Reviewing SPI Energy (NASDAQ:SPI) and Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB)

SPI Energy (NASDAQ:SPIGet Rating) and Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLABGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.2% of SPI Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.4% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SPI Energy and Silicon Laboratories’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SPI Energy $161.99 million 0.34 -$45.49 million N/A N/A
Silicon Laboratories $720.86 million 7.12 $2.12 billion $47.70 2.94

Silicon Laboratories has higher revenue and earnings than SPI Energy.


This table compares SPI Energy and Silicon Laboratories’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPI Energy N/A N/A N/A
Silicon Laboratories 266.91% 4.08% 2.91%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for SPI Energy and Silicon Laboratories, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPI Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
Silicon Laboratories 0 2 5 0 2.71

SPI Energy presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 506.06%. Silicon Laboratories has a consensus target price of $197.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.37%. Given SPI Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe SPI Energy is more favorable than Silicon Laboratories.

Volatility & Risk

SPI Energy has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silicon Laboratories has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Silicon Laboratories beats SPI Energy on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SPI Energy (Get Rating)

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. provides photovoltaic and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, and utility customers and investors in Australia, Japan, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Greece. The company offers engineering, procurement, and construction services to independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies. It also develops, owns, and operates solar projects that sell electricity to power companies and other electricity off-takers, including government-owned utility companies. In addition, the company designs and develops EV charging solutions. As of March 30, 2022, it owned and operated 16.8 megawatts of solar projects. The company is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

About Silicon Laboratories (Get Rating)

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides various analog-intensive mixed-signal solutions in the United States, China, and internationally. The company's products include wireless microcontrollers and sensor products. Its products are used in various electronic products in a range of applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), including connected home and security, industrial automation and control, smart metering, smart lighting, commercial building automation, consumer electronics, asset tracking, and medical instrumentation. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Silicon Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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