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NRG Energy, Inc is an utilities-independent power producers business based in the US. NRG Energy shares (NRG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NRG Energy employs 4,577 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9.3 billion.
|52-week range||USD$18.866 - USD$43.54|
|50-day moving average||USD$40.6924|
|200-day moving average||USD$34.7836|
|Wall St. target price||USD$49.27|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.2 (3.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$16.376|
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Valuing NRG Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NRG Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
NRG Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, NRG Energy shares trade at around 2x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
NRG Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2795. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into NRG Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
NRG Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a NRG Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$9.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||2170.68%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$9.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 7.0 million NRG Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as NRG Energy's "short interest". This figure is 1.9% down from 7.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting NRG Energy shares can be evaluated.
NRG Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NRG Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NRG Energy shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). NRG Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.72. In other words for every 100,000 NRG Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2720 shares are currently held short.
However NRG Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NRG Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable NRG Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NRG Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NRG Energy shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0328% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NRG Energy shares, roughly 33 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against NRG Energy.
Find out more about how you can short NRG Energy stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NRG Energy.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 35.19
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NRG Energy's overall score of 35.19 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NRG Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 20.81/100
Social score: 10.12/100
Governance score: 4.75/100
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NRG Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that NRG Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||35.19|
|Total ESG percentile||82.5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 39.14% of net profits
Recently NRG Energy has paid out, on average, around 39.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NRG Energy shareholders could enjoy a 3.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NRG Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.
While NRG Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that NRG Energy may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
NRG Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 16 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
NRG Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 June 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NRG Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NRG Energy shares which in turn could have impacted NRG Energy's share price.
Over the last 12 months, NRG Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.866 up to $43.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while NRG Energy's is 0.9408. This would suggest that NRG Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through Generation and Retail segments. The company is involved in the producing, selling, and delivering electricity and related products and services to 3.7 million residential, industrial, and commercial consumers. It generates electricity using natural gas, coal, oil, solar, nuclear, and battery storage. The company also provides system power, distributed generation, renewable products, backup generation, storage and distributed solar, demand response, energy efficiency, advisory, and on-site energy solutions; and carbon management and specialty services. In addition, it trades in electric power, natural gas, and related commodity and financial products, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. Further, the company procures fuels; provides transportation services; and directly sells energy, services, and products and services to retail customers under the NRG, Reliant, Green Mountain Energy, Stream, XOOM Energy, and other names. As of December 31, 2019, it owns fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable plants with generation capacity of 23,000 megawatts. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
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