Financial Comparison: Solis Tek (SLTK) versus Johnson Controls International (JCI)

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Solis Tek (OTCMKTS:SLTK) and Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

Johnson Controls International pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Solis Tek does not pay a dividend. Johnson Controls International pays out 40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Solis Tek and Johnson Controls International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solis Tek 0 0 0 0 N/A
Johnson Controls International 3 11 3 0 2.00

Johnson Controls International has a consensus price target of $40.38, suggesting a potential upside of 20.91%. Given Johnson Controls International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Johnson Controls International is more favorable than Solis Tek.

Profitability

This table compares Solis Tek and Johnson Controls International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solis Tek N/A N/A N/A
Johnson Controls International 7.27% 11.84% 5.10%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Solis Tek and Johnson Controls International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solis Tek N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Johnson Controls International $30.17 billion 1.02 $1.61 billion $2.60 12.85

Johnson Controls International has higher revenue and earnings than Solis Tek.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.8% of Johnson Controls International shares are owned by institutional investors. 60.8% of Solis Tek shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Johnson Controls International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Johnson Controls International beats Solis Tek on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solis Tek Company Profile

Solis Tek Inc. focuses on the research, design, development, and manufacturing of indoor horticulture lighting and ancillary equipment in the United States and internationally. The company offers digital ballasts; metal halide, and mercury vapor and high-pressure sodium lamps; light emitting diode lighting products that produce less heat; and reflectors in various sizes for use with its digital ballasts and lamps, as well as plant nutrients and fertilizers. The company markets its products directly; and through distributors to hydroponic retailers, as well as through direct contacts, online email advertising, social media, trade magazine advertising, trade show promotions, and cross-promotional offerings. Solis Tek Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Carson, California.

Johnson Controls International Company Profile

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. The company operates through Building Technologies & Solutions and Power Solutions segments. It designs, sells, controls, installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. The company also provides residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products, as well as technical and energy management consulting services. In addition, it designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security systems, and fire detection and suppression systems; and manufactures and sells intrusion security products, anti-theft devices, breathing apparatus, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. Further, the company produces and supplies lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks, and utility vehicles, as well as advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It offers its lead-acid automotive batteries to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

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