Financial Comparison: Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN) versus ENEVA S A/S (NYSE:ENEVY)

Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN) and ENEVA S A/S (OTCMKTS:ENEVY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Clearway Energy and ENEVA S A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clearway Energy 1 1 0 0 1.50
ENEVA S A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Clearway Energy currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential downside of 36.75%. Given Clearway Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Clearway Energy is more favorable than ENEVA S A/S.

Volatility & Risk

Clearway Energy has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENEVA S A/S has a beta of -29.32, indicating that its share price is 3,032% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Clearway Energy and ENEVA S A/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Clearway Energy $1.05 billion 3.19 $52.00 million $0.46 37.80
ENEVA S A/S $856.12 million 2.15 $242.92 million N/A N/A

ENEVA S A/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Clearway Energy.

Dividends

Clearway Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. ENEVA S A/S does not pay a dividend. Clearway Energy pays out 173.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Clearway Energy and ENEVA S A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clearway Energy 1.15% 0.53% 0.14%
ENEVA S A/S 28.38% 15.15% 7.51%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

31.6% of Clearway Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Clearway Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Clearway Energy beats ENEVA S A/S on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Clearway Energy

Clearway Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates contracted renewable energy and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States. As of December 31, 2018, it had contracted generation portfolio of 5,272 net megawatts (MWs) of wind, solar, and natural gas-fired power generation facilities, as well as district energy systems. The company also owns thermal infrastructure assets with an aggregate steam and chilled water capacity of 1,385 net MW thermal equivalents; and electric generation capacity of 133 net MWs. 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. Clearway Energy, Inc. is a subsidiary of Clearway Energy Group LLC.

About ENEVA S A/S

Eneva S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil. It generates electricity through coal, natural gas, hydro, and solar energy. The company has an operational installed capacity of 2.2 GWs. It also engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas; and energy trading activities. The company was formerly known as MPX Energia S.A. and changed its name to Eneva S.A. in October 2013. Eneva S.A. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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