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5 South America Utility Stocks With Upside

3. Enersis (ENI) is a Chile-based company engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

Operating through subsidiaries, Enersis had an installed capacity of 14,851 MW and supplied electricity to nearly 12.8 million customers, or approximately 45 million inhabitants.

In terms of operating profits, distribution and generation account for 45% and 55%, respectively. Chile and Columbia are major contributors to operating profit, representing an average 48% and 24%, respectively.

At the end of September 2010, revenue stood at $13 billion, with operating profit at $4.3 billion. Leverage declined to 0.97 for September 2010 from 1.07 for the whole of 2009.

The stock is trading at 11 times its estimated 2011 earnings and consensus estimates project 32% upside in the next one year.

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