TerraForm Power (NYSE: ENIA) and Enel Americas (NYSE:ENIA) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for TerraForm Power and Enel Americas, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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TerraForm Power presently has a consensus price target of $13.21, indicating a potential upside of 11.33%. Given TerraForm Power’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe TerraForm Power is more favorable than Enel Americas.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
60.4% of TerraForm Power shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.0% of Enel Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of TerraForm Power 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares TerraForm Power and Enel Americas’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Enel Americas has higher revenue and earnings than TerraForm Power.
TerraForm Power pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Enel Americas pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. TerraForm Power pays out -62.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
TerraForm Power has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel Americas has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares TerraForm Power and Enel Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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TerraForm Power beats Enel Americas on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About TerraForm Power
TerraForm Power, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates clean power generation assets. As of December 31, 2017, its portfolio consisted of solar and wind projects located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Chile with a combined nameplate capacity of 2,606.4 megawatts. The company was formerly known as SunEdison Yieldco, Inc. and changed its name to TerraForm Power, Inc. in May 2014. TerraForm Power, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About Enel Americas
Enel Américas S.A. operates as an electricity utility company in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity using hydroelectric and thermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, it had 11,444 megawatts of installed generation capacity and 17.2 million distribution customers. The company was formerly known as Enersis Américas S.A. and changed its name to Enel Américas S.A. in December 2016. Enel Américas S.A. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Enel Américas S.A. is a subsidiary of Enel S.p.A.
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