PCG : NYSE : Utilities
$67.37 | %
Today's Range: 67.21 - 67.695
Avg. Daily Volume: 2425700.0
05/26/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PG&E CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased 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 0.58 which 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 10.32% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)4268.03974.0
EBITDA ($mil)1655.01260.0
EBIT ($mil)943.0563.0
Net Income ($mil)579.0110.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)171.0376.0
Total Assets ($mil)69164.064650.0
Total Debt ($mil)18276.017375.0
Equity ($mil)18605.016864.0


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin38.7831.71
EBITDA Margin38.7731.7
Operating Margin22.0914.17
Sales Turnover0.260.26
Return on Assets2.711.49
Return on Equity10.05.63
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.910.94
Debt/Capital0.50.51
Interest Expense218.0203.0
Interest Coverage4.332.77


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)510.61495.61
Div / share0.490.46
EPS1.130.22
Book value / share36.4434.03
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2318235.02052119.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.46 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.80 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.94. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PG&E CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PCG 17.79 Peers 20.46   PCG 6.80 Peers 8.35

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

PCG is trading at a discount 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.

PCG 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
PCG 17.18 Peers 17.70   PCG 0.56 Peers 1.77

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 1.80 Peers 1.94   PCG 89.23 Peers -10.71

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.

 

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

PCG 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
PCG 1.87 Peers 2.28   PCG 6.22 Peers 9.75

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.

 

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

PCG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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