iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) and Bollente Companies (OTCMKTS:BOLC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for iRobot and Bollente Companies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iRobot 0 5 5 0 2.50
Bollente Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A

iRobot currently has a consensus target price of $85.60, suggesting a potential downside of 6.18%. Given iRobot’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe iRobot is more favorable than Bollente Companies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares iRobot and Bollente Companies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
iRobot $883.91 million 2.86 $50.96 million $1.77 51.59
Bollente Companies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

iRobot has higher revenue and earnings than Bollente Companies.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.2% of iRobot shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of iRobot shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares iRobot and Bollente Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iRobot 6.52% 15.95% 11.70%
Bollente Companies N/A N/A N/A


iRobot beats Bollente Companies on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

iRobot Company Profile

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; and Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stair. The company sells its robots through various distribution channels, including chain stores and other national retailers, its online store, and value-added distributors and resellers. iRobot Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Bollente Companies Company Profile

Bollente Companies, Inc. researches and develops, manufactures, and distributes electric tankless water heaters in the United States. The company provides water heaters that are designed to provide hot water supply under the Trutankless and Vero names; truCirc, a smart-home water circulation pump; and, a customizable online control panel that enables dashboard, residential, and commercial users to obtain real-time status reports, adjust unit temperature settings, view up water usage data, and change notification settings from anywhere. It sells its products to plumbing wholesale distributors and dealers. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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