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Atmos Energy (ATO) Competitors

$118.30
-0.34 (-0.29%)
(As of 05/20/2024 ET)

ATO vs. NFG, EBR, NRG, CMS, CNP, AEE, FTS, VIV, AES, and AGR

Should you be buying Atmos Energy stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Atmos Energy include National Fuel Gas (NFG), Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás (EBR), NRG Energy (NRG), CMS Energy (CMS), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Ameren (AEE), Fortis (FTS), Telefônica Brasil (VIV), AES (AES), and Avangrid (AGR). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

Atmos Energy vs.

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) and National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, media sentiment, dividends, community ranking, profitability and analyst recommendations.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Atmos Energy$4.28B4.17$885.86M$6.6717.74
National Fuel Gas$1.95B2.70$476.87M$5.0411.37

Atmos Energy received 23 more outperform votes than National Fuel Gas when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.83% of users gave National Fuel Gas an outperform vote while only 64.38% of users gave Atmos Energy an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Atmos EnergyOutperform Votes
470
64.38%
Underperform Votes
260
35.62%
National Fuel GasOutperform Votes
447
65.83%
Underperform Votes
232
34.17%

Atmos Energy has a net margin of 24.65% compared to National Fuel Gas' net margin of 23.84%. National Fuel Gas' return on equity of 15.06% beat Atmos Energy's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atmos Energy24.65% 9.01% 4.35%
National Fuel Gas 23.84%15.06%5.54%

90.2% of Atmos Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of National Fuel Gas shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Atmos Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of National Fuel Gas shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Atmos Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. National Fuel Gas pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Atmos Energy pays out 48.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. National Fuel Gas pays out 39.3% 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. National Fuel Gas is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Atmos Energy presently has a consensus target price of $127.17, indicating a potential upside of 7.51%. National Fuel Gas has a consensus target price of $62.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.21%. Given National Fuel Gas' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe National Fuel Gas is more favorable than Atmos Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atmos Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
National Fuel Gas
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

In the previous week, Atmos Energy had 11 more articles in the media than National Fuel Gas. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Atmos Energy and 4 mentions for National Fuel Gas. National Fuel Gas' average media sentiment score of 1.74 beat Atmos Energy's score of 1.13 indicating that National Fuel Gas is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Atmos Energy
7 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
National Fuel Gas
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

Atmos Energy has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Fuel Gas has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Atmos Energy beats National Fuel Gas on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ATO and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ATO vs. The Competition

MetricAtmos EnergyNatural gas distribution IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$17.85B$7.84B$11.54B$17.96B
Dividend Yield2.71%3.91%4.07%3.43%
P/E Ratio17.7419.2582.7824.42
Price / Sales4.171.8827.6410.87
Price / Cash11.797.7854.6215.96
Price / Book1.622.151.955.17
Net Income$885.86M$1.17B$577.83M$973.44M
7 Day Performance1.69%0.33%1.35%2.00%
1 Month Performance0.94%0.75%6.47%6.94%
1 Year Performance1.49%-2.38%3.93%24.22%

Atmos Energy Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NFG
National Fuel Gas
4.531 of 5 stars
$56.48
+0.6%
$62.00
+9.8%
+9.3%$5.19B$2.17B11.212,240Positive News
EBR
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás
1.0097 of 5 stars
$7.47
+1.1%
N/A+7.1%$17.19B$7.44B0.008,328
NRG
NRG Energy
4.6438 of 5 stars
$82.06
-0.5%
$64.25
-21.7%
+145.7%$17.11B$28.82B11.6218,131Positive News
CMS
CMS Energy
4.662 of 5 stars
$62.39
flat
$63.75
+2.2%
+7.9%$18.60B$7.46B19.028,356Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
Positive News
CNP
CenterPoint Energy
4.134 of 5 stars
$29.68
+0.1%
$30.18
+1.7%
+5.2%$18.99B$8.54B20.908,827Analyst Forecast
AEE
Ameren
4.1347 of 5 stars
$74.90
+0.6%
$79.90
+6.7%
-11.2%$19.97B$7.50B17.229,372Positive News
FTS
Fortis
4.2869 of 5 stars
$40.77
-0.1%
$55.13
+35.2%
-6.1%$20.10B$11.32B17.579,600
VIV
Telefônica Brasil
4.136 of 5 stars
$8.87
+0.5%
$11.35
+28.0%
+9.5%$14.76B$10.44B14.0835,039
AES
AES
4.5987 of 5 stars
$20.31
+1.7%
$22.13
+9.0%
+2.3%$14.43B$12.67B28.209,600Analyst Forecast
AGR
Avangrid
4.1854 of 5 stars
$37.16
-0.4%
$34.75
-6.5%
-7.0%$14.38B$8.26B16.097,999

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This page (NYSE:ATO) was last updated on 5/20/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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