PCG : NYSE : Utilities
$58.38 up 0.1 | 0.17%
Today's Range: 57.64 - 58.38
Avg. Daily Volume: 2539600.0
12/05/16 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PG&E CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged 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. PG&E CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.55 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.67% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4810.04550.0
EBITDA ($mil)1472.01386.0
EBIT ($mil)778.0733.0
Net Income ($mil)391.0310.0


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)239.0441.0
Total Assets ($mil)66565.061989.0
Total Debt ($mil)17833.016426.0
Equity ($mil)17606.016820.0


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin30.630.46
EBITDA Margin30.630.46
Operating Margin16.1716.11
Sales Turnover0.260.27
Return on Assets1.271.42
Return on Equity4.745.17
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.921.0
Debt/Capital0.50.49
Interest Expense211.0194.0
Interest Coverage3.693.78


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)505.18490.18
Div / share0.490.46
EPS0.770.63
Book value / share34.8534.31
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2641729.02776851.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 22.53 for the Electric Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.16. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.68 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.73. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and 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
PCG 35.13 Peers 22.53   PCG 7.28 Peers 6.95

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

PCG is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Average. 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.

PCG is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PCG 16.07 Peers 15.92   PCG 0.32 Peers 4.95

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

PCG is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

PCG 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
PCG 1.68 Peers 1.73   PCG -6.71 Peers 3.06

Average. 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.

PCG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

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

However, PCG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PCG 1.73 Peers 2.04   PCG 0.86 Peers -2.35

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.

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

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

PCG has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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