Yingli Green Energy (YGE) & Its Competitors Critical Survey

Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Yingli Green Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Yingli Green Energy and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Yingli Green Energy $1.21 billion -$302.12 million -0.04
Yingli Green Energy Competitors $881.15 million $9.12 million 2.15

Yingli Green Energy has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Yingli Green Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Yingli Green Energy and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yingli Green Energy 2 0 0 0 1.00
Yingli Green Energy Competitors 417 1101 1365 79 2.37

Yingli Green Energy presently has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.21%. As a group, “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies have a potential upside of 17.24%. Given Yingli Green Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Yingli Green Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Yingli Green Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yingli Green Energy -57.78% N/A -10.60%
Yingli Green Energy Competitors -181.60% -61.62% -10.63%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Yingli Green Energy has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yingli Green Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Yingli Green Energy Company Profile

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited is a solar panel manufacturer. The Company’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. The Company’s end products include photovoltaic (PV) modules and PV systems of different sizes and power outputs. The Company sells PV modules under its own brand names, Yingli and Yingli Solar, to PV system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Chile, Algeria, Germany, France, South Africa, Turkey and Honduras. The Company’s products and services include the manufacture of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells, PV modules and integrated PV systems, and the development and operation of solar projects. The Company produces approximately 800 kilogram multi-crystalline polysilicon ingots. The Company’s PV modules have output ranging from 250 to 340 watts.

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