Reviewing Enel Chile (ENIC) and Its Rivals

Enel Chile (NYSE: ENIC) is one of 83 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Enel Chile to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

Enel Chile pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Enel Chile pays out 32.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 96.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.4% of Enel Chile shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Enel Chile and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enel Chile 2 0 0 0 1.00
Enel Chile Competitors 588 3066 2453 43 2.32

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 14.25%. Given Enel Chile’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Enel Chile has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Enel Chile and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enel Chile N/A N/A N/A
Enel Chile Competitors -14.22% 9.28% 2.53%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Enel Chile and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Enel Chile $3.30 billion $499.40 million 11.58
Enel Chile Competitors $7.66 billion $831.80 million 52.44

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

Summary

Enel Chile competitors beat Enel Chile on 12 of the 14 factors compared.

About Enel Chile

Enel Chile SA is a Chile-based electricity utility company. The Company, through its combined entities and affiliates, is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity businesses. The Company’s segments include Generation, Distribution, and Other businesses and intercompany transaction adjustments. It owns and operates electricity generation units in Chile through its subsidiaries, Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA, Empresa Electrica Pehuenche SA, Compania Electrica Tarapaca SA and GasAtacama SA. The Company’s electricity distribution business is conducted through Chilectra Chile SA, an electricity distribution company. The Company’s combined entity, Servicios Informaticos e Inmobiliarios Ltda, is a business consultancy that provides consulting, management, administration and contract operations related to information systems, technological information, telecommunications and control systems in South America.

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