Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:EDN) & Heliogen (NYSE:HLGN) Critical Comparison

Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:EDNGet Rating) and Heliogen (NYSE:HLGNGet Rating) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima and Heliogen, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima 0 0 0 0 N/A
Heliogen 0 2 0 0 2.00

Heliogen has a consensus target price of $7.88, suggesting a potential upside of 74.23%. Given Heliogen’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Heliogen is more favorable than Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima.

Profitability

This table compares Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima and Heliogen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima -18.75% -27.66% -9.65%
Heliogen N/A -288.86% -56.17%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima and Heliogen’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima $1.19 billion 0.24 -$224.11 million ($4.81) -1.36
Heliogen $8.80 million 95.18 -$142.19 million N/A N/A

Heliogen has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.1% of Heliogen shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Heliogen beats Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima (Get Rating)

Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima engages in the distribution and sale of electricity in Argentina. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima is a subsidiary of Empresa de Energía del Cono Sur S.A.

About Heliogen (Get Rating)

Heliogen, Inc., a renewable energy technology company, develops an A.I.-enabled, concentrated solar power plant. It offers HelioHeat for the production of heat for use in industrial processes; HelioPower, a solution for power generation; and HelioFuel, a solution for hydrogen fuel production. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

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