Head to Head Contrast: Pepco (POM) vs. Its Peers
Pepco (NYSE: POM) is one of 82 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Pepco to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Pepco and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pepco Competitors||$7.66 billion||$831.80 million||48.49|
Pepco’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pepco. Pepco 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Pepco and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 7.79%. Given Pepco’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pepco has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
65.6% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Pepco and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Pepco pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Pepco pays out 86.4% 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 Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 59.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Pepco peers beat Pepco on 5 of the 9 factors compared.
Pepco Company Profile
Pepco Holdings LLC, formerly Pepco Holdings, Inc., is a holding company. The Company, through its utility subsidiaries, is engaged in the transmission, distribution and default supply of electricity, and the distribution and supply of natural gas. The Company’s segments include Power Delivery, Pepco Energy Services, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s subsidiaries include Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), Delmarva Power & Light Company (DPL) and Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE). Pepco is engaged in the transmission, distribution and default supply of electricity. DPL is involved in the transmission, distribution and default supply of electricity, and distribution and supply of natural gas. ACE is engaged in the transmission, distribution and default supply of electricity. The Company’s subsidiaries own and operate a network of wires, substations and other equipment that are classified as transmission facilities, distribution facilities or common facilities.
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