We will be contrasting the differences between Azure Power Global Limited (NYSE:AZRE) and Atlantica Yield plc (NASDAQ:AY) as far as dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Electric Utilities industry.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Azure Power Global Limited N/A 0.00 N/A -0.09 0.00
Atlantica Yield plc 1.07B 1.82 41.60M -0.15 0.00

In table 1 we can see Azure Power Global Limited and Atlantica Yield plc’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 shows us Azure Power Global Limited and Atlantica Yield plc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Azure Power Global Limited 0.00% 0% 0%
Atlantica Yield plc 3.89% 0% 0%


Azure Power Global Limited has a Current Ratio of 2.7 and a Quick Ratio of 2.7. Competitively, Atlantica Yield plc’s Current Ratio is 1.5 and has 1.5 Quick Ratio. Azure Power Global Limited’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Atlantica Yield plc.


Atlantica Yield plc has an annual dividend pay of $1.39 per share while its annual dividend yield is 7.18%. No dividend is paid out by Azure Power Global Limited

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 81.2% of Azure Power Global Limited shares and 55% of Atlantica Yield plc shares. Insiders owned roughly 12.98% of Azure Power Global Limited’s shares. Insiders Comparatively, owned 41.55% of Atlantica Yield plc shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Azure Power Global Limited 0.18% 2.54% 15.55% -29.03% -32.14% 21.55%
Atlantica Yield plc 2.36% 11.12% 1.73% -3.62% 0% 1.99%

For the past year Azure Power Global Limited’s stock price has bigger growth than Atlantica Yield plc.


Atlantica Yield plc beats Azure Power Global Limited on 5 of the 8 factors.

Azure Power Global Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, construction, ownership, operation, maintenance, and management of solar power plants in India. It generates solar energy based on long-term contracts with Indian government entities, as well as other non-governmental energy distribution companies and commercial customers. As of March 31, 2017, it had an installed capacity of 12.2 gigawatts. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New Delhi, India.

Atlantica Yield plc acquires, owns, and manages renewable energy, conventional power, electric transmission lines and water assets in North America, South America, Spain, Algeria, and South Africa. As of December 31, 2016, it had 21 contracted assets, including 1,442 megawatts (MW) of renewable generation assets comprising solar power and wind plants; 300 MW of conventional power generation assets that produce electricity and steam from natural gas; 1,099 miles of electric transmission lines; and desalination plants with an aggregate capacity of 10.5 million cubic feet per day. The company was formerly known as Abengoa Yield plc and changed its name to Atlantica Yield plc in May 2016. Atlantica Yield plc was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Brentford, the United Kingdom.

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