Contrasting Enel Americas (ENIA) & Calpine (CPN)

Calpine (NYSE: CPN) and Enel Americas (NYSE:ENIA) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Calpine and Enel Americas’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Calpine $6.72 billion 0.81 $92.00 million ($0.07) -215.25
Enel Americas $7.76 billion 1.64 $497.97 million N/A N/A

Enel Americas has higher revenue and earnings than Calpine.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.9% of Calpine shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.3% of Enel Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Calpine shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Enel Americas shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Calpine and Enel Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calpine -0.27% -7.68% -1.38%
Enel Americas N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Enel Americas pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Calpine does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Calpine has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel Americas has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Calpine and Enel Americas, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calpine 0 7 2 0 2.22
Enel Americas 0 0 2 0 3.00

Calpine presently has a consensus price target of $14.47, indicating a potential downside of 3.99%. Given Calpine’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Calpine is more favorable than Enel Americas.

Summary

Enel Americas beats Calpine on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Calpine Company Profile

Calpine Corporation is a power generation company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of primarily natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. The Company’s segments include West (including geothermal), Texas and East (including Canada). In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, the Company has generating units capable of burning either natural gas or fuel oil. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of two types of power generation technologies, including natural gas-fired combustion turbines, such as combined-cycle plants, and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio included 80 power plants, including one under construction, with an aggregate generation capacity of 25,908 Megawatt (MW) and 828 MW under construction. As of December 31, 2016, it had four MW of capacity from solar power generation technology at its Vineland Solar Energy Center in New Jersey.

Enel Americas Company Profile

Enel Americas S.A., formerly Enersis Americas S.A., through its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, is engaged in the electricity generation, transmission and distribution businesses in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. The Company operates through two segments: Generation and Transmission, and Distribution. The Company’s Generation and Transmission segment operates through companies, including Central Comercializadora de Energia S.A. (Cemsa); Central Dock Sud S.A. (Dock Sud); Central Costanera S.A. (Costanera), and Hidroelectrica El Chocon S.A. (El Chocon). The Company’s Distribution segment operates through companies, including Empresa Distribuidora Sur S.A. (Edesur); Ampla Energia e Servicos S.A. (Ampla), and Companhia Energetica do Ceara S.A. (Coelce). The Company is engaged in non-electricity business through its subsidiary, Servicios Informaticos e Inmobiliarios Ltda. (SIEI). It holds interest in Yacylec S.A., which is an electricity transmission company.

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