QS Energy (OTCMKTS:QSEP) and Freestone Resources (OTCMKTS:FSNR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.
Risk and Volatility
QS Energy has a beta of -0.32, indicating that its share price is 132% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Freestone Resources has a beta of -0.08, indicating that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for QS Energy and Freestone Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares QS Energy and Freestone Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|QS Energy||$50,000.00||461.02||-$4.83 million||N/A||N/A|
|Freestone Resources||$1.16 million||2.54||-$1.13 million||N/A||N/A|
Freestone Resources has higher revenue and earnings than QS Energy.
This table compares QS Energy and Freestone Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
2.2% of QS Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of QS Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of Freestone Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Freestone Resources beats QS Energy on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About QS Energy
QS Energy, Inc. develops and commercializes energy efficiency technologies in the United States and internationally. The company's energy efficiency technologies assist in meeting energy demands, enhancing the economics of oil extraction and transport, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its intellectual properties include a portfolio of domestic and international patents and patents pending, which have been developed in conjunction with and licensed from Temple University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company's primary technology is Applied Oil Technology, a commercial-grade crude oil pipeline transportation flow-assurance product for the midstream pipeline marketplace. It serves upstream producers, midstream transporters, and downstream refiners. The company was formerly known as Save the World Air, Inc. and changed its name to QS Energy, Inc. in August 2015. QS Energy, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Tomball, Texas.
About Freestone Resources
Freestone Resources, Inc., an oil and gas technology development company, engages in the development and marketing of technologies and solvents for various sectors in the oil and gas industry. The company offers Petrozene solvent that is primarily used to dissolve paraffin buildup and used for pipelines, oil storage tanks, oil sludge build up, de-emulsification, and well treatment, as well as used as a corrosion inhibitor and as a catalyst in opening up formations thereby aiding in oil production. It also provides specialized off-the-road (OTR) tire repair services; offers disposal services for OTR tires; sells used OTR tires; and recycles OTR tires. Freestone Resources, Inc. is based in Ennis, Texas.
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