Reviewing Blink Charging (NASDAQ:BLNK) and ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ:ADSE)

Blink Charging (NASDAQ:BLNKGet Rating) and ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ:ADSEGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Blink Charging and ADS-TEC Energy, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blink Charging 0 5 3 0 2.38
ADS-TEC Energy 0 0 1 1 3.50

Blink Charging currently has a consensus price target of $32.38, suggesting a potential upside of 87.79%. ADS-TEC Energy has a consensus price target of $15.50, suggesting a potential upside of 170.98%. Given ADS-TEC Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ADS-TEC Energy is more favorable than Blink Charging.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Blink Charging and ADS-TEC Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blink Charging $20.94 million 35.06 -$55.12 million ($1.49) -11.57
ADS-TEC Energy $39.08 million 7.14 -$103.69 million N/A N/A

Blink Charging has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ADS-TEC Energy.

Risk & Volatility

Blink Charging has a beta of 3.58, meaning that its share price is 258% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ADS-TEC Energy has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.1% of Blink Charging shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Blink Charging shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Blink Charging and ADS-TEC Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blink Charging -220.64% -28.07% -26.31%
ADS-TEC Energy N/A N/A -6.37%


ADS-TEC Energy beats Blink Charging on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Blink Charging (Get Rating)

Blink Charging Co., through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and provides electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and networked EV charging services in the United States and internationally. The company offers residential and commercial EV charging equipment that enable EV drivers to recharge at various location types. It also provides Blink Network, a cloud-based system that operates, maintains, and manages various Blink charging stations and associated charging data, back-end operations, and payment processing, as well as offers property owners, managers, parking companies, and state and municipal entities with cloud-based services that enable the remote monitoring and management of EV charging stations; and provides EV drivers with station information, including station location, availability, and applicable fees. In addition, the company provides EV charging hardware, software services, and service plans. It has strategic partnerships across transit/destination locations, including airports, auto dealers, healthcare/medicals, hotels, mixed-use, municipal locations, multifamily residential and condos, parks and recreation areas, parking lots, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, schools and universities, stadiums, supermarkets, transportation hubs, and workplace locations. The company offers its services through direct sales force and resellers, as well as sells residential Level 2 chargers through various internet channels. As of March 10, 2022, it deployed approximately 30,000 charging ports. Blink Charging Co. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida.

About ADS-TEC Energy (Get Rating)

ADS-TEC Energy PLC, a B2B technology company, develops, manufactures, and services intelligent battery buffered energy systems. The company offers ChargeBox, a battery storage system that integrates inverter, climate control, energy management, security/firewall, and communication units; and ChargeTrailer, a mobile high power charging system in the form of a truck trailer. It also provides PowerBooster, a battery system that delivers high levels of power for the charging process; Storage Rack System, a scalable battery system; and Storage Container System, a custom battery system for large-scale applications as 20- or 40-foot container solutions. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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