Comparing Tecogen (TGEN) & Hanwha Q CELLS Co. (HQCL)

Tecogen (NASDAQ: TGEN) and Hanwha Q CELLS Co. (NASDAQ:HQCL) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tecogen and Hanwha Q CELLS Co.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tecogen $28.16 million 2.78 $502,228.00 N/A N/A
Hanwha Q CELLS Co. N/A N/A N/A $0.62 13.53

Tecogen has higher revenue and earnings than Hanwha Q CELLS Co..

Profitability

This table compares Tecogen and Hanwha Q CELLS Co.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tecogen -0.13% -0.18% -0.11%
Hanwha Q CELLS Co. 2.30% 11.55% 2.26%

Risk and Volatility

Tecogen has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hanwha Q CELLS Co. has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.1% of Tecogen shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Hanwha Q CELLS Co. shares are held by institutional investors. 19.5% of Tecogen shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Tecogen and Hanwha Q CELLS Co., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tecogen 0 1 2 0 2.67
Hanwha Q CELLS Co. 1 1 0 0 1.50

Tecogen presently has a consensus price target of $17.33, indicating a potential upside of 446.79%. Hanwha Q CELLS Co. has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 16.57%. Given Tecogen’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Tecogen is more favorable than Hanwha Q CELLS Co..

Summary

Tecogen beats Hanwha Q CELLS Co. on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tecogen

Tecogen Inc. designs, manufactures, sells and maintains cogeneration products, including combined heat and power (CHP), air conditioning systems and water heaters for residential, commercial, recreational and industrial use. The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing and supporting CHP products based on engines fueled by natural gas. The Company manufactures over three types of CHP products, such as cogeneration units that supply electricity and hot water, chillers that provide air-conditioning and hot water, and water heaters. Its commercial product line includes the InVerde, InVerde e+ and TECOGEN cogeneration units; TECOCHILL chillers; Ilios high-efficiency water heaters, and Ultera emissions control technology. Its customers include hospitals and nursing homes, hotels and motels, office and retail buildings, and military installations. Its cogeneration systems and chillers use the engine, the TecoDrive 7400 model.

About Hanwha Q CELLS Co.

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., formerly Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd., is a global solar energy company engaged in the manufacturing of solar modules, and the development and management of downstream solar farms. It manufactures a range of photo voltaic (PV) cells and PV modules at its manufacturing facilities in China and Malaysia using manufacturing process technologies, including those developed at its research and development facilities in Germany. It also engages in PV downstream businesses, which include developing solar power projects and providing engineering, procurement and construction services, and operation and management services. It develops and builds solar power projects incorporating its PV modules to sells them to third-party purchasers upon completion. Its principal products include PV modules, PV cells, silicon ingots and silicon wafers. It sells a range of PV modules, ranging from 250 watts to 340 watts in power output specification.

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