Avangrid (NYSE: AGR) and Wec Acquisition Corp (NYSE:TEG) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.4% of Avangrid shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Avangrid shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Avangrid and Wec Acquisition Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Wec Acquisition Corp||11.28%||15.70%||4.69%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Avangrid and Wec Acquisition Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Avangrid||$6.11 billion||2.32||$2.05 billion||$2.12||21.61|
|Wec Acquisition Corp||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Avangrid has higher revenue and earnings than Wec Acquisition Corp.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Avangrid and Wec Acquisition Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Wec Acquisition Corp||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Avangrid presently has a consensus price target of $44.25, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. Given Avangrid’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Avangrid is more favorable than Wec Acquisition Corp.
Avangrid pays an annual dividend of $1.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Wec Acquisition Corp does not pay a dividend. Avangrid pays out 81.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Avangrid beats Wec Acquisition Corp on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Avangrid, Inc. is an energy and utility company. The Company operates through three segments: Networks, Renewables and Gas. The Networks segment includes all the energy transmission and distribution activities, and any other regulated activity originating in New York and Maine, and regulated electric distribution, electric transmission and gas distribution activities originating in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renewables segment owns, develops, constructs and/or operates electricity generation, including renewable and thermal generators, and associated transmission facilities. The Renewables segment includes activities relating to renewable energy, mainly wind energy generation and trading related with such activities. The Gas segment operates a natural gas storage and natural gas trading business through its subsidiaries, Enstor, Inc. and Enstor Energy Services, LLC.
About Wec Acquisition Corp
Integrys Energy Group, Inc. is an energy holding company, which provides regulated natural gas and electricity, non-regulated renewable energy, and compressed natural gas products and services. The Company operates through four segments: natural gas utility, electric utility, electric transmission investment, and holding company and other. The natural gas utility segment includes the operations of Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation, North Shore Gas Company, The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS). The electric utility segment includes the electric utility operations of WPS. The electric transmission investment segment includes its 34% interest in American Transmission Company LLC. The holding company and other segment include the operations of the Integrys Energy Group holding company, Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC, WPS Power Development LLC and the Peoples Energy, LLC holding company.
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