Vistra Energy (VST) versus The Competition Financial Contrast

Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is one of 78 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Vistra Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Vistra Energy and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vistra Energy 0 2 8 0 2.80
Vistra Energy Competitors 541 2953 2390 40 2.33

Vistra Energy currently has a consensus price target of $20.45, suggesting a potential upside of 11.63%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 11.26%. Given Vistra Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vistra Energy is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vistra Energy and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vistra Energy $5.16 billion $22.69 billion N/A
Vistra Energy Competitors $7.83 billion $860.94 million 57.96

Vistra Energy’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vistra Energy.


This table compares Vistra Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vistra Energy 416.84% 352.77% 158.86%
Vistra Energy Competitors -15.76% 6.48% 2.47%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.4% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Vistra Energy beats its competitors on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Vistra Energy Company Profile

Vistra Energy Corp, formerly TCEH Corp. is a holding company. The Company is an energy company, which is focused on energy and power generation markets through operation as a generator and retailer of electricity in Texas market. Its portfolio of businesses consists primarily of Luminant and TXU Energy. It is engaged in electricity market activities in Texas, including electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management activities and retail electricity operations. Luminant generates and sells electricity and related products from its fleet of generation facilities totaling approximately 17,000 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 megawatts fueled by nuclear power, 8,000 megawatts fueled by coal and 6,000 megawatts fueled by natural gas. The Company is a purchaser of wind-generated electricity. TXU Energy sells retail electricity and services to approximately 1.7 million residential and business customers in Texas.

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