LON:SSE

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1,484
Now: GBX 1,494
1,516
50-Day Range
1,301.50
MA: GBX 1,426.97
1,542
52-Week Range
1,156
Now: GBX 1,494
1,659.10
Volume2.09 million shs
Average Volume2.49 million shs
Market Capitalization£15.58 billion
P/E Ratio16.75
Dividend Yield5.39%
BetaN/A

Competitors

SSE (LON:SSE) Vs. NG, UU, SVT, PNN, CNA, and DRX

Should you be buying SSE stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "utilities" are considered alternatives and competitors to SSE, including National Grid (NG), United Utilities Group (UU), Severn Trent (SVT), Pennon Group (PNN), Centrica (CNA), and Drax Group (DRX).

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares National Grid and SSE's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
National Grid£14.79 billion2.18N/AGBX 41.8021.71
SSE£6.56 billion2.37N/AGBX 89.2016.75

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

Dividends

National Grid pays an annual dividend of GBX 49 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. SSE pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. National Grid pays out 117.2% 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 0.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares National Grid and SSE's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
National GridN/AN/AN/A
SSEN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for National Grid and SSE, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
National Grid021102.85
SSE15502.36

National Grid currently has a consensus target price of GBX 1,012.15, indicating a potential upside of 11.53%. SSE has a consensus target price of GBX 1,426.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.53%. Given National Grid's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe National Grid is more favorable than SSE.

Summary

National Grid beats SSE on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

SSE (LON:SSE) and United Utilities Group (LON:UU) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares SSE and United Utilities Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
SSEN/AN/AN/A
United Utilities GroupN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for SSE and United Utilities Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
SSE15502.36
United Utilities Group03202.40

SSE presently has a consensus price target of GBX 1,426.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.53%. United Utilities Group has a consensus price target of GBX 980, indicating a potential upside of 2.38%. Given United Utilities Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Utilities Group is more favorable than SSE.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SSE and United Utilities Group's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
SSE£6.56 billion2.37N/AGBX 89.2016.75
United Utilities Group£1.82 billion3.59N/AGBX 16.1059.45

SSE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than United Utilities Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

SSE pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. United Utilities Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 43 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. SSE pays out 0.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. United Utilities Group pays out 267.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

United Utilities Group beats SSE on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Severn Trent (LON:SVT) and SSE (LON:SSE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Severn Trent and SSE's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Severn TrentN/AN/AN/A
SSEN/AN/AN/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Severn Trent and SSE's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Severn Trent£1.82 billion3.27N/AGBX 47.4051.90
SSE£6.56 billion2.37N/AGBX 89.2016.75

SSE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Severn Trent, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Severn Trent pays an annual dividend of GBX 1 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.0%. SSE pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Severn Trent pays out 2.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SSE pays out 0.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. SSE is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Severn Trent and SSE, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Severn Trent13102.00
SSE15502.36

Severn Trent presently has a consensus price target of GBX 2,461, suggesting a potential upside of 0.04%. SSE has a consensus price target of GBX 1,426.33, suggesting a potential downside of 4.53%. Given Severn Trent's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Severn Trent is more favorable than SSE.

Summary

SSE beats Severn Trent on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

SSE (LON:SSE) and Pennon Group (LON:PNN) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SSE and Pennon Group's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
SSE£6.56 billion2.37N/AGBX 89.2016.75
Pennon Group£603.10 million7.31N/AGBX 436.302.39

Pennon Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SSE, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for SSE and Pennon Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
SSE15502.36
Pennon Group03102.25

SSE currently has a consensus target price of GBX 1,426.33, suggesting a potential downside of 4.53%. Pennon Group has a consensus target price of GBX 1,149.33, suggesting a potential upside of 10.09%. Given Pennon Group's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pennon Group is more favorable than SSE.

Dividends

SSE pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Pennon Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.0%. SSE pays out 0.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pennon Group pays out 0.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares SSE and Pennon Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
SSEN/AN/AN/A
Pennon GroupN/AN/AN/A

Summary

SSE beats Pennon Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Centrica (LON:CNA) and SSE (LON:SSE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Centrica and SSE's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
CentricaN/AN/AN/A
SSEN/AN/AN/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Centrica and SSE's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Centrica£12.25 billion0.27N/AGBX 0.7081.11
SSE£6.56 billion2.37N/AGBX 89.2016.75

SSE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Centrica, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Centrica and SSE, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Centrica14402.33
SSE15502.36

Centrica presently has a consensus price target of GBX 58.75, suggesting a potential upside of 3.47%. SSE has a consensus price target of GBX 1,426.33, suggesting a potential downside of 4.53%. Given Centrica's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Centrica is more favorable than SSE.

