Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNPIY) versus Centrica (OTCMKTS:CPYYY) Financial Comparison

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


This table compares Centrica and Huaneng Power International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centrica N/A N/A N/A
Huaneng Power International -6.60% -10.78% -3.10%

Volatility and Risk

Centrica has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huaneng Power International has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Huaneng Power International shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Centrica and Huaneng Power International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centrica $29.37 billion 0.25 -$967.48 million N/A N/A
Huaneng Power International $32.09 billion 0.23 -$1.65 billion ($6.60) -2.81

Centrica has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Huaneng Power International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Centrica and Huaneng Power International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centrica 0 2 3 0 2.60
Huaneng Power International 0 0 0 0 N/A


Centrica beats Huaneng Power International on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Centrica

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Centrica Plc engages in the provision of energy supply and services. The company was founded on March 16, 1995 and is headquartered in Windsor, the United Kingdom.

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.

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