 6.37%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EnSync and Ultralife Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnSync $10.73 million 1.79 -$18.15 million N/A N/A
Ultralife Corporation $83.66 million 1.24 $7.74 million $0.36 18.61

Ultralife Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than EnSync.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for EnSync and Ultralife Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnSync 0 0 2 0 3.00
Ultralife Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

EnSync currently has a consensus price target of $1.75, indicating a potential upside of 337.61%. Given EnSync’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe EnSync is more favorable than Ultralife Corporation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.4% of Ultralife Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 38.1% of Ultralife Corporation 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.

Summary

Ultralife Corporation beats EnSync on 7 of the 10 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 Ultralife Corporation

Ultralife Corporation offers products and services ranging from power solutions to communications and electronics systems. The Company designs and manufactures power and communications systems, including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, charging systems, communications and electronics systems and accessories, and custom engineered systems. The Company’s segments include Battery & Energy Products, Communications Systems and Corporate. The Battery & Energy Products segment includes lithium 9-volt, cylindrical, thin cell and other non-rechargeable batteries, in addition to rechargeable batteries, uninterruptable power supplies, charging systems and accessories. The Communications Systems segment includes radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, power supplies, cable and connector assemblies, amplified speakers, equipment mounts, case equipment, man-portable systems, integrated communication systems for fixed or vehicle applications, and communications and electronics systems design.

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