Head-To-Head Contrast: Pampa Energia (PAM) and Spark Infrastructure Group (SFDPF)

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Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) and Spark Infrastructure Group (OTCMKTS:SFDPF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Pampa Energia and Spark Infrastructure Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pampa Energia -3.26% -29.17% -4.00%
Spark Infrastructure Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Pampa Energia and Spark Infrastructure Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pampa Energia 0 0 4 0 3.00
Spark Infrastructure Group 0 1 0 0 2.00

Pampa Energia presently has a consensus price target of $49.00, indicating a potential upside of 59.09%. Given Pampa Energia’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Pampa Energia is more favorable than Spark Infrastructure Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pampa Energia and Spark Infrastructure Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pampa Energia $3.05 billion 0.74 $342.46 million $3.55 8.68
Spark Infrastructure Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pampa Energia has higher revenue and earnings than Spark Infrastructure Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.4% of Pampa Energia shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Pampa Energia beats Spark Infrastructure Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pampa Energia

Pampa Energía S.A., an integrated electricity company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Argentina. The company generates electricity through combined cycle gas-fired generating units, thermal generation plants, open-cycle gas turbines, and hydroelectric power generation systems, as well as through a wind farm. As of December 31, 2017, it had an electricity generation installed capacity of approximately 3,756 megawatts; 3 million electricity distribution customers in the northern region of the City of Buenos Aires and northwest of the greater Buenos Aires area; and 20,718 kilometers of high voltage transmission lines. The company is also involved in the exploration and production, and refining and distribution of oil and gas in Argentina, Venezuela, and Ecuador. In addition, it offers petrochemicals, such as intermediate gasoline products, aromatic solvents, hexane and other hydrogenated paraffinic solvents, and propellants for the cosmetic industry; and monomer styrene, and rubber and polymer products from natural gas, virgin naphtha, propane, and other supplies. As of December 31, 2017, the company had combined crude oil and natural gas proved reserves of approximately 167.1 million barrels of oil equivalent; one fully owned refinery with an installed capacity of approximately 30.2 thousand barrels per day; two storage plants with a capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels; one lubricant plant; and three fully-owned petrochemical plants. It also operated a network of 250 gas stations. The company was formerly known as Pampa Holding S.A. and changed its name to Pampa Energía S.A. in September 2008. Pampa Energía S.A. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About Spark Infrastructure Group

Spark Infrastructure Group is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm invests in the regulated utility infrastructure markets across the globe. Spark Infrastructure Group is based in Sydney, Australia.

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