Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (ELP) & Its Peers Critical Contrast

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (NYSE: ELP) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.1% of Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) 0 1 1 0 2.50
Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) Competitors 526 2925 2349 41 2.33

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 6.41%. Given Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)’s competitors have a beta of 0.70, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) pays out 117.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 101.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) $3.98 billion $670.23 million 18.20
Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) Competitors $7.30 billion $2.15 billion 30.01

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL). Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) 3.15% 2.64% 1.31%
Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) Competitors -11.20% 3.31% 0.43%

Summary

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) competitors beat Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)

Companhia Paranaense de Energia is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in the Brazilian State of Parana. The Company also provides telecommunications and other services. Its segments are Power generation and transmission (GET), Power distribution and sales (DIS), Telecommunications (TEL), GAS and Holding Company (HOL). The GET segment includes the generation of electric energy from hydraulic, wind and thermal projects; the transport and transformation of the power generated by the Company, and the construction, operation and maintenance of all power transmission substations and lines. The DIS segment includes the distribution and sale of electric energy, and the operation and maintenance of the distribution infrastructure. The TEL segment includes telecommunications and general communications services. The GAS segment includes the public service of piped natural gas distribution. The HOL segment includes participation in other companies.

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