Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) and CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS), both competing one another are Electric Utilities companies. We will compare their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Duke Energy Corporation||24.12B||2.72||2.64B||3.77||23.86|
|CMS Energy Corporation||6.98B||2.25||629.00M||2.22||24.41|
Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies. CMS Energy Corporation has lower revenue and earnings than Duke Energy Corporation. The business that is more affordable between the two has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Duke Energy Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CMS Energy Corporation, indicating that it is presently more affordable of the two stocks.
Table 2 represents Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) and CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS)’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Duke Energy Corporation||10.95%||6.6%||2%|
|CMS Energy Corporation||9.01%||14%||2.8%|
Volatility & Risk
Duke Energy Corporation’s current beta is 0.05 and it happens to be 95.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. CMS Energy Corporation’s 0.18 beta is the reason why it is 82.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.
The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Duke Energy Corporation are 0.7 and 0.5. Competitively, CMS Energy Corporation has 0.9 and 0.7 for Current and Quick Ratio. CMS Energy Corporation’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Duke Energy Corporation.
Duke Energy Corporation shareholders receive an annual dividend of $3.63 per share which is subject to 4.05% dividend yield. On the other side CMS Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share. It’s dividend yield is 2.67%.
Recommendations and Ratings for Duke Energy Corporation and CMS Energy Corporation can be find in next table.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Duke Energy Corporation||0||4||0||2.00|
|CMS Energy Corporation||0||7||0||2.00|
The downside potential is -1.29% for Duke Energy Corporation with consensus price target of $89. Competitively CMS Energy Corporation has an average price target of $55, with potential downside of -0.47%. Based on the analysts view we can conclude, CMS Energy Corporation is looking more favorable than Duke Energy Corporation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
The shares of both Duke Energy Corporation and CMS Energy Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 64% and 95% respectively. Insiders held roughly 0.1% of Duke Energy Corporation’s shares. Competitively, 0.5% are CMS Energy Corporation’s share held by insiders.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Duke Energy Corporation||0.45%||2.39%||2.6%||11.33%||18.95%||4.15%|
|CMS Energy Corporation||0.61%||3.86%||5.7%||9.97%||27.83%||9.06%|
For the past year Duke Energy Corporation’s stock price has smaller growth than CMS Energy Corporation.
Duke Energy Corporation beats on 10 of the 16 factors CMS Energy Corporation.
Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable generation, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. This segment serves approximately 7.5 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States covering a service territory of approximately 95,000 square miles; and owns approximately 49,300 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure segment distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and power generation natural gas customers; and owns, operates, and invests in various pipeline transmission and natural gas storage facilities. It has approximately 1.5 million customers, including 1 million customers located in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and as well as 529,000 customers located in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. The Commercial Renewables segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation projects, including nonregulated renewable energy and energy storage services to utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. This segment has 21 wind farms and 63 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,900 MW across 14 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It generates electricity through fossil-fuel-fired plants, as well as renewable energy and nuclear sources. This segmentÂ’s transmission and distribution system includes 214 miles of transmission overhead lines; 188 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 4 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 4,430 miles of high-voltage distribution overhead lines; 19 miles of high-voltage distribution underground lines; 56,067 miles of electric distribution overhead lines; 10,532 miles of underground distribution lines; and substations. The Gas Utility segment is involved in the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. This segmentÂ’s gas transmission, storage, and distribution system comprises 1,670 miles of transmission lines; 15 gas storage fields; 27,920 miles of distribution mains; and 8 compressor stations. The Enterprises segment engages in the independent power production and marketing activities; and development of renewable generation. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had ownership interests in independent power plants totaling 1,177 megawatts. The company also operates an industrial bank providing unsecured consumer installment loans for financing home improvements. It serves 1.8 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers, including residential, commercial, and diversified industrial customers in MichiganÂ’s Lower Peninsula. CMS Energy Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.
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