Analyzing Notis Global (NGBL) and Tecogen (TGEN)

Notis Global (OTCMKTS:NGBL) and Tecogen (NASDAQ:TGEN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.8% of Tecogen shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Notis Global shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of Tecogen shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Notis Global and Tecogen’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Notis Global $630,000.00 3.17 -$50.44 million N/A N/A
Tecogen $33.20 million 2.68 $40,000.00 N/A N/A

Tecogen has higher revenue and earnings than Notis Global.

Volatility and Risk

Notis Global has a beta of -0.93, indicating that its stock price is 193% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tecogen has a beta of -0.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Notis Global and Tecogen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Notis Global N/A N/A N/A
Tecogen -1.17% -1.31% -0.83%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Notis Global and Tecogen, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Notis Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tecogen 0 0 2 0 3.00

Tecogen has a consensus target price of $5.50, suggesting a potential upside of 53.63%. Given Tecogen’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tecogen is more favorable than Notis Global.

Summary

Tecogen beats Notis Global on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Notis Global Company Profile

Notis Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialized consulting services to the hemp and marijuana industry primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington. The company provides Notis Global dispensing system for the control and dispensing of medical marijuana industry. It also engages in the real property acquisitions and leases for dispensaries and cultivation centers. In addition, the company assists clients with site selection, zoning compliance, building and tenant improvement design, and licensing and on-going compliance services. Further, it acts as a distributor of hemp products. The company was formerly known as Medbox, Inc. and changed its name to Notis Global, Inc. in January 2016. Notis Global, Inc. was incorporated in 1977 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Tecogen Company Profile

Tecogen Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells industrial and commercial cogeneration systems that produce combinations of electricity, hot water, and air conditioning in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Products and Services and Energy Production. The company offers InVerde e+, a cogeneration product that provides electricity and hot water; TECOGEN cogeneration systems for producing hot water; TECOCHILL air-conditioning and refrigeration chillers; and water heaters under the Ilios brand name, as well as emissions control technology under Ultera brand name. It also provides long-term maintenance contracts, parts sales, and turnkey installation services through a network of nine field service centers in California, the Midwest, and the Northeast. In addition, the company installs, owns, operates, and maintains distributed generation of electricity systems and other complementary systems. It serves hospitals and nursing homes, colleges and universities, health clubs and spas, hotels and motels, office and retail buildings, food and beverage processors, multi-unit residential buildings, laundries, ice rinks, swimming pools, factories, municipal buildings, military installations, and indoor growing facilities. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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