Nextera Energy Partners (NEP) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE) Head to Head Survey

Nextera Energy Partners (NYSE: NEP) and Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

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Nextera Energy Partners has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yingli Green Energy has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Nextera Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Yingli Green Energy does not pay a dividend. Nextera Energy Partners pays out -135.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nextera Energy Partners has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nextera Energy Partners and Yingli Green Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nextera Energy Partners $807.00 million 2.72 -$62.00 million ($1.20) -33.68
Yingli Green Energy $1.21 billion 0.02 -$302.12 million ($37.97) -0.04

Nextera Energy Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Yingli Green Energy. Nextera Energy Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yingli Green Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Nextera Energy Partners and Yingli Green Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nextera Energy Partners -8.63% 1.80% 0.47%
Yingli Green Energy -57.78% N/A -10.60%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Nextera Energy Partners and Yingli Green Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nextera Energy Partners 0 3 8 0 2.73
Yingli Green Energy 2 0 0 0 1.00

Nextera Energy Partners presently has a consensus price target of $42.36, suggesting a potential upside of 4.83%. Yingli Green Energy has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.21%. Given Yingli Green Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Yingli Green Energy is more favorable than Nextera Energy Partners.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.2% of Nextera Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Nextera Energy Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Nextera Energy Partners beats Yingli Green Energy on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nextera Energy Partners Company Profile

Nextera Energy Partners, LP is a limited partnership formed to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. The Company, through its limited partnership interest in NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP (NEP OpCo), owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects, as well as contracted natural gas pipeline assets. The Company’s primary business objective is to invest in contracted clean energy projects. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s project portfolio of clean, contracted renewable energy assets (initial portfolio) included approximately 989 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar energy generating facilities located in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio included Genesis, Northern Colorado, Tuscola Bay, Elk City, Perrin Ranch, Bluewater, Moore, Sombra, Shafter, Palo Duro, Stateline, Mammoth Plains, Jericho, Cedar Bluff Wind and Golden Hills Wind.

Yingli Green Energy Company Profile

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited is a solar panel manufacturer. The Company’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. The Company’s end products include photovoltaic (PV) modules and PV systems of different sizes and power outputs. The Company sells PV modules under its own brand names, Yingli and Yingli Solar, to PV system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Chile, Algeria, Germany, France, South Africa, Turkey and Honduras. The Company’s products and services include the manufacture of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells, PV modules and integrated PV systems, and the development and operation of solar projects. The Company produces approximately 800 kilogram multi-crystalline polysilicon ingots. The Company’s PV modules have output ranging from 250 to 340 watts.

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