NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) and RED ELECTRICA C/ADR (OTCMKTS:RDEIY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for NRG Energy and RED ELECTRICA C/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|RED ELECTRICA C/ADR||2||3||1||0||1.83|
This table compares NRG Energy and RED ELECTRICA C/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|RED ELECTRICA C/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
NRG Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. RED ELECTRICA C/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. NRG Energy pays out 5.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
NRG Energy has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RED ELECTRICA C/ADR has a beta of 0.19, suggesting that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares NRG Energy and RED ELECTRICA C/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NRG Energy||$9.48 billion||1.05||$268.00 million||$2.41||16.40|
|RED ELECTRICA C/ADR||$2.19 billion||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
NRG Energy has higher revenue and earnings than RED ELECTRICA C/ADR.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
97.0% of NRG Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of NRG Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
NRG Energy beats RED ELECTRICA C/ADR on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
NRG Energy Company Profile
NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. The company is involved in the producing, selling, and delivering electricity and related products and services to 3.1 million residential, industrial, and commercial consumers. It generates electricity using natural gas, coal, oil, solar, nuclear, wind, fossil fuel, and nuclear sources. The company also provides system power, distributed generation, solar and wind products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, advisory, and on-site energy solutions; and carbon management and specialty services. In addition, it trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodity and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. Further, the company supplies fuels; provides transportation services; and directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, and other names. It develops, constructs, owns, and operates natural gas, coal, oil, solar, nuclear, wind, fossil fuel, and nuclear plants with generation capacity of 23,000 megawatts. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
RED ELECTRICA C/ADR Company Profile
Red Eléctrica Corporación, S.A. transmits electricity; operates and manages transmission network for the electricity system; and manages electricity transmission grid in Spain and internationally. Its transmission network comprises approximately 43,800 kilometers; and has 86,654 MVA of transformer capacity. The company also provides consultancy, engineering, and construction services; telecommunications infrastructure services to telecommunications operators comprising leasing of dark fiber; and line and sub-station maintenance services. Red Eléctrica Corporación, S.A. was founded in 1985 and is based in Alcobendas, Spain.
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