Scana Corporation (SCG) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Comparison

Scana Corporation (NYSE: SCG) is one of 83 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Scana Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Scana Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scana Corporation 13.99% 10.50% 3.24%
Scana Corporation Competitors -10.90% 3.28% 0.51%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Scana Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Scana Corporation $4.32 billion $1.61 billion 13.66
Scana Corporation Competitors $7.32 billion $2.16 billion 30.36

Scana Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Scana Corporation. Scana Corporation 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.

Volatility & Risk

Scana Corporation has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scana Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.70, meaning that their average share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Scana Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scana Corporation 2 5 1 0 1.88
Scana Corporation Competitors 694 3238 2439 52 2.29

Scana Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $68.21, suggesting a potential upside of 18.02%. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 5.57%. Given Scana Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Scana Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.7% of Scana Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Scana Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Scana Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Scana Corporation pays out 57.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 103.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Scana Corporation has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years. Scana Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Scana Corporation rivals beat Scana Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Scana Corporation

SCANA Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in South Carolina. The Company operates through segments, including Electric Operations, Gas Distribution, Gas Marketing and All Other. The Company is engaged in the purchase, transmission and sale of natural gas in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Electric Operations segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The Company’s regulated businesses include subsidiaries, such as South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), South Carolina Fuel Company, Inc. (Fuel Company), South Carolina Generating Company, Inc. (GENCO) and Public Service Company of North Carolina, Incorporated (PSNC Energy). The Company’s nonregulated businesses include subsidiaries, such as SCANA Energy Marketing, Inc. (SCANA Energy), ServiceCare, Inc., SCANA Services, Inc. and SCANA Corporate Security Services, Inc.

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