Head-To-Head Comparison: National Grid Transco (NGG) & Wec Acquisition (TEG)

National Grid Transco (NYSE: NGG) and Wec Acquisition (NYSE:TEG) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Dividends

National Grid Transco pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Wec Acquisition does not pay a dividend. National Grid Transco pays out 57.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares National Grid Transco and Wec Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Grid Transco N/A N/A N/A
Wec Acquisition 11.28% 15.70% 4.69%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.6% of National Grid Transco shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares National Grid Transco and Wec Acquisition’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Grid Transco $18.62 billion 2.12 $10.19 billion $3.28 17.81
Wec Acquisition N/A N/A N/A $3.29 21.16

National Grid Transco has higher revenue and earnings than Wec Acquisition. National Grid Transco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Wec Acquisition, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for National Grid Transco and Wec Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Grid Transco 0 6 5 0 2.45
Wec Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A

National Grid Transco presently has a consensus target price of $69.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.14%. Given National Grid Transco’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe National Grid Transco is more favorable than Wec Acquisition.

Summary

Wec Acquisition beats National Grid Transco on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

National Grid Transco Company Profile

National Grid plc is an electricity and gas utility company focused on transmission and distribution activities in electricity and gas in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company’s segments include UK Electricity Transmission, which is engaged in high voltage electricity transmission networks in Great Britain; UK Gas Transmission, which is the gas transmission network in Great Britain and United Kingdom liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage activities; UK Gas Distribution, which includes approximately four of the eight regional networks of Great Britain’s gas distribution system, and US Regulated, which includes gas distribution networks, electricity distribution networks and high voltage electricity transmission networks in New York, and New England and electricity generation facilities in New York. Its other activities relate to non-regulated businesses and other commercial operations not included within the above segments.

Wec Acquisition Company Profile

Integrys Energy Group, Inc. is an energy holding company, which provides regulated natural gas and electricity, non-regulated renewable energy, and compressed natural gas products and services. The Company operates through four segments: natural gas utility, electric utility, electric transmission investment, and holding company and other. The natural gas utility segment includes the operations of Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation, North Shore Gas Company, The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS). The electric utility segment includes the electric utility operations of WPS. The electric transmission investment segment includes its 34% interest in American Transmission Company LLC. The holding company and other segment include the operations of the Integrys Energy Group holding company, Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC, WPS Power Development LLC and the Peoples Energy, LLC holding company.

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