Comparing of Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) and RF Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:RFIL)

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) and RF Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:RFIL), are influenced by contrast since they are both players in the Diversified Electronics. These factors are particularly influence the dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Plug Power Inc. 166.81M 3.75 92.31M -0.36 0.00
RF Industries Ltd. 52.88M 1.36 6.36M 0.65 11.48

Table 1 demonstrates Plug Power Inc. and RF Industries Ltd.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 represents Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) and RF Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:RFIL)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Plug Power Inc. -55.34% 0% 0%
RF Industries Ltd. 12.03% 22.1% 18.1%

Risk and Volatility

A beta of 1.81 shows that Plug Power Inc. is 81.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. In other hand, RF Industries Ltd. has beta of 0.3 which is 70.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Plug Power Inc. are 1.9 and 1.1. Competitively, RF Industries Ltd. has 7.5 and 5.4 for Current and Quick Ratio. RF Industries Ltd.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Plug Power Inc.


RF Industries Ltd. also pays out annual dividends at $0.08 per share and at a 1.02% dividend yield. Plug Power Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

Plug Power Inc. and RF Industries Ltd. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Plug Power Inc. 0 1 3 2.75
RF Industries Ltd. 0 0 0 0.00

The upside potential is 15.69% for Plug Power Inc. with average price target of $2.95.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 26.5% of Plug Power Inc. shares and 37.4% of RF Industries Ltd. shares. Insiders owned 1% of Plug Power Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders owned about 4.1% of RF Industries Ltd.’s shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Plug Power Inc. -3.72% -7.17% 66.43% 24.6% 6.39% 87.9%
RF Industries Ltd. -1.06% 15.35% 2.62% -12.47% 19.04% 2.48%

For the past year Plug Power Inc. was more bullish than RF Industries Ltd.


On 9 of the 13 factors RF Industries Ltd. beats Plug Power Inc.

Plug Power Inc., an alternative energy technology provider, engages in the design, development, commercialization, and manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell systems primarily for the material handling and stationary power markets in the United States. It focuses on proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell and fuel processing technologies, fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies, and related hydrogen storage and dispensing infrastructure. The company offers GenDrive, hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to material handling vehicles; GenFuel, a hydrogen fueling delivery system; GenCare, which is an ongoing maintenance program for GenDrive fuel cells, GenSure products, and GenFuel products; and GenSure, a stationary fuel cell solution that provides scalable modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors. It also provides GenKey, a turn-key solution for transitioning to fuel cell power; ProGen, a fuel cell engine technology that is under development for use in mobility and stationary fuel cell systems; and GenFund, which offers financing solutions to customers. The company offers its products to businesses and government agencies through direct product sales force, original equipment manufacturers, and dealer networks. Plug Power Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Latham, New York.

RF Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets interconnect products and systems to co-location centers, data processing centers, telecommunications and telephone companies, wireless carriers, and telecommunication equipment and solution providers in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s Connector and Cable Assembly division designs, manufactures, and distributes coaxial connectors and cable assemblies that are integrated with coaxial connectors. Its Cables Unlimited division manufactures and sells custom and standard cable assemblies, hybrid fiber optic power solution cables, adapters, and electromechanical wiring harnesses for communication, computer, LAN, automotive, and medical equipment. The companyÂ’s Comnet Telecom Supply division manufactures and sells fiber optics cables, distinctive cabling technologies, and custom patch cord assemblies, as well as other data center products. Its Rel-Tech Electronics division designs and manufactures cable assemblies and wiring harnesses for blue chip industrial, oilfield, instrumentation and military customers. RF Industries, Ltd. sells its products through warehousing distributors and OEM customers. The company was formerly known as Celltronics, Inc. and changed its name to RF Industries, Ltd. in November 1990. RF Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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