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Canadian Utilities (CU) Competitors

C$29.29
-0.05 (-0.17%)
(As of 06/21/2024 09:01 PM ET)

CU vs. BIP.UN, ACO.X, ACO.Y, JE, H, EMA, BEP.UN, BEPC, NPI, and BIPC

Should you be buying Canadian Utilities stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Canadian Utilities include Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP.UN), ATCO (ACO.X), ATCO (ACO.Y), Just Energy Group (JE), Hydro One (H), Emera (EMA), Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP.UN), Brookfield Renewable (BEPC), Northland Power (NPI), and Brookfield Infrastructure (BIPC). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

Canadian Utilities vs.

Canadian Utilities (TSE:CU) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (TSE:BIP.UN) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, community ranking, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, media sentiment, earnings and dividends.

Canadian Utilities has a net margin of 17.49% compared to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners' net margin of 1.09%. Canadian Utilities' return on equity of 9.25% beat Brookfield Infrastructure Partners' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Canadian Utilities17.49% 9.25% 2.80%
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners 1.09%6.96%2.93%

Canadian Utilities has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Canadian Utilities currently has a consensus target price of C$35.43, indicating a potential upside of 20.96%. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has a consensus target price of C$40.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.40%. Given Canadian Utilities' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Canadian Utilities is more favorable than Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Canadian Utilities
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.14
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Canadian Utilities pays an annual dividend of C$1.81 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners pays an annual dividend of C$2.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Canadian Utilities pays out 84.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners pays out 531.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Canadian Utilities is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Canadian Utilities received 201 more outperform votes than Brookfield Infrastructure Partners when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 75.33% of users gave Brookfield Infrastructure Partners an outperform vote while only 59.72% of users gave Canadian Utilities an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Canadian UtilitiesOutperform Votes
430
59.72%
Underperform Votes
290
40.28%
Brookfield Infrastructure PartnersOutperform Votes
229
75.33%
Underperform Votes
75
24.67%

14.7% of Canadian Utilities shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 38.0% of Canadian Utilities shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Canadian Utilities has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Canadian Utilities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Canadian UtilitiesC$3.76B1.59C$580MC$2.1413.69
Brookfield Infrastructure PartnersC$18.90B0.90C$167MC$0.4287.86

In the previous week, Canadian Utilities had 1 more articles in the media than Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. MarketBeat recorded 1 mentions for Canadian Utilities and 0 mentions for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Canadian Utilities' average media sentiment score of 1.05 beat Brookfield Infrastructure Partners' score of 0.00 indicating that Canadian Utilities is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Canadian Utilities Positive
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Neutral

Summary

Canadian Utilities beats Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricCanadian UtilitiesUtilities IndustryUtilities SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$5.99BC$9.22BC$12.39BC$5.23B
Dividend Yield5.74%4.00%4.19%5.60%
P/E Ratio13.69372.5090.6723.01
Price / Sales1.5935.4918.892,123.90
Price / Cash11.0316.8916.3180.04
Price / Book1.462.771.833.34
Net IncomeC$580MC$502.24MC$563.16MC$288.93M
7 Day Performance-3.84%-0.63%-0.35%-1.04%
1 Month Performance-6.84%-4.03%-1.02%-3.01%
1 Year Performance-14.73%3.15%0.10%27.57%

Canadian Utilities Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BIP.UN
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
0.3482 of 5 stars
C$37.00
-0.4%
C$40.00
+8.1%
-20.3%C$17.08BC$18.90B88.10N/A
ACO.X
ATCO
1.2599 of 5 stars
C$38.89
+0.5%
C$45.92
+18.1%
-1.6%C$3.88BC$4.71B10.6320,175
ACO.Y
ATCO
0 of 5 stars
C$39.75
-0.7%
N/A+5.4%C$494.09MC$4.71B10.8620,175Gap Up
High Trading Volume
JE
Just Energy Group
0 of 5 stars
N/AN/AN/AC$236.55MC$2.46B-0.49880
H
Hydro One
0.1635 of 5 stars
C$38.70
-0.7%
C$39.83
+2.9%
+3.9%C$23.20BC$7.94B21.157,044
EMA
Emera
1.791 of 5 stars
C$44.88
-1.1%
C$51.00
+13.6%
-16.3%C$12.86BC$7.15B20.137,366Positive News
BEP.UN
Brookfield Renewable Partners
0.4685 of 5 stars
C$34.64
+0.5%
C$40.00
+15.5%
-13.4%C$9.91BC$5.20B-54.98N/A
BEPC
Brookfield Renewable
0 of 5 stars
40.81
+0.5%
N/A-5.0%$7.33B$4.62B3.771,890
NPI
Northland Power
3.2187 of 5 stars
C$23.99
+1.2%
C$31.42
+31.0%
-12.6%C$6.15BC$2.37B-34.271,150
BIPC
Brookfield Infrastructure
0 of 5 stars
45.75
+0.1%
N/AN/A$6.04B$2.91B8.901,700

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This page (TSE:CU) was last updated on 6/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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