Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Hawaiian Electric Industries to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hawaiian Electric Industries and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hawaiian Electric Industries 3 1 0 0 1.25
Hawaiian Electric Industries Competitors 533 2959 2383 42 2.33

Hawaiian Electric Industries currently has a consensus target price of $32.33, suggesting a potential downside of 12.23%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 5.60%. Given Hawaiian Electric Industries’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hawaiian Electric Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

47.9% of Hawaiian Electric Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Hawaiian Electric Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Hawaiian Electric Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Hawaiian Electric Industries pays out 76.1% 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 3.1% and pay out 97.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Hawaiian Electric Industries is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hawaiian Electric Industries and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hawaiian Electric Industries $2.38 billion $250.14 million 22.60
Hawaiian Electric Industries Competitors $7.66 billion $831.80 million 44.22

Hawaiian Electric Industries’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hawaiian Electric Industries. Hawaiian Electric Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Hawaiian Electric Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hawaiian Electric Industries 7.14% 8.64% 1.42%
Hawaiian Electric Industries Competitors -6.33% 8.39% 2.60%

Volatility and Risk

Hawaiian Electric Industries has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hawaiian Electric Industries’ rivals have a beta of 0.63, meaning that their average share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hawaiian Electric Industries rivals beat Hawaiian Electric Industries on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Hawaiian Electric Industries Company Profile

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. is a holding company with its principal subsidiaries engaged in electric utility and banking businesses operating primarily in the State of Hawaii. The Company’s subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric) and ASB Hawaii, Inc. (ASB Hawaii). Its segments include Electric utility, Bank and Other. It operates its electric utility business through Hawaiian Electric and its subsidiaries, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (Hawaii Electric Light) and Maui Electric Company, Limited (Maui Electric). It operates its Bank segment through ASB Hawaii’s subsidiary, American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (ASB). Its electric public utilities are in the business of generating, purchasing, transmitting, distributing and selling electric energy. ASB is a federally chartered savings bank providing a range of banking services to individual and business customers.

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