Contrasting Datang Intl Power Generation (DIPGY) and Eversource Energy (ES)

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Datang Intl Power Generation (OTCMKTS:DIPGY) and Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.4% of Eversource Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Eversource Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Datang Intl Power Generation and Eversource Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Datang Intl Power Generation N/A N/A N/A
Eversource Energy 12.23% 9.18% 2.78%

Dividends

Datang Intl Power Generation pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Datang Intl Power Generation and Eversource Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Datang Intl Power Generation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eversource Energy 2 4 7 0 2.38

Eversource Energy has a consensus price target of $68.50, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. Given Eversource Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Eversource Energy is more favorable than Datang Intl Power Generation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Datang Intl Power Generation and Eversource Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Datang Intl Power Generation $9.56 billion 0.09 $252.79 million N/A N/A
Eversource Energy $8.45 billion 2.66 $1.03 billion $3.28 21.62

Eversource Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Datang Intl Power Generation.

Risk and Volatility

Datang Intl Power Generation has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Eversource Energy beats Datang Intl Power Generation on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Datang Intl Power Generation Company Profile

Datang International Power Generation Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in power generation, and power plant development in the People's Republic of China. It operates through Power Generation, Coal, and Other segments. The company generates electricity through various sources, such as coal-fired, thermal, hydro, wind, nuclear, solar, and natural gas. As of December 31, 2017, it managed an installed capacity of approximately 48,031.175 MW. The company also engages in heat supply; the import of power related fuel; coal mining and trading; silicon and aluminium smelting; the production and sale of alumina; cargo shipping; the sale of coal ash and integrated application of solid wastes; the repair and testing of power equipment; and the provision of power related technical services. The company was formerly known as Beijing Datang Power Generation Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Datang International Power Generation Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of China Datang Corporation Limited.

Eversource Energy Company Profile

Eversource Energy, a public utility holding company, engages in the energy delivery business. The company operates in three segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, and Natural Gas 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 226,000 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.

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