Comparing Enel Americas (NYSE:ENIA) & Sky Solar (SKYS)

Sky Solar (NASDAQ: SKYS) and Enel Americas (NYSE:ENIA) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

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Enel Americas pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Sky Solar does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Sky Solar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.2% of Enel Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Enel Americas shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sky Solar and Enel Americas’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sky Solar $65.93 million 7.39 $3.78 million ($0.05) -25.00
Enel Americas $10.54 billion 1.30 $709.00 million N/A N/A

Enel Americas has higher revenue and earnings than Sky Solar.

Volatility and Risk

Sky Solar has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel Americas has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Sky Solar and Enel Americas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sky Solar 0 0 2 0 3.00
Enel Americas 0 0 2 0 3.00

Sky Solar currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 300.00%. Given Sky Solar’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sky Solar is more favorable than Enel Americas.

Profitability

This table compares Sky Solar and Enel Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sky Solar N/A N/A N/A
Enel Americas N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Enel Americas beats Sky Solar on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sky Solar

Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. is an investment holding company. The Company is an independent power producer (IPP) engaged in developing, owning and operating solar parks. The Company focuses on the downstream solar market and develops projects primarily in Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Its subsidiaries are engaged in activities, such as selling electricity generated from solar parks owned by the Company as IPP; pipeline (including obtaining permits required for solar power projects and sourcing of solar modules), and providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services ; providing operating and maintenance (O&M) services for solar parks; sales of solar modules, and building and transferring of solar parks (BT). The Company has developed over 270 solar parks with an aggregate capacity of approximately 252.8 megawatts (MW). It has over 1.3 gigawatts (GW) of solar projects in various stages of development in countries, such as Chile, Uruguay, Japan and Canada.

About Enel Americas

Enel Americas S.A., formerly Enersis Americas S.A., through its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, is engaged in the electricity generation, transmission and distribution businesses in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. The Company operates through two segments: Generation and Transmission, and Distribution. The Company’s Generation and Transmission segment operates through companies, including Central Comercializadora de Energia S.A. (Cemsa); Central Dock Sud S.A. (Dock Sud); Central Costanera S.A. (Costanera), and Hidroelectrica El Chocon S.A. (El Chocon). The Company’s Distribution segment operates through companies, including Empresa Distribuidora Sur S.A. (Edesur); Ampla Energia e Servicos S.A. (Ampla), and Companhia Energetica do Ceara S.A. (Coelce). The Company is engaged in non-electricity business through its subsidiary, Servicios Informaticos e Inmobiliarios Ltda. (SIEI). It holds interest in Yacylec S.A., which is an electricity transmission company.

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