Contrasting Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN) and ENEVA S A/S (NYSE:ENEVY)

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ENEVA S A/S (OTCMKTS:ENEVY) and Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Clearway Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. ENEVA S A/S does not pay a dividend. Clearway Energy pays out 173.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for ENEVA S A/S and Clearway Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ENEVA S A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clearway Energy 1 1 0 0 1.50

Clearway Energy has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential downside of 35.93%. Given Clearway Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Clearway Energy is more favorable than ENEVA S A/S.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.6% of Clearway Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Clearway Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

ENEVA S A/S has a beta of -29.36, indicating that its share price is 3,036% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clearway Energy has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ENEVA S A/S and Clearway Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ENEVA S A/S $856.12 million 2.15 $242.92 million N/A N/A
Clearway Energy $1.05 billion 3.15 $52.00 million $0.46 37.33

ENEVA S A/S has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Clearway Energy.

Profitability

This table compares ENEVA S A/S and Clearway Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENEVA S A/S 28.38% 15.15% 7.51%
Clearway Energy 1.15% 0.53% 0.14%

Summary

Clearway Energy beats ENEVA S A/S on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

ENEVA S A/S Company Profile

Eneva S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil. It generates electricity through coal, natural gas, hydro, and solar energy. The company has an operational installed capacity of 2.2 GWs. It also engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas; and energy trading activities. The company was formerly known as MPX Energia S.A. and changed its name to Eneva S.A. in October 2013. Eneva S.A. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Clearway Energy Company Profile

Clearway Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates contracted renewable energy and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States. As of December 31, 2018, it had contracted generation portfolio of 5,272 net megawatts (MWs) of wind, solar, and natural gas-fired power generation facilities, as well as district energy systems. The company also owns thermal infrastructure assets with an aggregate steam and chilled water capacity of 1,385 net MW thermal equivalents; and electric generation capacity of 133 net MWs. Its thermal infrastructure assets provide steam, hot water and/or chilled water, and electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey. Clearway Energy, Inc. is a subsidiary of Clearway Energy Group LLC.

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