Critical Contrast: Lighting Science Group (LSCG) versus Capstone Companies (CAPC) – Tech Know Bits

Capstone Companies (OTCMKTS:CAPC) and Lighting Science Group (OTCMKTS:LSCG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Capstone Companies has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lighting Science Group has a beta of 3.76, meaning that its stock price is 276% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Capstone Companies and Lighting Science Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capstone Companies N/A
Lighting Science Group N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Capstone Companies and Lighting Science Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Capstone Companies $12.83 million 0.68 -$1.01 million N/A N/A
Lighting Science Group $52.70 million N/A -$15.59 million N/A N/A

Capstone Companies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lighting Science Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Capstone Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 41.4% of Capstone Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 91.4% of Lighting Science Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Capstone Companies and Lighting Science Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capstone Companies -9.92% -18.64% -15.05%
Lighting Science Group N/A N/A N/A


Lighting Science Group beats Capstone Companies on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Capstone Companies

Capstone Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and sells consumer home light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products in North America and internationally. It offers wireless remote-controlled LED accent, LED under cabinet, LED solar patio, LED motion sensor, and LED wall utility lights, as well as LED gooseneck lanterns, CPC power failure bulbs, and wireless remote-control outlets. The company markets its products under the CAPI, Capstone Lighting, and Duracell brand names, as well as under the Hoover Home LED licensed brand through a network of direct independent sales force, retailers, and distributors. It sells its products through retail warehouse clubs, hardware centers, and e-commerce Websites. The company was formerly known as CHDT Corporation and changed its name to Capstone Companies, Inc. in June 2012. Capstone Companies, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

About Lighting Science Group

Lighting Science Group Corporation designs, develops, and markets general illumination products that use light emitting diodes (LEDs) as their light source for retailers and original equipment manufacturers in the United States. It offers a range of LED retrofit lamps to fit into existing light fixtures as replacements for traditional incandescent, compact fluorescent, and halogen lamps; and LED luminaires comprising FreeLED, a street lighting solution that uses solar energy as its power source. The company also provides biological lighting products, which include Good Night and Good Day circadian replacement lamps, VividGro grow light product, MyNature Coastal lamps and outdoor luminaires, and MyNature Grow lighting lamps and high bay luminaires. It serves Residential and office, Retail and hospitality, Government-owned and private infrastructure, and School and university markets through branded and co-branded private label programs, direct sales force, distributors, and independent sales agents. Lighting Science Group Corporation was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

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