Sempra Energy

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SRE : NYSE : Utilities
$112.99 -0.62 | -0.55%
Today's Range: 112.91 - 113.94
Avg. Daily Volume: 992300.0
04/26/17 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SEMPRA ENERGY's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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. SEMPRA ENERGY has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.33 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.65% 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 ($mil)2870.02701.0
EBITDA ($mil)932.0820.0
EBIT ($mil)590.0495.0
Net Income ($mil)379.0369.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)415.0430.0
Total Assets ($mil)47786.041150.0
Total Debt ($mil)17121.014663.0
Equity ($mil)12971.011829.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin32.4730.36
EBITDA Margin32.4730.35
Operating Margin20.5618.33
Sales Turnover0.210.25
Return on Assets2.863.28
Return on Equity10.5611.4
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.520.63
Interest Expense166.0168.0
Interest Coverage3.552.95

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)250.15248.3
Div / share0.760.7
Book value / share51.8547.64
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume974124.01298118.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.22 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.17 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.35. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, SEMPRA ENERGY seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SRE 20.64 Peers 20.22   SRE 12.11 Peers 8.54

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

SRE is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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SRE 19.96 Peers 17.95   SRE NM Peers 3.61

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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SRE 2.17 Peers 2.35   SRE 1.30 Peers 18.18

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.


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

However, SRE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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SRE 2.76 Peers 2.46   SRE -0.47 Peers 0.01

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.


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

SRE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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