Head to Head Comparison: Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt (EDN) and Its Peers

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt (NYSE: EDN) is one of 69 public companies in the “Electric services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt’s peers have a beta of 0.03, suggesting that their average stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt 2.83% 78.65% 3.25%
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt Competitors -23.11% 3.58% -0.65%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt $1.47 billion $41.20 million -31.28
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt Competitors $8.47 billion $467.20 million 10.76

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt. Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt 0 1 0 0 2.00
Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt Competitors 424 2318 2008 57 2.35

As a group, “Electric services” companies have a potential upside of 9.86%. Given Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.3% of Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.6% of shares of all “Electric services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of shares of all “Electric services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt peers beat Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Empresa Distribuidora y Cmrz Nrt Company Profile

Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. is a public service company. The Company is engaged in electricity distribution in Argentina. It holds a concession to distribute electricity to the northwestern part of the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area and in the northern part of the City of Buenos Aires. The Company’s concession area of approximately 4,637 square kilometers is divided into three operating territories: Region I, which consists of over 251 square kilometers; Region II, which consists of approximately 1,761 square kilometers, and Region III, which consists of over 2,625 square kilometers. Region I includes Ciudad de Buenos Aires, San Isidro, Vicente Lopez, San Martin and Tres de Febrero districts. Region II includes La Matanza, Moron, Hurlingham, Ituzaingo, Merlo, Marcos Paz and Gral. Las Heras districts. Region III includes Pilar, Escobar, Tigre, San Fernando, San Miguel, Malvinas Argentinas, Jose C. Paz, Moreno and Gral. Rodriguez districts.

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