Head to Head Contrast: Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNPIY) versus Enel Chile (NYSE:ENIC)

Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNPIYGet Rating) and Enel Chile (NYSE:ENICGet Rating) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Huaneng Power International and Enel Chile’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Huaneng Power International $32.09 billion 0.23 -$1.65 billion ($6.60) -2.81
Enel Chile $3.71 billion 0.75 $110.70 million $0.15 13.33

Enel Chile has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Huaneng Power International. Huaneng Power International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Enel Chile, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Huaneng Power International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.6% of Enel Chile 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 Huaneng Power International and Enel Chile’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Huaneng Power International -6.60% -10.78% -3.10%
Enel Chile 4.58% 19.97% 7.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Huaneng Power International and Enel Chile, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Huaneng Power International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enel Chile 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Huaneng Power International has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel Chile has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Enel Chile beats Huaneng Power International on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Huaneng Power International

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Huaneng Power International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and sale of electric power to the regional or provincial grid companies in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It is involved in the development, construction, operation, and management of power plants and related projects. The company also generates power from gas turbine, hydro, wind, photovoltaic, coal-fired, and biomass resources. In addition, it is involved in the sale of coal ash and lime; cargo loading and storage; port, warehousing, and conveying activities; photovoltaic power generation projects development and construction; and provision of thermal energy and cold energy services, as well as thermal heating services. Further, the company engages in the repair and maintenance of power equipment; supply of steam and hot water; plumbing pipe installation and repair; and energy engineering construction activities. Additionally, it is involved in the provision of transportation services; construction and operation of electricity distribution networks and heating pipe networks; energy supply, energy transmission, and substation project contracting activities; cargo handling and transportation; and port management, investment, and development activities. The company engages in the management of industrial water and waste, as well as provides environment engineering, and information technology and management consulting services. It also sells raw and processed coal; and offers central heat and desalinated water services. As of December 31, 2021, the company had a controlled generating capacity of 118,695 megawatts and an equity-based installed capacity of 103,875 megawatts. Huaneng Power International, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About Enel Chile

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Enel Chile S.A., an electricity utility company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile. The company operates through Generation Business and Distribution Business segments. It generates electricity through various sources, such as hydroelectric, thermal, wind, solar, and geothermal power plants. As of December 31, 2021, it had 8,054 megawatts of gross installed capacity, as well as distributed electricity to approximately 2.0 million customers with 2,105 square kilometers of transmission lines in 33 municipalities of the Santiago metropolitan region. The company also engages in the sale and transportation of natural gas; and provision of construction works, engineering, and consulting services. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, governmental, and other customers. The company was formerly known as Enersis Chile S.A. and changed its name to Enel Chile S.A. in October 2016. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Enel Chile S.A. is a subsidiary of Enel S.p.A.

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