Analyzing Opower (OPWR) & Electronic Arts (EA)

Opower (NYSE: OPWR) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Opower and Electronic Arts, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Opower 0 0 0 0 N/A
Electronic Arts 0 4 22 0 2.85

Electronic Arts has a consensus price target of $133.42, suggesting a potential upside of 3.81%. Given Electronic Arts’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Electronic Arts is more favorable than Opower.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.5% of Electronic Arts shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Electronic Arts shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Opower and Electronic Arts’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Opower N/A N/A N/A ($0.87) -11.83
Electronic Arts $4.85 billion 8.14 $967.00 million $3.20 40.16

Electronic Arts has higher revenue and earnings than Opower. Opower is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Electronic Arts, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Opower and Electronic Arts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Opower -30.39% -59.02% -26.51%
Electronic Arts 19.67% 25.42% 13.67%


Electronic Arts beats Opower on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Opower Company Profile

Opower, Inc. (Opower) is a provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry. The Company’s software solutions deliver key customer-facing applications that reduce energy demand and provide customer care. The Company’s software analyzes energy data and presents insights that motivate reductions in energy consumption. Its integrated solutions include Demand-Side Management (DSM), which include energy efficiency and demand response, and Customer Care, which include digital engagement and bill advisor. The key components of its energy efficiency solution include home energy reports, smart meter-enabled e-mails and marketplace suite. The key components of its demand response solution include peak day alerts and peak day feedback reports. Opower’s digital engagement solutions include NextWeb platform, outbound communications, points and rewards, and rates engine. The Key components of its Bill Advisor solution include customer service interface and proactive alerts.

Electronic Arts Company Profile

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes and distributes games, content and services that can be played by consumers on a range of platforms, which include consoles, personal computers (PCs), mobile phones and tablets. The Company’s games and services are based on a portfolio of intellectual property that includes established brands, such as FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, the Sims and Need for Speed. The Company markets and sells its games and services through retail channels and through digital distribution channels. The Company’s PC games and additional content can be downloaded directly through its Origin online platform, as well as through third-party online download stores. Its mobile, tablet and PC free-to-download games and additional content are available through third-party application storefronts, such as the Apple Application Store and Google Play.

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