CENT PUERTO S A/S (NYSE:CEPU) and COMPANHIA PARAN/S (OTCMKTS:ELPVY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
5.9% of CENT PUERTO S A/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares CENT PUERTO S A/S and COMPANHIA PARAN/S’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CENT PUERTO S A/S||$361.03 million||4.52||$211.87 million||$1.41||7.65|
|COMPANHIA PARAN/S||$4.40 billion||0.28||$323.93 million||N/A||N/A|
COMPANHIA PARAN/S has higher revenue and earnings than CENT PUERTO S A/S.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CENT PUERTO S A/S and COMPANHIA PARAN/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CENT PUERTO S A/S||0||0||3||0||3.00|
CENT PUERTO S A/S presently has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 85.53%. Given CENT PUERTO S A/S’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CENT PUERTO S A/S is more favorable than COMPANHIA PARAN/S.
This table compares CENT PUERTO S A/S and COMPANHIA PARAN/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CENT PUERTO S A/S||N/A||N/A||N/A|
CENT PUERTO S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. COMPANHIA PARAN/S pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. CENT PUERTO S A/S pays out 19.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
CENT PUERTO S A/S Company Profile
Central Puerto S.A. generates and sells electric power to private and public customers in Argentina. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated five thermal generation plants and one hydroelectric generation plant with an installed capacity of 3,663 MW. It also operates a wind farm Achiras I with an installed capacity of 48 megawatts, as well as produces steam. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
COMPANHIA PARAN/S 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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