Analyzing BE Semiconductor Industrs (OTCMKTS:BESIY) & ReneSola (OTCMKTS:SOL)

BE Semiconductor Industrs (OTCMKTS:BESIY) and ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and ReneSola’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BE Semiconductor Industrs 19.73% 21.64% 9.63%
ReneSola N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for BE Semiconductor Industrs and ReneSola, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BE Semiconductor Industrs 0 0 0 0 N/A
ReneSola 0 1 1 0 2.50

ReneSola has a consensus price target of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,414.42%. Given ReneSola’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ReneSola is more favorable than BE Semiconductor Industrs.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.4% of ReneSola shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of BE Semiconductor Industrs shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

BE Semiconductor Industrs has a beta of 2.21, meaning that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ReneSola has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and ReneSola’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BE Semiconductor Industrs $620.33 million 4.84 $160.92 million N/A N/A
ReneSola $80.50 million 0.69 $1.76 million $0.01 145.27

BE Semiconductor Industrs has higher revenue and earnings than ReneSola.

Dividends

BE Semiconductor Industrs pays an annual dividend of $1.59 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. ReneSola does not pay a dividend.

Summary

BE Semiconductor Industrs beats ReneSola on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

BE Semiconductor Industrs Company Profile

BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services semiconductor assembly equipment for the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide. The company's principal products include die attach equipment, such as single chips, multi chips, multi modules, flip chips, TCB and eWLB die bonding systems, and die sorting systems; and packaging equipment comprising conventional, ultra thin, and wafer level molding, as well as trim and form, and singulation systems. Its principal products also comprise plating equipment consisting of tin, copper, and precious metal plating systems, as well as related process chemicals; and tooling, conversion kits, spare parts, and other services. The company provides its products primarily to chip manufacturers, assembly subcontractors, and electronics and industrial companies. BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Duiven, the Netherlands.

ReneSola Company Profile

ReneSola Ltd, through its subsidiaries, develops, builds, operates, and sells solar power projects. It operates through three segments: solar power project development, EPC services, and electricity revenue generation. The company also develops community solar gardens; and sells projects rights. In addition, its engineering, and procurement and construction business includes engineering design, procurement of solar modules, balance-of-system and other components, and construction contracting and management services. Further, the company generates and sells electricity. As of February 28, 2018, it operated approximately 80 solar power projects with an aggregate capacity of 212 MW. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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