Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) and Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Vistra Energy and Korea Electric Power, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Korea Electric Power||1||4||2||0||2.14|
This table compares Vistra Energy and Korea Electric Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Korea Electric Power||5.15%||4.19%||1.72%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Vistra Energy and Korea Electric Power’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vistra Energy||$5.16 billion||1.49||$22.69 billion||$55.35||0.32|
|Korea Electric Power||$51.76 billion||0.43||$6.34 billion||$2.17||7.94|
Vistra Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Korea Electric Power. Vistra Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Korea Electric Power, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
4.7% of Korea Electric Power shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Korea Electric Power shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Vistra Energy beats Korea Electric Power on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Vistra Energy Company Profile
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.
Korea Electric Power Company Profile
Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) is an integrated electric utility company engaged in the transmission and distribution of electricity in the Republic of Korea. Its segments include transmission and distribution, nuclear power generation and thermal power generation and all others . The transmission and distribution segment, which is operated by KEPCO, comprise operations related to the transmission, distribution and sale to end-users of electricity. The nuclear power generation segment, which is engaged in the nuclear, hydro, pumping-up power generation. The thermal power generation segment, which is engaged in bituminous coal, anthracite, liquefied natural gas (LNG) power generation. And the Other Segment comprises operations related to the plant design, power generation equipment assembly, nuclear raw materials supplement, electricity IT service, renewable source power generation and financial investment on overseas businesses.
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