Financial Survey: CPFL Energia (NYSE:CPL) & ENEVA S A/S (NYSE:ENEVY)

ENEVA S A/S (OTCMKTS:ENEVY) and CPFL Energia (NYSE:CPL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.


This table compares ENEVA S A/S and CPFL Energia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENEVA S A/S 15.05% 8.86% 4.35%
CPFL Energia 8.04% 18.32% 5.33%


CPFL Energia pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. ENEVA S A/S does not pay a dividend. CPFL Energia has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for ENEVA S A/S and CPFL Energia, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ENEVA S A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
CPFL Energia 1 0 0 0 1.00

Risk & Volatility

ENEVA S A/S has a beta of -29.8, suggesting that its share price is 3,080% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CPFL Energia has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of CPFL Energia shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ENEVA S A/S and CPFL Energia’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ENEVA S A/S $852.46 million 2.25 $29.90 million N/A N/A
CPFL Energia $7.65 billion 1.04 $563.08 million N/A N/A

CPFL Energia has higher revenue and earnings than ENEVA S A/S.


CPFL Energia beats ENEVA S A/S on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

ENEVA S A/S Company Profile

Eneva S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil. It generates electricity through coal, natural gas, hydro, and solar energy. The company has an operational installed capacity of 2.2 GWs. It also engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas; and energy trading activities. The company was formerly known as MPX Energia S.A. and changed its name to Eneva S.A. in October 2013. Eneva S.A. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

CPFL Energia Company Profile

CPFL Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and commercializes electricity to residential, industrial, and commercial customers in Brazil. The company generates electricity through wind, biomass, solar, and hydroelectric power plants. It also manufactures, commercializes, rents, and maintains electro-mechanical equipment; and offers administrative, call center, collection, IT, telecommunication, energy transmission, and energy efficiency management services, as well as maintenance services for energy generation companies. As of December 31, 2018, the company distributed electricity to approximately 9.6 million customers; and had 323,979 kilometers of distribution lines, which included 464,627 distribution transformers. It also has an installed capacity of 3,272 megawatts. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Campinas, Brazil. CPFL Energia S.A. is a subsidiary of State Grid Brazil Power Participações S.A.

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