Comparing EVN (OTCMKTS:EVNVY) & L OREAL CO/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY)

EVN (OTCMKTS:EVNVY) and L OREAL CO/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

EVN has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, L OREAL CO/ADR has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

EVN pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. L OREAL CO/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. L OREAL CO/ADR pays out 40.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EVN and L OREAL CO/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVN $2.47 billion 1.23 $303.07 million N/A N/A
L OREAL CO/ADR $31.81 billion 5.00 $4.60 billion $1.67 33.95

L OREAL CO/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than EVN.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for EVN and L OREAL CO/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVN 0 0 0 0 N/A
L OREAL CO/ADR 0 3 1 0 2.25

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of L OREAL CO/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares EVN and L OREAL CO/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVN 6.95% 3.57% 1.93%
L OREAL CO/ADR N/A N/A N/A

EVN Company Profile

EVN AG provides energy and environmental services for private and business customers, and municipalities in Austria, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Germany, and Albania. The company operates through Energy, Generation, Networks, South East Europe, Environmental, and Other segments. It generates electricity from thermal sources and renewable energies; and procures, trades, and sells electricity and natural gas to end customers and on wholesale markets, as well as generates and sells heat. The company also operates regional electricity and natural gas networks, as well as cable TV and telecommunications networks. In addition, it engages in the drinking water supply, wastewater disposal, thermal waste recycling, and international project business activities. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria. EVN AG is a subsidiary of NÖ Landes-Beteiligungsholding GmbH.

L OREAL CO/ADR Company Profile

L'Oréal S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cosmetic products for women and men worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Consumer Products, L'oréal Luxe, Professional Products, and Active Cosmetics. It offers shampoos, hair care products, shower gels, skin care products, cleansers, hair colors, styling products, deodorants, sun care products, make-up, perfumes, etc. The company provides its products under the L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York, NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup, Essie, Niely, Dark and Lovely, Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kiehl's, Urban Decay, Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, IT Cosmetics, L'Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, Redken, Matrix, BIolage, Pureology, Decléor, Carita, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, SkinCeuticals, and Roger&Gallet brands. The company sells its products through distribution channels, such as hair salons, mass-market retail channels, perfumeries, department stores, pharmacies, drugstores, medispas, branded retail, travel retail and e-commerce. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Clichy, France.

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