RGS Energy soars after column compares firm to SolarCity

The Motley Fool's Travis Hoium observes RGS Energy (RSOL +16.1%), until recently known as Real Goods Solar, provides residential and commercial solar systems that can be purchased via sale and lease options, much like Elon Musk's SolarCity. He also notes RGS' market cap is less than 1/40 of SolarCity's, even though its revenue is only 43% lower.

At the same time, Hoium admits RGS' business model is very different than SolarCity's - the company sells solar systems outright and books the revenue up-front, whereas SolarCity profits from long-term lease agreements that ultimately provide more upside.

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  • ducane
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    It just covered yesterday's bleeding. Long way ahead.
    27 Jan 2014, 04:59 PM Reply Like
  • Nataku
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    Hold fast!
    27 Jan 2014, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • tenstring
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    $RSOL is a roller coaster ride but I believe destined for great things.
    27 Jan 2014, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • QTurner
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    I was confident it would recover friday's losses but had no idea they'd do it in basically a day. Gotta love it
    27 Jan 2014, 05:40 PM Reply Like
  • ducane
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    It's roller coaster until it finds a fair price, friday was bad probably due to some profit taking, It rose too far too quick. Overall there should be a uptrend this year, unless the whole market is falling badly.
    27 Jan 2014, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • slcUTAH
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    It was nice to see RSOL get back on track today as my portfolio got kicked in the shin for the last three days. As others above mentioned the company will go up and down all year but the lows and highs will be higher and higher.


    27 Jan 2014, 06:55 PM Reply Like
  • Rospim
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    I believe RSOL is about to explode.It's the forgotten solar energy corporation!!!!!.I am buying lot of shares.RSOL is the next CSIQ.$25.00 in 10 months.
    27 Jan 2014, 07:38 PM Reply Like
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