Opower (NYSE: OPWR) is one of 61 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Opower to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Opower and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 13.74%. Given Opower’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Opower has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Opower and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Opower and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Opower’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Opower. Opower is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
67.3% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Opower competitors 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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