Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) and ENEVA S A/S (OTCMKTS:ENEVY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pinnacle West Capital and ENEVA S A/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pinnacle West Capital $3.47 billion 2.31 $538.32 million $4.77 14.97
ENEVA S A/S $856.12 million 2.25 $242.92 million N/A N/A

Pinnacle West Capital has higher revenue and earnings than ENEVA S A/S.

Profitability

This table compares Pinnacle West Capital and ENEVA S A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pinnacle West Capital 16.22% 9.95% 3.00%
ENEVA S A/S 28.38% 15.15% 7.51%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Pinnacle West Capital and ENEVA S A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pinnacle West Capital 1 8 4 0 2.23
ENEVA S A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pinnacle West Capital currently has a consensus price target of $89.70, indicating a potential upside of 25.60%. Given Pinnacle West Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pinnacle West Capital is more favorable than ENEVA S A/S.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.1% of Pinnacle West Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Pinnacle West Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Pinnacle West Capital has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENEVA S A/S has a beta of -28.9, meaning that its share price is 2,990% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pinnacle West Capital beats ENEVA S A/S on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pinnacle West Capital Company Profile

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the state of Arizona. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity using coal, nuclear, gas, oil, and solar generating facilities. The company serves approximately 1.2 million customers. It owns or leases approximately 6,015 megawatts of regulated generation capacity. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

ENEVA S A/S Company Profile

Eneva S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil. It generates electricity through coal, natural gas, hydro, and solar energy. The company has an operational installed capacity of 2.2 GWs. It also engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas; and energy trading activities. The company was formerly known as MPX Energia S.A. and changed its name to Eneva S.A. in October 2013. Eneva S.A. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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