This is a contrast between Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SWX) and Avangrid Inc. (NYSE:AGR) based on their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Gas Utilities and they also compete with each other.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.||2.83B||1.47||209.44M||3.75||21.59|
Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies. Avangrid Inc. is observed to has lower earnings, but higher revenue than Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. The business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is currently more affordable of the two stocks. Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. is currently more affordable than Avangrid Inc., because itâ€™s trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio.
Table 2 shows the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two firms.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.||7.40%||11.1%||3.3%|
The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. are 1 and 1. Competitively, Avangrid Inc. has 0.7 and 0.6 for Current and Quick Ratio. Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.â€™s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Avangrid Inc.
Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $2.03 per share and 2.59% dividend yield. Avangrid Inc. also pays out annual dividends at $1.74 per share and at a 3.44% dividend yield.
The following table shown below contains the ratings and recommendations for Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. and Avangrid Inc.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.||0||2||0||2.00|
Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.â€™s consensus price target is $81.5, while its potential upside is 3.91%.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
Roughly 78.2% of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 14.8% of Avangrid Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 0.1% of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.â€™s share are held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 82.05% of Avangrid Inc.â€™s shares.
In this table we provide 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)|
|Southwest Gas Holdings Inc.||2.83%||-1.85%||-1.33%||11.59%||-2.02%||0.65%|
For the past year Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. has weaker performance than Avangrid Inc.
Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. beats on 10 of the 16 factors Avangrid Inc.
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, purchases, distributes, and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company operates through Natural Gas Operations and Construction Services segments. As of December 31, 2017, it had 2,015,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers. The company installs, replaces, repairs, and maintains energy distribution systems from the town border station to the end-user; and develops industrial construction solutions. The company also serves customers in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario in Canada. Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Avangrid, Inc. operates as an energy services holding company in the United States. It engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, as well as distribution, transportation, and sale of natural gas. As of December 31, 2016, the company delivered electricity to approximately 2.2 million electric utility customers, as well as natural gas to approximately 992,000 natural gas public utility customers; and owned approximately 67.5 billion cubic feet of net working gas storage capacity. It also develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy generation facilities primarily using onshore wind power, as well as solar, biomass, and thermal power. The company delivers natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial, and institutional customers through its regulated utilities in New York, Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts; and sells its output to investor-owned utilities, public utilities, and other credit-worthy entities. It also generates and provides power and other services to federal and state agencies, as well as institutional retail and joint action agencies; and delivers thermal output to wholesale customers in the Western United States. The company was formerly known as Iberdrola USA, Inc. Avangrid, Inc. was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut. Avangrid, Inc. is a subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A.