Boralex (OTCMKTS:BRLXF – Get Rating) and TransAlta Renewables (OTCMKTS:TRSWF – Get Rating) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Boralex and TransAlta Renewables’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Boralex is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TransAlta Renewables, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Boralex and TransAlta Renewables, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Boralex currently has a consensus price target of $47.72, suggesting a potential upside of 81.11%. TransAlta Renewables has a consensus price target of $14.71, suggesting a potential upside of 74.71%. Given Boralex’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Boralex is more favorable than TransAlta Renewables.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
57.0% of Boralex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.9% of TransAlta Renewables shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Boralex and TransAlta Renewables’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Boralex, Inc. engages in the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy power facilities. It operates through the following segments: Wind Power Stations, Hydroelectric Power Stations, Solar Power Stations, Thermal Power Power Stations, and Corporate. The company was founded on November 9, 1982 and is headquartered in Kingsey Falls, Canada.
About TransAlta Renewables
TransAlta Renewables, Inc. engages in the acquisition of renewable power generation facilities in operation or under construction. It operates through the following segments: Canadian Wind, Canadian Hydro, and Canadian Gas. The Canadian Wind segment includes the result of the Le Nordais facility. The Canadian Hydro segment comprises of the outcome of the Ragged Chute facility. The Canadian Gas segment involves output of the Sarnia facility. The company was founded on May 28, 2013 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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