COMPANHIA ENERG/S (OTCMKTS:CESDY) and Orkla ASA (OTCMKTS:ORKLY) Critical Survey

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COMPANHIA ENERG/S (OTCMKTS:CESDY) and Orkla ASA (OTCMKTS:ORKLY) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

COMPANHIA ENERG/S pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Orkla ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Orkla ASA pays out 55.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares COMPANHIA ENERG/S and Orkla ASA’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COMPANHIA ENERG/S $462.76 million 4.95 -$52.78 million N/A N/A
Orkla ASA $5.02 billion 1.85 $402.13 million $0.40 23.28

Orkla ASA has higher revenue and earnings than COMPANHIA ENERG/S.

Volatility & Risk

COMPANHIA ENERG/S has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orkla ASA has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares COMPANHIA ENERG/S and Orkla ASA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COMPANHIA ENERG/S N/A N/A N/A
Orkla ASA 8.20% 10.38% 6.64%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for COMPANHIA ENERG/S and Orkla ASA, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COMPANHIA ENERG/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Orkla ASA 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Orkla ASA shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Orkla ASA beats COMPANHIA ENERG/S on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

COMPANHIA ENERG/S Company Profile

CESP – Companhia Energética de São Paulo engages in the planning, construction, and operation of electricity generation systems in Brazil. The company operates three hydroelectric power plants, including 18 generating units with a total installed capacity of 1,654.6 megawatts located in the Parana River basin in the west and the Paraiba do Sul River basin in the east of São Paulo state. It serves electricity distribution and commercialization companies, and consumers. The company was formerly known as CESP – Centrais Elétricas São Paulo S.A. and changed its name to CESP – Companhia Energética de São Paulo in October 1977. CESP – Companhia Energética de São Paulo was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

Orkla ASA Company Profile

Orkla ASA engages in the branded consumer goods, renewable energy, real estate, and financial investment businesses. The company offers branded products, including pizza, ketchup, soups, sauces, bread toppings, and ready-to-eat meals through grocery retail trade, as well as the out-of-home, convenience store, and petrol station sectors. It also provides confectionery, biscuit, and snack products; and develops bran and crispbread products, as well as snack meals. In addition, the company offers cleaning products, toothbrushes, and personal hygiene products; hygiene and cleaning solutions to the professional market; dietary supplements and health products; basic garments through the grocery channel; painting tools and cleaning products; and wound care products, as well as operates Gymgrossisten and Bodystore e-commerce portals for health and sports nutrition products. Further, it supplies margarine and butter blends, yeast, bread and cake improvers and mixes, marzipan, and ice cream ingredients; produces and supplies power to the Nordic power market; and undertakes industrial property and real estate development projects. The company offers its food products under the Grandiosa, TORO, Stabburet, Felix, Paulúns, Abba, Kalles, Beauvais, Den Gamle Fabrik, Spilva, Vitana and MTR brands; snacks and confectionery products under the KiMs, Nidar, Göteborgs Kex, Sætre, OLW, Panda, Laima, Selga, Adazu, and Kalev brands; wound care and health products under the Möller's, Collett, Salvequick, Nutrilett, Maxim, Riemann, Define, Sunsilk, Blenda, Jif, Sun, Zalo, Jordan, and Pierre Robert brands; and food ingredients under the Mors Hjemmebakte, Bakke Dal, and Naturli' brands. It has operations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Baltics, rest of Europe, and internationally. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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