Head to Head Contrast: SSE PLC/S (SSEZY) & Premier (PRHL)

SSE PLC/S (OTCMKTS: SSEZY) and Premier (OTCMKTS:PRHL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

SSE PLC/S has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

SSE PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Premier does not pay a dividend. SSE PLC/S pays out 78.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SSE PLC/S and Premier’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SSE PLC/S $35.96 billion 0.52 $2.09 billion $1.56 11.86
Premier $4.79 million 2.78 -$5.59 million N/A N/A

SSE PLC/S has higher revenue and earnings than Premier.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for SSE PLC/S and Premier, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SSE PLC/S 0 1 1 0 2.50
Premier 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares SSE PLC/S and Premier’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SSE PLC/S N/A N/A N/A
Premier N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of SSE PLC/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 39.3% of Premier shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

SSE PLC/S beats Premier on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SSE PLC/S

SSE plc produces, generates, distributes, and supplies electricity and gas, as well as other energy-related services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It operates through three segments: Wholesale, Networks, and Retail. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, coal, water, and wind. Its electricity networks transmit and distribute electricity to approximately 3.7 million businesses, offices, and homes through approximately 130,000 kilometers of overhead lines and underground cables; and gas networks distribute gas to approximately 5.7 million homes, offices, and businesses through 75,000 kilometers of gas mains. The company also supplies electricity and gas to approximately 9 million households and businesses under the SSE, Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric, SWALEC, Atlantic, and Airtricity brands. In addition, it maintains and replaces street and highway lighting; designs, builds, owns, and operates networks for electricity, gas, water, and heat; and provides network capacity, bandwidth, and data center services. Further, the company offers energy-related products and services, including home services, such as gas boiler covers, central heating and wiring maintenance and installation, telephone line rental, and calls and broadband services; and supplying, installing, maintaining, and reading meters in the household, commercial, industrial, and generation sectors. The company was formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy plc and changed its name to SSE plc in September 2011. SSE plc was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Perth, the United Kingdom.

About Premier

Premier Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides energy efficiency products and services primarily to commercial middle market companies and residential customers in the United States. The company offers various electricity plans and upgrades to a facility's energy infrastructure. It also offers deregulated power brokerage services. The company was formerly known as OVM International Holding Corporation and changed its name to Premier Holding Corporation in November 2008. Premier Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Tustin, California.

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