Just Energy Group (JE) vs. New Fortress Energy (NFE) Financial Analysis

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Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) and New Fortress Energy (NASDAQ:NFE) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Just Energy Group and New Fortress Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Just Energy Group $2.83 billion 0.18 $397.33 million $1.18 2.96
New Fortress Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Just Energy Group has higher revenue and earnings than New Fortress Energy.

Dividends

Just Energy Group pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.9%. New Fortress Energy does not pay a dividend. Just Energy Group pays out 32.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Just Energy Group and New Fortress Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Just Energy Group 6.19% 68.59% 7.22%
New Fortress Energy N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.3% of Just Energy Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Just Energy Group and New Fortress Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Just Energy Group 0 3 4 0 2.57
New Fortress Energy 0 2 6 0 2.75

Just Energy Group currently has a consensus price target of $5.27, indicating a potential upside of 51.06%. New Fortress Energy has a consensus price target of $19.57, indicating a potential upside of 78.41%. Given New Fortress Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe New Fortress Energy is more favorable than Just Energy Group.

Summary

Just Energy Group beats New Fortress Energy on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Just Energy Group

Just Energy Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy solutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Japan. It operates through Consumer Energy and Commercial Energy segments. The company offers various home and business energy solutions, including long-term fixed-price, variable-price, and flat-bill solutions to residential and commercial customers. It also provides solar energy solutions; carbon emissions solutions, such as green energy and carbon offsets and renewable energy credits; and smart thermostats and smart irrigation controllers. In addition, the company offers filters, LED light bulbs, and residential water sprinkler controllers; and home security, automation, and voice controlled devices. As of June 1, 2018, it served 1.6 million residential and commercial customers. The company markets its products through retailing, door-to-door marketing, brokers, independent contractors, sales representatives, online marketing, and others. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

About New Fortress Energy

New Fortress Energy LLC operates as an integrated gas-to-power company. The company's activities include natural gas procurement and liquefaction; provision of logistics and shipping services; development and operation of terminals; and conversion or development of natural gas-fired generation. It intends to serve power, transportation, and industrial users of natural gas and LNG. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in New York, New York. New Fortress Energy LLC is a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group LLC.

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