Vistra Energy (VST) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review

Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Vistra Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vistra Energy and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vistra Energy $5.16 billion $22.69 billion N/A
Vistra Energy Competitors $7.66 billion $831.80 million 52.80

Vistra Energy’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vistra Energy.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.4% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Vistra Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vistra Energy 416.84% 352.77% 158.86%
Vistra Energy Competitors -14.48% 9.14% 2.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Vistra Energy and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vistra Energy 0 2 8 0 2.80
Vistra Energy Competitors 558 3036 2437 43 2.32

Vistra Energy currently has a consensus price target of $20.45, suggesting a potential upside of 9.48%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 12.47%. Given Vistra Energy’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vistra Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Vistra Energy beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Vistra Energy

Vistra Energy Corp, formerly TCEH Corp. is a holding company. The Company is an energy company, which is focused on energy and power generation markets through operation as a generator and retailer of electricity in Texas market. Its portfolio of businesses consists primarily of Luminant and TXU Energy. It is engaged in electricity market activities in Texas, including electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management activities and retail electricity operations. Luminant generates and sells electricity and related products from its fleet of generation facilities totaling approximately 17,000 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 megawatts fueled by nuclear power, 8,000 megawatts fueled by coal and 6,000 megawatts fueled by natural gas. The Company is a purchaser of wind-generated electricity. TXU Energy sells retail electricity and services to approximately 1.7 million residential and business customers in Texas.

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