Contrasting Nanoflex Power (OTCMKTS:OPVS) & United Microelectronics (OTCMKTS:UMC)

Nanoflex Power (OTCMKTS:OPVS) and United Microelectronics (NYSE:UMC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

United Microelectronics pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Nanoflex Power does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Nanoflex Power shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.3% of United Microelectronics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of United Microelectronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nanoflex Power and United Microelectronics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nanoflex Power $900,000.00 24.05 -$17.58 million N/A N/A
United Microelectronics $4.92 billion 1.04 $250.82 million N/A N/A

United Microelectronics has higher revenue and earnings than Nanoflex Power.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Nanoflex Power and United Microelectronics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nanoflex Power 0 0 0 0 N/A
United Microelectronics 2 5 2 0 2.00

United Microelectronics has a consensus target price of $1.78, suggesting a potential downside of 18.72%. Given United Microelectronics’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Microelectronics is more favorable than Nanoflex Power.

Profitability

This table compares Nanoflex Power and United Microelectronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nanoflex Power -2,084.45% N/A -1,847.13%
United Microelectronics 2.04% 1.41% 0.79%

Volatility & Risk

Nanoflex Power has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Microelectronics has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

United Microelectronics beats Nanoflex Power on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nanoflex Power

NanoFlex Power Corporation researches, develops, commercializes, and licenses photovoltaic technologies that enable thin film solar products. The company has worldwide license and right to sublicense intellectual property resulting from its sponsored research programs, which have resulted in a portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents and their foreign counterparts. Its patented and patent-pending technologies include Gallium Arsenide based solar thin films; and organic photovoltaic materials, architectures, and fabrication processes for ultra-thin solar films offering aesthetics, such as semi-transparency and tinting, and highly flexible form factors. The company's technologies are targeted at various applications comprising portable and off-grid power generation, building applied photovoltaics, building integrated photovoltaics, space vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, semi-transparent solar power generating glazing or windows, and ultra-thin solar films for automobiles or other consumer and Internet of Things application, including sensors. NanoFlex Power Corporation was founded in 1994 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About United Microelectronics

United Microelectronics Corporation provides semiconductor wafer foundry solutions. The company operates through Wafer Fabrication and New Business segments. It provides circuit design, mask tooling, wafer fabrication, and assembly and testing services. The company also engages in the research, development, and manufacture of products in the solar energy and light-emitting diode industries. It serves fabless design companies, and integrated device manufacturers. The company operates primarily in Taiwan, Singapore, China, Japan, Europe, and the United States. United Microelectronics Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

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