Opower (NYSE: OPWR) is one of 60 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Opower to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Opower and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
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As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 9.23%. Given Opower’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Opower has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Opower and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Opower and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Opower’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Opower. Opower is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
70.1% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Opower peers beat Opower on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Opower, Inc. (Opower) is a provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry. The Company’s software solutions deliver key customer-facing applications that reduce energy demand and provide customer care. The Company’s software analyzes energy data and presents insights that motivate reductions in energy consumption. Its integrated solutions include Demand-Side Management (DSM), which include energy efficiency and demand response, and Customer Care, which include digital engagement and bill advisor. The key components of its energy efficiency solution include home energy reports, smart meter-enabled e-mails and marketplace suite. The key components of its demand response solution include peak day alerts and peak day feedback reports. Opower’s digital engagement solutions include NextWeb platform, outbound communications, points and rewards, and rates engine. The Key components of its Bill Advisor solution include customer service interface and proactive alerts.
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