We are comparing SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) and its competitors on their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation. They are Semiconductor – Specialized companies, competing one another.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

SunPower Corporation has 31.9% of its shares held by institutional investors and an average of 62.28% institutional ownership for its competitors. On other hand SunPower Corporation has 0.3% of its shares held by company insiders and an average of 10.72% insiders ownership for its peers.


On first table we have SunPower Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunPower Corporation -46.88% 0.00% -26.30%
Industry Average 3.32% 22.81% 7.80%

Valuation and Earnings

The following data compares SunPower Corporation and its peers’ valuation, top-line revenue and net income.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
SunPower Corporation 811.09M 1.73B 0.00
Industry Average 52.01M 1.57B 111.98

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 shows breakdown of recent ratings for SunPower Corporation and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunPower Corporation 2 1 0 2.33
Industry Average 1.40 1.83 4.33 2.38

With average target price of $5.25, SunPower Corporation has a potential downside of -30.28%. The potential upside of the peers is 36.49%. The equities research analysts’ view based on the data shown earlier is that SunPower Corporation’s peers are looking more favorable than the company itself.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of SunPower Corporation and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
SunPower Corporation 1.58% 10.67% -12.04% -7.75% -8.92% 29.38%
Industry Average 3.11% 18.70% 26.32% 30.80% 56.82% 47.15%

For the past year SunPower Corporation was less bullish than its peers.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of SunPower Corporation are 1.5 and 1.1. Competitively, SunPower Corporation’s competitors have 4.51 and 3.85 for Current and Quick Ratio. SunPower Corporation’s peers have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than SunPower Corporation.

Risk & Volatility

SunPower Corporation is 130.00% more volatile than S&P 500 because the company has a beta of 2.3. Competitively, SunPower Corporation’s peers’ beta is 1.23 which is 23.11% more volatile than S&P 500.


SunPower Corporation does not pay a dividend.


SunPower Corporation’s peers beat on 4 of the 4 factors SunPower Corporation.

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.


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