Head to Head Survey: Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) and Enel Americas (NASDAQ:ENIA)

Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) and Enel Americas (NYSE:ENIA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Ocean Power Technologies has a beta of 3.04, suggesting that its share price is 204% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel Americas has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Enel Americas pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Ocean Power Technologies does not pay a dividend. Enel Americas pays out 58.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Enel Americas has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ocean Power Technologies and Enel Americas’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ocean Power Technologies $630,000.00 15.39 -$12.25 million N/A N/A
Enel Americas $13.18 billion 0.83 $1.20 billion $1.05 9.09

Enel Americas has higher revenue and earnings than Ocean Power Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Ocean Power Technologies and Enel Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ocean Power Technologies -1,500.25% -143.06% -105.10%
Enel Americas 9.28% 14.78% 4.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ocean Power Technologies and Enel Americas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ocean Power Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enel Americas 0 1 1 0 2.50

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.0% of Ocean Power Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.9% of Enel Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Ocean Power Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Enel Americas shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Enel Americas beats Ocean Power Technologies on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ocean Power Technologies

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. is a renewable wave-energy technology company, which engages in the development of commercialize proprietary systems that generate electricity through ocean waves. It offers the PB3 PowerBuoy which generates electricity by harnessing the renewable energy of ocean waves. It operates through the following geographical segments: North America; Europe; and Asia and Australia. The company was founded by George W. Taylor on April 19, 1984 and is headquartered in Pennington, NJ.

About Enel Americas

Enel Américas S.A. operates as an electricity utility company in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity using hydroelectric and thermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, it had 11,444 megawatts of installed generation capacity and 17.2 million distribution customers. The company was formerly known as Enersis Américas S.A. and changed its name to Enel Américas S.A. in December 2016. Enel Américas S.A. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Enel Américas S.A. is a subsidiary of Enel S.p.A.

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