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

Institutional and Insider 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices 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 346 1017 864 6 2.24

As a group, “Multiline Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 11.15%. Given Wec Acquisition’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Wec Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Wec Acquisition and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share 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 492.33

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.

Summary

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

About Wec Acquisition

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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