EuroSite Power (OTCMKTS:EUSP) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
EuroSite Power has a beta of -0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 165% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Consolidated Edison has a beta of 0.12, suggesting that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares EuroSite Power and Consolidated Edison’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares EuroSite Power and Consolidated Edison’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EuroSite Power||$4.44 million||N/A||-$840,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Consolidated Edison||$12.34 billion||2.22||$1.38 billion||$4.32||19.35|
Consolidated Edison has higher revenue and earnings than EuroSite Power.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for EuroSite Power and Consolidated Edison, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Consolidated Edison has a consensus target price of $76.37, suggesting a potential downside of 8.66%. Given Consolidated Edison’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Consolidated Edison is more favorable than EuroSite Power.
Consolidated Edison pays an annual dividend of $2.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. EuroSite Power does not pay a dividend. Consolidated Edison pays out 68.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Consolidated Edison has raised its dividend for 44 consecutive years.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
60.7% of Consolidated Edison shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Consolidated Edison shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Consolidated Edison beats EuroSite Power on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About EuroSite Power
EuroSite Power Inc., owns, operates, and distributes on-site energy systems in the United Kingdom and Europe. Its energy systems produces and supplies electricity, heat, hot water, and cooling solutions to commercial and industrial customers, such as healthcare facilities, hotels, multi-family hotels, multi-family residential buildings, leisure centers, industrial buildings, and schools and colleges. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
About Consolidated Edison
Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. The company offers electric services to approximately 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, parts of Queens, and Westchester County; and steam to approximately 1,622 customers in parts of Manhattan. It also supplies electricity to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York, and northern New Jersey; and gas to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York. The company operates 549 circuit miles of transmission lines; 15 transmission substations; 63 distribution substations; 85,545 in-service line transformers; 3,748 pole miles of overhead distribution lines; and 2,181 miles of underground distribution lines, as well as 4,416 miles of mains and 375,898 service lines for natural gas distribution. In addition, it owns, operates, and develops renewable and energy infrastructure projects; and provides energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers, as well as invests in electric and gas transmission projects. The company primarily sells electricity to industrial, commercial, residential, and governmental customers. Consolidated Edison, Inc. was founded in 1884 and is based in New York, New York.
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