United Utilities Group (OTCMKTS:UUGRY) and Innergex Renewable Energy (OTCMKTS:INGXF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Risk and Volatility
United Utilities Group has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Innergex Renewable Energy has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
United Utilities Group pays an annual dividend of $1.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Innergex Renewable Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of United Utilities Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares United Utilities Group and Innergex Renewable Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|United Utilities Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Innergex Renewable Energy||4.75%||0.49%||0.06%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for United Utilities Group and Innergex Renewable Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|United Utilities Group||0||2||2||0||2.50|
|Innergex Renewable Energy||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares United Utilities Group and Innergex Renewable Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|United Utilities Group||$2.30 billion||2.93||$470.44 million||N/A||N/A|
|Innergex Renewable Energy||$436.35 million||3.50||$25.22 million||N/A||N/A|
United Utilities Group has higher revenue and earnings than Innergex Renewable Energy.
About United Utilities Group
United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. It is also involved in renewable energy generation, corporate trustee, financing, and property management activities; and the provision of consulting and project management services. The company operates 42,000 kilometers (km) of water pipes; 77,000 km of wastewater pipes; 568 wastewater treatment works; and 88 water treatment works. It serves 3 million households and 200,000 business customers. United Utilities Group PLC was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Warrington, the United Kingdom.
About Innergex Renewable Energy
Innergex Renewable Energy, Inc. engages in the development, acquisition, and operations of run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar photovoltaic farms, and geothermal power generation plants. It operates through the following segments: Hydroelectric Generation, Wind Power Generation, Solar Power Generation, and Site Development. The Hydroelectric Generation, Wind Power Generation, and Solar Power Generation segments sells electricity products to publicly owned utilities and other creditworthy counterparties. The Site Development segment analyzes potential locations. The company was founded on October 25, 2002 and is headquartered in Longueuil, Canada.
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