Wec Acquisition (NYSE: TEG) is one of 19 public companies in the “Multiline Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Wec Acquisition to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.1% of shares of all “Multiline Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of shares of all “Multiline Utilities” companies 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Wec Acquisition and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Wec Acquisition N/A N/A 21.16
Wec Acquisition Competitors $6.18 billion $1.36 billion 435.33

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

Profitability

This table compares Wec Acquisition and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wec Acquisition 11.28% 15.70% 4.69%
Wec Acquisition Competitors 8.72% 9.04% 2.60%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Wec Acquisition and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wec Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Wec Acquisition Competitors 349 1022 870 6 2.24

As a group, “Multiline Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 14.53%. Given Wec Acquisition’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Wec Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Wec Acquisition peers beat Wec Acquisition on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Wec Acquisition Company Profile

Integrys Energy Group, Inc. is an energy holding company, which provides regulated natural gas and electricity, non-regulated renewable energy, and compressed natural gas products and services. The Company operates through four segments: natural gas utility, electric utility, electric transmission investment, and holding company and other. The natural gas utility segment includes the operations of Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation, North Shore Gas Company, The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS). The electric utility segment includes the electric utility operations of WPS. The electric transmission investment segment includes its 34% interest in American Transmission Company LLC. The holding company and other segment include the operations of the Integrys Energy Group holding company, Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC, WPS Power Development LLC and the Peoples Energy, LLC holding company.

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