Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (CIG) and Vivint Solar (VSLR) Financial Survey

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (NYSE: CIG) and Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Vivint Solar does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.1% of Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.7% of Vivint Solar shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Vivint Solar shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS and Vivint Solar’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS $6.12 billion 0.52 $1.31 billion N/A N/A
Vivint Solar $209.14 million 2.51 -$60.84 million $0.48 9.90

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS has higher revenue and earnings than Vivint Solar.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS and Vivint Solar, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS 0 2 1 0 2.33
Vivint Solar 1 3 1 0 2.00

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS presently has a consensus price target of $2.80, indicating a potential upside of 11.11%. Vivint Solar has a consensus price target of $5.40, indicating a potential upside of 13.68%. Given Vivint Solar’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vivint Solar is more favorable than Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS.

Profitability

This table compares Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS and Vivint Solar’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
Vivint Solar 26.35% -26.46% -8.14%

Risk and Volatility

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS has a beta of 1.89, indicating that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vivint Solar has a beta of -0.25, indicating that its share price is 125% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS beats Vivint Solar on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Vivint Solar Company Profile

Vivint Solar, Inc. offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers’ locations, to residential customers. Through investment funds, the Company owns solar energy systems it installs and provides solar electricity pursuant to long-term contracts with its customers. The Company also sells solar energy systems outright to customers. The Company deploys its direct-to-home sales force to provide in-person professional consultations to prospective customers to evaluate the feasibility of installing a solar energy system at their residence. The Company’s systems use communication gateways and monitoring services to collect performance data. The Company operates in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. The Company purchases solar panels directly from multiple manufacturers.

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