Corning Natural Gas (OTCMKTS:CNIG) and ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR (OTCMKTS:XNGSY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Corning Natural Gas and ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Corning Natural Gas||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Corning Natural Gas pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR pays out 32.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.3% of Corning Natural Gas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 30.5% of Corning Natural Gas shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Corning Natural Gas has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Corning Natural Gas and ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Corning Natural Gas||7.18%||8.15%||2.49%|
|ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Corning Natural Gas and ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Corning Natural Gas||$30.04 million||1.87||$2.10 million||N/A||N/A|
|ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR||$7.14 billion||1.37||$414.69 million||$1.53||23.52|
ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Corning Natural Gas.
Corning Natural Gas beats ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Corning Natural Gas
Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, distributes natural gas and electricity. The company offers natural gas to approximately 15,000 customers through approximately 425 miles of distribution main and 86 regulating stations; and electricity to approximately 4,600 customers through approximately 160 miles of electric distribution wire and poles, and 21 miles of gas distribution pipe. It also transports and compresses gas for a gas producer from its gathering network into an interstate pipeline. The company serves residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in the Corning, Hammondsport, and Virgil areas, as well as in Pike county; and distributes to two other gas utilities that serve the Elmira and Bath areas of New York. Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Corning, New York.
About ENN ENERGY HOLD/ADR
ENN Energy Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the investment in, construction, operation, and management of gas pipeline infrastructures, vehicle and ship refuelling stations, and integrated energy stations in the People's Republic of China. It operates through Gas Connection, Sales of Piped Gas, Vehicle Gas Refueling Stations, Wholesale of Gas, Sales of Integrated Energy and Services, Sales of Gas Appliances, and Sales of Material segments. The company also sells and distributes piped gas, liquefied natural gas, and other multi-energy products; and provides other services in relation to energy supply, as well as engages in energy trading business. In addition, it retails gas pipelines, and related materials and equipment; transports oil products and gas; and sources and sells compressed pipeline gas. Further, ENN Energy Holdings Limited provides financial services. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated a total of 325 CNG refueling stations, 281 LNG refueling stations, and franchised 266 refueling stations. As of the above date, it provided piped natural gas connections for 2,074,270 residential households and 23,200 commercial/industrial customers. The company was formerly known as XinAo Gas Holdings Limited and changed its name to ENN Energy Holdings Limited in September 2010. ENN Energy Holdings Limited was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Langfang, China.
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