National Grid Transco (NGG) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Analysis

National Grid Transco (NYSE: NGG) is one of 19 public companies in the “Multiline Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare National Grid Transco to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares National Grid Transco and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Grid Transco N/A N/A N/A
National Grid Transco Competitors 8.98% 9.57% 2.66%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares National Grid Transco and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
National Grid Transco $18.62 billion $10.19 billion N/A
National Grid Transco Competitors $6.18 billion $1.36 billion 473.09

National Grid Transco has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors.

Dividends

National Grid Transco pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. As a group, “Multiline Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 75.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for National Grid Transco and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Grid Transco 1 5 6 0 2.42
National Grid Transco Competitors 340 993 852 6 2.24

National Grid Transco currently has a consensus price target of $69.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.92%. As a group, “Multiline Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 10.70%. Given National Grid Transco’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe National Grid Transco is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

National Grid Transco has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Grid Transco’s competitors have a beta of 0.60, indicating that their average share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.6% of National Grid Transco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Multiline Utilities” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of shares of all “Multiline Utilities” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

National Grid Transco Company Profile

National Grid plc is an electricity and gas utility company focused on transmission and distribution activities in electricity and gas in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company’s segments include UK Electricity Transmission, which is engaged in high voltage electricity transmission networks in Great Britain; UK Gas Transmission, which is the gas transmission network in Great Britain and United Kingdom liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage activities; UK Gas Distribution, which includes approximately four of the eight regional networks of Great Britain’s gas distribution system, and US Regulated, which includes gas distribution networks, electricity distribution networks and high voltage electricity transmission networks in New York, and New England and electricity generation facilities in New York. Its other activities relate to non-regulated businesses and other commercial operations not included within the above segments.

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