WEC Energy Group IncFind Ratings Reports
WEC ENERGY GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. WEC ENERGY GROUP INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.44 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, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.81% 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 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1602.0||991.2|
|Net Income ($mil)||181.7||81.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||32.1||214.4|
|Total Assets ($mil)||29175.3||28614.5|
|Total Debt ($mil)||9925.7||9982.3|
|Profitability||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||31.91||33.72|
|Return on Assets||3.05||1.83|
|Return on Equity||10.03||6.14|
|Debt||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Share Data||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||315.62||315.68|
|Div / share||0.5||0.63|
|Book value / share||28.08||27.05|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1912900.0||1927297.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.79 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.21 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.39. 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, WEC ENERGY GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|WEC 22.04||Peers 24.79||WEC 10.85||Peers 8.37|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
WEC is trading at a discount to 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.
WEC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|WEC 19.98||Peers 18.71||WEC 0.87||Peers 1.53|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
WEC is trading at a premium 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.
WEC trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|WEC 2.21||Peers 2.39||WEC 22.17||Peers -2.48|
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.
WEC 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.
WEC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|WEC 2.66||Peers 2.63||WEC 58.35||Peers -3.45|
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.
WEC is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
WEC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.