Head to Head Contrast: COMPANHIA PARAN/S (OTCMKTS:ELPVY) versus NextEra Energy (OTCMKTS:NEE)

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and COMPANHIA PARAN/S (OTCMKTS:ELPVY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for NextEra Energy and COMPANHIA PARAN/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NextEra Energy 0 1 13 0 2.93
COMPANHIA PARAN/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus price target of $207.77, indicating a potential downside of 0.93%. Given NextEra Energy’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe NextEra Energy is more favorable than COMPANHIA PARAN/S.

Risk & Volatility

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COMPANHIA PARAN/S has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.0% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of NextEra Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. COMPANHIA PARAN/S pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. NextEra Energy pays out 64.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NextEra Energy has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. NextEra Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and COMPANHIA PARAN/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NextEra Energy 17.13% 10.26% 3.75%
COMPANHIA PARAN/S N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NextEra Energy and COMPANHIA PARAN/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy $16.73 billion 6.01 $6.64 billion $7.70 27.24
COMPANHIA PARAN/S $3.92 billion 0.49 $384.97 million N/A N/A

NextEra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than COMPANHIA PARAN/S.

Summary

NextEra Energy beats COMPANHIA PARAN/S on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power to retail and wholesale customers in North America. The company generates electricity through wind, solar, nuclear, and natural gas-fired facilities. It also provides risk management services related to power and gas consumption. As of February 16, 2018, the company operated approximately 46,790 megawatts of net generating capacity. As of December 31, 2017, it served approximately 10 million people through approximately 5 million customer accounts in the east and lower west coasts of Florida with approximately 75,000 circuit miles of transmission and distribution lines and approximately 620 substations. The company was formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. and changed its name to NextEra Energy, Inc. in 2010. NextEra Energy, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.

About COMPANHIA PARAN/S

Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other customers primarily in the State of Paraná, Brazil. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 17 hydroelectric plants, 12 wind plants, and 1 thermoelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 5,024.0 megawatts; and owned and operated 2,698.3 kilometers of transmission lines and 196,951.2 kilometers of distribution lines. It holds concessions to distribute electricity in 394 municipalities in the State of Paraná and in the municipality of Porto União in the State of Santa Catarina. The company also provides telecommunication services to corporate clients, including supermarkets, universities, banks, Internet service providers, and television networks, as well as to retail clients; and broadband Internet access to public elementary and middle schools. In addition, it supplies piped gas to 39,377 customers, including thermoelectric plants, cogeneration plants, gas stations, other businesses, and residences through a gas distribution network covering 812 kilometers in the State of Paraná. Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil.

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