Spire Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, retail distribution, and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and other end-users of natural gas in the United States.
The last earnings update was 75 days ago.
Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is
available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale
at half price, they could be considered
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for
Spire. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being
unavailable. The share price is
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for
it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing
when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.
The amount the stock market is willing to pay for
is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Spire's earnings available for a low price, and how does
this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Spire's earnings are expected to grow by 6.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Spire's revenue is expected to grow by 0.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can
be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at
predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates
looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Spire's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the
industry? (1 check)
Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the
past 5 years? (1 check)
Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent
earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
has a total score of
1/6, see the detailed checks below.
Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.
Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at
unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have
been around for and insider trading.
TENURE AS CEO
Ms. Suzanne Sitherwood has been the Chief Executive Officer of Spire Inc. (formerly, The Laclede Group, Inc.) since February 1, 2012 and has been its President since September 1, 2011. With more than 36 years of experience in the natural gas industry, serving in roles ranging from Chief Engineer to Vice President of gas operations and capacity planning, Ms. Sitherwood possesses significant experience working in a regulatory environment while implementing strategic growth initiatives. She has considerable leadership and management experience. Ms. Sitherwood served as the Chief Executive Officer of Laclede Gas Company since February 1, 2012. She served as the President of Laclede Gas Company until October 1, 2012. She served as the President of Atlanta Gas Light Company Inc. and served as its Senior Vice President of Southeastern Region since November 2004. She served as President of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas, which were natural gas utility subsidiaries of AGL Resources. Since joining AGL Resources in 1983, she served executive positions in gas supply, storage and transportation, construction, engineering and rates and regulatory affairs. She served as Senior Vice President of Southern Operations at Southern Company Gas since August 23, 2006. She has been the Chairman of the Board at Laclede Gas Company since February 1, 2012. She served as Vice President of Gas Operations and capacity planning at Atlanta Gas Light Company Inc. since June 2002. Ms. Sitherwood joined AGL Resources nearly 25 years ago as a co-op student in the cathodic protection group and has held a variety of positions including Vice President of Engineering & Construction, Chief Engineer, Director of Competition Planning, Director of Rates and Regulatory Affairs and Director of Residential Markets. She has been the Chairman of the Board at Alabama Gas Corporation since September 2014. She served as Chairman of St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association until August 2016. She has been Deputy Chairman of the Board at Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis since January 2018 and has been its Director since 2016. She serves as a Director at Alabama Gas Corporation. She has been an Independent Director of Alcoa Corporation since November 1, 2016. She has been a Director of Spire Inc., since 2011. Ms. Sitherwood serves as the Chairman of the Board since January 2015 and Chief Executive Officer since October 2012 at Spire Missouri Inc. and serves as Chairman of the Board since September 2014 at Spire Alabama Inc. Ms. Sitherwood serves as Director of St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association. She is a Board Member of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. She also serves on the boards of Civic Progress St. Louis, United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Executive Committee and Board, Birmingham Business Alliance and the American Gas Association. She is a Board Member for Emory Hospital Visiting Committee and AID Atlanta, where she dedicates time to education about HIV and other related issues. She was recognized in 2001 by Business to Business Magazine as a recipient of the “Divas“ award. She is a Graduate of Southern College of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in industrial engineering technology. Ms. Sitherwood also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Brenau University.
Suzanne's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Suzanne's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
management team in years:
The average tenure for the Spire management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Executive VP & CEO of Distribution Operations & Gas Utilities
Senior VP of Strategic Planning & Corporate Development
Vice President of Operations
Chief Information Officer & VP of Information Technology Services
Managing Director of Investor Relations
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Vice President of Human Resources
Board of Directors Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
board of directors in years:
The tenure for the Spire board of directors is about average.
Spire Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, retail distribution, and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and other end-users of natural gas in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. It is also involved in marketing natural gas; and provision of energy services on non-regulated basis to on-system utility transportation customers, as well as to retail and wholesale customers. In addition, the company engages in the transportation of propane through its propane pipeline; compression of natural gas; risk management; and other activities. Further, it provides physical natural gas storage services. The company was formerly known as The Laclede Group, Inc. and changed its name to Spire Inc. in April 2016. Spire Inc. was founded in 1857 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
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