COMPANHIA PARAN/S (OTCMKTS:ELPVY) and Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.
Risk & Volatility
COMPANHIA PARAN/S has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pampa Energia has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares COMPANHIA PARAN/S and Pampa Energia’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|COMPANHIA PARAN/S||$3.92 billion||0.49||$384.97 million||N/A||N/A|
|Pampa Energia||$3.21 billion||0.82||$299.44 million||($1.53)||-23.46|
COMPANHIA PARAN/S has higher revenue and earnings than Pampa Energia.
This table compares COMPANHIA PARAN/S and Pampa Energia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
COMPANHIA PARAN/S pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Pampa Energia does not pay a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
37.4% of Pampa Energia shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for COMPANHIA PARAN/S and Pampa Energia, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Pampa Energia has a consensus price target of $49.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.49%. Given Pampa Energia’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pampa Energia is more favorable than COMPANHIA PARAN/S.
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.
About Pampa Energia
Pampa Energía S.A., an integrated electricity company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Argentina. The company generates electricity through combined cycle gas-fired generating units, thermal generation plants, open-cycle gas turbines, and hydroelectric power generation systems, as well as through a wind farm. As of December 31, 2017, it had an electricity generation installed capacity of approximately 3,756 megawatts; 3 million electricity distribution customers in the northern region of the City of Buenos Aires and northwest of the greater Buenos Aires area; and 20,718 kilometers of high voltage transmission lines. The company is also involved in the exploration and production, and refining and distribution of oil and gas in Argentina, Venezuela, and Ecuador. In addition, it offers petrochemicals, such as intermediate gasoline products, aromatic solvents, hexane and other hydrogenated paraffinic solvents, and propellants for the cosmetic industry; and monomer styrene, and rubber and polymer products from natural gas, virgin naphtha, propane, and other supplies. As of December 31, 2017, the company had combined crude oil and natural gas proved reserves of approximately 167.1 million barrels of oil equivalent; one fully owned refinery with an installed capacity of approximately 30.2 thousand barrels per day; two storage plants with a capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels; one lubricant plant; and three fully-owned petrochemical plants. It also operated a network of 250 gas stations. The company was formerly known as Pampa Holding S.A. and changed its name to Pampa Energía S.A. in September 2008. Pampa Energía S.A. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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