Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY) and OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLN) Financial Contrast

OriginClear (OTCMKTS:OCLNGet Rating) and Dycom Industries (NYSE:DYGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.8% of Dycom Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of OriginClear shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Dycom Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

OriginClear has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dycom Industries has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares OriginClear and Dycom Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OriginClear -84.46% N/A -165.41%
Dycom Industries 3.73% 16.43% 6.02%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OriginClear and Dycom Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OriginClear $10.38 million 1.18 -$10.79 million $0.01 1.00
Dycom Industries $3.81 billion 0.77 $142.21 million $4.74 21.20

Dycom Industries has higher revenue and earnings than OriginClear. OriginClear is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dycom Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for OriginClear and Dycom Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OriginClear 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dycom Industries 0 0 5 0 3.00

Dycom Industries has a consensus target price of $128.80, indicating a potential upside of 28.16%. Given Dycom Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Dycom Industries is more favorable than OriginClear.


Dycom Industries beats OriginClear on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About OriginClear

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OriginClear, Inc. engages in the provision and development of water cleanup technology. The company was founded by T. Riggs Eckelberry and Nicholas Eckelberry on June 1, 2007 and is headquartered in Clearwater, FL.

About Dycom Industries

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Dycom Industries, Inc. provides contracting services throughout the United States. Its services include engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services to telecommunications providers, underground facility locating services to various utilities, including other construction and maintenance services to electric and gas utilities, and others. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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