Sunworks (SUNW) and Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) Financial Analysis

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Sunworks (NASDAQ: AKTS) and Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Sunworks has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akoustis Technologies has a beta of -0.58, meaning that its share price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Sunworks and Akoustis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunworks -12.46% -56.59% -22.48%
Akoustis Technologies -1,803.82% -141.24% -95.84%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.6% of Sunworks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.8% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sunworks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sunworks and Akoustis Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunworks 0 1 0 0 2.00
Akoustis Technologies 0 0 5 0 3.00

Sunworks currently has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 284.62%. Akoustis Technologies has a consensus price target of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 56.25%. Given Sunworks’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Sunworks is more favorable than Akoustis Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sunworks and Akoustis Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunworks $77.45 million 0.22 -$7.22 million ($0.32) -2.03
Akoustis Technologies $1.20 million 148.13 -$9.10 million N/A N/A

Sunworks has higher revenue and earnings than Akoustis Technologies.


Sunworks beats Akoustis Technologies on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sunworks

Sunworks, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides photo voltaic based power systems for the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential markets in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, the United States. The company also designs, arranges, finances, integrates, installs, and manages systems ranging in size from 2 kilowatt for residential loads to multi megawatt systems for larger commercial projects. In addition, it offers a range of installation services, including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring, and maintenance services to its solar energy customers. The company was formerly known as Solar3D, Inc. and changed its name to Sunworks, Inc. in March 2016. Sunworks, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Roseville, California.

About Akoustis Technologies

Akoustis Technologies, Inc. engages in developing, designing, and manufacturing radio frequency (RF) filter products for the mobile wireless device industries. It offers RF filters for mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, and WiFi premise equipment. The company focuses on manufacturing and commercializing its patented Bulk ONE acoustic wave technology to address the frequency-selectivity requirements in mobile smartphones, enhancing the efficiency and signal quality of mobile wireless devices and enabling The Internet of Things. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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