Contrasting Lighting Science Group (LSCG) and Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT)

Lighting Science Group (OTCMKTS:LSCG) and Revolution Lighting Technologies (NASDAQ:RVLT) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lighting Science Group and Revolution Lighting Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lighting Science Group $52.70 million 0.04 -$15.59 million N/A N/A
Revolution Lighting Technologies $152.30 million 0.25 -$53.90 million ($0.34) -4.88

Lighting Science Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Revolution Lighting Technologies.

Risk & Volatility

Lighting Science Group has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Revolution Lighting Technologies has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Lighting Science Group and Revolution Lighting Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lighting Science Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Revolution Lighting Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00

Revolution Lighting Technologies has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 201.20%. Given Revolution Lighting Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Revolution Lighting Technologies is more favorable than Lighting Science Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.6% of Revolution Lighting Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 91.4% of Lighting Science Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.0% of Revolution Lighting Technologies shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Lighting Science Group and Revolution Lighting Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lighting Science Group N/A N/A N/A
Revolution Lighting Technologies -35.43% -9.36% -4.54%

Summary

Lighting Science Group beats Revolution Lighting Technologies on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lighting Science Group

Lighting Science Group Corporation designs, develops, and markets general illumination products that use light emitting diodes (LEDs) as their light source for retailers and original equipment manufacturers in the United States. It offers a range of LED retrofit lamps to fit into existing light fixtures as replacements for traditional incandescent, compact fluorescent, and halogen lamps; and LED luminaires comprising FreeLED, a street lighting solution that uses solar energy as its power source. The company also provides biological lighting products, which include Good Night and Good Day circadian replacement lamps, VividGro grow light product, MyNature Coastal lamps and outdoor luminaires, and MyNature Grow lighting lamps and high bay luminaires. It serves Residential and office, Retail and hospitality, Government-owned and private infrastructure, and School and university markets through branded and co-branded private label programs, direct sales force, distributors, and independent sales agents. Lighting Science Group Corporation was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

About Revolution Lighting Technologies

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions focusing on the industrial, commercial, and government markets in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers interior and exterior LED lamps and fixtures, including signage and control systems. Its products are used for interior use, outdoor use, new fixture installation, retrofit installation, smart grid control systems, and integration of LED technology into custom applications. The company markets and distributes its products through electrical distributors and supply companies, electrical contractors, energy service companies, end-users, independent sales agencies and representatives, and electrical supply companies, as well as internal marketing and direct sales force. It serves military, municipal, commercial, industrial, warehouse, education, hospitality, retail, healthcare, multi-family, and signage-media-accent markets. The company was formerly known as Nexxus Lighting, Inc. and changed its name to Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. in November 2012. Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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