Head-To-Head Contrast: FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) & Aqua Power Systems (OTCMKTS:APSI)

FirstEnergy (NYSE:FEGet Rating) and Aqua Power Systems (OTCMKTS:APSIGet Rating) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares FirstEnergy and Aqua Power Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FirstEnergy 10.35% 13.76% 3.06%
Aqua Power Systems N/A -162.11% -84.88%

Risk & Volatility

FirstEnergy has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aqua Power Systems has a beta of 7.89, indicating that its stock price is 689% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.2% of FirstEnergy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of FirstEnergy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FirstEnergy and Aqua Power Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FirstEnergy $11.13 billion 2.03 $1.28 billion $2.19 18.04
Aqua Power Systems N/A N/A $560,000.00 N/A N/A

FirstEnergy has higher revenue and earnings than Aqua Power Systems.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for FirstEnergy and Aqua Power Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FirstEnergy 0 4 4 0 2.50
Aqua Power Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

FirstEnergy presently has a consensus price target of $42.78, suggesting a potential upside of 8.27%. Given FirstEnergy’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe FirstEnergy is more favorable than Aqua Power Systems.

Summary

FirstEnergy beats Aqua Power Systems on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FirstEnergy

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FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. It operates through Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments. The company owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. It operates 24,074 circuit miles of overhead and underground transmission lines; and electric distribution systems, including 273,295 miles of overhead pole line and underground conduit carrying primary, secondary, and street lighting circuits. The company serves approximately 6 million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. FirstEnergy Corp. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

About Aqua Power Systems

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Aqua Power Systems Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to engage in merger or acquisition opportunities. Previously, it was focused on the goal of developing solar energy collection farms on commercial and/or industrial buildings located on distressed, blighted, and/or underutilized commercial land in North Carolina and other southern states of the United States. The company was formerly known as NC Solar Inc. and changed its name to Aqua Power Systems Inc. in August 2014. Aqua Power Systems Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Winter Park, Florida.

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