Public Service Enterprise Group Inc

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PEG : NYSE : Utilities
$44.51 -0.23 | -0.51%
Today's Range: 44.21 - 44.72
Avg. Daily Volume: 2502900.0
03/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PUBLIC SERVICE ENTRP GRP 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. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. PUBLIC SERVICE ENTRP GRP INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.48 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged 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 ($mil)2100.02278.0
EBITDA ($mil)637.0786.0
EBIT ($mil)407.0532.0
Net Income ($mil)-98.0309.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)423.0394.0
Total Assets ($mil)40070.037535.0
Total Debt ($mil)11783.09932.0
Equity ($mil)13130.013066.0


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin30.3334.5
EBITDA Margin30.3334.5
Operating Margin19.3823.35
Sales Turnover0.230.28
Return on Assets2.214.47
Return on Equity6.7512.85
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.990.98
Debt/Capital0.470.43
Interest Expense97.0102.0
Interest Coverage4.25.22


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)504.87505.28
Div / share0.410.39
EPS-0.190.6
Book value / share26.0125.86
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2483907.02821464.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.26 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.33. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.73 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.35. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PEG 25.75 Peers 20.26   PEG 6.87 Peers 8.56

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

PEG 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.

PEG 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
PEG 15.18 Peers 17.96   PEG 0.39 Peers 3.58

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

PEG is trading at a discount 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.

PEG 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
PEG 1.73 Peers 2.35   PEG -46.97 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.

PEG is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, PEG 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
PEG 2.47 Peers 2.48   PEG -11.59 Peers 0.01

Average. 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.

PEG is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.

 

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

PEG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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