Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT)’s Financial Results Comparing With Evergy Inc. (NYSE:EVRG)

This is a contrast between Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:LNT) and Evergy Inc. (NYSE:EVRG) based on their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Electric Utilities and they also compete with each other.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliant Energy Corporation 3.53B 3.13 512.10M 2.17 21.36
Evergy Inc. 4.28B 3.45 535.80M 2.31 23.97

Table 1 highlights Alliant Energy Corporation and Evergy Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Evergy Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Alliant Energy Corporation. Presently more affordable of the two stocks is the business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Alliant Energy Corporation?s current price-to-earnings ratio is lower than that of Evergy Inc., which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 shows Alliant Energy Corporation and Evergy Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliant Energy Corporation 14.51% 11.5% 3.4%
Evergy Inc. 12.52% 6% 2.4%

Volatility and Risk

A beta of 0.32 shows that Alliant Energy Corporation is 68.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Evergy Inc. is 73.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 0.27 beta.


The current Quick Ratio of Alliant Energy Corporation is 0.3 while its Current Ratio is 0.5. Meanwhile, Evergy Inc. has a Current Ratio of 0.6 while its Quick Ratio is 0.4. Evergy Inc. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Alliant Energy Corporation.


Alliant Energy Corporation pays out a $1.34 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 2.82% dividend yield. Evergy Inc. has an annual dividend pay of $1.74 per share while its annual dividend yield is 2.98%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Alliant Energy Corporation and Evergy Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 78.3% and 86.3% respectively. Alliant Energy Corporation’s share held by insiders are 0.2%. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.2% of Evergy Inc.?s shares.


In this table we show 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)
Alliant Energy Corporation 2.07% 4.07% 3.37% 7.83% 20.24% 9.54%
Evergy Inc. -0.66% -3.58% -6.53% -3.22% 12.43% -2.64%

For the past year Alliant Energy Corporation had bullish trend while Evergy Inc. had bearish trend.


On 11 of the 15 factors Evergy Inc. beats Alliant Energy Corporation.

Alliant Energy Corporation operates as a utility holding company that provides regulated electricity and natural gas services to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in the Midwest region of the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric, Gas, and Other. The company, through its subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), primarily generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Iowa; sells electricity to wholesale customers in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa; and generates and distributes steam in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Alliant Energy, through its subsidiary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas in Wisconsin; and sells electricity to wholesale customers in Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2016, IPL supplied electricity to 490,000 retail customers and natural gas to 220,000 retail customers; and WPL supplied electricity to 470,000 retail customers and natural gas to 190,000 retail customers. It offers electric utility services to retail customers in food and industrial manufacturing, chemical, and paper industries. In addition, the company holds investments in various businesses, which provide freight services through a short-line railway between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa; a barge terminal and hauling services on the Mississippi River; and other transfer and storage services. Further, it owns a non-regulated 347 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired electric generating unit near Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; and owns the non-regulated 99 MW Franklin County wind farm located in Franklin County, Iowa. Alliant Energy Corporation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Evergy, Inc. supplies electricity in Kansas and Missouri. The company owns, operates, and maintains approximately 51,000 miles of distribution lines and 13,000 megawatts of generation. It serves approximately 1.6 million customers, including 1,000,000 customers in Kansas and 600,000 customers in Missouri under the Westar and KCP&L brand names. The company is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

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