Contrasting EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY) & Portland General Electric (POR)

Contrasting EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY) & Portland General Electric (POR)

Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (OTCMKTS:EDPFY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Portland General Electric and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility and Risk

Portland General Electric has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.9% of Portland General Electric shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Portland General Electric shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Portland General Electric and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has higher revenue and earnings than Portland General Electric.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Portland General Electric and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Portland General Electric presently has a consensus target price of $42.81, suggesting a potential downside of 8.66%. Given Portland General Electric’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Portland General Electric is more favorable than EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A.

Dividends

Portland General Electric pays an annual dividend of $1.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A pays an annual dividend of $1.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Portland General Electric pays out 63.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Portland General Electric has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Summary

Portland General Electric beats EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Portland General Electric Company Profile

Portland General Electric Company, an integrated electric utility company, engages in the generation, wholesale purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon. The company operates seven thermal plants; seven hydroelectric plants; and two wind farms. As of December 31, 2017, it owned an electric transmission system consisting of 1,250 circuit miles, including 287 circuit miles of 500 kilovolt line, 402 circuit miles of 230 kilovolt line, and 561 miles of 115 kilovolt line. It has 27,457 circuit miles of distribution lines. The company also purchases and sells electricity and natural gas in the wholesale market to utilities and power marketers in the United States and Canada. It serves approximately 875,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Portland/Salem metropolitan area of Oregon. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A Company Profile

EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. generates, distributes, and supplies electricity in Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, Romania, Brazil, and the United States. It operates through Generation and Supply in Iberia, Regulated Networks in Iberia, EDP Renováveis, and EDP Brasil segments. The company primarily generates electricity through water, wind, sun, coal, natural gas, nuclear, and cogeneration sources. It also distributes and supplies gas. The company has an installed capacity of 25 GW. It serves approximately 9.8 million electricity customers and 1.5 million gas customers. In addition, the company offers services in various areas, such as engineering, laboratory tests, vocational training, energy services, and property management. EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

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