CENTRAIS ELETRI/S (NYSE:EBR.B) and Cent PUERTO S A/S (NYSE:CEPU) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CENTRAIS ELETRI/S and Cent PUERTO S A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cent PUERTO S A/S||0||0||3||0||3.00|
This table compares CENTRAIS ELETRI/S and Cent PUERTO S A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cent PUERTO S A/S||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CENTRAIS ELETRI/S and Cent PUERTO S A/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CENTRAIS ELETRI/S||$11.86 billion||0.15||-$552.42 million||N/A||N/A|
|Cent PUERTO S A/S||$361.03 million||4.51||$211.87 million||$1.41||7.62|
Cent PUERTO S A/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CENTRAIS ELETRI/S.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.4% of CENTRAIS ELETRI/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.4% of Cent PUERTO S A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Cent PUERTO S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. CENTRAIS ELETRI/S does not pay a dividend. Cent PUERTO S A/S pays out 19.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Cent PUERTO S A/S beats CENTRAIS ELETRI/S on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CENTRAIS ELETRI/S
Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. (Eletrobras) is a power generation company. The Company operates in the generation, transmission, distribution and trading segments. The Company operates through various companies, including Eletrobras holding, CGTEE, Chesf, Eletronorte, Eletronuclear, Eletrosul, Furnas, Amazonas Energia, Distribuicao Acre, Distribuicao Alagoas, Distribuicao Piaui, Distribuicao Rondonia, Distribuicao Roraima and half the capital of Itaipu Binacional. The Company has a total installed capacity for generation of over 44,150 megawatts. It has a nationwide network of transmission lines of approximately 60,500 kilometers in length. The Eletrobras Eletrosul’s Megawatt Solar Plant has over 4,000 photovoltaic panels, totaling an area of approximately 8,300 square meters. The Eletrobras Eletrosul’s Megawatt Solar Plant has an installed capacity of approximately one megawatt-peak (MWp), and the Megawatt Solar Plant can produce approximately 1.2 gigawatt hour (GWh).
About Cent PUERTO S A/S
Central Puerto S.A. generates and sells electric power to private and public customers in Argentina. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated five thermal generation plants and one hydroelectric generation plant with an installed capacity of 3,663 MW. It also operates a wind farm Achiras I with an installed capacity of 48 megawatts, as well as produces steam. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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