Head-To-Head Contrast: Dynegy (DYN) & Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N (HNP)

Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) and Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N (NYSE:HNP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Dynegy and Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dynegy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N 1 2 1 0 2.00



Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dynegy and Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dynegy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N $24.70 billion 0.37 $110.97 million $0.16 152.19

Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N has higher revenue and earnings than Dynegy.

Dividends

Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Dynegy does not pay a dividend. Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N pays out 331.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Dynegy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Dynegy and Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dynegy N/A N/A N/A
Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N 0.62% 0.75% 0.20%

Summary

Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N beats Dynegy on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dynegy

Dynegy Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the United States. It operates in five segments: PJM, NY/NE, ERCOT, MISO, and CAISO. The company sells its services on a wholesale basis from its power generation facilities. It has a fleet of 43 power plants in 12 states totaling approximately 28,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company serves a range of customers, including regional transmission organizations, independent system operators, integrated utilities, municipalities, electric cooperatives, transmission and distribution utilities, and power marketers; financial participants, such as banks and hedge funds; and residential, commercial, and industrial end-users. Dynegy Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N

Huaneng Power International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates and sells electricity and heat to the regional or provincial grid companies in the People's Republic of China and Singapore. It is involved in the development, investment, construction, operation, and management of power plants and related projects; and generation, wholesale, and retail of power and other relating utilities. The company generates power from coal, wind, gas, oil, biomass, solar, and hydro resources. It is also involved in the sale of coal ash and lime; provision of loading warehousing and conveying services; photovoltaic power generation projects development and construction; and provision of thermal energy and cold energy services, as well as thermal heating services. In addition, the company engages in the repair of power equipment; provision of water supply and transportation services; construction and operation of electricity distribution networks and heating pipe networks; power supply, energy transmission, and substation project contracting activities; cargo transportation along domestic coastal areas; port management, investment, and development activities; and port provision, and cargo loading and storage activities. Further, it is involved in the aquaculture and agriculture irrigation activities, as well as provides environment engineering, waste recycling consultancy, and industrial waste management and recycling services. Additionally, it sells raw and processed coal; and provides central heat, and plumbing and pipe installation services, as well as desalinated water. As of March 31, 2018, the company had controlled generating capacity of 104,301 megawatts and a total generating capacity of 91,783 megawatts. Huaneng Power International, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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