NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) and Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Exelon Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. NV Energy does not pay a dividend. Exelon Corporation pays out 68.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NV Energy and Exelon Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NV Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exelon Corporation $33.26 billion 1.15 $9.49 billion $1.91 20.92

Exelon Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than NV Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.2% of Exelon Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Exelon Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares NV Energy and Exelon Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NV Energy N/A N/A N/A
Exelon Corporation 5.41% 8.47% 2.06%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for NV Energy and Exelon Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NV Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Exelon Corporation 1 3 11 0 2.67

Exelon Corporation has a consensus price target of $40.65, indicating a potential upside of 1.74%. Given Exelon Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exelon Corporation is more favorable than NV Energy.

Summary

Exelon Corporation beats NV Energy on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

NV Energy Company Profile

NV Energy, Inc. (NVE) is an investor-owned holding company. NVE has four primary, wholly owned subsidiaries: Nevada Power Company (NPC), doing business as NV Energy, Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPC) doing business as NV Energy, NVE Insurance Company, Inc. and Lands of Sierra. The NPC and SPPC (Utilities) operate three business segments: NPC electric; SPPC electric, and SPPC natural gas. Electric service is provided by NPC to Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County, and by SPPC to northern Nevada. Natural gas service is provided by SPPC in the Reno-Sparks area of Nevada. Nevada Electrical Investment Company (NEICO) is a wholly owned subsidiary of NPC. On December 19, 2013, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (MidAmerican) completed the merger of NV Energy, Inc. (NVE) and Silver Merger Sub, Inc., a subsidiary of MidAmerican, and following the completion of the merger (the NVE Merger) NVE became an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MidAmerican.

Exelon Corporation Company Profile

Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Generation), is engaged in the energy generation business. The Company, through its subsidiaries, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), PECO Energy Company (PECO), Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Pepco Holdings LLC (PHI), Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), Delmarva Power & Light Company (DPL) and Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE), is engaged in the energy delivery businesses. It operates through 12 segments: Generation’s six segments: Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, New York, ERCOT and Other Power Regions; ComEd; PECO; BGE, and PHI’s three utility segments: Pepco, DPL and ACE. Generation’s integrated business consists of the generation, physical delivery and marketing of power across geographical regions through its customer-facing business, Constellation, which sells electricity and natural gas to both wholesale and retail customers.

Receive News & Ratings for NV Energy Inc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for NV Energy Inc and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.