Just Energy Group (JE) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Contrast

Just Energy Group (NYSE: JE) is one of 17 public companies in the “Natural Gas Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Just Energy Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Just Energy Group has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Just Energy Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.42, meaning that their average stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Just Energy Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Just Energy Group 4.95% -197.61% 22.35%
Just Energy Group Competitors 3.97% -8.84% 2.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.7% of Just Energy Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of shares of all “Natural Gas Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of shares of all “Natural Gas Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Just Energy Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Just Energy Group $2.84 billion $340.07 million 8.67
Just Energy Group Competitors $2.04 billion $171.22 million 17.52

Just Energy Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Just Energy Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Just Energy Group pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Just Energy Group pays out 74.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Natural Gas Distribution” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 62.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Just Energy Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Just Energy Group 0 2 2 0 2.50
Just Energy Group Competitors 59 208 223 5 2.35

Just Energy Group presently has a consensus target price of $8.25, indicating a potential upside of 76.28%. As a group, “Natural Gas Distribution” companies have a potential downside of 1.53%. Given Just Energy Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Just Energy Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Just Energy Group beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Just Energy Group Company Profile

Just Energy Group Inc. (Just Energy) is an energy management solutions provider engaged in electricity, natural gas, solar and green energy. The Company’s segments include Consumer Energy and Commercial Energy. The Company operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, offering a range of energy products, including long-term fixed-price, variable rate and flat bill programs; home energy management services, including smart thermostats and tools to manage energy use at the appliance level, and residential solar panel installations. It markets under the brands, such as Just Energy, Hudson Energy, Amigo Energy, GreenStar Energy, Just Solar, Tara Energy and TerraPass. Just Energy’s commercial business is operated primarily through Hudson Energy. Hudson Energy offers fixed and variable rate natural gas and electricity contracts, as well as customized products. Just Energy also offers green products through its JustGreen Electricity and Natural Gas and TerraPass programs.

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