Reviewing Clearway Energy Inc Class C (NYLD) & EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY)

Clearway Energy Inc Class C (NYSE:NYLD) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (OTCMKTS:EDPFY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Clearway Energy Inc Class C and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clearway Energy Inc Class C 0 3 2 0 2.40
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A 0 1 0 0 2.00

Clearway Energy Inc Class C currently has a consensus target price of $18.25, suggesting a potential downside of 9.20%. Given Clearway Energy Inc Class C’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Clearway Energy Inc Class C is more favorable than EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A.

Dividends

Clearway Energy Inc Class C pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A pays an annual dividend of $1.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Clearway Energy Inc Class C pays out 158.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk and Volatility

Clearway Energy Inc Class C has a beta of 2.21, meaning that its stock price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Clearway Energy Inc Class C and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Clearway Energy Inc Class C $1.01 billion 3.77 -$8.00 million $0.81 24.81
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A $17.79 billion 0.75 $1.26 billion N/A N/A

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has higher revenue and earnings than Clearway Energy Inc Class C.

Profitability

This table compares Clearway Energy Inc Class C and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clearway Energy Inc Class C 5.20% 6.42% 1.70%
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A 6.72% 7.81% 2.53%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.6% of Clearway Energy Inc Class C shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Clearway Energy Inc Class C shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Clearway Energy Inc Class C beats EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Clearway Energy Inc Class C Company Profile

Clearway Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates contracted renewable and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States. As of December 31, 2017, it had contracted renewable and conventional generation portfolio of 5,118 net megawatt (MW). The company also owns thermal infrastructure assets with an aggregate steam and chilled water capacity of 1,319 net MW thermal equivalents, and electric generation capacity of 123 net MW. Its thermal infrastructure assets provide steam, hot water and/or chilled water, and electricity to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals, and governmental units. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey. NRG Yield, Inc. is a subsidiary of Global Infrastructure Partners.

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A Company Profile

EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. generates, distributes, and supplies electricity in Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, Romania, Brazil, and the United States. It operates through Generation and Supply in Iberia, Regulated Networks in Iberia, EDP Renováveis, and EDP Brasil segments. The company primarily generates electricity through water, wind, sun, coal, natural gas, nuclear, and cogeneration sources. It also distributes and supplies gas. The company has an installed capacity of 25 GW. It serves approximately 9.8 million electricity customers and 1.5 million gas customers. In addition, the company offers services in various areas, such as engineering, laboratory tests, vocational training, energy services, and property management. EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

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