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National Grid (NG) Competitors

GBX 1,040
+1.00 (+0.10%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)

NG vs. SSE, JEL, SVT, UU, CNA, PNN, DRX, TEP, YU, and HGEN

Should you be buying National Grid stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of National Grid include SSE (SSE), Jersey Electricity (JEL), Severn Trent (SVT), United Utilities Group (UU), Centrica (CNA), Pennon Group (PNN), Drax Group (DRX), Telecom Plus (TEP), Yü Group (YU), and HydrogenOne Capital Growth (HGEN). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

National Grid vs.

National Grid (LON:NG) and SSE (LON:SSE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, media sentiment, profitability, institutional ownership, community ranking and valuation.

National Grid has a net margin of 37.04% compared to SSE's net margin of 4.96%. National Grid's return on equity of 9.23% beat SSE's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Grid37.04% 9.23% 2.68%
SSE 4.96%7.07%2.64%

National Grid currently has a consensus price target of GBX 1,182.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.70%. SSE has a consensus price target of GBX 2,029, indicating a potential upside of 28.42%. Given SSE's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SSE is more favorable than National Grid.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Grid
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60
SSE
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.83

54.5% of National Grid shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of SSE shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of National Grid shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of SSE shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

National Grid has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SSE has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

National Grid has higher revenue and earnings than SSE. National Grid is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SSE, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
National Grid£20.70B1.87£2.56B£0.691,507.25
SSE£11.65B1.48£578.40M£0.532,981.13

SSE received 526 more outperform votes than National Grid when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 56.70% of users gave SSE an outperform vote while only 50.00% of users gave National Grid an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
National GridOutperform Votes
7
50.00%
Underperform Votes
7
50.00%
SSEOutperform Votes
533
56.70%
Underperform Votes
407
43.30%

In the previous week, National Grid had 2 more articles in the media than SSE. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for National Grid and 3 mentions for SSE. National Grid's average media sentiment score of 0.58 beat SSE's score of 0.26 indicating that National Grid is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
National Grid
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
SSE
0 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

National Grid pays an annual dividend of GBX 57 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. SSE pays an annual dividend of GBX 88 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. National Grid pays out 8,260.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SSE pays out 16,603.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

National Grid beats SSE on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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NG vs. The Competition

MetricNational GridUtilities IndustryUtilities SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£38.69B£14.15B£11.64B£1.34B
Dividend Yield5.61%5.60%4.25%12.11%
P/E Ratio1,507.25121.2881.891,574.78
Price / Sales1.8743.8827.75420,459.31
Price / Cash12.60153.6918.5832.82
Price / Book1.301.601.882.50
Net Income£2.56B£1.06B£487.20M£187.77M
7 Day Performance3.79%0.64%1.48%0.12%
1 Month Performance1.32%0.36%-1.18%0.50%
1 Year Performance-2.89%-5.46%0.20%6.13%

National Grid Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SSE
SSE
2.5024 of 5 stars
GBX 1,609.50
+0.7%
GBX 2,029
+26.1%
-8.9%£17.54B£11.65B3,036.7912,180Dividend Cut
JEL
Jersey Electricity
0 of 5 stars
GBX 470
+3.3%
N/A-10.1%£54.71M£125.08M1,305.56374Dividend Increase
SVT
Severn Trent
1.3507 of 5 stars
GBX 2,589
+1.8%
GBX 2,955
+14.1%
-8.9%£7.74B£2.27B6,164.297,939
UU
United Utilities Group
1.8946 of 5 stars
GBX 1,054
+1.2%
GBX 1,255
+19.1%
-0.1%£7.19B£1.89B-21,080.006,000News Coverage
High Trading Volume
CNA
Centrica
2.4327 of 5 stars
GBX 133.40
+2.0%
GBX 156.25
+17.1%
+24.9%£7.16B£26.46B193.3320,590Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
News Coverage
PNN
Pennon Group
2.2474 of 5 stars
GBX 670
+1.2%
GBX 964
+43.9%
-22.6%£1.92B£819.30M-11,166.673,000Dividend Cut
DRX
Drax Group
2.6547 of 5 stars
GBX 430.90
+1.5%
GBX 980
+127.4%
-36.3%£1.66B£8.31B957.563,003Analyst Report
News Coverage
TEP
Telecom Plus
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,462
-0.5%
N/A-20.3%£1.15B£2.80B1,720.002,347
YU
Yü Group
0.7144 of 5 stars
GBX 1,135
flat
GBX 1,415
+24.7%
N/A£190.00M£344.26M2,837.50190High Trading Volume
HGEN
HydrogenOne Capital Growth
0 of 5 stars
GBX 47.85
+0.5%
N/A-34.7%£61.64M£6.64M1,196.2510

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This page (LON:NG) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff