Azure Power Global (AZRE) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY) Critical Comparison

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Azure Power Global (NYSE:AZRE) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (OTCMKTS:EDPFY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.9% of Azure Power Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Azure Power Global and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Azure Power Global 0 1 4 0 2.80
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A 0 1 0 0 2.00

Azure Power Global presently has a consensus target price of $21.67, suggesting a potential upside of 99.69%. Given Azure Power Global’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Azure Power Global is more favorable than EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A.

Profitability

This table compares Azure Power Global and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Azure Power Global -1.97% -1.73% -0.28%
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A 2.45% 1.40% 0.45%

Volatility and Risk

Azure Power Global has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A pays an annual dividend of $1.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Azure Power Global does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Azure Power Global and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Azure Power Global $118.27 million 3.75 -$12.60 million ($0.65) -16.69
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A $17.79 billion 0.74 $1.26 billion N/A N/A

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has higher revenue and earnings than Azure Power Global.

Summary

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A beats Azure Power Global on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Azure Power Global Company Profile

Azure Power Global Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, construction, ownership, operation, maintenance, and management of solar power plants in India. It generates solar energy based on long-term contracts with Indian government energy distribution companies, as well as other non-governmental energy distribution companies and commercial customers. As of March 31, 2018, the company had a portfolio capacity of approximately 1,871 megawatts. Azure Power Global Limited was founded in 2007 and is based in New Delhi, India.

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A Company Profile

EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. generates, distributes, and supplies electricity in Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, Romania, Brazil, and the United States. It operates through Generation and Supply in Iberia, Regulated Networks in Iberia, EDP Renováveis, and EDP Brasil segments. The company primarily generates electricity through water, wind, sun, coal, natural gas, nuclear, and cogeneration sources. It also distributes and supplies gas. The company has an installed capacity of 25 GW. It serves approximately 9.8 million electricity customers and 1.5 million gas customers. In addition, the company offers services in various areas, such as engineering, laboratory tests, vocational training, energy services, and property management. EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

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