Financial Survey: TerraForm Global (GLBL) and TerraForm Power (TERP)
TerraForm Global (NASDAQ: GLBL) and TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TerraForm Global||$229.19 million||2.51||$95.66 million||($0.55)||-9.27|
|TerraForm Power||$651.77 million||2.59||$428.25 million||($1.83)||-7.40|
TerraForm Power has higher revenue and earnings than TerraForm Global. TerraForm Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TerraForm Power, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
76.8% of TerraForm Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of TerraForm Power shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of TerraForm Global shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 34.6% of TerraForm Power shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
TerraForm Global has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TerraForm Power has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
TerraForm Global currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.96%. TerraForm Power has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. Given TerraForm Global’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe TerraForm Global is more favorable than TerraForm Power.
TerraForm Power beats TerraForm Global on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
TerraForm Global Company Profile
TerraForm Global, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a diversified renewable energy company that owns contracted solar and wind power plants. The Company operates through two segments: Solar Energy and Wind Energy. The segments include the Company’s entire portfolio of power plants. The Company’s portfolio consisted of solar and wind power plants located in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Uruguay with an aggregate net capacity of 916.4 megawatts (MW) as of October 31, 2016. The Company’s solar and wind power plants include Salvador, Bahia, Dunhuang, Honiton, NSM 24, Focal, NSM Suryalabh, NSM Sitara, NSM L’Volta, Millenium, Brakes, Raj 5, ESP Urja, Azure, Hanumanhatti, Gadag, Bhakrani, Silverstar Pavilion, Fortune 11, Corporate Season, Boshof, Witkop, Soutpan and PP Solar.
TerraForm Power Company Profile
TerraForm Power, Inc. is a United States-based holding company. The Company owns clean power generation assets. This includes solar and wind assets located in the United States, Canada and other markets. Its clean power generation assets serve utility, commercial and residential customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of renewable energy facilities located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Chile with a combined nameplate capacity of 2,983.1 megawatts. It owns and operates over 500 hundred wind and solar clean energy power installations. Its projects include Bluebird, River Mountains Solar, Laho Solar, SunE Perpetual Lindsday, Sandringham, California Public institutions and Summit Solar Projects. The Company holds interest in TerraForm Power, LLC (Terra LLC), which is an owner and operator of renewable energy facilities that have long-term contractual arrangements to sell the electricity generated by these facilities to third parties.
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