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Argentinian (MERVAL) Utilities Sector Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D4.7%
  • 3M19.3%
  • 1Y150.9%
  • YTD126.4%

In the last week, the Utilities industry is up 2.2%, with Central Puerto up 10%. This means that the industry has gained 145% over the past year. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 27% annually.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the Argentinian Utilities Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Mon, 28 Nov 2022AR$1.1tAR$607.1bAR$80.0b12.2x14.3x1.9x
Wed, 26 Oct 2022AR$938.5bAR$560.9bAR$60.6b8.7x15.5x1.7x
Fri, 23 Sep 2022AR$1.1tAR$614.9bAR$63.3b11.5x17.2x1.8x
Sun, 21 Aug 2022AR$984.7bAR$605.5bAR$43.7b13.1x22.5x1.6x
Tue, 19 Jul 2022AR$764.0bAR$558.8bAR$22.8b12.5x33.6x1.4x
Thu, 16 Jun 2022AR$618.8bAR$537.1bAR$17.9b11.6x34.5x1.2x
Sat, 14 May 2022AR$608.4bAR$542.3bAR$19.8b13.1x30.7x1.1x
Mon, 11 Apr 2022AR$618.4bAR$509.5b-AR$9,050,143,706.008x-68.3x1.2x
Wed, 09 Mar 2022AR$608.0bAR$407.2b-AR$15,079,317,460.009.5x-40.3x1.5x
Fri, 04 Feb 2022AR$550.8bAR$407.2b-AR$15,079,317,460.007.5x-36.5x1.4x
Sun, 02 Jan 2022AR$512.8bAR$407.2b-AR$15,079,317,460.006.6x-34x1.3x
Tue, 30 Nov 2021AR$474.2bAR$436.1b-AR$8,120,874,146.0027x-58.4x1.1x
Thu, 28 Oct 2021AR$544.1bAR$419.2b-AR$12,227,008,146.0027.8x-44.5x1.3x
Sat, 25 Sep 2021AR$429.7bAR$419.2b-AR$12,227,008,146.0025.5x-35.1x1x
Mon, 23 Aug 2021AR$349.1bAR$423.0b-AR$13,557,372,086.0016.1x-25.8x0.8x
Sat, 10 Jul 2021AR$324.0bAR$423.0b-AR$13,557,372,086.0015.9x-23.9x0.8x
Fri, 02 Apr 2021AR$254.3bAR$403.4b-AR$9,686,802,741.005.2x-26.3x0.6x
Mon, 04 Jan 2021AR$263.0bAR$404.3b-AR$4,822,884,946.006.5x-54.5x0.7x
Thu, 08 Oct 2020AR$221.1bAR$451.0bAR$24.5b4.3x9x0.5x
Wed, 01 Jul 2020AR$187.9bAR$482.1bAR$29.5b3.1x6.4x0.4x
Sat, 04 Apr 2020AR$144.9bAR$506.6bAR$68.7b2x2.1x0.3x
Tue, 07 Jan 2020AR$229.2bAR$504.3bAR$75.1b2.9x3.1x0.5x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: AR$192.1bTotal Earnings: AR$102.3bTotal Revenue: AR$540.0bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
Argentinian Utilities Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average -7.8x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the Argentinean Utilities industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 13.9x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of -7.8x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 0.87x is lower than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.8x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Utilities industry have declined 7.9% per year over the last three years.
  • Meanwhile revenues for these companies have grown 4.0% per year.
  • This means that although more sales are being generated, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the Argentinian Utilities sector?

AR Market3.96%
Gas Utilities13.44%
Renewable Energy8.46%
Electric Utilities1.01%
Other Utilities0%
Water Utilities0%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Renewable Energy industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 35.3% and investors are willing to pay a premium for that growth.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Gas Utilities industry, although it looks like investor sentiment has improved given that it's trading above its 3-year average.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Renewable Energy industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 35% over the next 5 years.
  • In contrast, the Electric Utilities industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 24% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
CEPU Central PuertoAR$175.0010.1%
CGPA2 Camuzzi Gas PampeanaAR$151.5027.8%
PAMP Pampa EnergíaAR$356.751.7%
METR MetroGASAR$86.0013.9%
DGCU2 Distribuidora de Gas CuyanaAR$113.509.1%
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