Iberdrola (IBDRY) versus ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR (ELMTY) Head to Head Survey

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Iberdrola (OTCMKTS:IBDRY) and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ELMTY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Iberdrola shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Iberdrola pays an annual dividend of $1.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR pays out 26.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Iberdrola and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iberdrola $35.32 billion 1.46 $3.17 billion N/A N/A
ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR $830.30 million 1.23 $117.60 million $0.78 11.31

Iberdrola has higher revenue and earnings than ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR.

Volatility and Risk

Iberdrola has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Iberdrola and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iberdrola 0 1 2 0 2.67


This table compares Iberdrola and ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iberdrola 7.92% 6.52% 2.51%


Iberdrola beats ELEMENTIS PLC/ADR on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Iberdrola Company Profile

Iberdrola, S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, and retail of electricity in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, North America, the United Sates, Brazil, and internationally. It operates through Network Business, Deregulated Business, Renewable Business, and Other Businesses segments. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, nuclear, coal, gas combined cycle, and cogeneration facilities; and electricity from onshore and offshore wind, mini-hydro, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, etc. It also stores, trades in, and retails natural gas. In addition, the company provides engineering and construction services for power generation facilities; and sells and rents housing, offices, and commercials. Further, it engages in services, data management, general networking, asset management, marketing, telecommunications, real estate, material merchandising, purchase agency, finance, insurance, and other businesses. The company is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain.


Elementis plc manufactures and sells specialty chemicals in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Specialty Products and Chromium segments. The Specialty Products segment offers functional additives to the personal care, coatings, and energy end markets, as well as oilfield and construction sectors. Its principal products include rheological additives and modifiers, dispersing agents, flow and levelling additives, other specialty additives and resins, organoclays and colourants, defoamers and coalescing agents, wetting and slip agents, and lanolin and other natural oil derivatives. The Chromium segment provides chromium chemicals, such as sodium dichromate, chromic oxide, chromic acid, and liquid chrome sulphate for the leather tanning, metal finishing, chrome pigments, timber treatment, chrome metal alloys, and ceramics/refractory sectors. The company also offers personal care products and waxes, as well as engages in the research and development of personal care products. Elementis plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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