CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CMS Energy Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Dividends

CMS Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. CMS Energy Corporation pays out 66.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 71.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CMS Energy Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CMS Energy Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CMS Energy Corporation $6.51 billion $2.06 billion 23.81
CMS Energy Corporation Competitors $8.13 billion $2.16 billion 20.84

CMS Energy Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CMS Energy Corporation. CMS Energy Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.4% of CMS Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Multiline Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of CMS Energy Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of shares of all “Multiline Utilities” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for CMS Energy Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CMS Energy Corporation 0 5 5 0 2.50
CMS Energy Corporation Competitors 361 1059 829 9 2.22

CMS Energy Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $48.22, suggesting a potential upside of 1.76%. As a group, “Multiline Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 6.11%. Given CMS Energy Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CMS Energy Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

CMS Energy Corporation has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CMS Energy Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.61, indicating that their average stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CMS Energy Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CMS Energy Corporation 8.52% 12.98% 2.64%
CMS Energy Corporation Competitors 8.68% 8.64% 1.99%

Summary

CMS Energy Corporation rivals beat CMS Energy Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

CMS Energy Corporation Company Profile

CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company operates through three segments: electric utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Michigan; gas utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas in Michigan, and enterprises, which consists of various subsidiaries engaging primarily in domestic independent power production. The Company is the parent holding company of various subsidiaries, including Consumers Energy Company (Consumers), an electric and gas utility company, and CMS Enterprises Company (CMS Enterprises), a domestic independent power producer. Consumers serves individuals and businesses operating in the alternative energy, automotive, chemical, metal, and food products industries, as well as a group of other industries.

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