AG&E (AGNU) vs. Energous (WATT) Head to Head Review

AG&E (OTCMKTS:AGNU) and Energous (NASDAQ:WATT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of AG&E shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.0% of Energous shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.3% of AG&E shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of Energous shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares AG&E and Energous’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energous -10,168.85% -165.66% -146.22%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for AG&E and Energous, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AG&E 0 0 0 0 N/A
Energous 0 1 2 0 2.67

Energous has a consensus price target of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 139.35%. Given Energous’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Energous is more favorable than AG&E.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AG&E and Energous’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Energous $1.15 million 210.98 -$49.37 million ($2.31) -4.10

AG&E has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Energous.

AG&E Company Profile

AG&E Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, American Gaming & Electronics, Inc., distributes parts, and repairs and services gaming equipment to casinos in the United States. It offers LCD displays, and gaming supplies and components. The company was formerly known as Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation and changed its name to AG&E Holdings, Inc. in October 2014. AG&E Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Hammonton, New Jersey.

Energous Company Profile

Energous Corporation engages in the development of a wire-free charging system. It develops WattUp that consists of semiconductor chipsets, software, hardware designs, and antennas that enables radio frequency based wire-free charging for electronic devices, providing power at a distance and enables charging with mobility under software control. The company was formerly known as DvineWave Inc. and changed its name to Energous Corporation in January 2014. Energous Corporation was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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