CENTRAIS ELETRI/S (NYSE:EBR) and Edison International (NYSE:EIX) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.7% of CENTRAIS ELETRI/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.2% of Edison International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Edison International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares CENTRAIS ELETRI/S and Edison International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Edison International has higher revenue and earnings than CENTRAIS ELETRI/S.
This table compares CENTRAIS ELETRI/S and Edison International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Edison International pays an annual dividend of $2.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. CENTRAIS ELETRI/S does not pay a dividend. Edison International pays out 54.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Edison International has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for CENTRAIS ELETRI/S and Edison International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Edison International has a consensus price target of $68.13, indicating a potential upside of 16.61%. Given Edison International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Edison International is more favorable than CENTRAIS ELETRI/S.
Risk and Volatility
CENTRAIS ELETRI/S has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Edison International has a beta of -0.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Edison International beats CENTRAIS ELETRI/S on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
CENTRAIS ELETRI/S Company Profile
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. – Eletrobras, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Brazil. The company generates electricity through thermal, nuclear, wind, and hydroelectric plants. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated 44 hydroelectric plants and held interests in various other plants with a total installed capacity of 42,350 Megawatts (MW); 112 thermal plants, including coal, and oil and gas power generation units with an installed capacity of 2,646 MW; and 2 nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of 1,990 MW. The company also operates 71,684 kilometers of transmission lines and 6 power distributors that serve approximately 4.4 million consumers. Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. Eletrobrás was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Brasília, Brazil.
Edison International Company Profile
Edison International, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in the United States. It generates electricity through hydroelectric, diesel/liquid petroleum gas, natural gas, nuclear, and photovoltaic sources. The company supplies electricity primarily to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and other customers, as well as public authorities through transmission and distribution networks. Its transmission facilities consist of lines ranging from 33 kV to 500 kV and substations; and distribution system comprises approximately 53,000 line miles of overhead lines, 38,000 line miles of underground lines, and 800 substations located in California. The company serves approximately 5 million customers. Edison International was founded in 1886 and is based in Rosemead, California.
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