Critical Contrast: Energy Focus (NASDAQ: EFOI) and SQL Technologies (NASDAQ: SKYX)

Energy Focus (NASDAQ: EFOIGet Rating) and SQL TechnologiesNASDAQ: SKYXGet Rating) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Energy Focus has a beta of 2.85, suggesting that its stock price is 185% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SQL Technologies has a beta of -3316.19, suggesting that its stock price is 331.719% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Energy Focus and SQL Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

No Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energy Focus -97.59% -183.63% -67.84%
SQL Technologies N / A N / A N / A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Energy Focus and SQL Technologies, as reported by

Sell ​​Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energy Focus 0 1 0 0 2.00
SQL Technologies 0 0 0 0 N / A

Energy Focus presently has a consensus target price of $ 6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 584.93%. Given Energy Focus’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Energy Focus is more favorable than SQL Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.1% of Energy Focus shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Energy Focus shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 50.2% of SQL Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Energy Focus and SQL Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price / Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price / Earnings Ratio
Energy Focus $ 9.86 million 0.57 – $ 7.89 million ($ 1.75) -0.50
SQL Technologies $ 40,000.00 6,904.13 – $ 5.73 million N / A N / A

SQL Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Energy Focus.


SQL Technologies beats Energy Focus on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Energy Focus Company Profile (Get Rating)

Energy Focus, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells energy-efficient lighting systems, and controls and ultraviolet-C light disinfection products in the United States and internationally. It offers military maritime market light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products, such as Military-grade Intellitube retrofit TLED and the Invisitube ultra-low EMI TLED; and Military-grade fixtures, including LED globe lights, berth lights; high-bay fixtures and LED retrofit kits to serve the United States navy and allied foreign navies. The company also provides RedCap emergency battery backup TLEDs; EnFocus lighting platform, including dimming and color tuning; LED replacement fixtures for linear fluorescent lamps, downlights, and retrofit kits for low-bay, high-bay and office applications; LED dock lights; and nUVo tower and nUVo traveler portable UVCD air disinfectors. It sells its products to military maritime, industrial, and commercial markets through direct sales employees, independent sales representatives, electrical and lighting contractors, and distributors, as well as via e-commerce. The company was formerly known as Fiberstars, Inc. and changed its name to Energy Focus, Inc. in May 2007. Energy Focus, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Solon, Ohio.

SQL Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

SQL Technologies Corp. provides a series of safe-smart platform technologies. The company’s first-generation technologies enable light fixtures, ceiling fans, and other electrically wired products to be installed into a ceiling’s electrical outlet box; and second-generation technology provides a platform that is designed to enhance safety and lifestyle of homes and other buildings. It offers power-plugs; universal power-plug and receptacle products; and smart products. The company was formerly known as Safety Quick Lighting & Fans Corp. and changed its name to SQL Technologies Corp. in August 2016. SQL Technologies Corp. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida.

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