Aemetis (NASDAQ:AMTX) and Mission Newenergy (OTCMKTS:MNELF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Aemetis and Mission Newenergy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aemetis -17.42% N/A -28.82%
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Aemetis and Mission Newenergy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aemetis 0 1 1 0 2.50
Mission Newenergy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Aemetis presently has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 146.91%. Given Aemetis’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Aemetis is more favorable than Mission Newenergy.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.1% of Aemetis shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.2% of Aemetis shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aemetis and Mission Newenergy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aemetis $150.15 million 0.11 -$30.30 million N/A N/A
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A -$156.69 million N/A N/A

Aemetis has higher revenue and earnings than Mission Newenergy.

Summary

Aemetis beats Mission Newenergy on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aemetis

Aemetis, Inc. operates as a renewable fuels and bio-chemicals company in North America and India. The company focuses on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of various technologies that replace traditional petroleum-based products by the conversion of ethanol and biodiesel plants into advanced bio refineries. It owns and operates an ethanol plant in the California Central Valley near Modesto; and a biodiesel plant in Kakinada, India. The company sells biodiesel and refined glycerin to resellers, distributors, and refiners through its sales force and independent sales agents, as well as to brokers who resell the product to end-users. It also produces ethanol; and wet distiller's grains, distiller's corn oil, and condensed distillers soluble or corn syrup products to dairies and feedlots as animal feed. The company was formerly known as AE Biofuels, Inc. and changed its name to Aemetis, Inc. in November 2011. Aemetis, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

About Mission Newenergy

Mission NewEnergy Limited produces, refines, and sells biodiesel in Malaysia. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Subiaco, Australia.

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