Head to Head Review: Datang Intl Power Generation (OTCMKTS:DIPGY) & Pampa Energia (OTCMKTS:PAM)

Datang Intl Power Generation (OTCMKTS:DIPGY) and Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Datang Intl Power Generation and Pampa Energia’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Datang Intl Power Generation $9.56 billion N/A $252.79 million N/A N/A
Pampa Energia $3.21 billion 0.72 $299.44 million ($1.53) -20.80

Pampa Energia has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Datang Intl Power Generation.

Dividends

Datang Intl Power Generation pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Pampa Energia does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Datang Intl Power Generation and Pampa Energia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Datang Intl Power Generation 1.68% 2.17% 0.17%
Pampa Energia 0.88% -6.38% -1.38%

Risk & Volatility

Datang Intl Power Generation has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pampa Energia has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Datang Intl Power Generation and Pampa Energia, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Datang Intl Power Generation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pampa Energia 0 0 4 0 3.00

Pampa Energia has a consensus price target of $49.00, indicating a potential upside of 53.99%. Given Pampa Energia’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pampa Energia is more favorable than Datang Intl Power Generation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.3% of Pampa Energia shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Datang Intl Power Generation beats Pampa Energia on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Datang Intl Power Generation

Datang International Power Generation Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in power generation, and power plant development in the People's Republic of China. It operates through Power Generation, Coal, and Other segments. The company generates electricity through various sources, such as coal-fired, thermal, hydro, wind, nuclear, solar, and natural gas. As of December 31, 2017, it managed an installed capacity of approximately 48,031.175 MW. The company also engages in heat supply; the import of power related fuel; coal mining and trading; silicon and aluminium smelting; the production and sale of alumina; cargo shipping; the sale of coal ash and integrated application of solid wastes; the repair and testing of power equipment; and the provision of power related technical services. The company was formerly known as Beijing Datang Power Generation Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Datang International Power Generation Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of China Datang Corporation Limited.

About Pampa Energia

Pampa Energía S.A., an integrated electricity company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Argentina. The company generates electricity through combined cycle gas-fired generating units, thermal generation plants, open-cycle gas turbines, and hydroelectric power generation systems, as well as through a wind farm. As of December 31, 2017, it had an electricity generation installed capacity of approximately 3,756 megawatts; 3 million electricity distribution customers in the northern region of the City of Buenos Aires and northwest of the greater Buenos Aires area; and 20,718 kilometers of high voltage transmission lines. The company is also involved in the exploration and production, and refining and distribution of oil and gas in Argentina, Venezuela, and Ecuador. In addition, it offers petrochemicals, such as intermediate gasoline products, aromatic solvents, hexane and other hydrogenated paraffinic solvents, and propellants for the cosmetic industry; and monomer styrene, and rubber and polymer products from natural gas, virgin naphtha, propane, and other supplies. As of December 31, 2017, the company had combined crude oil and natural gas proved reserves of approximately 167.1 million barrels of oil equivalent; one fully owned refinery with an installed capacity of approximately 30.2 thousand barrels per day; two storage plants with a capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels; one lubricant plant; and three fully-owned petrochemical plants. It also operated a network of 250 gas stations. The company was formerly known as Pampa Holding S.A. and changed its name to Pampa Energía S.A. in September 2008. Pampa Energía S.A. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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