Energous (NASDAQ:WATT) and SGOCO Group (NASDAQ:SGOC) Financial Contrast

Energous (NASDAQ:WATT) and SGOCO Group (NASDAQ:SGOC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.0% of Energous shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of SGOCO Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Energous shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Energous has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SGOCO Group has a beta of 0.12, suggesting that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Energous and SGOCO Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Energous $510,000.00 252.91 -$50.84 million ($1.99) -2.13
SGOCO Group $1.58 million 53.18 -$12.37 million N/A N/A

SGOCO Group has higher revenue and earnings than Energous.


This table compares Energous and SGOCO Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energous -8,692.28% -169.14% -148.80%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Energous and SGOCO Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energous 0 0 3 0 3.00
SGOCO Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Energous presently has a consensus target price of $18.07, suggesting a potential upside of 326.10%. Given Energous’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Energous is more favorable than SGOCO Group.


Energous beats SGOCO Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Energous

Energous Corporation develops wire-free charging solutions. The company develops WattUp wireless power technology that consists of semiconductor chipsets, software controls, hardware designs, and antennas that enables radio frequency based wire-free charging for electronic devices. It has a collaboration with vivo Global to explore integrating WattUp into smartphone designs that charge wirelessly over-the-air. 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.

About SGOCO Group

SGOCO Group, Ltd. engages in the product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in Mainland China and Hongkong. The company also provides energy saving products and services. Its products include LCD/LED monitors; all-in-one and part-in-one computers; virtual reality technology and devices; and phase change material thermal energy storage products. In addition, it involves in money lending activities. The company also develops tablet PCs, 3D LCD/LED TVs, LED-backlit monitors, and multi-screen display systems for advertising, public announcement, and other institutional uses. It sells its products under the SGOCO, Shangwei, and POVIZON brand names to electronics distributors and trading companies. The company was formerly known as SGOCO Technology, Ltd. SGOCO Group, Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

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