Head to Head Review: Enel Chile (NYSE:ENIC) versus CHINA RESOURES/ADR (NYSE:CRPJY)

Enel Chile (NYSE:ENIC) and CHINA RESOURES/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRPJY) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.


Enel Chile pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. CHINA RESOURES/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Enel Chile has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Enel Chile is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Enel Chile and CHINA RESOURES/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enel Chile 0 1 0 0 2.00


This table compares Enel Chile and CHINA RESOURES/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enel Chile 17.34% 12.15% 5.96%

Risk and Volatility

Enel Chile has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CHINA RESOURES/ADR has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Enel Chile and CHINA RESOURES/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enel Chile $3.93 billion 1.19 $578.74 million N/A N/A
CHINA RESOURES/ADR $9.37 billion 0.69 $593.17 million N/A N/A

CHINA RESOURES/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Enel Chile.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Enel Chile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of CHINA RESOURES/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Enel Chile beats CHINA RESOURES/ADR on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enel Chile

Enel Chile S.A., an electricity utility company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile. The company operates through Generation Business and Distribution Business segments. It transmits and distributes electricity in 33 municipalities of the Santiago metropolitan region. As of December 31, 2016, the company had 6,351 megawatts of installed capacity with 111 generation units, including 38 hydroelectric, 22 thermal, and 51 wind powered generation units. It distributed electricity to approximately 1.8 million customers, including residential, commercial, industrial, governmental, and toll customers. The company also provides consulting, management, administration, and contract operation services related to information systems, technological information, telecommunications, and control systems in South America; and develops real estate projects in Chile. The company was formerly known as Enersis Chile S.A. and changed its name to Enel Chile S.A. in November 2016. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Santiago, Chile. Enel Chile S.A. is a subsidiary of Enel Iberoamérica S.R.L.


China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited, an investment holding company, invests in, develops, operates, and manages power plants and coal mines in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in three segments: Thermal Power, Renewable Energy, and Coal Mining. It operates and manages coal- and gas-fired power plants, wind farms, photovoltaic power projects, hydro-electric projects, and other clean and renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 38 coal-fired power plants, 76 wind farms, 14 photovoltaic power plants, 2 hydroelectric plants, and 2 gas-fired plants with total attributable operational generation capacity of 36,077MW. It also produces, processes, and sells coal; and undertakes coastal thermal power, heat and power combined generation, coal-electricity integration, and other projects. In addition, the company engages in the power sale, distribution network construction and operation, distributed energy resource, and other businesses. Further, it provides various energy solutions. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong, and is considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited is a subsidiary of CRH (Power) Limited.

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