Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) and CHINA RESOURES/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRPJY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
74.4% of Eversource Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Eversource Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Eversource Energy and CHINA RESOURES/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Eversource Energy||$8.45 billion||2.77||$1.03 billion||$3.28||22.45|
|CHINA RESOURES/ADR||$9.37 billion||N/A||$593.17 million||N/A||N/A|
Eversource Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CHINA RESOURES/ADR.
Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. CHINA RESOURES/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Eversource Energy pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eversource Energy has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Eversource Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Eversource Energy and CHINA RESOURES/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Eversource Energy currently has a consensus target price of $69.22, indicating a potential downside of 5.99%. Given Eversource Energy’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Eversource Energy is more favorable than CHINA RESOURES/ADR.
This table compares Eversource Energy and CHINA RESOURES/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CHINA RESOURES/ADR has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Eversource Energy beats CHINA RESOURES/ADR on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Eversource Energy Company Profile
Eversource Energy, a public utility holding company, engages in the energy delivery business. The company operates in four segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution, and Water Distribution. It is involved in the transmission and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas. The company operates water regulated utilities. It also provides water services to approximately 228,000 customers. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, fire protection, and other customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, the United States. The company was formerly known as Northeast Utilities and changed its name to Eversource Energy in April 2015. Eversource Energy was founded in 1927 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
CHINA RESOURES/ADR Company Profile
China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited, an investment holding company, invests in, develops, operates, and manages power plants and coal mines in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in three segments: Thermal Power, Renewable Energy, and Coal Mining. It operates and manages coal- and gas-fired power plants, wind farms, photovoltaic power projects, hydro-electric projects, and other clean and renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 38 coal-fired power plants, 76 wind farms, 14 photovoltaic power plants, 2 hydroelectric plants, and 2 gas-fired plants with total attributable operational generation capacity of 36,077MW. It also produces, processes, and sells coal; and undertakes coastal thermal power, heat and power combined generation, coal-electricity integration, and other projects. In addition, the company engages in the power sale, distribution network construction and operation, distributed energy resource, and other businesses. Further, it provides various energy solutions. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong, and is considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited is a subsidiary of CRH (Power) Limited.
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