Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ORA) and Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) are two firms in the Electric Utilities that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ormat Technologies Inc.||62||4.96||N/A||2.33||28.16|
|Black Hills Corporation||76||2.73||N/A||4.00||19.77|
Table 1 highlights Ormat Technologies Inc. and Black Hills Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Black Hills Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Ormat Technologies Inc. The business that is presently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher P/E ratio. Ormat Technologies Inc.’s presently higher P/E ratio means it is more expensive than Black Hills Corporation.
Table 2 shows the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two firms.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ormat Technologies Inc.||0.00%||4.1%||1.8%|
|Black Hills Corporation||0.00%||11.3%||3.4%|
Volatility and Risk
A 1.12 beta indicates that Ormat Technologies Inc. is 12.00% more volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Black Hills Corporation is 70.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 0.3 beta.
The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Ormat Technologies Inc. are 1.6 and 1.3 respectively. Its competitor Black Hills Corporation’s Current Ratio is 0.8 and its Quick Ratio is 0.7. Ormat Technologies Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Black Hills Corporation.
Ormat Technologies Inc. and Black Hills Corporation Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ormat Technologies Inc.||0||1||0||2.00|
|Black Hills Corporation||0||2||0||2.00|
Ormat Technologies Inc. has an average price target of $73, and a 1.45% upside potential. Meanwhile, Black Hills Corporation’s consensus price target is $74, while its potential downside is -2.98%. Based on the results given earlier, Ormat Technologies Inc. is looking more favorable than Black Hills Corporation, analysts view.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
The shares of both Ormat Technologies Inc. and Black Hills Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 75% and 88.9% respectively. Insiders held roughly 4.95% of Ormat Technologies Inc.’s shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.8% of Black Hills Corporation’s shares.
In this table we show 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)|
|Ormat Technologies Inc.||2.53%||2.34%||13.88%||16.68%||23.1%||25.33%|
|Black Hills Corporation||1.11%||1.4%||9.82%||18.15%||33.14%||26.08%|
For the past year Ormat Technologies Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Black Hills Corporation.
Black Hills Corporation beats Ormat Technologies Inc. on 7 of the 11 factors.
Ormat Technologies, Inc. engages in geothermal and recovered energy power business worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electricity and Product. The Electricity segment develops, builds, owns, and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants; and sells electricity. The Product segment designs, manufactures, and sells equipment for geothermal and recovered energy-based electricity generation, such as fossil fuel powered turbo-generators and heavy duty direct-current generators. It also provides services relating to the engineering, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance of geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants. This segment serves contractors; developers, owners, and operators of geothermal power plants; and owners and operators of interstate natural gas pipelines, gas processing plants, and cement plants, as well as companies in other energy-intensive industrial processes. Ormat Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is based in Reno, Nevada.
Black Hills Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically-integrated utility company in the United States. The companyÂ’s Electric Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 208,500 electric customers in South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana. This segment owns 941 megawatts of generation capacity and 8,806 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. Its Gas Utilities segment distributes natural gas to approximately 1,030,800 natural gas utility customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming. This segment owns 4,585 miles of intrastate gas transmission pipelines and 40,044 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines. The companyÂ’s Power Generation segment produces electric power and sells the electric capacity and energy primarily to its utilities under long-term contracts. Its Mining segment produces coal at its coal mine located near Gillette, Wyoming and sells the coal to electric generation facilities. The companyÂ’s Oil and Gas segment explores, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas primarily in the Rocky Mountain region. This segmentÂ’s principal assets include the operating interests in the properties in the San Juan basin, the Powder River basin, and the Piceance basin; and non-operated interests in wells located in various states. As of December 31, 2016, it had total reserves of approximately 78 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Black Hills Corporation also provides appliance repair services to approximately 61,000 residential customers; and constructs gas infrastructure facilities and electrical systems for gas transportation and electric utilities customers. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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