Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) and ENEVA S A/S (OTCMKTS:ENEVY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Avangrid and ENEVA S A/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Avangrid has higher revenue and earnings than ENEVA S A/S.
Avangrid pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. ENEVA S A/S does not pay a dividend. Avangrid pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Risk & Volatility
Avangrid has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENEVA S A/S has a beta of -42.49, suggesting that its stock price is 4,349% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Avangrid and ENEVA S A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Avangrid currently has a consensus target price of $53.25, suggesting a potential upside of 4.86%. Given Avangrid’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Avangrid is more favorable than ENEVA S A/S.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
14.2% of Avangrid shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Avangrid shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Avangrid and ENEVA S A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Avangrid beats ENEVA S A/S on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Avangrid, Inc. operates as an energy services holding company in the United States. It engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, as well as distribution, transportation, and sale of natural gas. The company also develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy generation facilities primarily using onshore wind power, as well as solar, biomass, and thermal power. It delivers natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial, and institutional customers through its regulated utilities in New York, Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts; and sells its output to investor-owned utilities, public utilities, and other credit-worthy entities. In addition, the company generates and provides power and other services to federal and state agencies, as well as institutional retail and joint action agencies; and delivers thermal output to wholesale customers in the Western United States. As of November 2, 2018, it owned eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England, as well as owned and operated 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power in 22 states across the United States. The company was formerly known as Iberdrola USA, Inc. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Orange, Connecticut. Avangrid, Inc. is a subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A.
About ENEVA S A/S
Eneva S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil. It generates electricity through coal, natural gas, hydro, and solar energy. The company has an operational installed capacity of 2.2 GWs. It also engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas; and energy trading activities. The company was formerly known as MPX Energia S.A. and changed its name to Eneva S.A. in October 2013. Eneva S.A. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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