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Executive Summary

Northland Power Inc., an independent power producer, develops, builds, owns, and operates clean and green power projects primarily in Canada and Europe.

Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Northland Power's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NPI has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CA Renewable Energy


CA Market

1 Year Return




CA Renewable Energy


CA Market

Return vs Industry: NPI exceeded the Canadian Renewable Energy industry which returned 15.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NPI exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.1%-1.1%0.8%
30 Day5.4%0.9%-0.8%
90 Day19.1%4.7%9.1%
1 Year40.6%34.7%21.8%16.6%-8.0%-11.1%
3 Year71.9%48.9%40.6%21.7%4.4%-5.5%
5 Year167.3%108.7%87.6%46.8%22.0%3.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Northland Power's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Northland Power undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NPI (CA$34.37) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$41.75)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NPI is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NPI is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.3x) compared to the CA Renewable Energy industry average (26.1x).

PE vs Market: NPI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.3x) compared to the Canadian market (13.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: NPI's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NPI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.9x) compared to the CA Renewable Energy industry average (1.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Northland Power forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NPI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: NPI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: NPI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: NPI's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (5.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NPI's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if NPI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Northland Power performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NPI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NPI's current net profit margins (19.9%) are higher than last year (19.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NPI has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 51.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: NPI's earnings growth over the past year (21.8%) is below its 5-year average (51.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NPI earnings growth over the past year (21.8%) exceeded the Renewable Energy industry -19.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst NPI's Return on Equity (27.67%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Northland Power's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NPI's short term assets (CA$1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$1.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: NPI's short term assets (CA$1.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$8.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NPI's debt to equity ratio (462.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: NPI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 285.5% to 462.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NPI's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.7%).

Interest Coverage: NPI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Northland Power current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NPI's dividend (3.49%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.9%).

High Dividend: NPI's dividend (3.49%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (6.2%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NPI's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NPI's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (60.4%), NPI's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: NPI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (68.2% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Mike Crawley





Mr. Mike Crawley is a Chairman at Ontario Energy Association since October 2019. Mr. Crawley serves as Chief Executive Officer at Northland Power Incorporated since August 04, 2018 and has been its Preside ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD1.58M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD3.59M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Mike Crawley
CEO & President1.92yrsCA$2.14m0.037% CA$2.5m
Troy Patton
Chief Operations Officer2.83yrsCA$1.38mno data
Michael Shadbolt
Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairsno dataCA$520.52k0.0024% CA$163.4k
Morten Melin
Executive Vice President of Construction2.92yrsCA$798.94kno data
David Povall
Executive Vice President of Development0.75yrCA$278.61kno data
Pauline Alimchandani
Chief Financial Officer0.25yrno datano data
Wendy Franks
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Investment Management0.083yrno data0.0050% CA$342.0k
Adam Beaumont
Senior Director of Corporate Financeno datano datano data
Wassem Khalil
Senior Director of Investor Relations & Strategyno datano datano data
David Timm
Senior Director of Public Affairsno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: NPI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Barry Gilmour
Independent Director6.17yrsCA$137.20k0.0078% CA$540.6k
Lisa Colnett
Independent Director0.17yrno data0.00076% CA$52.4k
James Temerty
Non-Independent Director23.5yrsCA$248.10k5.67% CA$391.2m
Linda Bertoldi
Independent Director10.5yrsCA$134.50k0.0065% CA$444.8k
Ian Pearce
Independent Director0.17yrno datano data
John Brace
Chairman of the Board0.58yrCA$126.00k0.11% CA$7.7m
Keith Halbert
Independent Director1.17yrsCA$80.04k0.0020% CA$136.5k
Russell Goodman
Lead Independent Directorno dataCA$200.99k0.0028% CA$191.7k
Marie Bountrogianni
Independent Director11.5yrsCA$160.50k0.0019% CA$129.6k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: NPI's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: NPI insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 11.9%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Northland Power Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Northland Power Inc.
  • Ticker: NPI
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1987
  • Industry: Independent Power Producers and Energy Traders
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: CA$6.896b
  • Shares outstanding: 201.63m
  • Website: https://www.northlandpower.com

Number of Employees


  • Northland Power Inc.
  • 30 St. Clair Avenue West
  • 12th Floor
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M4V 3A1
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NPITSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADApr 1998
NPIF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDApr 1998
1NRDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURApr 1998


Northland Power Inc., an independent power producer, develops, builds, owns, and operates clean and green power projects primarily in Canada and Europe. The company produces electricity from renewable resources, such as wind, solar, or hydro power, as well as clean burning natural gas and biomass for sale under power purchase agreements and other revenue arrangements. As of March 9, 2020, it owned or had economic interest in 2,429 megawatts (MW) of operating generating capacity and 399 MW of generating capacity under construction. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 23:57
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.