Analyzing Spire (OTCMKTS:SPIR) & JinkoSolar (OTCMKTS:JKS)

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Spire (OTCMKTS:SPIR) and JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Spire has a beta of 2.91, indicating that its stock price is 191% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JinkoSolar has a beta of 1.97, indicating that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Spire and JinkoSolar’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spire N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
JinkoSolar $3.64 billion 0.23 $59.12 million $1.52 12.49

JinkoSolar has higher revenue and earnings than Spire.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.1% of JinkoSolar shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.2% of Spire shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Spire and JinkoSolar, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spire 0 0 0 0 N/A
JinkoSolar 1 2 2 0 2.20

JinkoSolar has a consensus target price of $17.80, indicating a potential downside of 6.27%. Given JinkoSolar’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe JinkoSolar is more favorable than Spire.

Profitability

This table compares Spire and JinkoSolar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spire N/A N/A N/A
JinkoSolar 2.27% 6.70% 1.54%

Summary

JinkoSolar beats Spire on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Spire Company Profile

Spire Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing engineered products and services in the areas of photovoltaic solar and biomedical. The company offers specialized equipment for the production of terrestrial photovoltaic modules from solar cells; and photovoltaic systems for grid connected application in the commercial markets. Its products comprise Spi-Sun simulator, which tests module performance; and turn-key cell and module lines, and other individual equipment. The company also provides training and assistance with module certification, and solar factory management services. In addition, it offers surface treatments to the manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices; and performs sponsored research programs into practical applications of biomedical technologies. The company offers its products directly, as well as through distributors and sales representatives in the United States, Asia, Europe/Africa, and internationally. Spire Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts.

JinkoSolar Company Profile

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of photovoltaic products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers solar modules, silicon wafers, solar cells, recovered silicon materials, and silicon ingots. It also provides solar system integration services; and develops commercial solar power projects. The company sells its products to distributors, project developers, and system integrators under the JinkoSolar brand, as well as on an original equipment manufacturer basis. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shangrao, the People's Republic of China.

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