Critical Comparison: Kyocera (OTCMKTS:KYOCY) vs. SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG)



Kyocera (OTCMKTS:KYOCY – Get Rating) and SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG – Get Rating) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.7% of SolarEdge Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of SolarEdge Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Kyocera has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SolarEdge Technologies has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Kyocera and SolarEdge Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell ​​Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyocera 0 0 0 0 AFTER
SolarEdge Technologies 1 6 17 0 2.67

SolarEdge Technologies has a consensus price target of $360.29, suggesting a potential upside of 19.97%. Given SolarEdge Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SolarEdge Technologies is more favorable than Kyocera.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kyocera and SolarEdge Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyocera $16.38 billion 1.25 $1.32 billion $3.70 15.41
SolarEdge Technologies $1.96 billion 8.47 $169.17 million $2.56 117.32

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

Profitability

This table compares Kyocera and SolarEdge Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Just Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kyocera 8.20% 5.39% 4.01%
SolarEdge Technologies 5.78% 8.56% 4.34%

Summary

SolarEdge Technologies beats Kyocera on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kyocera

(GetRated)

Kyocera Corporation develops, produces, and distributes products based on fine ceramic technologies in Japan, rest of Asia, Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Core Components Business, Electronic Components Business, and Solutions Business segments. The company offers fine ceramic components; automotive components; optical components; and inorganic and organic ceramic packages, and boards for use in industrial machinery, general industrial, smartphones and communication infrastructures, and automotive-related markets. It also provides electronic components and devices comprising capacitors, crystal and SAW devices, connectors, sensing and control devices, power semiconductor and printing devices for the information and communications equipment, industrial equipment, and automotive markets. Further, the company offers smartphones, mobile phones, and communication modules for in-vehicle installation and Internet of Things market; printers, multifunctional products, commercial inkjet printers, document solutions, and supplies. In addition, it provides solar modules for commercial and residential uses; smart energy related products, including storage batteries and energy management systems; and medical devices, such as prosthetic joints and dental prosthetics, and jewelry and kitchen accessories, including ceramic knives. The company offers its products through sales personnel, sales companies, and third-party distributors. The company was formerly known as Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Kyocera Corporation in 1982. Kyocera Corporation was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

About SolarEdge Technologies

(GetRated)

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells direct current (DC) optimized inverter systems for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations worldwide. It operates through five segments: Solar, Energy Storage, e-Mobility, Critical Power, and Automation Machines. The company offers inverters, power optimizers, communication devices, and smart energy management solutions used in residential, commercial, and small utility-scale solar installations; and a cloud-based monitoring platform that collects and processes information from the power optimizers and inverters, as well as monitors and manages the solar PV system. It also provides residential, commercial, and large scale PV, energy storage and backup, electric vehicle charging, and home energy management solutions, as well as grid services; and e-Mobility, automation machines, lithium-ion cells and battery packs, and uninterrupted power supply solutions, as well as virtual power plants, which helps to manage the load on the grid and grid stability. In addition, the company offers pre-sales support, ongoing training, and technical support and after installation services. 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.



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