Comparing China Sunergy (OTCMKTS:CSUNY) and Mellanox Technologies (OTCMKTS:MLNX)

China Sunergy (OTCMKTS:CSUNY) and Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

China Sunergy has a beta of 4.05, suggesting that its share price is 305% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mellanox Technologies has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Sunergy and Mellanox Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Sunergy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mellanox Technologies $1.09 billion 5.61 $134.26 million $3.85 28.96

Mellanox Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than China Sunergy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for China Sunergy and Mellanox Technologies, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Sunergy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mellanox Technologies 0 7 4 0 2.36

Mellanox Technologies has a consensus price target of $117.33, indicating a potential upside of 5.24%. Given Mellanox Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mellanox Technologies is more favorable than China Sunergy.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.2% of Mellanox Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of Mellanox Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares China Sunergy and Mellanox Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Sunergy N/A N/A N/A
Mellanox Technologies 12.69% 17.69% 14.31%


Mellanox Technologies beats China Sunergy on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Sunergy Company Profile

China Sunergy Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets solar cells and modules in the People’s Republic of China and internationally. The company offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar cells; and standard P-type solar cells, HP solar cells, and emitter cells, as well as solar modules for use in a range of residential, commercial, industrial, and other solar power generation systems. It also invests in, develops, and operates solar power projects. The company sells its products to system integrators, solar power project developers, and solar power product distributors under the CSUN brand name, as well as on an original equipment manufacturing basis. China Sunergy Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nanjing, the People’s Republic of China.

Mellanox Technologies Company Profile

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells interconnect products and solutions. Its products facilitate data transmission between servers, storage systems, communications infrastructure equipment, and other embedded systems. The company offers InfiniBand solutions, including switch and gateway integrated circuits (ICs), adapter cards, cables, modules, and software, as well as switch, gateway, and long-haul systems; and Ethernet solutions, such as Ethernet switch products and Ethernet adapters for use in enterprise data center, high-performance computing, embedded environments, hyperscale, Web 2.0, and cloud data centers. It also provides adapters to server, storage, communications infrastructure, and embedded systems original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as ICs or standard card form factors with PCI express interfaces; and switch ICs and systems to server, storage, communications infrastructure, and embedded systems OEMs to create switching equipment. In addition, the company supports server operating systems, including Linux, Windows, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, and VxWorks. It sells its products through its direct sales force, a network of sales representatives, and independent distributors. The company operates in the United States, China, Europe, rest of Americas, and rest of Asia. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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