WEC Energy Group Inc

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WEC : NYSE : Utilities
$64.96 -0.04 | -0.062%
Today's Range: 64.75 - 65.3
Avg. Daily Volume: 1485500.0
09/20/17 - 1:46 PM ET

Financial Analysis

WEC ENERGY GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. WEC ENERGY GROUP INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.37 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.60% 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 ($mil)1631.51602.0
EBITDA ($mil)559.9511.2
EBIT ($mil)362.2321.2
Net Income ($mil)199.4181.7

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)36.532.1
Total Assets ($mil)30559.629175.3
Total Debt ($mil)10282.99925.7
Equity ($mil)9183.28863.9

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin34.3231.91
EBITDA Margin34.3131.91
Operating Margin22.220.05
Sales Turnover0.250.25
Return on Assets3.163.05
Return on Equity10.5310.03
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.640.83
Interest Expense101.9100.1
Interest Coverage3.553.21

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)315.58315.62
Div / share0.520.5
Book value / share29.128.08
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1482264.01660622.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.71 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.26 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.25. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WEC 21.65 Peers 21.71   WEC 9.67 Peers 8.33

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

WEC 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.

WEC is trading at a premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WEC 20.00 Peers 18.84   WEC 4.59 Peers 3.35

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.


Premium. 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 premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
WEC 2.26 Peers 2.25   WEC 8.18 Peers 29.77

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.


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

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

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WEC 2.73 Peers 2.45   WEC 3.64 Peers 7.51

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.

WEC 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.

WEC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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