Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, purchases, distributes, and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California.
Established dividend payer with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Southwest Gas Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SZR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
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1 Year Return
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Return vs Industry: SZR underperformed the German Gas Utilities industry which returned 8.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SZR underperformed the German Market which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Southwest Gas Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Southwest Gas Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SZR (€72.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€49.67)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SZR is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SZR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.1x) compared to the Gas Utilities industry average (17x).
PE vs Market: SZR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.1x) compared to the German market (20.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SZR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SZR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the XE Gas Utilities industry average (1.3x).
How is Southwest Gas Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SZR's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: SZR's earnings (8.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SZR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SZR's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-2.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SZR's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.2% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SZR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.6%).
How has Southwest Gas Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SZR has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SZR's current net profit margins (6.3%) are lower than last year (7.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SZR's earnings have grown by 9.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SZR's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SZR had negative earnings growth (-8.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Gas Utilities industry average (10.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SZR's Return on Equity (7.7%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Southwest Gas Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SZR's short term assets ($765.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($782.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: SZR's short term assets ($765.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SZR's debt to equity ratio (100.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SZR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 99.9% to 100.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SZR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.8%).
Interest Coverage: SZR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: SZR has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: SZR's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).
What is Southwest Gas Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: SZR's dividend (2.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).
High Dividend: SZR's dividend (2.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.57%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SZR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SZR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (59.2%), SZR's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SZR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Hester (57yo)
Mr. John P. Hester joined the Southwest Gas Corporation (the “Company”) in 1989. He serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Southwest Gas Holdings Incorporation and has been named to v ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD4.10M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD2.01M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||1.8yrs||US$1.09m||0.028% $1.1m|
|Executive VP & Chief Legal and Administrative Officer||2.1yrs||US$1.16m||0.052% $2.1m|
|Senior Vice President of Operations - Southwest Gas Corporation||0yrs||US$848.33k||0.021% $858.7k|
|President & CEO of Centuri Construction Group Inc.||0yrs||US$1.75m||0.0019% $76.3k|
|VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller||1.8yrs||no data||0.0089% $355.7k|
|VP of Finance & Treasurer||0yrs||no data||0.037% $1.5m|
|Corporate Secretary & Legal Counsel||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Staff Operations & Technology - Southwest Gas Corporation||7.1yrs||US$938.43k||no data|
Experienced Management: SZR's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||9.6yrs||US$232.29k||0.046% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||11.6yrs||US$225.81k||0.080% $3.2m|
|Independent Director||8.5yrs||US$201.89k||0.038% $1.5m|
|Chairman of the Board||8.8yrs||US$301.70k||0.063% $2.5m|
|Independent Director||13.7yrs||US$227.55k||0.055% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||15.8yrs||US$242.73k||0.051% $2.0m|
|Independent Director||1.1yrs||no data||0.0032% $128.1k|
|Independent Director||13.1yrs||US$247.41k||0.056% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||11.4yrs||US$218.61k||0.055% $2.2m|
Experienced Board: SZR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SZR insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.7%.
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: SZR
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1931
- Industry: Gas Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$4.343b
- Listing Market Cap: US$4.014b
- Shares outstanding: 54.63m
- Website: https://www.swgasholdings.com
Number of Employees
- Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc.
- 5241 Spring Mountain Road
- Post Office Box 98510
- Las Vegas
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SWX||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 1979|
|SZR||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 1979|
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, purchases, distributes, and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company operates through two segments, Natural Gas Operations and Utility Infrastructure Services. As of December 31, 2018, it had 2,047,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers. The company also provides trenching and installation, replacement, and maintenance services for energy distribution systems; industrial construction solutions; and electrical distribution and transmission utility infrastructure services in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic region. The company also serves customers in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario in Canada. Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/18 21:47|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/18 00:00|
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