EVN (OTCMKTS:EVNVY) and SES (OTCMKTS:SGBAF) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

EVN has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SES has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares EVN and SES’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVN 12.40% 7.12% 3.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for EVN and SES, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVN 0 0 0 0 N/A
SES 0 0 1 0 3.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EVN and SES’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVN $2.47 billion 1.00 $303.07 million N/A N/A
SES $2.30 billion 2.31 $673.77 million N/A N/A

SES has lower revenue, but higher earnings than EVN.


EVN pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. SES does not pay a dividend.


EVN beats SES on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EVN

EVN AG provides energy and environmental services for private and business customers, and municipalities in Austria, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Germany, and Albania. The company operates through Energy, Generation, Networks, South East Europe, Environmental, and Other segments. It generates electricity from thermal sources and renewable energies; and procures, trades, and sells electricity and natural gas to end customers and on wholesale markets, as well as generates and sells heat. The company also operates regional electricity and natural gas networks, as well as cable TV and telecommunications networks. In addition, it engages in the drinking water supply, wastewater disposal, thermal waste recycling, and international project business activities. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria. EVN AG is a subsidiary of NÖ Landes-Beteiligungsholding GmbH.

About SES

SES S.A. provides satellite and ground communications solutions to connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government customers worldwide. The company offers video services, such as broadcasting, content distribution, and occasional use and full-time content contribution and distribution services. It also provides cloud-scale connectivity solutions; and various network services. The company was formerly known as SES Global S.A. and changed its name to SES S.A. in 2006. SES S.A. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Grevenmacher, Luxembourg.

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