Braskem (NYSE:BAK) and Solarwindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Braskem and Solarwindow Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Braskem 0 1 1 0 2.50
Solarwindow Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Braskem and Solarwindow Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Braskem 4.89% 45.12% 4.90%
Solarwindow Technologies N/A N/A -372.52%

Risk & Volatility

Braskem has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Solarwindow Technologies has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Braskem shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Braskem shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Braskem and Solarwindow Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Braskem $18.26 billion 0.55 $1.28 billion $3.20 7.92
Solarwindow Technologies N/A N/A -$6.85 million N/A N/A

Braskem has higher revenue and earnings than Solarwindow Technologies.

Dividends

Braskem pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Solarwindow Technologies does not pay a dividend. Braskem pays out 31.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Braskem beats Solarwindow Technologies on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Braskem

Braskem S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells thermoplastic resins. Its Basic Petrochemicals segment offers olefins, such as ethylene, polymer and chemical grade propylene, butadiene, and butene-1; BTX products comprising benzene, para-xylene, and toluene; fuels, including automotive gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas, ethyl tertiary butyl ether, and methyl tertiary butyl ether; intermediates, such as cumene; and aliphatics, aromatics, and hydrogenates solvents, as well as specialties, such as isoprene, dicyclopentadiene, piperylene, nonene, tetramer, polyisobutylene, and hydrocarbon resins. This segment also supplies electric energy, steam, compressed air, and other products to second-generation producers. Its Polyolefins segment produces polyethylene, including LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, and EVA; green polyethylene from renewable resources; and polypropylene. This segment's products are used in plastic films for food and industrial packaging; bottles, shopping bags, and other consumer goods containers; automotive parts; engineering and infra-structure goods; and household appliances. Its Vinyls segment produces polyvinyl chloride, caustic soda, chlorine, hydrogen, caustic soda flake, and sodium hypochlorite. The company's USA and Europe segment produces polypropylene in the United States and Germany. Braskem S.A.'s Mexico segment produces, operates, and sells ethylene, HDPE, and LDPE in Mexico. It also imports and exports chemicals, petrochemicals, and fuels; produces, supplies, and sells utilities, such as steam, water, compressed air, and industrial gases; and provides industrial services. The company was formerly known as Copene Petroquímica do Nordeste S.A. and changed its name to Braskem S.A. in 2002. Braskem S.A. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

About Solarwindow Technologies

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. develops electricity-generating systems using see-through glass windows and flexible plastic products. It engages in developing SolarWindow electricity-generating systems that harvest light energy from the sun and artificial sources using a coating of organic photovoltaic solar cell. The company is also involved in developing 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.; and SolarWindow–Residential, a window glass for installation in new residential homes under construction and replacement windows. In addition, it engages in developing SolarWindow–Flex, a flexible film, which is applied directly onto glass for retrofit to existing commercial towers, buildings, and residential homes; SolarWindow–BIPV components associated with BIPV applications in homes, buildings, and office towers; and SolarWindow Retrofit Veneer, a transparent, tinted, and flexible veneer that installers can apply directly over top of existing windows. 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 Columbia, Maryland.

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