Analyzing CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) and Heliogen (NYSE:HLGN)

Heliogen (NYSE:HLGNGet Rating) and CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNPGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Heliogen and CenterPoint Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Heliogen N/A -288.86% -56.17%
CenterPoint Energy 17.79% 14.46% 2.96%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Heliogen and CenterPoint Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Heliogen 0 2 0 0 2.00
CenterPoint Energy 0 3 10 0 2.77

Heliogen presently has a consensus target price of $7.88, indicating a potential upside of 74.23%. CenterPoint Energy has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.41%. Given Heliogen’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Heliogen is more favorable than CenterPoint Energy.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Heliogen and CenterPoint Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Heliogen $8.80 million 95.18 -$142.19 million N/A N/A
CenterPoint Energy $8.35 billion 2.44 $1.49 billion $2.26 14.34

CenterPoint Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Heliogen.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.1% of Heliogen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.5% of CenterPoint Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of CenterPoint Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CenterPoint Energy beats Heliogen on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Heliogen Company Profile (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.

CenterPoint Energy Company Profile (Get Rating)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company operates through Electric and Natural Gas segments. The Electric segment includes electric transmission and distribution services to electric customers and electric generation assets, as well as assets in the wholesale power market. The Natural Gas segment provides natural gas distribution services, as well as home appliance maintenance and repair services to customers in Minnesota; and home repair protection plans to natural gas customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas and Louisiana through a third party. This segment also engages in the sale of regulated intrastate natural gas, and transportation and storage of natural gas for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers. As of December 31, 2021, it served approximately 2.7 million metered customers; owned 239 substation sites with a total installed rated transformer capacity of 71,241 megavolt amperes; operated approximately 1,00,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution and transmission mains; and owned and operated 285 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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