Entergy Corporation (ETR) is a leading utilities-diversified business based in the US. Entergy is listed on the NYSE and employs 13,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$73.1516 - $131.8666|
|50-day moving average||$98.1718|
|200-day moving average||$101.5415|
|Wall St. target price||$116.12|
|Dividend yield||$3.8 (4.04%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.891|
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Valuing Entergy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Entergy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Entergy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Entergy shares trade at around 14x 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.
However, Entergy's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the utilities-diversified industry or those of similar companies.
Entergy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8025. 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 Entergy'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 Entergy's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Entergy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Entergy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Entergy's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$10.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.75%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.24%|
|Return on equity TTM||13%|
|Market capitalisation||$18.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.9 million Entergy shares held short by investors – that's known as Entergy's "short interest". This figure is 42.8% up from 2.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Entergy shares can be evaluated.
Entergy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Entergy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Entergy shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Entergy's SIR currently stands at 2.14. In other words for every 100,000 Entergy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2140 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Entergy's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However Entergy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Entergy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Entergy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Entergy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Entergy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0166% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Entergy shares, roughly 17 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 Entergy.
Find out more about how you can short Entergy 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 Entergy.
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: 40.97
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Entergy's overall score of 40.97 (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 Entergy 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 Entergy's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 19.89/100
Entergy's environmental score of 19.89 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Entergy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 19.6/100
Entergy's social score of 19.6 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Entergy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.99/100
Entergy's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Entergy 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, Entergy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Entergy 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||40.97|
|Total ESG percentile||82.96|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 66.43% of net profits
Recently Entergy has paid out, on average, around 66.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Entergy shareholders could enjoy a 4.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Entergy's case, that would currently equate to about $3.8 per share.
Entergy's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Entergy's most recent dividend payout was on 1 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Entergy's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Over the last 12 months, Entergy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $73.1516 up to $131.8666. 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 Entergy's is 0.4884. This would suggest that Entergy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Entergy's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of electricity in the United States. The company generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, hydro, and solar power sources. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The company's Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. Its Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment engages in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sale of electric power to wholesale customers; provision of services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owning interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. The company's power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity, including approximately 9,000 MW of nuclear power. The company delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy Corporation was founded in 1949 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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