Solaredge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG) and Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Solaredge Technologies and Acacia Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaredge Technologies 0 4 8 0 2.67
Acacia Communications 1 10 2 0 2.08

Solaredge Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $93.33, indicating a potential downside of 10.20%. Acacia Communications has a consensus price target of $58.50, indicating a potential downside of 14.96%. Given Solaredge Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Solaredge Technologies is more favorable than Acacia Communications.

Volatility & Risk

Solaredge Technologies has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Acacia Communications has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.9% of Solaredge Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Acacia Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Solaredge Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of Acacia Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Solaredge Technologies and Acacia Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solaredge Technologies 8.39% 15.89% 9.08%
Acacia Communications 6.58% 8.57% 6.89%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Solaredge Technologies and Acacia Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solaredge Technologies $937.24 million 5.22 $128.83 million $2.69 37.41
Acacia Communications $339.89 million 8.35 $4.92 million $0.15 458.60

Solaredge Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Acacia Communications. Solaredge Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Acacia Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Solaredge Technologies beats Acacia Communications on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solaredge Technologies Company Profile

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells direct current (DC) optimized inverter systems for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations worldwide. Its SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, communication and smart energy management solutions, and a cloud based monitoring platform. The company's products are used in a range of solar market segments, such as residential, commercial, and small utility-scale solar installations. It also provides pre-sales support, ongoing trainings, and technical support and after installation services; and lithium-ion cells, batteries, and energy storage solutions for various industries, including energy storage systems, residential and commercial solar systems, uninterruptible power supplies, electric vehicles, aerospace, marine, and others. The company sells its products to the providers of solar PV systems; and solar installers and distributors, electrical equipment wholesalers, and PV module manufacturers, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction firms. SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

Acacia Communications Company Profile

Acacia Communications, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products in the United States, China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. The company offers embedded and pluggable module products consisting of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 100 to 1,200 gigabits per second for use in long-haul, metro, and inter-data center markets. It also provides semiconductor products, such as low-power coherent digital signal processor application-specific integrated circuits and silicon photonic integrated circuits that are integrated into embedded and pluggable modules. The company sells its products through a direct sales force to network equipment manufacturers, network operators, and cloud service providers. Acacia Communications, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts.

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