RED ELECTRICA C/ADR (OTCMKTS:RDEIY) and Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for RED ELECTRICA C/ADR and Hawaiian Electric Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RED ELECTRICA C/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hawaiian Electric Industries 2 2 0 0 1.50

Hawaiian Electric Industries has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.73%. Given Hawaiian Electric Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hawaiian Electric Industries is more favorable than RED ELECTRICA C/ADR.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of RED ELECTRICA C/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of Hawaiian Electric Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Hawaiian Electric Industries 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.

Dividends

RED ELECTRICA C/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Hawaiian Electric Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Hawaiian Electric Industries pays out 75.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares RED ELECTRICA C/ADR and Hawaiian Electric Industries’ 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
Hawaiian Electric Industries 6.76% 9.52% 1.55%

Volatility & Risk

RED ELECTRICA C/ADR has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hawaiian Electric Industries has a beta of 0.19, meaning that its share price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RED ELECTRICA C/ADR and Hawaiian Electric Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RED ELECTRICA C/ADR $2.19 billion 5.47 N/A N/A N/A
Hawaiian Electric Industries $2.56 billion 1.67 $167.18 million $1.65 23.73

Hawaiian Electric Industries has higher revenue and earnings than RED ELECTRICA C/ADR.

Summary

Hawaiian Electric Industries beats RED ELECTRICA C/ADR on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Hawaiian Electric Industries Company Profile

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the electric utility and banking businesses primarily in the state of Hawaii. The company's Electric Utility segment is involved in generating, purchasing, transmitting, distributing, and selling electric energy. Its renewable energy sources and potential sources include wind, solar, photovoltaic, geothermal, wave, hydroelectric, sugarcane waste, municipal waste, and other bio fuels. This segment distributes and sells electricity on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, and Molokai; and serves suburban communities, resorts, the United States armed forces installations, and agricultural operations. Its Bank segment operates a savings bank that offers banking and other financial services, including deposit products, such as savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and loans comprising residential and commercial real estate, residential mortgage, construction and development, multifamily residential and commercial real estate, consumer, and commercial loans to consumers and business. Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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