Critical comparison: Energy Vault (NYSE: NRGV) and Byrna Technologies (OTCMKTS: BYRN)

Energy Vault (NYSE: NRGVGet a rating) and Byrna Technologies (OTCMKTS: BYRNGet a rating) are both small cap oil/energy companies, but which stock is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
energy vault 1 0 3 0 2.50
Byrna Technologies 0 0 2 1 3.33

Energy Vault currently has a consensus price target of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 59.29%. Byrna Technologies has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 153.00%. Given Byrna Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe Byrna Technologies is more favorable than Energy Vault.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Energy Vault and Byrna Technologies.

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
Byrna Technologies $16.57 million 10.86 -$12.55 million ($0.13) -57.77

Energy Vault has higher revenue, but lower revenue than Byrna Technologies.


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

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
energy vault N / A N / A -1.16%
Byrna Technologies -4.09% 0.66% 0.47%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.3% of Energy Vault shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 12.8% of Byrna Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 14.8% of Byrna Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Byrna Technologies beats Energy Vault on 7 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Energy Vault Company Profile (Get a rating)

Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. develops and sells energy storage solutions. It offers various solutions, such as gravity energy storage including the EVX product platform, which provides a scalable and modular architecture that can scale up to multi-gigawatt-hour storage capacity; the Energy Vault Resilience Center, a modular system architecture; and commercial energy vault demonstration units. The company serves utilities, independent power producers and large industrial energy users. Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, California.

Byrna Technologies Company Profile (Get a rating)

Byrna Technologies Inc., a less lethal defense technology company, develops and manufactures less lethal munitions. It offers a Byrna range of portable personal security devices, including the Byrna SD and Byrna SD .68 caliber portable personal security devices which are designed for use by civilians and private security professionals, as well as Byrna HD magazines, shoulder launchers, and projectiles. The company also offers accessories and related safety products, including the Byrna Banshee, Byrna Shield, compressed carbon dioxide cartridges, sighting systems, holsters and Byrna-branded apparel. It operates in the United States and South Africa. The company was formerly known as Security Devices International, Inc. and changed its name to Byrna Technologies Inc. in March 2020. Byrna Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

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