Reviewing Premier (PRHL) and Kenon (KEN)

Premier (OTCMKTS:PRHL) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Premier has a beta of 2.88, indicating that its share price is 188% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kenon has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Kenon pays an annual dividend of $1.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.3%. Premier does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Premier and Kenon, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Premier 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kenon 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares Premier and Kenon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Premier N/A N/A N/A
Kenon 206.79% 39.70% 19.00%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Premier and Kenon’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Premier $2.70 million 3.28 -$10.52 million N/A N/A
Kenon $364.00 million 2.95 $236.59 million N/A N/A

Kenon has higher revenue and earnings than Premier.


Kenon beats Premier on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Premier

Premier Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides energy services in the United States. It offers various electricity plans and upgrades to a facility's energy infrastructure to commercial middle market companies and residential customers. The company also provides deregulated power brokerage services for small businesses, warehouses, and distribution centers. The company was formerly known as OVM International Holding Corporation and changed its name to Premier Holding Corporation in November 2008. Premier Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Tustin, California.

About Kenon

Kenon Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries, owns, develops, and operates power generation facilities in Israel. It operates through OPC, Qoros, and Other segments. The company's power generation plants operate on natural gas and diesel. It also designs, manufactures, sells, and services passenger vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of independent authorized retail dealers in China. As of December 31, 2017, the company's Qoros' dealerships included 113 point of sales facilities. In addition, Kenon Holdings Ltd., through its 32% equity interest in ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd., owned and chartered vessels with a total container capacity of 385,974 TEUs. Further, it develops and owns a proprietary natural gas-to-liquid technology process. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Singapore.

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