Head-To-Head Contrast: ExeLED (ELED) & Orion Energy Systems (OESX)

ExeLED (OTCMKTS:ELED) and Orion Energy Systems (NASDAQ:OESX) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

ExeLED has a beta of -0.62, indicating that its stock price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orion Energy Systems has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares ExeLED and Orion Energy Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ExeLED -19,547.07% N/A -3,122.32%
Orion Energy Systems -13.52% -36.26% -19.02%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for ExeLED and Orion Energy Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ExeLED 0 0 0 0 N/A
Orion Energy Systems 0 1 1 0 2.50

Orion Energy Systems has a consensus target price of $1.43, indicating a potential upside of 95.21%. Given Orion Energy Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Orion Energy Systems is more favorable than ExeLED.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ExeLED and Orion Energy Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ExeLED $50,000.00 10.48 -$4.01 million N/A N/A
Orion Energy Systems $60.30 million 0.36 -$13.12 million ($0.38) -1.92

ExeLED has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Orion Energy Systems.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.9% of Orion Energy Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 52.1% of ExeLED shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Orion Energy Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Orion Energy Systems beats ExeLED on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ExeLED

ExeLED Holdings Inc. designs, develops, enhances, and markets commercial grade illumination products that use LED's as their light source in the continental United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company offers LED hanging and recessed ceiling fixtures, recessed wall fixtures, and wall sconces. Its products are installed in various settings, including commercial office space, financial trading floors, health care facilities, museums, schools, restaurants, retail stores, and other public locations. ExeLED Holdings Inc. sells its products through third-party sales agencies. The company was formerly known as Energie Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to ExeLED Holdings Inc. in November 2015. ExeLED Holdings Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Arvada, Colorado.

About Orion Energy Systems

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. researches, designs, develops, manufactures, implements, markets, and sells energy management systems for the commercial office and retail, area lighting, and industrial markets in North America. The company operates in three segments: Orion U.S. Markets Division, Orion Engineered Systems Division, and Orion Distribution Services Division. It offers LED Troffer Door Retrofit for use in office or retail grid ceilings; and LED interior high bay lighting products, including Apollo class of LED interior fixtures designed for new construction and retrofit projects, as well as ISON class of LED interior fixtures. The company also provides an array of smart building control systems, which provide lighting control options and data intelligence capabilities for building managers under the InteLite brand or procured from third parties; and various other LED, HIF, and induction fixtures for lighting and energy management needs comprising fixtures for agribusinesses, parking lots, roadways, retail, mezzanine, outdoor applications, and private label resale. In addition, it offers lighting-related energy management services, such as site assessment, site field verification, utility incentive and government subsidy management, engineering design, project management, and installation; and sells and distributes replacement lamps and fixture components into the after-market. The company serves customers directly; and through independent sales agencies and distributors, and energy service companies and electrical contractors. Orion Energy Systems, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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