Head-To-Head Analysis: Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) vs. Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (EOCC)

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (NYSE: EOCC) and Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Vistra Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Empresa Nacional de Electricidad and Vistra Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad 2 0 0 0 1.00
Vistra Energy 0 2 7 0 2.78

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad presently has a consensus price target of $24.20, indicating a potential downside of 1.22%. Vistra Energy has a consensus price target of $20.28, indicating a potential upside of 14.11%. Given Vistra Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vistra Energy is more favorable than Empresa Nacional de Electricidad.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Empresa Nacional de Electricidad and Vistra Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad $2.46 billion 2.73 $614.32 million N/A N/A
Vistra Energy $5.16 billion 1.47 $22.69 billion N/A N/A

Vistra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Empresa Nacional de Electricidad.

Profitability

This table compares Empresa Nacional de Electricidad and Vistra Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad N/A N/A N/A
Vistra Energy 416.84% 352.77% 158.86%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.4% of Empresa Nacional de Electricidad shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Vistra Energy beats Empresa Nacional de Electricidad on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Empresa Nacional de Electricidad

Enel Generacion Chile SA, formerly Empresa Nacional De Electricidad SA, is a Chile-based company engaged in the business of electricity generation. The Company operates in Chile. The Company owns and operates a total of approximately 111-generation units in Chile both directly and through its subsidiaries, Pehuenche, Celta and GasAtacama. Of these generation units, approximately 38 are hydroelectric, with a total installed capacity of over 3,470 megawatts. There are approximately 22 thermal generation units that operate with gas, coal or oil with a total installed capacity of over 2,808 megawatts. There are over 51 wind powered generation units with an aggregate installed capacity of approximately 78 megawatts. The Company’s subsidiaries include Compania Electrica San Isidro S.A. (San Isidro), Compania Electrica Tarapaca S.A. (Celta), Empresa Electrica Pehuenche S.A. (Pehuenche) and GasAtacama S.A (GasAtacama). It is controlled by Enel Chile SA.

About Vistra Energy

Vistra Energy Corp, formerly TCEH Corp. is a holding company. The Company is an energy company, which is focused on energy and power generation markets through operation as a generator and retailer of electricity in Texas market. Its portfolio of businesses consists primarily of Luminant and TXU Energy. It is engaged in electricity market activities in Texas, including electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management activities and retail electricity operations. Luminant generates and sells electricity and related products from its fleet of generation facilities totaling approximately 17,000 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 megawatts fueled by nuclear power, 8,000 megawatts fueled by coal and 6,000 megawatts fueled by natural gas. The Company is a purchaser of wind-generated electricity. TXU Energy sells retail electricity and services to approximately 1.7 million residential and business customers in Texas.

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