ENAGAS S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:ENGGY) and ONE Gas (NYSE:OGS) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk and Volatility
ENAGAS S A/ADR has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ONE Gas has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.
ENAGAS S A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. ONE Gas pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. ONE Gas pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ONE Gas has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.3% of ENAGAS S A/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.8% of ONE Gas shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of ONE Gas shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for ENAGAS S A/ADR and ONE Gas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ENAGAS S A/ADR||3||0||0||0||1.00|
ONE Gas has a consensus target price of $77.50, indicating a potential downside of 15.02%. Given ONE Gas’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ONE Gas is more favorable than ENAGAS S A/ADR.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares ENAGAS S A/ADR and ONE Gas’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ENAGAS S A/ADR||$1.53 billion||3.49||$522.74 million||N/A||N/A|
|ONE Gas||$1.63 billion||2.94||$172.23 million||$3.25||28.06|
ENAGAS S A/ADR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ONE Gas.
This table compares ENAGAS S A/ADR and ONE Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ENAGAS S A/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
ONE Gas beats ENAGAS S A/ADR on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
ENAGAS S A/ADR Company Profile
EnagÃ¡s, S.A. engages in the development, operation, and maintenance of gas infrastructures in Spain and internationally. The company provides gas transportation services through gas pipelines; natural gas regasification services; and operates underground storage facilities. It is involved in the operation and technical management of the basic network and secondary transportation network for natural gas. The company operates approximately 12,000 kilometers of gas pipelines, 19 compressor stations and 416 regulation and metering stations. EnagÃ¡s, S.A. was founded in 1972 and is based in Madrid, Spain.
ONE Gas Company Profile
ONE Gas, Inc. operates as a regulated natural gas distribution utility company in the United States. The company operates through three divisions: Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas Service, and Texas Gas Service. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial and transportation customers, as well as provides natural gas distribution services to wholesale and public authority customers. As of December 31, 2017, it had 50.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity. The company provides natural gas distribution services to approximately 2 million customers. ONE Gas, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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