CLP Group (OTCMKTS: CLPHY) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare CLP Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

CLP Group has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CLP Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.03, meaning that their average stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CLP Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CLP Group N/A N/A N/A
CLP Group Competitors -22.94% 4.45% -0.40%

Dividends

CLP Group pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. CLP Group pays out 76.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Electric services” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.8% and pay out 72.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CLP Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CLP Group $11.81 billion $1.86 billion 15.88
CLP Group Competitors $8.49 billion $471.49 million 10.84

CLP Group has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. CLP Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CLP Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CLP Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
CLP Group Competitors 432 2359 2037 58 2.35

As a group, “Electric services” companies have a potential upside of 9.75%. Given CLP Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CLP Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of CLP Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.6% of shares of all “Electric services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of shares of all “Electric services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CLP Group beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

CLP Group Company Profile

CLP Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Hong Kong, Mainland China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Australia. The company generates electricity through coal, oil, gas, nuclear, wind, hydro, and solar power plants. It is also involved in the provision of pumped storage and engineering services; research and development activities; property investment; and retail of electricity and gas. As of December 31, 2017 the company had equity generating capacity of 19,395 megawatts (MW) and purchasing capacity of 5, 159 MW. CLP Holdings Limited was founded in 1901 and is based in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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