Analyzing Omega Flex (OFLX) and Sunrun (RUN)

Omega Flex (NASDAQ: OFLX) and Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Omega Flex and Sunrun’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Omega Flex 15.39% 29.60% 22.36%
Sunrun 23.51% 8.54% 2.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Omega Flex and Sunrun, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Omega Flex 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sunrun 1 0 8 0 2.78

Sunrun has a consensus price target of $10.33, suggesting a potential upside of 18.50%. Given Sunrun’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sunrun is more favorable than Omega Flex.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

31.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.9% of Sunrun shares are held by institutional investors. 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 24.1% of Sunrun shares are held 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 Omega Flex and Sunrun’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Omega Flex $101.80 million 6.74 $15.66 million N/A N/A
Sunrun $529.70 million 1.77 $124.52 million $0.86 10.14

Sunrun has higher revenue and earnings than Omega Flex.

Dividends

Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Sunrun does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Omega Flex has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sunrun has a beta of -1.03, indicating that its share price is 203% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Omega Flex beats Sunrun on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Omega Flex

Omega Flex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells flexible metal hoses and accessories in the United States and internationally. It offers flexible gas piping for use in residential and commercial buildings, as well as its fittings; and corrugated medical tubing for use in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, dental, physician and veterinary clinics, laboratories, and other facilities. The company sells its products under the TracPipe, CounterStrike, AutoSnap, AutoFlare, DoubleTrac, DEF-Trac, SolarTrac, and Medi Trac brand names. It serves various markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company sells its products through independent sales representatives, distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and direct sales, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as Tofle America, Inc. and changed its name to Omega Flex, Inc. in 1996. Omega Flex, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

About Sunrun

Sunrun Inc. is engaged in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership and maintenance of residential solar energy systems (Projects) in the United States. The Company is engaged in providing solar energy services and products to its customers. As of December 31, 2016, it operated a fleet of residential solar energy systems in the United States, with approximately 134,000 customers across 16 states, as well as the District of Columbia. The Company sells to homeowners over the phone, in the field through canvassing and in-home sales and through retail sales channels through its strategic partners. The solar service offerings are provided through its lease and power purchase agreements. It sells solar service offerings and installs solar energy systems for homeowners through its direct-to-consumer channel. It sells solar energy systems to homeowners, as well as related products, such as solar panels, inverters, racking systems and other solar-related equipment to resellers.

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