Ameresco (AMRC) versus Acciona (ACXIF) Head-To-Head Analysis

Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC) and Acciona (OTCMKTS:ACXIF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Ameresco and Acciona, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ameresco 0 0 4 0 3.00
Acciona 0 1 0 0 2.00



Ameresco currently has a consensus target price of $18.63, suggesting a potential upside of 11.46%. Given Ameresco’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ameresco is more favorable than Acciona.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ameresco and Acciona’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ameresco $787.14 million 0.98 $37.98 million $0.81 20.63
Acciona N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ameresco has higher revenue and earnings than Acciona.

Profitability

This table compares Ameresco and Acciona’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ameresco 4.83% 10.56% 3.49%
Acciona N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.8% of Ameresco shares are held by institutional investors. 57.9% of Ameresco shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ameresco beats Acciona on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ameresco

Ameresco, Inc. provides comprehensive energy services for businesses and organizations in North America and Europe. It offers energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, energy security and resilience, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions. The company operates through U.S. Regions, U.S. Federal, Canada, and Non-Solar Distributed Generation segments. It designs, develops, engineers, and installs projects that reduce the energy, as well as operations and maintenance costs of customers' facilities. The company's projects primarily include various measures customized for the facility and designed to enhance the efficiency of building systems, such as heating, ventilation, cooling, and lighting systems. It also offers renewable energy products and services, such as the construction of small-scale plants for customers that produce electricity, gas, heat, or cooling from renewable sources of energy; and sells electricity and processed renewable gas fuel, heat, or cooling. In addition, the company provides enterprise energy management and consulting services; and sells solar photovoltaic (PV) energy products and systems. It serves federal, state, and local governments, as well as healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated 73 small-scale renewable energy plants and solar PV installations. Ameresco, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

About Acciona

Acciona, S.A. engages in the development and management of infrastructure, renewable energy, water, and services in Spain and internationally. The company develops, constructs, operates, and maintains wind, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, hydro, and biomass plants; operates a 9,000 megawatt project; develops energy projects with an installed capacity of approximately 2,000 megawatts for third parties; operates substations and transmission networks, as well as is involved in installation activities; markets electricity of renewable origin; and develops wind turbine-generators. It also engages in the construction, engineering, performance, maintenance, and management of public work concessions primarily in the field of transport and social infrastructures, including bridges, roads, and special structures, including bridges, roads, and special structures; railroads and tunnels; and hospital and university projects, irrigation, and ports and hydro projects, as well as projects in engineering, concessions, and other businesses. In addition, the company designs, constructs, and operates drinking water treatment plants, desalination facilities, wastewater treatment plants, and tertiary treatment plants for water reuse; and offers end-to-end service management services comprising water treatment, delivering it to inhabitants, treating urban and industrial wastewater, and billing end-users, as well as undertakes industrial projects. Further, it provides facility, airport handling, waste collection and management, logistics, technical, energy, forwarding, rail, urban and environmental maintenance, healthcare, smart city, and event and museum services. Additionally, the company engages in the financial, fund management, real estate, stock broking, winery, freight and passenger's transport by sea, housing development, and other businesses. Acciona, S.A. is headquartered in Alcobendas, Spain.

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