EuroSite Power (OTCMKTS:EUSP) and Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
30.7% of Spark Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 67.0% of Spark Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
EuroSite Power has a beta of -0.66, indicating that its share price is 166% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spark Energy has a beta of -0.39, indicating that its share price is 139% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Spark Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. EuroSite Power does not pay a dividend. Spark Energy pays out -105.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for EuroSite Power and Spark Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Spark Energy has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.26%. Given Spark Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Spark Energy is more favorable than EuroSite Power.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares EuroSite Power and Spark Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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|
|Spark Energy||$1.01 billion||0.38||-$1.19 million||($0.69)||-15.97|
EuroSite Power has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Spark Energy.
This table compares EuroSite Power and Spark Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Spark Energy beats EuroSite Power on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
EuroSite Power Company Profile
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.
Spark Energy Company Profile
Spark Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Electricity and Retail Natural Gas. The company engages in the retail distribution of electricity and natural gas to residential and commercial customers. As of December 31, 2018, it operated in 94 utility service territories across 19 states and the District of Columbia, and had approximately 908,000 residential customer equivalents. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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