CNA:LSE-Centrica plc (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Utilities-Diversified | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 51.94

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Market Cap

GBX 3.05B

Volume

0.03B

Average Target Price

GBX 67.50 (+29.96%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

Centrica plc operates as an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Norway, the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through Centrica Consumer, Centrica Business, and Upstream segments. It supplies gas and electricity to residential customers, as well as offers energy-related services; and generates power from combined cycle gas turbines and nuclear assets. The company also provides installation, repair, and maintenance services for domestic central heating and cooling systems and related appliances, as well as offers maintenance/breakdown services. In addition, it is involved in the procurement, trading, and optimization of energy; and supplies energy efficiency solutions and technologies to residential customers. Further, the company produces and processes gas and oil; develops new fields to maintain reserves; constructs, owns, and exploits infrastructure; and engages in the social enterprise investment fund activities. Additionally, it provides vehicle leasing, commercial, and insurance services, as well as energy management products and services; and operates a gas storage, and franchise network. The company also provides liquefied natural gas vessel chartering services. It primarily supplies energy and services to approximately 26.2 million customers under the British Gas, Bord Gáis, Direct Energy, and Hive brands. The company was formerly known as Yieldtop plc and changed its name to Centrica plc in December 1996. Centrica plc was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Address: Millstream, Windsor, United Kingdom, SL4 5GD

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Largest Industry Peers for Utilities-Diversified

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
NG:LSE National Grid plc

N/A

GBX29.39B 19.81 12.87
SSE:LSE SSE plc

N/A

GBX13.66B 14.69 11.30
TEP:LSE Telecom Plus PLC

N/A

GBX0.98B 26.54 17.08
IES:LSE Invinity Energy Systems plc

N/A

GBX0.12B N/A N/A
EQT:LSE EQTEC plc

N/A

GBX0.11B N/A N/A
YU:LSE Yü Group PLC

N/A

GBX0.05B N/A 0.44

ETFs Containing CNA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Utilities-Diversified)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 11.46% 86% B 80% B-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 11.46% 86% B 79% C+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -25.54% 17% F 9% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -25.54% 17% F 8% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -76.98% 20% F 7% F
Dividend Return 20.36% 25% F 73% C
Total Return -56.62% 20% F 11% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -31.26% 17% F 2% F
Dividend Return 5.59% 60% D- 86% B
Total Return -25.67% 17% F 4% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 18.73% 50% F 53% F
Risk Adjusted Return -137.07% 17% F 1% F
Market Capitalization 3.05B 71% C- 92% A-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Utilities-Diversified)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 74.20 25% F 11% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.29 71% C- 27% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 2.18 57% F 58% F
EV/EBITDA 3.63 80% B- 87% B+
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -27.20% 43% F 21% F
Return on Invested Capital 26.09% 100% A+ 93% A
Return on Assets 7.22% 86% B 86% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 444.62% 20% F 3% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 1.31 50% F 18% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector