Public Service Enterprise Group Inc

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PEG : NYSE : Utilities
$46.60 | %
Today's Range: 45.84 - 46.68
Avg. Daily Volume: 3,077,900
07/22/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PUBLIC SERVICE ENTRP GRP INC's gross profit margin for the first 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 weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.58 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.06% 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 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2616.03135.0
EBITDA ($mil)1051.01378.0
EBIT ($mil)827.01048.0
Net Income ($mil)471.0586.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)592.01008.0
Total Assets ($mil)38126.035827.0
Total Debt ($mil)10250.09084.0
Equity ($mil)13318.012557.0


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin40.1843.96
EBITDA Margin40.1743.95
Operating Margin31.6133.43
Sales Turnover0.260.3
Return on Assets4.14.79
Return on Equity11.7413.68
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.111.15
Debt/Capital0.430.42
Interest Expense92.098.0
Interest Coverage8.9910.69


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)505.0505.81
Div / share0.410.39
EPS0.931.15
Book value / share26.3724.83
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3065248.03070765.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.87 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.74 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.51. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PUBLIC SERVICE ENTRP GRP INC 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
PEG 14.93 Peers 21.87   PEG 6.72 Peers 8.69

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

PEG is trading at a significant 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.

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 15.85 Peers 20.09   PEG NM Peers 2.12

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.

 

Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
PEG 1.74 Peers 2.51   PEG -8.88 Peers -4.94

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 2.35 Peers 2.60   PEG -8.36 Peers -3.55

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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