Financial Contrast: Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt (EDN) and Sky Solar (SKYS)

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt (NASDAQ: SKYS) and Sky Solar (NASDAQ:SKYS) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt and Sky Solar’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt $1.47 billion 0.81 $41.20 million ($1.00) -26.66
Sky Solar $56.73 million 5.51 -$33.17 million ($0.80) -1.00

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt has higher revenue and earnings than Sky Solar. Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sky Solar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.8% of Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Sky Solar shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Risk and Volatility

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sky Solar has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt and Sky Solar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt 4.64% 104.96% 5.74%
Sky Solar N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt and Sky Solar, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt 0 1 0 0 2.00
Sky Solar 0 0 2 0 3.00

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt presently has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.60%. Sky Solar has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 523.75%. Given Sky Solar’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sky Solar is more favorable than Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt.

Summary

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt beats Sky Solar on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt

Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima, a public service company, engages in the distribution and sale of electricity in Argentina. It serves approximately 8.5 million people in the northwestern part of the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area and the northern part of the City of Buenos Aires through the concession of 4,637 square kilometers. The company was formerly known as Empresa Distribuidora Norte Sociedad Anónima and changed its name to Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima in June 1996. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima is a subsidiary of Electricidad Argentina S.A.

About Sky Solar

Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd., an investment holding company, operates as an independent power producer worldwide. The company develops, owns, and operates solar parks primarily in the downstream solar market. It also sells solar energy systems, including pipeline; and engineering, construction, and procurement services, as well as engages in building and transferring solar parks. As of December 31, 2017, the company developed 318 solar parks with an aggregate capacity of 377.2 megawatts (MW) in Japan, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Canada, the United States, and Uruguay; and owned and operated 196.7 MW of solar parks, including 96.3 MW in Japan, 5.6 MW in the Czech Republic, 0.2 MW in Canada, 0.9 MW in Spain, 22.1 MW in the United States, and 71.6 MW in Uruguay. It also had approximately 400 MW of solar projects in various stages of development in countries, such as Chile, Japan, Canada, and the United States comprising 6.6 MW under construction, 180.1 MW of shovel-ready projects, and approximately 250 MW of solar parks in pipeline. The company has strategic partnership agreement with Hudson Clean Energy Partners for investing in renewable power and clean energy. Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Admiralty, Hong Kong.

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