Head-To-Head Analysis: COMPANHIA PARAN/S (OTCMKTS:ELPVY) and Hawaiian Electric Industries (OTCMKTS:HE)

COMPANHIA PARAN/S (OTCMKTS:ELPVY) and Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares COMPANHIA PARAN/S and Hawaiian Electric Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COMPANHIA PARAN/S N/A N/A N/A
Hawaiian Electric Industries 7.27% 9.75% 1.60%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares COMPANHIA PARAN/S and Hawaiian Electric Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COMPANHIA PARAN/S $3.92 billion 0.49 $384.97 million N/A N/A
Hawaiian Electric Industries $2.86 billion 1.70 $203.66 million $1.85 24.10

COMPANHIA PARAN/S has higher revenue and earnings than Hawaiian Electric Industries.

Volatility and Risk

COMPANHIA PARAN/S has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hawaiian Electric Industries has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

COMPANHIA PARAN/S pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Hawaiian Electric Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Hawaiian Electric Industries pays out 69.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for COMPANHIA PARAN/S and Hawaiian Electric Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COMPANHIA PARAN/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hawaiian Electric Industries 1 1 0 0 1.50

Hawaiian Electric Industries has a consensus target price of $35.50, indicating a potential downside of 20.37%. Given Hawaiian Electric Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hawaiian Electric Industries is more favorable than COMPANHIA PARAN/S.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.0% of Hawaiian Electric Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Hawaiian Electric Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hawaiian Electric Industries beats COMPANHIA PARAN/S on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About COMPANHIA PARAN/S

Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other customers primarily in the State of Paraná, Brazil. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 17 hydroelectric plants, 12 wind plants, and 1 thermoelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 5,024.0 megawatts; and owned and operated 2,698.3 kilometers of transmission lines and 196,951.2 kilometers of distribution lines. It holds concessions to distribute electricity in 394 municipalities in the State of Paraná and in the municipality of Porto União in the State of Santa Catarina. The company also provides telecommunication services to corporate clients, including supermarkets, universities, banks, Internet service providers, and television networks, as well as to retail clients; and broadband Internet access to public elementary and middle schools. In addition, it supplies piped gas to 39,377 customers, including thermoelectric plants, cogeneration plants, gas stations, other businesses, and residences through a gas distribution network covering 812 kilometers in the State of Paraná. Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil.

About Hawaiian Electric Industries

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the electric utility and banking businesses primarily in the state of Hawaii. The company's Electric Utility segment is involved in generating, purchasing, transmitting, distributing, and selling electric energy. Its renewable energy sources and potential sources include wind, solar, photovoltaic, geothermal, wave, hydroelectric, municipal waste, and other bio fuels. This segment distributes and sells electricity on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, and Molokai; and serves suburban communities, resorts, the United States armed forces installations, and agricultural operations. Its Bank segment operates a savings bank that offers banking and other financial services, including deposit products, such as savings accounts and checking accounts; and loans comprising residential and commercial real estate, residential mortgage, construction and development, multifamily residential and commercial real estate, consumer, and commercial loans to consumers and business. This segment operates 49 branches, including 34 branches in Oahu, 6 branches in Maui, 5 branches in Hawaii, 3 branches in Kauai, and 1 branch in Molokai. The company's Other segment focuses on investing in non-regulated renewable energy and infrastructure in the State of Hawaii. Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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