Contrasting Solarwindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW) and NewMarket (OTCMKTS:NEU)

NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) and Solarwindow Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDW) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for NewMarket and Solarwindow Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NewMarket 0 1 0 0 2.00
Solarwindow Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

NewMarket presently has a consensus price target of $420.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.10%. Given NewMarket’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NewMarket is more favorable than Solarwindow Technologies.


NewMarket pays an annual dividend of $7.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Solarwindow Technologies does not pay a dividend. NewMarket pays out 37.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

NewMarket has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Solarwindow Technologies has a beta of 2.14, indicating that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NewMarket and Solarwindow Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NewMarket $2.29 billion 2.42 $234.73 million $20.34 24.32
Solarwindow Technologies N/A N/A -$6.85 million N/A N/A

NewMarket has higher revenue and earnings than Solarwindow Technologies.


This table compares NewMarket and Solarwindow Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NewMarket 12.17% 47.54% 15.18%
Solarwindow Technologies N/A -34.36% -31.44%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.4% of NewMarket shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.0% of NewMarket shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 67.3% of Solarwindow Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


NewMarket beats Solarwindow Technologies on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

NewMarket Company Profile

NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses. The company offers lubricant additives for use in various vehicle and industrial applications, including engine oils, transmission fluids, off-road powertrain and hydraulic systems, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, metalworking fluids, and other applications where metal-to-metal moving parts are utilized; and engine oil, driveline, and industrial additives. It also provides fuel additives that are used to enhance the oil refining process and the performance of gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and other fuels to industry, government, original equipment manufacturers, and individual customers. The company has operations in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, Latin America, Canada, and the Middle East. NewMarket Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Solarwindow Technologies Company Profile

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. engages in developing electricity-generating see-through windows and products for detached homes and commercial buildings. Its SolarWindow technology provides the ability to harvest light energy from the sun and artificial sources and generate electricity from a transparent coating of organic photovoltaic solar cells. The company is involved in developing various products that are derived from its SolarWindow technology, including SolarWindow-Commercial, a flat glass product for installation in new commercial towers under construction and replacement windows; SolarWindow-Structural Glass, a structural glass wall and curtain for tall structures; SolarWindow-Architectural Glass, a textured and decorative interior glass walls, room dividers, etc.; SolarWindow-Residential, a window glass for installation in new residential homes under construction and replacement windows; SolarWindow-Flex, a flexible glass and plastic films; and SolarWindow-Retrofit Veneer, a transparent, tinted, and flexible veneer that installers can apply directly on to existing, previously installed, window glass. The company was formerly known as New Energy Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. in March 2015. SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kalen Capital Corporation.

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