NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) and Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (NYSE:CIG) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.
This table compares NextEra Energy and Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares NextEra Energy and Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NextEra Energy||$16.88 billion||4.17||$8.30 billion||$8.73||17.17|
|Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS||$6.26 billion||0.51||$1.36 billion||N/A||N/A|
NextEra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
76.8% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.2% of Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.
NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.93 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. NextEra Energy pays out 45.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NextEra Energy has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for NextEra Energy and Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS||0||2||1||0||2.33|
NextEra Energy currently has a consensus price target of $151.11, suggesting a potential upside of 0.79%. Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS has a consensus price target of $2.80, suggesting a potential upside of 10.24%. Given Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS is more favorable than NextEra Energy.
NextEra Energy beats Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
NextEra Energy Company Profile
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) is a holding company. The Company is an electric power companies in North America and, through its subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER) and its affiliated entities, is the generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. NEE also owns and/or operates generation, transmission and distribution facilities to support its services to retail and wholesale customers, and has investments in gas infrastructure assets. Its segments include FPL and NEER. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is a rate-regulated electric utility engaged primarily in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in Florida. NEER is a diversified clean energy company with a business strategy that emphasizes the development, acquisition and operation of long-term contracted assets with a focus on renewable projects. NEER owns, develops, constructs, manages and operates electric generation facilities in wholesale energy markets.
Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS Company Profile
Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais-CEMIG is a holding company that is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The Company’s segments include Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Telecom, Gas and Other. The Company, through its interests in subsidiaries or jointly controlled entities, is engaged in the activities of the construction and operation of systems for sale of electricity, as well as various fields of energy and telecommunications, for the purpose of commercial operation. Its electric power transmission business consists of transporting power from the facilities where it is generated to points of consumption, distribution networks and Free Consumers. Its distribution operation consists of transfers of electricity from distribution substations to final consumers. It is also engaged in businesses, such as telecommunications, energy solutions consulting, and acquisition, transport and distribution of gas and its subproducts and derivatives.
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