Contrasting EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY) and Korea Electric Power (KEP)

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EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (OTCMKTS:EDPFY) and Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A pays an annual dividend of $1.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Korea Electric Power pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Korea Electric Power pays out 30.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A and Korea Electric Power’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A $17.79 billion 0.73 $1.26 billion N/A N/A
Korea Electric Power $55.59 billion 0.28 $1.17 billion $0.95 12.95

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Korea Electric Power.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A and Korea Electric Power, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A 0 1 0 0 2.00
Korea Electric Power 0 4 0 0 2.00

Volatility & Risk

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Korea Electric Power has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.2% of Korea Electric Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Korea Electric Power shares are owned by insiders. 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.

Profitability

This table compares EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A and Korea Electric Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A 6.72% 7.81% 2.53%
Korea Electric Power 0.67% 0.43% 0.17%

Summary

EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A beats Korea Electric Power on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A

EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. generates, distributes, and supplies electricity in Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, Romania, Brazil, and the United States. It operates through Generation and Supply in Iberia, Regulated Networks in Iberia, EDP Renov├íveis, and EDP Brasil segments. The company primarily generates electricity through water, wind, sun, coal, natural gas, nuclear, and cogeneration sources. It also distributes and supplies gas. The company has an installed capacity of 25 GW. It serves approximately 9.8 million electricity customers and 1.5 million gas customers. In addition, the company offers services in various areas, such as engineering, laboratory tests, vocational training, energy services, and property management. EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

About Korea Electric Power

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Electric Power Generation (Nuclear), Electric Power Generation (Non-nuclear), Plant Maintenance & Engineering Service, and Others segments. It generates power from nuclear, coal, oil, liquefied natural gas, internal combustion, combined-cycle, integrated gasification combined cycle, hydro, wind, solar, fuel cell, biogas, and other sources. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a total of 679 generation units, including nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric, and internal combustion units with an installed generation capacity of 82,132 megawatts. Its transmission system consisted of 33,955 circuit kilometers of lines of 765 kilovolts and others, including high-voltage direct current lines, as well as 839 substations with an installed transformer capacity of 311,869 megavolt-amperes; and distribution system included 115,945 megavolt-amperes of transformer capacity and 9,287,199 units of support with a total line length of 483,467 circuit kilometers. The company provides electricity to residential, commercial, educational, industrial, agricultural, street lighting, and overnight power usage. It also offers utility plant maintenance and architectural engineering, information, communication line leasing, resources development, and fly ashes recycling services, as well as sells nuclear fuel. Korea Electric Power Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Naju, South Korea.

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