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

Risk & Volatility

Pampa Energia has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pampa Energia’s peers have a beta of 0.71, meaning that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.1% of Pampa Energia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Pampa Energia and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pampa Energia 3.37% 11.62% 2.17%
Pampa Energia Competitors -10.84% 3.39% 0.47%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Pampa Energia and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pampa Energia 0 1 1 0 2.50
Pampa Energia Competitors 529 2934 2359 41 2.33

Pampa Energia presently has a consensus price target of $72.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.47%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential downside of 1.31%. Given Pampa Energia’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Pampa Energia is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pampa Energia and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pampa Energia $2,126.03 -$0.74 47.86
Pampa Energia Competitors $7,659.99 $831.80 15.43

Pampa Energia’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pampa Energia. Pampa Energia is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Pampa Energia beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Pampa Energia

Pampa Energia S.A. is an integrated electricity company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Argentina. Its segments include generation, transmission, distribution, oil and gas, and holding and others. Its generation segment includes a direct and indirect equity interest in Central Piedra Buena S.A., Central Termica Guemes S.A., Central Termica Loma de la Lata S.A. and Pampa Comercializadora S.A, among others, and investments in companies in the electricity generation sector. Its transmission segment includes an indirect equity interest through Compania Inversora en Transmision Electrica Citelec S.A. Its distribution segment includes an indirect equity interest in Electricidad Argentina S.A. and Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. Its Oil and gas segment includes a direct interest in Petrolera Pampa S.A. Its holding and others segment includes financial investment operations, among others.

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