Foreign Utilities: Income and Diversification
Second largest is the French company, Veolia Environnement SA (VE), which in addition to electrical production, is also in the business of water distribution, waste management, and road and rail transportation. They even provide major water distribution in North America. P/E is 30, P/S is .79 and its yield is 1.6%. Pays only once a year.
Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEP) is the third largest, and is based in Seoul, South Korea. Unfortunately, they don't pay a dividend.
Scottish Power plc (SPI), based in Glasgow, Scotland, provides electricity throughout the United Kingdom. P/E is a low 9.4, P/S is 2, and the yield is 3%, which it has historically paid four times a year.
International Power plc (IPR) based in London, generates electricity from coal [which it gets from its own mines], gas, oil, wind, and water. P/E is 16, P/S is 2.4 and the yield is only 1%, which it only pays annually.
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. (EOC) is a Santiago, Chile company which provides electricity to Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. P/E is 33, P/S is 4.5 and the yield is only .8%. Historically, the company has paid dividends only once or twice a year.
Author does not own any of the above.