Sempra EnergyFind Ratings Reports
SEMPRA ENERGY's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly 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. SEMPRA ENERGY has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.26 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.14% 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||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2533.0||2156.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||260.0||17.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||293.0||633.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||49376.0||42875.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||18113.0||15862.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.37||14.98|
|Return on Assets||3.44||2.3|
|Return on Equity||12.73||8.35|
|Debt||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Share Data||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||251.0||248.0|
|Div / share||0.0||0.76|
|Book value / share||53.2||47.58|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1185188.0||1111178.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.43 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.18 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.21. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SEMPRA ENERGY proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SRE 17.15||Peers 21.43||SRE 8.75||Peers 8.18|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SRE is trading at a discount 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.
SRE is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|SRE 20.62||Peers 18.48||SRE NM||Peers 2.93|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
SRE is trading at a premium 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.
SRE's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|SRE 2.18||Peers 2.21||SRE 72.19||Peers 29.48|
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.
SRE 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.
SRE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SRE 2.65||Peers 2.41||SRE 10.13||Peers 7.50|
Premium. 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.
SRE is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
SRE has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.