Both Azure Power Global Limited (NYSE:AZRE) and PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) are Electric Utilities companies, competing one another. We will contrast their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Azure Power Global Limited N/A 0.00 N/A -0.17 0.00
PG&E Corporation 16.77B 0.60 136.00M 0.55 47.33

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Azure Power Global Limited and PG&E Corporation.

Profitability

Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of Azure Power Global Limited and PG&E Corporation.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Azure Power Global Limited 0.00% -1.6% -0.2%
PG&E Corporation 0.81% 0.7% 0.2%

Liquidity

Azure Power Global Limited’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 1.4 and 1.4 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor PG&E Corporation are 0.7 and 0.6 respectively. Azure Power Global Limited therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to PG&E Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

Azure Power Global Limited and PG&E Corporation Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Azure Power Global Limited 0 0 0 0.00
PG&E Corporation 2 8 4 2.29

Meanwhile, PG&E Corporation’s consensus price target is $27.3, while its potential upside is 40.72%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Azure Power Global Limited and PG&E Corporation has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 35% and 84.9%. Azure Power Global Limited’s share held by insiders are 12.97%. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.1% of PG&E Corporation’s shares.

Performance

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 -1.78% -13.48% -31.85% -32.43% -25.75% -29.93%
PG&E Corporation -1.86% -46.95% -44.02% -34.88% -51.11% -42.25%

For the past year Azure Power Global Limited’s stock price has smaller decline than PG&E Corporation.

Summary

On 9 of the 11 factors PG&E Corporation beats Azure Power Global Limited.

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.

PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. The companyÂ’s electricity distribution network consists of approximately 142,000 circuit miles of distribution lines, 59 transmission switching substations, and 606 distribution substations; and electricity transmission network comprises approximately 18,400 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines and 92 electric transmission substations. Its natural gas system consists of approximately 42,800 miles of distribution pipelines, approximately 6,700 miles of backbone and local transmission pipelines, and various storage facilities. The company operates various electricity generation facilities, such as nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil fuel-fired, and photovoltaic. PG&E Corporation was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.




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