8Point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) and Enel S.p.A. ADS (OTCMKTS:ENLAY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.7% of 8Point3 Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Enel S.p.A. ADS shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for 8Point3 Energy Partners and Enel S.p.A. ADS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
8Point3 Energy Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enel S.p.A. ADS 1 1 2 0 2.25

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares 8Point3 Energy Partners and Enel S.p.A. ADS’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
8Point3 Energy Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Enel S.p.A. ADS $84.31 billion 0.81 $4.27 billion N/A N/A

Enel S.p.A. ADS has higher revenue and earnings than 8Point3 Energy Partners.


This table compares 8Point3 Energy Partners and Enel S.p.A. ADS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
8Point3 Energy Partners N/A N/A N/A
Enel S.p.A. ADS 5.52% 8.62% 2.61%


8Point3 Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Enel S.p.A. ADS pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. 8Point3 Energy Partners has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. 8Point3 Energy Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.


Enel S.p.A. ADS beats 8Point3 Energy Partners on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 8Point3 Energy Partners

8point3 Energy Partners LP, together with its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates solar energy generation projects in the United States. It owns interests in 10 utility-scale solar energy projects; and 4 commercial and industrial solar energy projects, as well as a portfolio of residential DG solar assets. As of November 30, 2017, its portfolio consisted of interests in 946 megawatt of solar energy projects. 8point3 General Partner, LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in San Jose, California.

About Enel S.p.A. ADS

Enel SpA, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated electricity and gas company in South America, Europe, North and Central America, Africa, and Asia. The company generates, transmits, distributes, transports, purchases, and sells electricity; generates heat; and produces distributes, transports, and sells natural gas. It also engages in the transportation, storage, and regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG); energy and infrastructure engineering; the design, development, construction, and operation of generation plants and grids; security and real estate activities; the management and maintenance of power plants; research and development in science and engineering; fuel supply; research and testing, inspection, certification, and engineering and consulting activities; and business consulting, administrative, management consulting, and corporate planning operations. In addition, the company is involved in the construction of electric facilities and port infrastructure; product, plant, and equipment certification; legal, trading, and mining activities; the marketing of energy products; training activities; personnel administration activities, as well as offers information technology and business services; and metering, remote control, and connectivity services through power line communication. Further, it designs, constructs, and operates merchant lines; operates optical fiber network; offers public lighting systems, fuel trading and logistics, factoring, electrical engineering, and water systems, and photovoltaic systems; and provides finance, environmental studies, and electronic plant installation and repairing services. It operates various hydroelectric, wind, renewable, geothermal, solar, thermoelectric, nuclear, and other renewable sources, and co-generation power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 85 gigawatts. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.

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