SunPower Corporation (SPWR) and SPI Energy Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI) Comparison side by side – The Hi New Ulm

Both SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) and SPI Energy Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI) are Semiconductor – Specialized companies, competing one another. We will compare their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SunPower Corporation 2.00B 0.41 1.15B -6.54 0.00
SPI Energy Co. Ltd. 111.36M 0.24 82.19M -23.02 0.00

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of SunPower Corporation and SPI Energy Co. Ltd.


Table 2 shows SunPower Corporation and SPI Energy Co. Ltd.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunPower Corporation -57.50% -467.9% -34.9%
SPI Energy Co. Ltd. -73.81% 0% 0%

Analyst Recommendations

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for SunPower Corporation and SPI Energy Co. Ltd.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunPower Corporation 1 2 1 2.25
SPI Energy Co. Ltd. 0 0 0 0.00

SunPower Corporation’s upside potential currently stands at 31.33% and an $7.63 average target price.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 31.2% of SunPower Corporation shares are held by institutional investors while 0% of SPI Energy Co. Ltd. are owned by institutional investors. About 0.2% of SunPower Corporation’s share are held by insiders. Comparatively, 50.78% are SPI Energy Co. Ltd.’s share held by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
SunPower Corporation -3.36% 2.8% 2.48% -11.38% -18.27% -21.47%
SPI Energy Co. Ltd. -29.29% -56.69% -65.71% -64.72% -89.92% -81.23%

For the past year SunPower Corporation was less bearish than SPI Energy Co. Ltd.


SunPower Corporation beats on 8 of the 11 factors SPI Energy Co. Ltd.

SunPower Corporation researches, develops, manufactures, and delivers solar solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Residential, Commercial, and Power Plant. The company provides solar power components, including panels and other system components. It also offers commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems, residential mounting systems, and power plant systems, as well as utility-scale photovoltaic power plants. In addition, the company offers operations and maintenance services, including remote monitoring, and preventative and corrective maintenance services, as well as rapid-response outage restoration services. Further, it leases solar power systems to residential customers; and sells inverters manufactured by third parties. The company serves investors, financial institutions, project developers, electric utilities, independent power producers, commercial and governmental entities, production home builders, residential owners, and small commercial building owners. SunPower Corporation also sells its products to dealers, systems integrators, and distributors. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. SunPower Corporation is a subsidiary of Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA.

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. provides engineering, procurement, and construction services to independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies in China and the United States. It also develops, owns, and operates solar projects that sell electricity to power companies and other electricity off-takers, including government-owned utility companies in the United States, China, Greece, and Italy under independent power producer model; and sells electricity from its build-and-transfer model projects to utility companies, independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies, as well as investors in the solar business. As of December 31, 2015, it owned and operated 60.9 megawatts of solar projects. In addition, the company provides long-term operations and maintenance services, including performance monitoring, system reporting, preventative maintenance, and warranty support services over the anticipated life of a solar project for third party developers. Further, it operates, an e-commerce and investment business Website for retail customers and solar project developers to purchase various PV-related products and services; and sells photovoltaic modules, balance-of-system components, solar monitoring systems, and inverters to residential, retail, and corporate customers. SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.


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