Comparison of JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (JKS) and ReneSola Ltd (NYSE:SOL)

This is a contrast between JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) and ReneSola Ltd (NYSE:SOL) based on their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Semiconductor – Specialized and they also compete with each other.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. N/A 0.00 N/A 1.51 11.49
ReneSola Ltd 96.91M 0.51 1.76M 0.05 32.39

Table 1 highlights JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. and ReneSola Ltd’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. The business that is currently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower P/E ratio. JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of ReneSola Ltd, which means that it is the affordable of the two.

Profitability

Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. and ReneSola Ltd.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. 0.00% 5.4% 1.2%
ReneSola Ltd 1.82% 1.9% 0.5%

Volatility and Risk

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.’s 2.32 beta indicates that its volatility is 132.00% more volatile than that of Standard & Poor’s 500. In other hand, ReneSola Ltd has beta of 2.06 which is 106.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the delivered recommendations and ratings for JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. and ReneSola Ltd.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. 0 1 1 2.50
ReneSola Ltd 0 0 0 0.00

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.’s downside potential is -39.10% at a $15 consensus price target.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. and ReneSola Ltd has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 24.4% and 13%. 1% are JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, ReneSola Ltd has 46.3% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are 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)
JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. -6.15% -3.23% 5.97% 93.55% -9.42% 75.94%
ReneSola Ltd -0.03% -8.12% -9.7% -8.59% -47.16% 25.21%

For the past year JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has stronger performance than ReneSola Ltd

Summary

ReneSola Ltd beats JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. on 7 of the 12 factors.

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of photovoltaic products in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China and internationally. It offers solar modules, solar cells, silicon ingots, silicon wafers, and recovered silicon materials. The company sells its products to distributors, project developers, and system integrators under the JinkoSolar brand, as well as on an original equipment manufacturer basis. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shangrao, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.

ReneSola Ltd, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells various solar power products in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Wafer, Cell and Module, and Solar Power Projects. It provides virgin polysilicon, monocrystalline, and multicrystalline solar wafers; and photovoltaic cells. The company also offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar modules for use in various residential, commercial, industrial, and other solar power generation systems, as well as offers wafer processing services. In addition, it develops, builds, operates, and sells solar power projects. As of December 31, 2016, the company had a pipeline of approximately 1.3 gigawatt of solar power projects in various stages. Further, it produces and sells crucibles, steel wires, and silicon carbon powder; and trades in and invests in solar industry. The company offers its products to the manufacturers of solar wafers, cells, and modules, as well as to the distributors, installers, and end users of solar modules. ReneSola Ltd was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.

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