Financial Review: EDF (ECIFY) versus TPI Composites (TPIC)

EDF (OTCMKTS: ECIFY) and TPI Composites (NASDAQ:TPIC) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for EDF and TPI Composites, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EDF 0 2 1 0 2.33
TPI Composites 0 0 7 0 3.00

TPI Composites has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.78%. Given TPI Composites’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TPI Composites is more favorable than EDF.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EDF and TPI Composites’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EDF $78.71 billion 0.50 $3.59 billion $0.25 10.95
TPI Composites $930.28 million 0.83 $43.69 million $1.25 18.10

EDF has higher revenue and earnings than TPI Composites. EDF is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TPI Composites, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of EDF shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.7% of TPI Composites shares are held by institutional investors. 73.7% of TPI Composites shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

EDF pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.0%. TPI Composites does not pay a dividend. EDF pays out 120.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares EDF and TPI Composites’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EDF N/A N/A N/A
TPI Composites 4.70% 31.56% 8.14%

Risk and Volatility

EDF has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TPI Composites has a beta of -0.95, indicating that its stock price is 195% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TPI Composites beats EDF on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EDF

Electricité de France S.A., an integrated energy company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, and trading of energies in France and internationally. It generates electricity through nuclear, fossil-fire, hydro, photovoltaic, wind, biomass, biogas, and cogeneration plants. The company also manages low and medium-voltage public distribution network; and operates, maintains, and develops high-voltage and very-high-voltage electricity transmission networks. In addition, it is involved in the commodity trading activities; and provision of energy services, including district heating services, thermal energy services, etc. As of February 14, 2017, the company supplied energy and services to approximately 36.7 million customers. It serves small businesses, local authorities, and industrial and residential customers. Electricité de France S.A. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

About TPI Composites

TPI Composites, Inc. manufactures and sells composite wind blades, and related precision molding and assembly systems to original equipment manufacturers. The company also provides composite solutions for the transportation industry. It operates in the United States, Asia, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was formerly known as LCSI Holding, Inc. and changed its name to TPI Composites, Inc. in 2008. TPI Composites, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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