PPL (PPL) Competitors

$29.59
-0.02 (-0.07%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

PPL vs. ES, FE, ETR, EIX, PNW, OGE, FTS, DTE, CNP, and EBR

Should you be buying PPL stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of PPL include Eversource Energy (ES), FirstEnergy (FE), Entergy (ETR), Edison International (EIX), Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), OGE Energy (OGE), Fortis (FTS), DTE Energy (DTE), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), and Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás (EBR). These companies are all part of the "electric services" industry.

PPL vs.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, risk, valuation, profitability, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

PPL has a net margin of 9.29% compared to Eversource Energy's net margin of -3.60%. Eversource Energy's return on equity of 10.32% beat PPL's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PPL9.29% 8.80% 3.16%
Eversource Energy -3.60%10.32%2.77%

In the previous week, Eversource Energy had 7 more articles in the media than PPL. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Eversource Energy and 3 mentions for PPL. Eversource Energy's average media sentiment score of 1.11 beat PPL's score of 0.33 indicating that Eversource Energy is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
PPL
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Eversource Energy
5 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

PPL has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Eversource Energy. Eversource Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PPL, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$8.31B2.63$740M$1.0328.73
Eversource Energy$11.91B1.80-$442.24M-$1.18-51.66

77.0% of PPL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of Eversource Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Eversource Energy shares are held by company 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.

PPL has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

PPL presently has a consensus target price of $32.27, indicating a potential upside of 9.07%. Eversource Energy has a consensus target price of $65.86, indicating a potential upside of 8.03%. Given PPL's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PPL is more favorable than Eversource Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PPL
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60
Eversource Energy
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.36

PPL received 115 more outperform votes than Eversource Energy when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.50% of users gave PPL an outperform vote while only 47.48% of users gave Eversource Energy an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
PPLOutperform Votes
576
60.50%
Underperform Votes
376
39.50%
Eversource EnergyOutperform Votes
461
47.48%
Underperform Votes
510
52.52%

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. PPL pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Eversource Energy pays out -242.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eversource Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

PPL beats Eversource Energy on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PPL 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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PPL vs. The Competition

MetricPPLElectric services IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$21.83B$13.62B$12.59B$18.14B
Dividend Yield3.48%4.60%4.04%3.44%
P/E Ratio28.7313.3780.6521.91
Price / Sales2.6329.4621.9210.59
Price / Cash8.668.3518.4419.24
Price / Book1.551.611.856.00
Net Income$740M$664.86M$599.68M$966.17M
7 Day Performance1.54%1.30%1.34%1.85%
1 Month Performance9.51%9.38%6.68%6.59%
1 Year Performance9.35%9.21%3.83%23.69%

PPL Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ES
Eversource Energy
4.168 of 5 stars
$60.91
-0.6%
$66.23
+8.7%
-17.2%$21.46B$11.45B-51.6210,171Analyst Forecast
Positive News
FE
FirstEnergy
3.1161 of 5 stars
$39.84
+0.4%
$39.80
-0.1%
+5.4%$22.93B$12.87B22.9012,042Analyst Revision
ETR
Entergy
4.8477 of 5 stars
$111.30
-0.5%
$109.45
-1.7%
+11.4%$23.77B$11.96B11.1612,177Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
EIX
Edison International
4.9369 of 5 stars
$74.92
+0.6%
$74.10
-1.1%
+10.8%$28.83B$16.34B32.8614,375Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
4.2917 of 5 stars
$77.00
+0.1%
$74.08
-3.8%
+0.3%$8.74B$4.70B16.786,133
OGE
OGE Energy
3.6259 of 5 stars
$36.37
+0.2%
$33.40
-8.2%
+1.0%$7.29B$2.67B18.462,329Dividend Announcement
Positive News
FTS
Fortis
4.2286 of 5 stars
$40.77
-0.1%
$55.13
+35.2%
-5.1%$20.10B$11.32B17.579,600
DTE
DTE Energy
4.494 of 5 stars
$114.78
-0.5%
$115.50
+0.6%
+7.1%$23.75B$12.75B18.799,950Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
CNP
CenterPoint Energy
3.8274 of 5 stars
$29.68
+0.1%
$30.18
+1.7%
+5.8%$18.99B$8.54B20.908,827Positive News
EBR
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás
1.0221 of 5 stars
$7.47
+1.1%
N/A+8.5%$17.19B$7.44B0.008,328Positive News

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This page (NYSE:PPL) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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