Head to Head Analysis: Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP) vs. Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock (ENLAY)

Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE: BEP) and Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock (OTCMKTS:ENLAY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Dividends

Brookfield Renewable Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Brookfield Renewable Partners pays out -1,088.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brookfield Renewable Partners has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Brookfield Renewable Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brookfield Renewable Partners and Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Renewable Partners $2.63 billion 2.07 -$4.00 million ($0.18) -166.94
Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock $84.31 billion 0.66 $4.27 billion N/A N/A

Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock has higher revenue and earnings than Brookfield Renewable Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Renewable Partners and Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Renewable Partners 3.79% 0.80% 0.36%
Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock 5.36% 7.87% 2.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Brookfield Renewable Partners and Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Renewable Partners 0 9 3 0 2.25
Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock 0 1 2 0 2.67

Brookfield Renewable Partners currently has a consensus target price of $36.11, suggesting a potential upside of 20.17%. Given Brookfield Renewable Partners’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Brookfield Renewable Partners is more favorable than Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock.

Volatility and Risk

Brookfield Renewable Partners has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.2% of Brookfield Renewable Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Summary

Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock beats Brookfield Renewable Partners on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brookfield Renewable Partners

Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. owns a portfolio of renewable power generating facilities in the North America, Colombia, Brazil, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Hydroelectric; Wind; and Solar, Storage, and others segments. It operates 840 generation facilities using hydro, solar, wind, biomass, and other renewable technologies. Brookfield Renewable Partners Limited operates as the general partner of Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. The company was formerly known as Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and changed its name to Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. in May 2016. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. is a subsidiary of Brookfield Renewable Partners Limited.

About Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock

Enel SpA, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated electricity and gas company in Europe, Latin America, and internationally. The company generates, transmits, distributes, transport, and sells electricity; produces and distributes gas; and engages in the transport, storage, and regasification of LNG. It also engages in energy and infrastructure engineering; security, telecommunication, and real estate activities; management and maintenance of power plants; research and development in science and engineering; fuel supply; research and testing, analysis, consulting, and certification activities. In addition, the company is involved in the construction of port infrastructure; product, plant, and equipment certification; mining activities; marketing of energy products; analysis, design, construction, and maintenance of engineering works; insurance holding activities; personnel administration activities, as well as offers information technology and business services; and metering, remote control, and connectivity services through power line communication. Further, it designs, constructs, and operates merchant lines; prospects and develops hydrocarbon fields; offers public lighting systems, fuel trading and logistics, factoring, engineering and water systems, and solar panels; and engages in finance, environmental studies, and distance learning activities. It operates various hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar, thermoelectric, nuclear, and other biomass, and co-generation power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 83 gigawatts. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.

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