Kenon Holdings (NYSE: KEN) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Kenon Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Kenon Holdings has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kenon Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 0.70, meaning that their average share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kenon Holdings and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kenon Holdings $2.08 billion $522.12 million -2.36
Kenon Holdings Competitors $7.19 billion $2.12 billion 30.82

Kenon Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kenon Holdings. Kenon Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kenon Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kenon Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kenon Holdings Competitors 504 2860 2307 40 2.33

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 5.97%. Given Kenon Holdings’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kenon Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Kenon Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kenon Holdings -5.10% -8.83% -1.54%
Kenon Holdings Competitors -10.28% 3.62% 0.66%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.9% of Kenon Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Kenon Holdings rivals beat Kenon Holdings on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

Kenon Holdings Company Profile

Kenon Holdings Ltd. is a holding company that operates primarily growth-oriented businesses. The Company’s segments include I.C. Power Asia Development Ltd (IC Power), Qoros Automotive Co., Ltd. (Qoros) and Other. I.C. Power, through its subsidiary companies, is engaged in the production, operation and sale of electricity in countries in Latin America, the Caribbean region and Israel. Qoros is an automotive company. Its other activities include shipping services and renewable energy businesses. The Company also holds interests in ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. (ZIM), which is a provider of container shipping services, and Primus Green Energy, Inc. (Primus), which is a developer and owner of a natural gas-to-liquid technology process. IC Power is an owner, developer and operator of power generation facilities, and operates power distribution business. Qoros offers approximately three vehicle models, which include the Qoros 3 Sedan, the Qoros 3 Hatch and the Qoros 3 City SUV.

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