Financial Analysis: Sempra Energy (SRE) & JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH (JSYN)

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) and JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH (NASDAQ:JSYN) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sempra Energy and JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sempra Energy $11.21 billion 2.66 $257.00 million $5.42 20.12
JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH N/A N/A -$580,000.00 N/A N/A

Sempra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sempra Energy and JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sempra Energy 0 2 7 0 2.78
JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sempra Energy presently has a consensus price target of $123.14, indicating a potential upside of 12.92%. Given Sempra Energy’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sempra Energy is more favorable than JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH.

Dividends

Sempra Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH does not pay a dividend. Sempra Energy pays out 66.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sempra Energy has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Sempra Energy and JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sempra Energy -5.89% 8.69% 2.51%
JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH N/A -17.60% -3.12%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.3% of Sempra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.5% of JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Sempra Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Sempra Energy has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH has a beta of 0.05, indicating that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Sempra Energy beats JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sempra Energy Company Profile

Sempra Energy, together with its subsidiaries, invests in, develops, and operates energy infrastructure, as well as provides electric and gas services in the United States and internationally. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. This segment also sells, distributes, and transports natural gas. Its Southern California Gas Company segment owns and operates a natural gas distribution, transmission, and storage system that supplies natural gas. The company's Sempra South American Utilities segment develops, owns, operates, or holds interests in electric transmission, distribution, and generation infrastructure facilities. Its Sempra Mexico segment owns, develops, and operates natural gas transmission pipelines; liquid petroleum gas and ethane systems; electric generation facilities; a natural gas distribution utility; and liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminals, as well as associated storage terminals. The company's Sempra Renewables segment develops, owns, operates, or holds interests in wind and solar power generation facilities. Its Sempra LNG & Midstream segment develops, owns, operates, or holds interests in LNG, and natural gas midstream assets and operations in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company primarily serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Sempra Energy was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

JENSYN ACQUISIT/SH Company Profile

Jensyn Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, through a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination, and one or more operating businesses. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Freehold, New Jersey.

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