NiSource Inc

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NI : NYSE : Utilities
$23.87 | %
Today's Range: 23.69 - 23.94
Avg. Daily Volume: 3002000.0
03/24/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NISOURCE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. NISOURCE INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.16 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.92% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1297.01097.8
EBITDA ($mil)388.1352.9
EBIT ($mil)247.0219.5
Net Income ($mil)88.859.4

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)36.045.2
Total Assets ($mil)18691.917492.5
Total Debt ($mil)7909.36949.6
Equity ($mil)4071.23843.5

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin29.9232.15
EBITDA Margin29.9232.14
Operating Margin19.0419.99
Sales Turnover0.240.27
Return on Assets1.771.63
Return on Equity8.054.76
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.510.59
Interest Expense88.094.3
Interest Coverage2.812.33

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)323.16319.11
Div / share0.170.16
Book value / share12.612.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2947577.02905526.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.26 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.89 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.35. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NI 23.28 Peers 20.26   NI 9.55 Peers 8.56

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

NI is trading at a premium 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.

NI is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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NI 19.31 Peers 17.96   NI 1.57 Peers 3.58

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

NI is trading at a premium to its peers.


Discount. 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.

NI trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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NI 1.89 Peers 2.35   NI 78.94 Peers 17.95

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NI is trading at a discount to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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NI 1.71 Peers 2.48   NI -3.43 Peers 0.01

Discount. 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.

NI is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


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

NI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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