ENEVA S A/S (OTCMKTS:ENEVY) and CENT PUERTO S A/S (NYSE:CEPU) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares ENEVA S A/S and CENT PUERTO S A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENEVA S A/S 28.38% 15.15% 7.51%
CENT PUERTO S A/S 3.88% 3.06% 1.65%

Volatility & Risk

ENEVA S A/S has a beta of -28.9, meaning that its stock price is 2,990% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CENT PUERTO S A/S has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for ENEVA S A/S and CENT PUERTO S A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ENEVA S A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
CENT PUERTO S A/S 1 2 0 0 1.67

CENT PUERTO S A/S has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 106.04%. Given CENT PUERTO S A/S’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CENT PUERTO S A/S is more favorable than ENEVA S A/S.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.3% of CENT PUERTO S A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ENEVA S A/S and CENT PUERTO S A/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ENEVA S A/S $856.12 million 2.25 $242.92 million N/A N/A
CENT PUERTO S A/S $506.42 million 1.09 $621.95 million $4.07 0.89

CENT PUERTO S A/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ENEVA S A/S.

Summary

ENEVA S A/S beats CENT PUERTO S A/S on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

ENEVA S A/S Company Profile

Eneva S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil. It generates electricity through coal, natural gas, hydro, and solar energy. The company has an operational installed capacity of 2.2 GWs. It also engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas; and energy trading activities. The company was formerly known as MPX Energia S.A. and changed its name to Eneva S.A. in October 2013. Eneva S.A. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

CENT PUERTO S A/S Company Profile

Central Puerto S.A. generates and sells electric power to private and public customers in Argentina. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated five thermal generation plants and one hydroelectric generation plant with an installed capacity of 3,663 MW. It also operates a wind farm Achiras I with an installed capacity of 48 megawatts, as well as produces steam. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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