Head-To-Head Comparison: ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II (NASDAQ:ACTD) & Sempra (NYSE:SRE)

ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II (NASDAQ:ACTDGet Rating) and Sempra (NYSE:SREGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.4% of ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of Sempra shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Sempra shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II and Sempra, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II 0 0 1 0 3.00
Sempra 0 4 4 0 2.50

ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 141.45%. Sempra has a consensus price target of $150.57, suggesting a potential downside of 11.32%. Given ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II is more favorable than Sempra.

Profitability

This table compares ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II and Sempra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II N/A N/A -5.16%
Sempra 10.84% 11.14% 3.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II and Sempra’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II N/A N/A -$16.19 million N/A N/A
Sempra $12.86 billion 4.17 $1.32 billion $4.11 41.31

Sempra has higher revenue and earnings than ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II.

Summary

Sempra beats ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II Company Profile (Get Rating)

ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities in energy and natural resources sectors. The company was incorporated in 2021 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sempra Company Profile (Get Rating)

Sempra operates as an energy-services holding company in the United States and internationally. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment provides electric services; and supplies natural gas. It offers electric services to approximately 3.6 million population and natural gas services to approximately 3.3 million population that covers 4,100 square miles. Its Southern California Gas Company segment owns and operates a natural gas distribution, transmission, and storage system that supplies natural gas to a population of approximately 22 million covering an area of 24,000 square miles. The company's Sempra Texas Utilities segment engages in the regulated transmission and distribution of electricity serving 3.8 million homes and businesses, and operation of 140,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. Its transmission system includes 18,249 circuit miles of transmission lines, a total of 1,174 transmission and distribution substations, and interconnection to 130 third-party generation facilities totaling 45,403 megawatts. The company was formerly known as Sempra Energy and changed its name to Sempra in July 2021. Sempra was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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