Enel S.p.A. ADS (OTCMKTS:ENLAY) and Nextera Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This table compares Enel S.p.A. ADS and Nextera Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Enel S.p.A. ADS||6.29%||10.11%||2.90%|
|Nextera Energy Partners||-2.88%||-0.44%||-0.22%|
This table compares Enel S.p.A. ADS and Nextera Energy Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Enel S.p.A. ADS||$89.37 billion||0.79||$5.66 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Nextera Energy Partners||$771.00 million||3.58||$192.00 million||$2.91||16.87|
Enel S.p.A. ADS has higher revenue and earnings than Nextera Energy Partners.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Enel S.p.A. ADS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.6% of Nextera Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Nextera Energy Partners shares are owned by 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.
Enel S.p.A. ADS pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Nextera Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Nextera Energy Partners pays out 69.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Enel S.p.A. ADS and Nextera Energy Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Enel S.p.A. ADS||1||1||1||0||2.00|
|Nextera Energy Partners||0||3||3||0||2.50|
Nextera Energy Partners has a consensus price target of $50.20, suggesting a potential upside of 2.26%. Given Nextera Energy Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Nextera Energy Partners is more favorable than Enel S.p.A. ADS.
Volatility & Risk
Enel S.p.A. ADS has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nextera Energy Partners has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Nextera Energy Partners beats Enel S.p.A. ADS on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Enel S.p.A. ADS
Enel SpA operates as an integrated electricity and gas operator worldwide. The company generates, transmits, distributes, purchases, transports, and sells electricity; transports and markets natural gas; supplies LNG; designs, develops, constructs, operates, manages, and maintains generation plants and distribution grids; and designs, constructs, and operates merchant lines. It is also involved in energy and infrastructure engineering; research and development in sciences and engineering; the cogeneration of electricity and heat; the construction and management of manages port infrastructure; product, plant, and equipment certification; mining; finance; energy products marketing; trading; and fuel trading and logistics operations. In addition, the company engages in construction and management of LNG regasification infrastructure; desalinization and water supply; electricity system monitoring; and optical fiber network operation activities. Further, it provides testing, inspection, and certification; engineering and consulting; legal; metering, remote control, and connectivity through power line communication; business consulting, administrative, management consulting, and corporate planning; civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering; personnel administration, information technology, real estate, and business; electronic plant installation and repairing; and security services. Additionally, the company offers water systems; public lighting systems and services; upstream gas; electric mobility; and environmental studies services. It operates renewable, wind, thermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, photovoltaic, and geothermal power plants. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.
About Nextera Energy Partners
NextEra Energy Partners, LP acquires, owns, and manages contracted clean energy projects in the United States. It owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects with approximately 4,859 megawatts of capacity, as well as seven contracted natural gas pipeline assets. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.
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