TERNA RETE ELET/ADR (OTCMKTS:TEZNY) and EVN (OTCMKTS:EVNVY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares TERNA RETE ELET/ADR and EVN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TERNA RETE ELET/ADR N/A N/A N/A
EVN 15.14% 7.51% 4.17%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TERNA RETE ELET/ADR and EVN’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TERNA RETE ELET/ADR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EVN $2.49 billion 1.25 $341.23 million N/A N/A

EVN has higher revenue and earnings than TERNA RETE ELET/ADR.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of TERNA RETE ELET/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

TERNA RETE ELET/ADR has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVN has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for TERNA RETE ELET/ADR and EVN, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TERNA RETE ELET/ADR 1 1 1 0 2.00
EVN 0 1 0 0 2.00

Dividends

TERNA RETE ELET/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. EVN pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%.

Summary

EVN beats TERNA RETE ELET/ADR on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

TERNA RETE ELET/ADR Company Profile

Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the electricity transmission and dispatching activities in Italy and internationally. It is also involved in the design, development, planning, construction, management, operation, and maintenance of national transmission grid, electricity infrastructures, and high-voltage infrastructures. In addition, the company designs, produces, markets, and repairs industrial and power transformers; develops renewable energy projects; and offers energy solutions, telecommunications, and operation and maintenance services for third parties, as well as undertakes private interconnector projects. Further, it owns the national transmission grid in Italy with approximately 72,800 kilometers of high voltage lines; and 25 interconnection lines. Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.

EVN Company Profile

EVN AG provides energy and environmental services for private and business customers, and municipalities in Austria, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Germany, and Albania. The company operates through Energy, Generation, Networks, South East Europe, Environmental, and Other segments. It generates electricity from thermal sources and renewable energies; and procures, trades, and sells electricity and natural gas to end customers and on wholesale markets, as well as generates and sells heat. The company also operates regional electricity and natural gas networks, as well as cable TV and telecommunications networks. In addition, it engages in the drinking water supply, wastewater disposal, thermal waste recycling, and international project business activities. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria. EVN AG is a subsidiary of NÖ Landes-Beteiligungsholding GmbH.

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