CBAK Energy Technology (NASDAQ:CBAT) and Neah Power Systems (OTCMKTS:NPWZ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of CBAK Energy Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of CBAK Energy Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.0% of Neah Power Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

CBAK Energy Technology has a beta of 3.89, meaning that its share price is 289% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neah Power Systems has a beta of 0.21, meaning that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CBAK Energy Technology and Neah Power Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBAK Energy Technology -20.93% -1,530.60% -6.69%
Neah Power Systems N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CBAK Energy Technology and Neah Power Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CBAK Energy Technology $58.38 million 0.49 -$21.46 million N/A N/A
Neah Power Systems N/A N/A -$2.41 million N/A N/A

Neah Power Systems has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CBAK Energy Technology.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CBAK Energy Technology and Neah Power Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CBAK Energy Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Neah Power Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Neah Power Systems beats CBAK Energy Technology on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CBAK Energy Technology

CBAK Energy Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells lithium batteries in the People's Republic of China, Europe, South Korea, and Israel. Its products are used in various applications, including electric vehicles, such as electric cars, electric buses, and hybrid electric cars and buses; light electric vehicles that include electric bicycles, electric motors, and sight-seeing cars; and electric tools, energy storage, uninterruptible power supply, and other high power applications, as well as cordless power tools. The company was formerly known as China BAK Battery, Inc. and changed its name to CBAK Energy Technology, Inc. in January 2017. CBAK Energy Technology, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Dalian, China.

About Neah Power Systems

Neah Power Systems, Inc. develops and sells silicon based rechargeable lithium batteries, silicon fuel cells, and Formira HOD systems. The company focuses on developing and supplying its products for military, transportation vehicles, and portable electronics applications in India, China, and parts of Europe. Neah Power Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Bothell, Washington.

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