Comparing EVN (EVNVY) and G4S/ADR (GFSZY)

EVN (OTCMKTS:EVNVY) and G4S/ADR (OTCMKTS:GFSZY) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

EVN has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, G4S/ADR has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.


EVN pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. G4S/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. G4S/ADR pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EVN and G4S/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVN $2.47 billion 1.19 $303.16 million N/A N/A
G4S/ADR $10.09 billion 0.41 $304.15 million $1.15 11.73

G4S/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than EVN.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of G4S/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares EVN and G4S/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVN 12.40% 7.44% 3.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for EVN and G4S/ADR, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVN 0 0 0 0 N/A
G4S/ADR 0 0 3 0 3.00


G4S/ADR beats EVN on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

G4S/ADR Company Profile

G4S plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of security and related services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India, Latin America, Europe, and North America. The company offers integrated solutions, including analytics and intelligence, technology and software, consulting and risk management, monitoring and response, and manned and mobile security, as well as systems design, built, and integration services. It also provides electronic monitoring, secure health, forensic medical and police support, secure support, and custody, detention, and rehabilitation services. In addition, the company offers cash solutions, such as cash management software and systems, cash recycling, international secure logistics, ATM replenishment and engineering, cash processing, and cash in transit services. It serves government, financial institutions, private energy and utilities, and ports and airports, as well as transportation and logistics, leisure and tourism, corporate and industrial, and retail sectors. G4S plc was founded in 1901 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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