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
Debt/Capital0.660.64
Interest Expense88.094.3
Interest Coverage2.812.33


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)323.16319.11
Div / share0.170.16
EPS0.280.2
Book value / share12.612.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2947577.02905526.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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