Comparing NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) & Commerce Energy Group (OTCMKTS:CMNR)

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEEGet Free Report) and Commerce Energy Group (OTCMKTS:CMNRGet Free Report) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NextEra Energy and Commerce Energy Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy $28.11 billion 5.55 $7.31 billion $3.67 20.69
Commerce Energy Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NextEra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Commerce Energy Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.7% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Commerce Energy Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Commerce Energy Group has a beta of 4.98, meaning that its share price is 398% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for NextEra Energy and Commerce Energy Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NextEra Energy 1 3 11 0 2.67
Commerce Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus price target of $72.64, indicating a potential downside of 4.33%.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and Commerce Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NextEra Energy 27.62% 11.72% 3.81%
Commerce Energy Group N/A N/A N/A

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Commerce Energy Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NextEra Energy

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NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power to retail and wholesale customers in North America. The company generates electricity through wind, solar, nuclear,natural gas, and other clean energy. It also develops, constructs, and operates long-term contracted assets that consists of clean energy solutions, such as renewable generation facilities, battery storage projects, and electric transmission facilities; sells energy commodities; and owns, develops, constructs, manages and operates electric generation facilities in wholesale energy markets. The company had approximately 33,276 megawatts of net generating capacity; approximately 90,000 circuit miles of transmission and distribution lines; and 883 substations. It serves approximately 12 million people through approximately 5.9 million customer accounts in the east and lower west coasts of Florida. The company was formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. and changed its name to NextEra Energy, Inc. in 2010. NextEra Energy, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.

About Commerce Energy Group

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Commerce Energy Group Inc. through its subsidiaries provides electric power and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers in California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Ohio. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Costa Mesa, California.

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