Contrasting Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) and ENGIE BRASIL EN/S (NYSE:EGIEY)

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) and ENGIE BRASIL EN/S (OTCMKTS:EGIEY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Eversource Energy and ENGIE BRASIL EN/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eversource Energy 2 3 8 0 2.46
ENGIE BRASIL EN/S 0 1 0 0 2.00

Eversource Energy currently has a consensus target price of $77.82, indicating a potential downside of 6.41%. Given Eversource Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Eversource Energy is more favorable than ENGIE BRASIL EN/S.

Volatility and Risk

Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENGIE BRASIL EN/S has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Eversource Energy and ENGIE BRASIL EN/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eversource Energy $8.45 billion 3.18 $1.03 billion $3.28 25.35
ENGIE BRASIL EN/S $2.41 billion 3.73 $633.21 million N/A N/A

Eversource Energy has higher revenue and earnings than ENGIE BRASIL EN/S.

Dividends

Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. ENGIE BRASIL EN/S pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Eversource Energy pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eversource Energy has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Eversource Energy and ENGIE BRASIL EN/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eversource Energy 10.00% 9.24% 2.79%
ENGIE BRASIL EN/S 25.87% 35.26% 10.62%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.5% of Eversource Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Eversource Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Eversource Energy beats ENGIE BRASIL EN/S on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Eversource Energy

Eversource Energy, a public utility holding company, engages in the energy delivery business. The company operates in four segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution, and Water Distribution. It is involved in the transmission and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas. The company operates water regulated utilities. It also provides water services to approximately 228,000 customers. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, fire protection, and other customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, the United States. The company was formerly known as Northeast Utilities and changed its name to Eversource Energy in April 2015. Eversource Energy was founded in 1927 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

About ENGIE BRASIL EN/S

Engie Brasil Energia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, generates and sells electrical energy in Brazil. It operates 31 plants, including 11 hydroelectric power plants; 7 thermal power plants, which comprise 3 coal, 3 biomass, and 1 natural gas power plants; 9 wind farms; 2 photovoltaic solar power plants; and 2 small hydroelectric plants in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piauí, and Ceará. As of February 23, 2018, the company had an installed capacity of 10,898.8 megawatts. It also engages in buying and selling conventional and incentivized energy. The company was formerly known as Tractebel Energia S.A. and changed its name to Engie Brasil Energia S.A. in July 2016. The company is headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil. Engie Brasil Energia S.A. is a subsidiary of ENGIE Brasil Participações Ltda.

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