Sunworks (SUNW) & AltiGen Communications (ATGN) Head to Head Comparison

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Sunworks (NASDAQ:SUNW) and AltiGen Communications (OTCMKTS:ATGN) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Sunworks has a beta of 1.7, meaning that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AltiGen Communications has a beta of -0.61, meaning that its stock price is 161% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Sunworks and AltiGen Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunworks -10.32% -51.82% -18.94%
AltiGen Communications N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.3% of Sunworks shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sunworks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of AltiGen Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sunworks and AltiGen Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunworks $77.45 million 0.11 -$7.22 million ($0.32) -1.06
AltiGen Communications $8.39 million 1.77 $380,000.00 N/A N/A

AltiGen Communications has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sunworks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Sunworks and AltiGen Communications, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunworks 0 1 0 0 2.00
AltiGen Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A


AltiGen Communications beats Sunworks on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sunworks

Sunworks, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides photo voltaic based power systems for the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential markets in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, the United States. The company also designs, arranges, finances, integrates, installs, and manages systems ranging in size from 2 kilowatt for residential loads to multi megawatt systems for larger commercial projects. In addition, it offers a range of installation services, including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring, and maintenance services to its solar energy customers. The company was formerly known as Solar3D, Inc. and changed its name to Sunworks, Inc. in March 2016. Sunworks, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Roseville, California.

About AltiGen Communications

AltiGen Communications, Inc. designs, delivers, and supports Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems and call center solutions worldwide. The company offers MaxCommunications Server (MaxCS) IP-PBX, a software-based phone system that provides customers with business communications solutions; MaxACD VoIP Contact Center, a software-based automatic call distribution engine, which offers call routing and call distribution options; MaxMobile that extends a set of business PBX functionality to smart phone devices; and MaxCommunicator, a Windows-based desktop application, which provides call control and visual voice mail management to the desktop. It also offers MaxAgent, a Windows-based desktop application to bring call control and workgroup information to call center agents; MaxSupervisor, a Windows-based desktop application for call center supervisors; and MaxACD for Lync, a call center solution. In addition, the company provides hosted services; and service support programs, including software assurance programs that offer customers with updates, patches, new releases, and technical support for the applications they are licensed to use. It sells its products to small-to-medium sized and multi-site businesses, corporate branch offices, call centers, credit unions, and community banks through a channel of distributors and resellers. AltiGen Communications, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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