Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) is one of 85 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Dynegy to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Dynegy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dynegy 0 4 5 0 2.56
Dynegy Competitors 529 2934 2359 41 2.33

Dynegy presently has a consensus price target of $13.01, indicating a potential upside of 6.22%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential downside of 5.19%. Given Dynegy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dynegy is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dynegy and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Dynegy $4,318.00 -$1,240.00 -23.56
Dynegy Competitors $7,659.99 $831.80 15.97

Dynegy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Dynegy. Dynegy 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.

Risk and Volatility

Dynegy has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dynegy’s rivals have a beta of 0.71, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dynegy -0.22% -17.45% -2.41%
Dynegy Competitors -10.84% 3.39% 0.47%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.6% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Dynegy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Dynegy rivals beat Dynegy on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Dynegy Company Profile

Dynegy Inc. (Dynegy) is a holding company and conducts the business operations through its subsidiaries. The primary business of Dynegy is the production and sale of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services from the fleet of 18 operating power plants in six states totaling approximately 12,300 megawatt (MW) of generating capacity. Dynegy sells electric energy, capacity and ancillary services on a wholesale basis from its power generation facilities. Its customers include Regional Transmission Organization (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs), integrated utilities, municipalities, electric cooperatives, transmission and distribution utilities, industrial customers, power marketers, financial participants, such as banks and hedge funds, other power generators and commercial end-users. It has three segments: Midwest segment (GEN-MW), West segment (GEN-WE) and Northeast segment (GEN-NE). Its wholly owned subsidiary is Dynegy Holdings Inc. (DHI).

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