NEXTERA ENERGY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. NEXTERA ENERGY INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.28 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 10.39% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||4664.0||3630.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||884.0||327.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||577.0||438.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||74929.0||69306.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||29024.0||28426.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.81||35.26|
|Return on Assets||3.28||2.75|
|Return on Equity||12.37||9.29|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||436.48||435.0|
|Div / share||0.73||0.66|
|Book value / share||45.63||41.47|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2130643.0||1828143.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 18.40 for the Electric Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.15. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.44 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.70. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NEXTERA ENERGY INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NEE 19.86||Peers 18.40||NEE 8.83||Peers 7.16|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
NEE is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
NEE is trading at a premium to its peers.
|NEE 18.54||Peers 17.58||NEE 26.48||Peers 6.42|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
NEE is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
NEE trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|NEE 2.44||Peers 1.70||NEE 42.49||Peers 53.47|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
NEE is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, NEE is expected to trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|NEE 2.85||Peers 1.98||NEE 12.45||Peers 5.67|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
NEE is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
NEE has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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