Centrica plc (CNA) is a leading utilities-diversified business based in the UK. Centrica is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 25,835 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||26.4984p - 83.0237p|
|50-day moving average||46.6974p|
|200-day moving average||44.0304p|
|Wall St. target price||153.87p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (31.45%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||-10.7p|
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Valuing Centrica stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Centrica's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Centrica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 49.659. 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 Centrica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Centrica's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Centrica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £3.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Centrica's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Centrica's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£21.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||£6.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||-40.34%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 Centrica.
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: 22.68
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Centrica's overall score of 22.68 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Centrica 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Centrica's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 10.03/100
Centrica's environmental score of 10.03 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Centrica is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.01/100
Centrica's social score of 12.01 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Centrica is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.64/100
Centrica's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Centrica is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Centrica scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Centrica has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||22.68|
|Total ESG percentile||35.14|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Centrica to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Centrica's shares were split on a 9:10 basis on 25 October 2004. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 9 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Centrica shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 11.1% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Centrica shares which in turn could have impacted Centrica's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Centrica's shares have ranged in value from as little as 26.4984p up to 83.0237p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Centrica's is 1.2753. This would suggest that Centrica's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put Centrica's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Centrica plc operates as an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Norway, the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through Centrica Consumer, Centrica Business, and Upstream segments. It supplies gas and electricity to residential customers, as well as offers energy-related services; and generates power from combined cycle gas turbines and nuclear assets. The company also provides installation, repair, and maintenance services for domestic central heating and cooling systems and related appliances, as well as offers maintenance/breakdown services. In addition, it is involved in the procurement, trading, and optimization of energy; and supplies energy efficiency solutions and technologies to residential customers. Further, the company produces and processes gas and oil; develops new fields to maintain reserves; constructs, owns, and exploits infrastructure; and engages in the social enterprise investment fund activities. Additionally, it provides vehicle leasing, commercial, and insurance services, as well as energy management products and services; and operates a gas storage, and franchise network. The company also provides liquefied natural gas vessel chartering services. It primarily supplies energy and services to approximately 26.2 million customers under the British Gas, Bord Gáis, Direct Energy, and Hive brands. The company was formerly known as Yieldtop plc and changed its name to Centrica plc in December 1996. Centrica plc was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Windsor, the United Kingdom.
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