Head-To-Head Review: CBAK Energy Technology (NASDAQ:CBAK) vs. Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA)

CBAK Energy Technology (NASDAQ:CBAK) and Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.6% of CBAK Energy Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.4% of Polar Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of CBAK Energy Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 61.6% of Polar Power shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CBAK Energy Technology and Polar Power, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CBAK Energy Technology and Polar Power’s 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 0.00 -$21.46 million N/A N/A
Polar Power $24.05 million 1.94 -$850,000.00 ($0.08) -57.50

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBAK Energy Technology -20.95% -1,532.05% -6.70%
Polar Power -1.68% -2.01% -1.74%

Risk & Volatility

CBAK Energy Technology has a beta of 2.29, suggesting that its stock price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Polar Power has a beta of 0.25, suggesting that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Polar Power beats CBAK Energy Technology on 6 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 Polar Power

Polar Power, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells direct current (DC) power systems for applications in the telecommunications, military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power, and uninterruptable power supply markets in the United States and internationally. It offers DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems, and DC solar hybrid power systems. Polar Power, Inc. installs, sells, and services its products through its direct sales force, and a network of independent service providers and dealers. The company was formerly known as Polar Products, Inc. and changed its name to Polar Power, Inc. in October 1991. Polar Power, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Gardena, California.

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