UPDATE: UBS Starts Brookfield Renewable Energy (BEP) at Buy

March 28, 2022 4:05 AM EDT
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(Updated - March 28, 2022 4:10 AM EDT)

UBS analyst William Grippin initiates coverage on Brookfield Renewable Energy (NYSE: BEP) with a Buy rating and a price target of $46.00.

The analyst comments "We initiate coverage of Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP) with a Buy rating and $46 price target. BEP offers investors relatively differentiated pure-play renewables exposure with 5% p.a. DPS growth underpinned by a stable core hydroelectric portfolio, a globally diversified asset base, and an industry leading development pipeline. We believe cash generation is set to inflect, with FFO/sh growth accelerating to 14% p.a. in 2022-23E from 9% in 2021 driven by BEP's inflation-linked offtake contracts and selffunded investment needs. In our view, BEP's ~130bps dividend yield premium to the peer average is justified by these attributes. Our $46 PT implies 15% total return potential. BEP shares have outperformed the peer group by 10% since 24 Feb 2022. For investors looking for more upside potential, we highlight NextEra Energy Partners (NEP, Buy) and Clearway (CWEN.A, Buy) offering ~20% total return opportunities."

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Shares of Brookfield Renewable Energy closed at $39.81 yesterday.

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