Analyzing Opower (NYSE:OPWR) & Its Competitors

Opower (NYSE: OPWR) is one of 60 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Opower to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Opower and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Opower 0 0 0 0 N/A
Opower Competitors 217 1563 2958 93 2.61

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 16.97%. Given Opower’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Opower has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Opower and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Opower N/A N/A -11.83
Opower Competitors $992.95 million $67.34 million 546.08

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.

Profitability

This table compares Opower and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Opower -30.39% -59.02% -26.51%
Opower Competitors -23.23% -240.20% -12.42%

Insider & Institutional 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Opower peers beat Opower on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Opower Company Profile

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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