Dynegy (DYN) and Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) Head-To-Head Comparison

Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) and Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

Vistra Energy Corp. pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.3%. Dynegy does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Dynegy and Vistra Energy Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dynegy 1 2 3 0 2.33
Vistra Energy Corp. 0 2 5 0 2.71

Dynegy presently has a consensus target price of $11.80, suggesting a potential upside of 27.71%. Vistra Energy Corp. has a consensus target price of $19.71, suggesting a potential upside of 4.70%. Given Dynegy’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Dynegy is more favorable than Vistra Energy Corp..

Profitability

This table compares Dynegy and Vistra Energy Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dynegy -2.72% -12.97% -1.80%
Vistra Energy Corp. N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dynegy and Vistra Energy Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dynegy $4.70 billion 0.26 $905.00 million ($1.44) -6.42
Vistra Energy Corp. $5.53 billion 1.46 $1.55 billion N/A N/A

Vistra Energy Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Dynegy.

Summary

Vistra Energy Corp. beats Dynegy on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dynegy Company Profile

Dynegy Inc. (Dynegy) is a holding company and conducts the business operations through its subsidiaries. The primary business of Dynegy is the production and sale of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services from the fleet of 18 operating power plants in six states totaling approximately 12,300 megawatt (MW) of generating capacity. Dynegy sells electric energy, capacity and ancillary services on a wholesale basis from its power generation facilities. Its customers include Regional Transmission Organization (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs), integrated utilities, municipalities, electric cooperatives, transmission and distribution utilities, industrial customers, power marketers, financial participants, such as banks and hedge funds, other power generators and commercial end-users. It has three segments: Midwest segment (GEN-MW), West segment (GEN-WE) and Northeast segment (GEN-NE). Its wholly owned subsidiary is Dynegy Holdings Inc. (DHI).

Vistra Energy Corp. Company Profile

Vistra Energy Corp, formerly TCEH Corp. is a holding company. The Company is an energy company, which is focused on energy and power generation markets through operation as a generator and retailer of electricity in Texas market. Its portfolio of businesses consists primarily of Luminant and TXU Energy. It is engaged in electricity market activities in Texas, including electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management activities and retail electricity operations. Luminant generates and sells electricity and related products from its fleet of generation facilities totaling approximately 17,000 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 megawatts fueled by nuclear power, 8,000 megawatts fueled by coal and 6,000 megawatts fueled by natural gas. The Company is a purchaser of wind-generated electricity. TXU Energy sells retail electricity and services to approximately 1.7 million residential and business customers in Texas.

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