Enersis Americas (ENIA) and OGE Energy Corporation (OGE) Head-To-Head Contrast

Enersis Americas (NYSE: ENIA) and OGE Energy Corporation (NYSE:OGE) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.1% of Enersis Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of OGE Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Enersis Americas shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of OGE Energy Corporation shares are owned by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Enersis Americas and OGE Energy Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enersis Americas 0 1 1 0 2.50
OGE Energy Corporation 1 5 1 0 2.00

OGE Energy Corporation has a consensus target price of $36.67, indicating a potential upside of 4.73%. Given OGE Energy Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe OGE Energy Corporation is more favorable than Enersis Americas.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Enersis Americas and OGE Energy Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enersis Americas $7.76 billion 1.52 $497.97 million N/A N/A
OGE Energy Corporation $2.26 billion 3.09 $338.20 million $1.91 18.33

Enersis Americas has higher revenue and earnings than OGE Energy Corporation.

Volatility & Risk

Enersis Americas has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OGE Energy Corporation has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Enersis Americas pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. OGE Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. OGE Energy Corporation pays out 69.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. OGE Energy Corporation has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years. OGE Energy Corporation is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Enersis Americas and OGE Energy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enersis Americas N/A N/A N/A
OGE Energy Corporation 16.69% 10.92% 3.73%

Summary

OGE Energy Corporation beats Enersis Americas on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Enersis Americas Company Profile

Enel Americas S.A., formerly Enersis Americas S.A., through its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, is engaged in the electricity generation, transmission and distribution businesses in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. The Company operates through two segments: Generation and Transmission, and Distribution. The Company’s Generation and Transmission segment operates through companies, including Central Comercializadora de Energia S.A. (Cemsa); Central Dock Sud S.A. (Dock Sud); Central Costanera S.A. (Costanera), and Hidroelectrica El Chocon S.A. (El Chocon). The Company’s Distribution segment operates through companies, including Empresa Distribuidora Sur S.A. (Edesur); Ampla Energia e Servicos S.A. (Ampla), and Companhia Energetica do Ceara S.A. (Coelce). The Company is engaged in non-electricity business through its subsidiary, Servicios Informaticos e Inmobiliarios Ltda. (SIEI). It holds interest in Yacylec S.A., which is an electricity transmission company.

OGE Energy Corporation Company Profile

OGE Energy Corp. (OGE Energy) is an energy and energy services provider offering physical delivery and related services for both electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. The Company operates through two segments: electric utility and natural gas midstream operations. The electric utility segment generates, transmits, distributes and sells electric energy in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Its operations are conducted through Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E). OG&E is an electric utility in Oklahoma and its franchised service territory includes Fort Smith, Arkansas and the surrounding communities. The natural gas midstream operations segment represents the Company’s investment in Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable) through subsidiaries, and ultimately OGE Enogex Holdings LLC (OGE Holdings). Enable’s assets and operations are organized into two segments: gathering and processing, and transportation and storage.

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