Critical Analysis: Capstone Companies (OTCMKTS:CAPC) versus ExeLED (OTCMKTS:ELED)

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Capstone Companies (OTCMKTS:CAPC) and ExeLED (OTCMKTS:ELED) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Capstone Companies and ExeLED’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capstone Companies -9.92% -19.17% -15.72%
ExeLED -25,090.68% N/A -4,347.86%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Capstone Companies and ExeLED, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capstone Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A
ExeLED 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Capstone Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.4% of Capstone Companies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 52.1% of ExeLED shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Capstone Companies and ExeLED’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Capstone Companies $12.83 million 0.59 -$1.01 million N/A N/A
ExeLED $50,000.00 10.98 -$4.01 million N/A N/A

Capstone Companies has higher revenue and earnings than ExeLED.

Risk & Volatility

Capstone Companies has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ExeLED has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Capstone Companies beats ExeLED on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Capstone Companies Company Profile

Capstone Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and sells consumer home light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products in North America and internationally. It offers wireless remote-controlled LED accent, LED under cabinet, LED solar patio, LED motion sensor, and LED wall utility lights, as well as LED gooseneck lanterns, CPC power failure bulbs, and wireless remote-control outlets. The company markets its products under the CAPI, Capstone Lighting, and Duracell brand names, as well as under the Hoover Home LED licensed brand through a network of direct independent sales force, retailers, and distributors. It sells its products through retail warehouse clubs, hardware centers, and e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as CHDT Corporation and changed its name to Capstone Companies, Inc. in June 2012. Capstone Companies, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

ExeLED Company Profile

ExeLED Holdings Inc. designs, develops, enhances, and markets commercial grade illumination products that use LED's as their light source in the continental United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company offers LED hanging and recessed ceiling fixtures, recessed wall fixtures, and wall sconces. Its products are installed in various settings, including commercial office space, financial trading floors, health care facilities, museums, schools, restaurants, retail stores, and other public locations. ExeLED Holdings Inc. sells its products through third-party sales agencies. The company was formerly known as Energie Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to ExeLED Holdings Inc. in November 2015. ExeLED Holdings Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Arvada, Colorado.

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