PCG : NYSE : Utilities
$67.64 up 0.54 | 0.8%
Today's Range: 67.13 - 67.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 2640200.0
07/20/17 - 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
Interest Expense218.0203.0
Interest Coverage4.332.77

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)510.61495.61
Div / share0.490.46
Book value / share36.4434.03
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2618653.02052277.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.60 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.82 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.90. 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.

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PCG 17.94 Peers 20.60   PCG 6.86 Peers 8.45

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.

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  Price to
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PCG 17.28 Peers 17.79   PCG 0.56 Peers 1.79

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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PCG 1.82 Peers 1.90   PCG 89.23 Peers 0.49

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.

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  Sales Growth
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PCG 1.88 Peers 2.31   PCG 6.22 Peers 22.57

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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