NextEra Energy Inc.

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NEE : NYSE : Utilities
$161.04 | %
Today's Range: 158.26 - 161.68
Avg. Daily Volume: 2068100.0
03/16/18 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NEXTERA ENERGY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. NEXTERA ENERGY INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.40 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 15.88% 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 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)4010.03698.0
EBITDA ($mil)1750.01555.0
EBIT ($mil)1969.0740.0
Net Income ($mil)2155.0966.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1714.01292.0
Total Assets ($mil)97827.089993.0
Total Debt ($mil)35081.030840.0
Equity ($mil)28208.024341.0

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin43.6442.05
EBITDA Margin43.6442.04
Operating Margin49.120.01
Sales Turnover0.180.18
Return on Assets5.493.23
Return on Equity19.0611.96
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.640.68
Interest Expense387.0-387.0
Interest Coverage5.09-1.91

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)471.0468.0
Div / share0.980.87
Book value / share59.8952.01
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2128497.01524456.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.48 for the Electric Utilities industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.58 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.89. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NEE 13.55 Peers 23.48   NEE 11.33 Peers 7.56

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NEE is trading at a significant discount to 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 significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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NEE 18.48 Peers 16.03   NEE NM Peers 5.32

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.


Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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NEE 2.58 Peers 1.89   NEE 82.24 Peers 33.53

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.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

NEE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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NEE 4.23 Peers 2.15   NEE 6.43 Peers 9.42

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.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

NEE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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