Contrasting Enel Generacion Chile (EOCC) & Its Competitors

Enel Generacion Chile (NYSE: EOCC) is one of 81 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Enel Generacion Chile to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Enel Generacion Chile pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Enel Generacion Chile pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.4% and pay out 99.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Enel Generacion Chile is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility and Risk

Enel Generacion Chile has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel Generacion Chile’s peers have a beta of 0.64, meaning that their average share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Enel Generacion Chile and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enel Generacion Chile N/A N/A N/A
Enel Generacion Chile Competitors -14.48% 9.14% 2.51%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Enel Generacion Chile and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Enel Generacion Chile $2.46 billion $614.32 million 13.16
Enel Generacion Chile Competitors $7.66 billion $831.80 million 57.64

Enel Generacion Chile’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Enel Generacion Chile. Enel Generacion Chile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Enel Generacion Chile and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enel Generacion Chile 2 0 0 0 1.00
Enel Generacion Chile Competitors 558 3033 2436 43 2.32

Enel Generacion Chile presently has a consensus price target of $24.20, suggesting a potential downside of 12.03%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 12.68%. Given Enel Generacion Chile’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Enel Generacion Chile has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.3% of Enel Generacion Chile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Enel Generacion Chile peers beat Enel Generacion Chile on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Enel Generacion Chile

Enel Generacion Chile SA, formerly Empresa Nacional De Electricidad SA, is a Chile-based company engaged in the business of electricity generation. The Company operates in Chile. The Company owns and operates a total of approximately 111-generation units in Chile both directly and through its subsidiaries, Pehuenche, Celta and GasAtacama. Of these generation units, approximately 38 are hydroelectric, with a total installed capacity of over 3,470 megawatts. There are approximately 22 thermal generation units that operate with gas, coal or oil with a total installed capacity of over 2,808 megawatts. There are over 51 wind powered generation units with an aggregate installed capacity of approximately 78 megawatts. The Company’s subsidiaries include Compania Electrica San Isidro S.A. (San Isidro), Compania Electrica Tarapaca S.A. (Celta), Empresa Electrica Pehuenche S.A. (Pehuenche) and GasAtacama S.A (GasAtacama). It is controlled by Enel Chile SA.

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