Head-To-Head Comparison: TPI Composites (TPIC) and Électricité de France (ECIFY)

TPI Composites (NASDAQ: TPIC) and Électricité de France (OTCMKTS:ECIFY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

TPI Composites has a beta of -0.95, meaning that its share price is 195% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Électricité de France has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Électricité de France pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.0%. TPI Composites does not pay a dividend. Électricité de France pays out 120.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.6% of TPI Composites shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Électricité de France shares are owned by institutional investors. 58.2% of TPI Composites shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares TPI Composites and Électricité de France’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TPI Composites 4.70% 31.56% 8.14%
Électricité de France N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TPI Composites and Électricité de France’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TPI Composites $930.28 million 0.81 $43.69 million $1.25 17.61
Électricité de France $78.71 billion 0.50 $3.59 billion $0.25 10.88

Électricité de France has higher revenue and earnings than TPI Composites. Électricité de France is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TPI Composites, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for TPI Composites and Électricité de France, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TPI Composites 0 1 7 0 2.88
Électricité de France 0 2 1 0 2.33

TPI Composites presently has a consensus target price of $27.63, suggesting a potential upside of 25.51%. Given TPI Composites’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe TPI Composites is more favorable than Électricité de France.

Summary

TPI Composites beats Électricité de France on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

TPI Composites Company Profile

TPI Composites, Inc. manufactures and sells composite wind blades, and related precision molding and assembly systems to original equipment manufacturers. The company also provides composite solutions for the transportation industry. It operates in the United States, Asia, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was formerly known as LCSI Holding, Inc. and changed its name to TPI Composites, Inc. in 2008. TPI Composites, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Électricité de France Company Profile

Electricité de France S.A., an integrated energy company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, and trading of power and energy services in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and internationally. It generates electricity through nuclear, fossil fuel, hydro, solar, wind, biomass, biogas, tidal, geothermal, and cogeneration plants. The company also manages low and medium-voltage public distribution networks; and operates, maintains, and develops high-voltage and very-high-voltage electricity transmission networks. In addition, it is involved in the commodity trading activities; and the provision of energy services, including district heating services, thermal energy services, etc. As of March 10, 2018, the company supplied energy and services to approximately 37.1 million customers. It serves small businesses, local authorities, and industrial and residential customers. Electricité de France S.A. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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