ENEVA S A/S (ENEVY) versus CENTRICA PLC/S (CPYYY) Critical Comparison

ENEVA S A/S (OTCMKTS:ENEVY) and CENTRICA PLC/S (OTCMKTS:CPYYY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ENEVA S A/S and CENTRICA PLC/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ENEVA S A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
CENTRICA PLC/S 1 2 3 0 2.33

Profitability

This table compares ENEVA S A/S and CENTRICA PLC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENEVA S A/S 12.36% 7.23% 3.47%
CENTRICA PLC/S N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of CENTRICA PLC/S 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ENEVA S A/S and CENTRICA PLC/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ENEVA S A/S $852.46 million 1.29 $29.90 million N/A N/A
CENTRICA PLC/S $36.11 billion 0.27 $429.17 million $0.65 10.89

CENTRICA PLC/S has higher revenue and earnings than ENEVA S A/S.

Risk & Volatility

ENEVA S A/S has a beta of -42.49, meaning that its share price is 4,349% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CENTRICA PLC/S has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CENTRICA PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. ENEVA S A/S does not pay a dividend. CENTRICA PLC/S pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

CENTRICA PLC/S beats ENEVA S A/S on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

ENEVA S A/S Company Profile

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.

CENTRICA PLC/S Company Profile

Centrica plc operates as an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Norway, rest of Europe, the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through Centrica Consumer, Centrica Business, Exploration & Production, and Centrica Storage segments. It supplies gas and electricity to residential customers, as well as offers energy-related services; and generates power from combined cycle gas turbines and nuclear assets. The company also provides installation, repair, and maintenance services for domestic central heating, plumbing and drains, and gas and kitchen appliances; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and water heaters, as well as offers breakdown services. In addition, it is involved in the procurement, trading, and optimization of energy; and supplies energy efficiency solutions and technologies to residential customers. Further, the company produces and processes gas and oil; develops new fields to maintain reserves; constructs, owns, and exploits infrastructure; and engages in the social enterprise investment fund activities. Additionally, it is involved in the trade and optimization of energy activities; provision of vehicle leasing, commercial, and insurance services, as well as energy management products and services; and operates a gas storage, and franchise network. The company also provides intermediary services, including claims handling and administration, as well as business, finance, and data management services; and offers sea freight water transport services. It primarily supplies energy and services to approximately 25 million customers under the British Gas, Direct Energy, and Bord Gáis Energy brands. The company was formerly known as Yieldtop plc and changed its name to Centrica plc in December 1996. Centrica plc was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Windsor, the United Kingdom.

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