NiSource Inc

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NI : NYSE : Utilities
$26.26 | %
Today's Range: 25.85 - 26.29
Avg. Daily Volume: 3,009,700
07/22/16 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NISOURCE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. NISOURCE 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 40.64% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1436.61852.2
EBITDA ($mil)514.2511.3
EBIT ($mil)381.4386.3
Net Income ($mil)179.7268.4


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)43.163.6
Total Assets ($mil)17471.424898.9
Total Debt ($mil)7014.68734.6
Equity ($mil)3872.36523.5


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin35.7927.61
EBITDA Margin35.7927.6
Operating Margin26.5520.86
Sales Turnover0.240.19
Return on Assets1.132.13
Return on Equity4.572.68
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.560.82
Debt/Capital0.640.57
Interest Expense90.592.8
Interest Coverage4.214.16


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)321.36317.28
Div / share0.160.26
EPS0.560.59
Book value / share12.0520.56
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3066350.02770222.0

Valuation


BUY. NISOURCE INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 21.75 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.03. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.16 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.50. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly 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 48.17 Peers 21.75   NI 7.22 Peers 8.63

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

NI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Discount. 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 discount 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 22.82 Peers 20.01   NI 0.58 Peers 2.07

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 2.16 Peers 2.50   NI -1.82 Peers -4.79

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 1.97 Peers 2.59   NI -11.83 Peers -3.56

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 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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