Byrna Technologies (NASDAQ:BYRN) versus Energy Vault (NYSE:NRGV) Critical Analysis

Energy Vault (NYSE:NRGVGet Rating) and Byrna Technologies (NASDAQ:BYRNGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energy Vault N/A 56.86% 12.44%
Byrna Technologies -15.11% -8.22% -7.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energy Vault 1 0 3 0 2.50
Byrna Technologies 0 0 2 1 3.33

Energy Vault currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 92.31%. Byrna Technologies has a consensus target price of $20.67, indicating a potential upside of 164.62%. Given Byrna Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Byrna Technologies is more favorable than Energy Vault.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Energy Vault N/A N/A -$3.34 million N/A N/A
Byrna Technologies $42.16 million 4.24 -$3.28 million ($0.31) -25.19

Byrna Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Energy Vault.

Risk & Volatility

Energy Vault has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Byrna Technologies has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.6% of Byrna Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Byrna Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Byrna Technologies beats Energy Vault on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Energy Vault (Get Rating)

Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. develops and sells energy storage solutions. The company offers gravity-based storage systems, including EVx Platform, a scalable, modular product line starting from 40-megawatt hour to multi-gigawatt hours to address grid resiliency needs in shorter durations; Energy Vault Resiliency Center, a scalable, gigawatt hour scale product line designed to address grid resiliency needs to manage energy disruptive climate events; and Energy Vault solutions. Its solutions allow utilities, independent power producers, and large energy users to manage their power portfolios and efficiently dispatch power. Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, California.

About Byrna Technologies (Get Rating)

Byrna Technologies Inc., a less-lethal defense technology company, develops and manufactures less-lethal munitions. It offers a Byrna line of handheld personal security devices, including the Byrna SD and Byrna SD .68 caliber handheld personal security devices that are designed to be used by civilians and private security professionals, as well as Byrna HD magazines, shoulder-fired launchers, and projectiles. The company also offers accessories and related safety products, including the Byrna Banshee, Byrna Shield, compressed carbon dioxide canisters, sighting systems, holsters, and Byrna-branded apparels. It operates in the United States and South Africa. The company was formerly known as Security Devices International, Inc. and changed its name to Byrna Technologies Inc. in March 2020. Byrna Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

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