Critical Comparison: Brookfield Renewable (BEPC) versus Its Rivals

Brookfield Renewable (NYSE:BEPCGet Rating) is one of 85 public companies in the “Electric services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Brookfield Renewable to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Renewable and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Renewable -6.22% -2.08% -0.65%
Brookfield Renewable Competitors -10.53% 7.36% 2.25%

Dividends

Brookfield Renewable pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Brookfield Renewable pays out -206.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electric services” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.8% and pay out 64.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brookfield Renewable has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Brookfield Renewable and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Renewable 0 0 1 0 3.00
Brookfield Renewable Competitors 556 3298 3082 59 2.38

Brookfield Renewable currently has a consensus price target of $44.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.73%. As a group, “Electric services” companies have a potential upside of 19.64%. Given Brookfield Renewable’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Brookfield Renewable is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.0% of Brookfield Renewable shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Electric services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of shares of all “Electric services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Brookfield Renewable has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Renewable’s rivals have a beta of -1.37, suggesting that their average stock price is 237% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brookfield Renewable and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Renewable $4.10 billion $946.00 million -55.13
Brookfield Renewable Competitors $8.79 billion $492.04 million 15.83

Brookfield Renewable’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Brookfield Renewable. Brookfield Renewable is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Brookfield Renewable beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Brookfield Renewable (Get Rating)

Brookfield Renewable Corporation owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy power generating facilities primarily in the United States, Europe, Colombia, and Brazil. It operates hydroelectric, wind, and solar power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 12,723 megawatts. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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