Simlatus (OTCMKTS:SIML) and Energous (NASDAQ:WATT) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Simlatus and Energous, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Simlatus 0 0 0 0 N/A
Energous 0 0 3 0 3.00

Energous has a consensus target price of $18.07, suggesting a potential upside of 293.61%. Given Energous’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Energous is more favorable than Simlatus.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.0% of Energous shares are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Energous shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Simlatus has a beta of 2.96, indicating that its stock price is 196% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energous has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Simlatus and Energous’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Simlatus N/A N/A -38,399.67%
Energous -8,692.28% -169.14% -148.80%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Simlatus and Energous’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Simlatus $20,000.00 69.52 -$4.39 million N/A N/A
Energous $510,000.00 273.78 -$50.84 million ($1.99) -2.31

Simlatus has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Energous.

Summary

Energous beats Simlatus on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Simlatus Company Profile

Simlatus Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets audio and video broadcast equipment and software worldwide. The company offers a range of broadcast products, such as switchers, controllers, protection switches, HD and analog routers, and audio distribution equipment, as well as SoundPal and SyncPal audio/video signaling products. It sells its products through a distribution network of audio/video equipment retailers. The company was formerly known as Grid Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Simlatus Corporation in April 2016. Simlatus Corporation was founded in 2006 and is based in Grass Valley, California.

Energous Company Profile

Energous Corporation develops wire-free charging solutions. The company develops WattUp wireless power technology that consists of semiconductor chipsets, software controls, hardware designs, and antennas that enables radio frequency based wire-free charging for electronic devices. It has a collaboration with vivo Global to explore integrating WattUp into smartphone designs that charge wirelessly over-the-air. The company was formerly known as DvineWave Inc. and changed its name to Energous Corporation in January 2014. Energous Corporation was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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