Portland General Electric Company POR is benefiting from focus on delivering safe, clean and reliable energy to customers. More than 50% of its retail revenues come from residential customers. Nearly 81% of electricity supplied to customers comes from clean sources like natural gas, hydro, wind and solar power. The company aims to exit coal-fired generation by 2030.
Let’s focus on the factors that make this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock a strong investment pick this summer. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the company’s earnings for 2020 has been unchanged at $2.38 per share in the past 60 days, while the same for 2021 moved up 1.2% to $2.53 in the same time frame.
Surprise History & Long-Term Earnings Growth
Portland General Electric’s trailing three-quarter positive earnings surprise is 1.5%, on average.
Its long-term (three to five years) earnings growth is currently pegged at 5.3%.
Capital Investment Plan
For the 2020-2024 period, the company expects to make investments of approximately $2,810 million. The investment will be aimed at updating and replacing aging generation, transmission as well as distribution equipment. Portland General Electric’s objective is to build a smarter and resilient grid, which will assist it in providing reliable services to customers.
Debt/Capital & Dividend Yield
The company’s current debt to capital is pegged at 49.74% compared with the industry’s 50.42%.
Currently, it has a dividend yield of 3.74% compared with the industry’s 3.6%.
In the past five years, the stock has gained 20.5% compared with the industry’s growth of 10.5%.
Other Stocks to Consider
Other top-ranked stocks in the same space include NextEra Energy Inc. NEE, PNM Resources Inc. PNM and CMS Energy Corporation CMS, each carrying a Zacks Rank of 2.
NextEra Energy, PNM Resources and CMS Energy delivered average positive earnings surprise of 2.4%, 1.2% and 0.8%, respectively, in the last four quarters.
Long-term earnings growth for NextEra Energy, PNM Resources and CMS Energy is currently projected at 7.9%, 6.2% and 6.9%, respectively.
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