Summer Energy (SUME) vs. Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP) Head-To-Head Comparison

Summer Energy (OTCMKTS:SUME) and Companhia Paranaense de Energia (NYSE:ELP) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

Companhia Paranaense de Energia pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Summer Energy does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Summer Energy and Companhia Paranaense de Energia’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Summer Energy $117.68 million 0.48 $1.26 million N/A N/A
Companhia Paranaense de Energia $4.40 billion 0.58 $323.73 million N/A N/A

Companhia Paranaense de Energia has higher revenue and earnings than Summer Energy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Summer Energy and Companhia Paranaense de Energia, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Summer Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Companhia Paranaense de Energia 0 2 0 0 2.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Summer Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Companhia Paranaense de Energia shares are held by institutional investors. 63.2% of Summer Energy 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.

Profitability

This table compares Summer Energy and Companhia Paranaense de Energia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Summer Energy -4.32% -47.53% -12.70%
Companhia Paranaense de Energia 7.42% 6.97% 3.28%

Volatility & Risk

Summer Energy has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia Paranaense de Energia has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Companhia Paranaense de Energia beats Summer Energy on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Summer Energy Company Profile

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retail electric service provider in Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. The company procures wholesale energy and resells to commercial and residential customers. Summer Energy Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia Company Profile

Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other customers primarily in the State of Paraná, Brazil. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 17 hydroelectric plants, 12 wind plants, and 1 thermoelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 5,024.0 megawatts; and owned and operated 2,698.3 kilometers of transmission lines and 196,951.2 kilometers of distribution lines. It holds concessions to distribute electricity in 394 municipalities in the State of Paraná and in the municipality of Porto União in the State of Santa Catarina. The company also provides telecommunication services to corporate clients, including supermarkets, universities, banks, Internet service providers, and television networks, as well as to retail clients; and broadband Internet access to public elementary and middle schools. In addition, it supplies piped gas to 39,377 customers, including thermoelectric plants, cogeneration plants, gas stations, other businesses, and residences through a gas distribution network covering 812 kilometers in the State of Paraná. Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil.

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