Reviewing ENGIE BRASIL EN/S (OTCMKTS:EGIEY) and OGE Energy (OTCMKTS:OGE)

ENGIE BRASIL EN/S (OTCMKTS:EGIEY) and OGE Energy (NYSE:OGE) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for ENGIE BRASIL EN/S and OGE Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ENGIE BRASIL EN/S 1 1 0 0 1.50
OGE Energy 1 5 1 0 2.00

OGE Energy has a consensus price target of $42.60, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. Given OGE Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe OGE Energy is more favorable than ENGIE BRASIL EN/S.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ENGIE BRASIL EN/S and OGE Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ENGIE BRASIL EN/S $2.41 billion 3.76 $633.21 million N/A N/A
OGE Energy $2.27 billion 3.76 $425.50 million $2.12 20.09

ENGIE BRASIL EN/S has higher revenue and earnings than OGE Energy.

Volatility & Risk

ENGIE BRASIL EN/S has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OGE Energy has a beta of 0.47, suggesting that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.6% of OGE Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of OGE Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares ENGIE BRASIL EN/S and OGE Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ENGIE BRASIL EN/S 25.87% 35.26% 10.62%
OGE Energy 19.94% 11.20% 4.17%

Dividends

ENGIE BRASIL EN/S pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. OGE Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. OGE Energy pays out 73.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

OGE Energy beats ENGIE BRASIL EN/S on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ENGIE BRASIL EN/S

Engie Brasil Energia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, generates and sells electrical energy in Brazil. It operates 31 plants, including 11 hydroelectric power plants; 7 thermal power plants, which comprise 3 coal, 3 biomass, and 1 natural gas power plants; 9 wind farms; 2 photovoltaic solar power plants; and 2 small hydroelectric plants in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piauí, and Ceará. As of February 23, 2018, the company had an installed capacity of 10,898.8 megawatts. It also engages in buying and selling conventional and incentivized energy. The company was formerly known as Tractebel Energia S.A. and changed its name to Engie Brasil Energia S.A. in July 2016. The company is headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil. Engie Brasil Energia S.A. is a subsidiary of ENGIE Brasil Participações Ltda.

About OGE Energy

OGE Energy Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy and energy services provider that provides physical delivery and related services for electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. It operates in two segments, Electric Utility and Natural Gas Midstream Operations. The Electric Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy. This segment furnishes retail electric service in 267 communities and their contiguous rural and suburban areas; and owns and operates coal-fired, natural gas-fired, wind-powered, and solar-powered generating assets. Its service area covers 30,000 square miles in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, including Oklahoma City in Oklahoma; and Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Natural Gas Midstream Operations segment engages in gathering, processing, transporting, and storing natural gas; and the provision of crude oil gathering services, and interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services primarily to its producer, power plant, local distribution company, and industrial end-user customers. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned and operated interconnected electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems, including 11 generating stations with an aggregate capability of 6,616 megawatts; and transmission systems comprising 52 substations and 5,100 structure miles of lines in Oklahoma, and 7 substations and 277 structure miles of lines in Arkansas. Its distribution systems include 345 substations; 29,345 structure miles of overhead lines; 2,940 miles of underground conduit; and 10,932 miles of underground conductors in Oklahoma, as well as 30 substations, 2,786 structure miles of overhead lines, 297 miles of underground conduit, and 685 miles of underground conductors in Arkansas. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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