Summary

SSE beats Centrica on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Drax Group (LON:DRX) and SSE (LON:SSE) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Drax Group and SSE's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Drax Group£4.24 billion0.39N/AGBX (39.80)-10.42
SSE£6.56 billion2.37N/AGBX 89.2016.75

Drax Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SSE, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Drax Group and SSE's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Drax GroupN/AN/AN/A
SSEN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Drax Group and SSE, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Drax Group02502.71
SSE15502.36

Drax Group currently has a consensus target price of GBX 363.43, indicating a potential downside of 12.34%. SSE has a consensus target price of GBX 1,426.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.53%. Given SSE's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SSE is more favorable than Drax Group.

Dividends

Drax Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.0%. SSE pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Drax Group pays out -0.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SSE pays out 0.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Summary

SSE beats Drax Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.


SSE Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
National Grid logo
NG
National Grid
2.1$907.50+0.6%£32.21 billion£14.79 billion21.71High Trading Volume
United Utilities Group logo
UU
United Utilities Group
1.0$957.20+1.0%£6.53 billion£1.82 billion59.45High Trading Volume
Severn Trent logo
SVT
Severn Trent
1.1$2,460.00+1.2%£5.96 billion£1.82 billion51.90
Pennon Group logo
PNN
Pennon Group
1.8$1,044.00+1.8%£4.41 billion£603.10 million2.39
Centrica logo
CNA
Centrica
1.0$56.78+0.5%£3.33 billion£12.25 billion81.11
Drax Group logo
DRX
Drax Group
1.1$414.60+1.8%£1.65 billion£4.24 billion-10.42
GLO
ContourGlobal
1.3$198.00+0.5%£1.29 billion£1.41 billion132.00
AFC Energy logo
AFC
AFC Energy
0.5$69.60+4.0%£470.73 millionN/A-87.00
PHE
PowerHouse Energy Group
0.7$5.58+0.5%£218.51 million£100,000.00-55.80Gap Down
JEL
Jersey Electricity
1.2$532.50+0.0%£163.16 million£111.75 million14.05
EQT
EQTEC
1.1$2.15+7.0%£154.97 million£1.05 million-21.50News Coverage
Gap Down
IES
Invinity Energy Systems
0.6$133.20+2.9%£118.93 million£720,000.00-4.99
OPG Power Ventures logo
OPG
OPG Power Ventures
1.0$20.50+0.0%£82.15 million£111.71 million6.61
YU
Yü Group
0.6$285.00+0.0%£46.40 million£101.53 million-39.58High Trading Volume
Gap Up
INFA
InfraStrata
0.5$44.50+7.9%£36.25 million£1.48 million-1.31Upcoming Earnings
Gap Up
Good Energy Group logo
GOOD
Good Energy Group
1.6$210.50+0.7%£35.03 million£130.65 million526.25
BION
BiON
0.4$2.23+34.6%£12.95 million£49.37 million22.29
AMPH
Aggregated Micro Power
0.8$17.30+0.3%£12.14 million£49.33 million13.31High Trading Volume
GSH
Green & Smart
0.5N/AN/A£9.84 millionN/A-2.85Gap Down
GRP
Greencoat Renewables
1.1$1.20+0.8%£8.91 million£3.02 million41.47
MWG
Modern Water plc (MWG.L)
0.6$2.45+7.3%£5.57 million£1.74 million-2.04
RUR
Rurelec
0.6$0.85+3.5%£4.77 millionN/A-1.42
Plutus PowerGen logo
PPG
Plutus PowerGen
0.5$0.04+8.6%£1.97 million£1.17 million-0.19Gap Up
(MYT.L) logo
MYT
(MYT.L)
0.6N/AN/A£0.00N/A0.00
Flowgroup logo
FLOW
Flowgroup
0.6N/AN/A£0.00N/A0.00Gap Up
KSK
KSK Power Ventur plc (KSK.L)
0.4$2.25+33.3%£0.00N/A0.00
This page was last updated on 4/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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