Enel S.p.A. ADS (OTCMKTS:ENLAY) and Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.
Risk & Volatility
Enel S.p.A. ADS has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ocean Power Technologies has a beta of 4.46, indicating that its share price is 346% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Enel S.p.A. ADS and Ocean Power Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Enel S.p.A. ADS||1||0||2||0||2.33|
|Ocean Power Technologies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Enel S.p.A. ADS pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Ocean Power Technologies does not pay a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.1% of Enel S.p.A. ADS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.1% of Ocean Power Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Ocean Power Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Enel S.p.A. ADS and Ocean Power Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Enel S.p.A. ADS||$84.31 billion||0.66||$4.27 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Ocean Power Technologies||$510,000.00||14.74||-$10.15 million||N/A||N/A|
Enel S.p.A. ADS has higher revenue and earnings than Ocean Power Technologies.
This table compares Enel S.p.A. ADS and Ocean Power Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Enel S.p.A. ADS||5.32%||7.98%||2.53%|
|Ocean Power Technologies||N/A||-93.88%||-73.13%|
Enel S.p.A. ADS beats Ocean Power Technologies on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Enel S.p.A. ADS Company Profile
Enel SpA, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated electricity and gas company in South America, Europe, North and Central America, Africa, and Asia. The company generates, transmits, distributes, transports, purchases, and sells electricity; generates heat; and produces distributes, transports, and sells natural gas. It also engages in the transportation, storage, and regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG); energy and infrastructure engineering; the design, development, construction, and operation of generation plants and grids; security and real estate activities; the management and maintenance of power plants; research and development in science and engineering; fuel supply; research and testing, inspection, certification, and engineering and consulting activities; and business consulting, administrative, management consulting, and corporate planning operations. In addition, the company is involved in the construction of electric facilities and port infrastructure; product, plant, and equipment certification; legal, trading, and mining activities; the marketing of energy products; training activities; personnel administration activities, as well as offers information technology and business services; and metering, remote control, and connectivity services through power line communication. Further, it designs, constructs, and operates merchant lines; operates optical fiber network; offers public lighting systems, fuel trading and logistics, factoring, electrical engineering, and water systems, and photovoltaic systems; and provides finance, environmental studies, and electronic plant installation and repairing services. It operates various hydroelectric, wind, renewable, geothermal, solar, thermoelectric, nuclear, and other renewable sources, and co-generation power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 85 gigawatts. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.
Ocean Power Technologies Company Profile
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. develops and commercializes proprietary systems that generate electricity by harnessing the renewable energy of ocean waves primarily in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers PowerBuoy system that generates power for use independent of the power grid in remote offshore locations. The company focuses on serving public and private entities, and agencies that require remote offshore power. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
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