Analysis of Energy Vault (NYSE: NRGV) and Ultralife (NASDAQ: ULBI)

Energy Vault (NYSE: NRGVGet a rating) and Ultralife (NASDAQ:ULBIGet a rating) are both small cap oil/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

29.1% of Ultralife shares are held by institutional investors. 38.4% of Ultralife shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Energy Vault and Ultralife.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
energy vault N / A N / A -1.16%
Ultralife -1.05% -0.90% -0.72%

Volatility and risk

Energy Vault has a beta of 0.57, which means its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Ultralife has a beta of 1.5, which means its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Benefits and evaluation

This chart compares revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Energy Vault and Ultralife.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
energy vault N / A N / A -$3.34 million N / A N / A
Ultralife $98.27 million 0.78 -$230,000.00 ($0.07) -68.14

Ultralife has higher revenue and profit than Energy Vault.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Energy Vault and Ultralife, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
energy vault 1 0 3 0 2.50
Ultralife 0 0 0 0 N / A

Energy Vault currently has a consensus price target of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 46.22%. Given Energy Vault’s possible higher upside, equity research analysts clearly believe that Energy Vault is more favorable than Ultralife.


Ultralife beats Energy Vault on 6 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About the Energy Vault (Get a rating)

Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. develops and sells energy storage solutions. The company offers gravity-based storage systems, including EVx Platform, a scalable and modular product line ranging from 40 megawatt-hours to multiple gigawatt-hours to meet network resiliency needs over shorter durations; Energy Vault Resiliency Center, a scalable gigawatt-hour-scale product line designed to address grid resiliency needs to manage energy-disruptive weather events; and Energy Vault solutions. Its solutions enable utilities, independent power producers and large energy users to manage their electricity portfolios and efficiently dispatch power. Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, California.

About Ultralife (Get a rating)

Ultra Life LogoUltralife Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, installs and services electrical, communication and electronic systems worldwide. The Company operates in two segments, Battery and Power Products and Communication Systems. The Batteries and Energy Products segment offers 9-volt lithium batteries, cylindrical, slim lithium manganese dioxide, rechargeable and other non-rechargeable batteries; lithium-ion cells, multi-kilowatt module lithium-ion battery systems and uninterruptible power supplies; and rugged military and commercial battery charging systems and accessories, including smart chargers, multi-bay charging systems, and various cables. The Communication Systems segment provides communication systems and accessories to support military communication systems, such as radio frequency amplifiers, power supplies and cables, connector assemblies, powered speakers , equipment carriers, housing equipment, portable systems and integrated communication systems for stationary or vehicle applications including vehicle adapters, vehicle mounted power enhanced rifle appliqué systems and systems SATCOM. Military communications systems and accessories in this segment are designed to enhance and extend the operation of communications equipment, such as vehicle-mounted, manpack, and hand-held transceivers. It sells its products under the brands Ultralife, Ultralife Thin Cell, Utralife HiRate, Ultralife and design, Ultra, Lithium Power, LithiumPower and Design, McDowell Research, AMTI, ABLE, ACCUTRONICS, ACCUPRO, ENTELLION, SWE Southwest Electronic Energy Group, SWE DRILL – DATA and SWE SEASAFE through original equipment manufacturers and distributors of industrial and defense supplies, as well as directly to the United States and international Departments of Defense. Additionally, the company sells its 9-volt battery to the consumer market through national and regional distribution chains and online retailers. Ultralife Corporation serves the government, defense and commercial sectors. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Newark, New York.

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