Reviewing Kenon (KEN) and Sky Solar (SKYS)

Kenon (NYSE:KEN) and Sky Solar (NASDAQ:SKYS) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

Kenon pays an annual dividend of $1.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Sky Solar does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Kenon and Sky Solar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kenon 119.29% 51.77% 26.14%
Sky Solar N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kenon and Sky Solar’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kenon $364.00 million 3.06 $434.21 million N/A N/A
Sky Solar $64.67 million 3.58 -$21.95 million N/A N/A

Kenon has higher revenue and earnings than Sky Solar.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.7% of Kenon shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Sky Solar shares are held by institutional investors. 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 summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kenon and Sky Solar, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kenon 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sky Solar 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Kenon has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sky Solar has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kenon beats Sky Solar on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kenon Company Profile

Kenon Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries, owns, develops, and operates power generation facilities in Israel. It operates through OPC, Qoros, and Other segments. The company's power generation plants operate on natural gas and diesel. It also designs, manufactures, sells, and services passenger vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of independent authorized retail dealers in China. As of December 31, 2017, the company's Qoros' dealerships included 113 point of sales facilities. In addition, Kenon Holdings Ltd., through its 32% equity interest in ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd., owned and chartered vessels with a total container capacity of 385,974 TEUs. Further, it develops and owns a proprietary natural gas-to-liquid technology process. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Singapore.

Sky Solar Company Profile

Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd., an investment holding company, operates as an independent power producer worldwide. The company develops, owns, and operates solar parks primarily in the downstream solar market. It also sells solar energy systems, including pipeline; and engineering, construction, and procurement services, as well as engages in building and transferring solar parks. As of December 31, 2017, the company developed 318 solar parks with an aggregate capacity of 377.2 megawatts (MW) in Japan, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Canada, the United States, and Uruguay; and owned and operated 196.7 MW of solar parks, including 96.3 MW in Japan, 5.6 MW in the Czech Republic, 0.2 MW in Canada, 0.9 MW in Spain, 22.1 MW in the United States, and 71.6 MW in Uruguay. It also had approximately 400 MW of solar projects in various stages of development in countries, such as Chile, Japan, Canada, and the United States comprising 6.6 MW under construction, 180.1 MW of shovel-ready projects, and approximately 250 MW of solar parks in pipeline. The company has strategic partnership agreement with Hudson Clean Energy Partners for investing in renewable power and clean energy. Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Admiralty, Hong Kong.

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