Pampa Energia (NYSE: PAM) is one of 85 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Pampa Energia to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Pampa Energia and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pampa Energia 0 1 1 0 2.50
Pampa Energia Competitors 545 2997 2405 41 2.32

Pampa Energia currently has a consensus target price of $72.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.82%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 6.76%. Given Pampa Energia’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Pampa Energia is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.1% of Pampa Energia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pampa Energia and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pampa Energia $2.13 billion -$740,000.00 44.32
Pampa Energia Competitors $7.66 billion $831.80 million 49.20

Pampa Energia’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pampa Energia. Pampa Energia 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.

Volatility and Risk

Pampa Energia has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pampa Energia’s peers have a beta of 0.65, suggesting that their average share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pampa Energia and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pampa Energia 3.37% 11.62% 2.17%
Pampa Energia Competitors -10.61% 3.69% 0.60%

Summary

Pampa Energia beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Pampa Energia

Pampa Energia S.A. is an integrated electricity company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Argentina. Its segments include generation, transmission, distribution, oil and gas, and holding and others. Its generation segment includes a direct and indirect equity interest in Central Piedra Buena S.A., Central Termica Guemes S.A., Central Termica Loma de la Lata S.A. and Pampa Comercializadora S.A, among others, and investments in companies in the electricity generation sector. Its transmission segment includes an indirect equity interest through Compania Inversora en Transmision Electrica Citelec S.A. Its distribution segment includes an indirect equity interest in Electricidad Argentina S.A. and Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. Its Oil and gas segment includes a direct interest in Petrolera Pampa S.A. Its holding and others segment includes financial investment operations, among others.

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