CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS) and Wec Acquisition Corp (NYSE:TEG) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CMS Energy Corporation and Wec Acquisition Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CMS Energy Corporation 0 4 4 0 2.50
Wec Acquisition Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

CMS Energy Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $47.71, indicating a potential upside of 0.49%. Given CMS Energy Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CMS Energy Corporation is more favorable than Wec Acquisition Corp.

Dividends

CMS Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Wec Acquisition Corp does not pay a dividend. CMS Energy Corporation pays out 66.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Wec Acquisition Corp has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares CMS Energy Corporation and Wec Acquisition Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CMS Energy Corporation 8.52% 12.98% 2.64%
Wec Acquisition Corp 11.28% 15.70% 4.69%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CMS Energy Corporation and Wec Acquisition Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CMS Energy Corporation $6.51 billion 2.05 $2.06 billion $1.99 23.86
Wec Acquisition Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CMS Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Wec Acquisition Corp.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.5% of CMS Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of CMS Energy Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CMS Energy Corporation beats Wec Acquisition Corp on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

CMS Energy Corporation Company Profile

CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company operates through three segments: electric utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Michigan; gas utility, which consists of regulated activities associated with the transportation, storage and distribution of natural gas in Michigan, and enterprises, which consists of various subsidiaries engaging primarily in domestic independent power production. The Company is the parent holding company of various subsidiaries, including Consumers Energy Company (Consumers), an electric and gas utility company, and CMS Enterprises Company (CMS Enterprises), a domestic independent power producer. Consumers serves individuals and businesses operating in the alternative energy, automotive, chemical, metal, and food products industries, as well as a group of other industries.

Wec Acquisition Corp Company Profile

Integrys Energy Group, Inc. is an energy holding company, which provides regulated natural gas and electricity, non-regulated renewable energy, and compressed natural gas products and services. The Company operates through four segments: natural gas utility, electric utility, electric transmission investment, and holding company and other. The natural gas utility segment includes the operations of Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation, North Shore Gas Company, The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS). The electric utility segment includes the electric utility operations of WPS. The electric transmission investment segment includes its 34% interest in American Transmission Company LLC. The holding company and other segment include the operations of the Integrys Energy Group holding company, Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC, WPS Power Development LLC and the Peoples Energy, LLC holding company.

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