Mercury NZ Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, trading, and sale of electricity and related activities in New Zealand. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Mercury NZ's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MCY is more volatile than 75% of NZ stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MCY's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of NZ stocks.
7 Day Return
NZ Electric Utilities
1 Year Return
NZ Electric Utilities
Return vs Industry: MCY exceeded the NZ Electric Utilities industry which returned 31.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MCY exceeded the NZ Market which returned 13.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Mercury NZ's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
5 days ago | Simply Wall StMercury NZ Limited (NZSE:MCY) On An Uptrend: Could Fundamentals Be Driving The Stock?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StMercury NZ (NZSE:MCY) Has Gifted Shareholders With A Fantastic 189% Total Return On Their Investment
Is Mercury NZ 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: MCY (NZ$6.43) is trading above our estimate of fair value (NZ$6.32)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MCY is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MCY is good value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the Oceanic Electric Utilities industry average (37.9x).
PE vs Market: MCY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the NZ market (22.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MCY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (46x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MCY's PB Ratio (2.4x) is in line with the NZ Electric Utilities industry average.
How is Mercury NZ forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MCY's forecast earnings growth (0.7% per year) is below the savings rate (2.1%).
Earnings vs Market: MCY's earnings (0.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the NZ market (13.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MCY's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MCY's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MCY's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MCY's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.7%).
How has Mercury NZ performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MCY has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MCY's current net profit margins (14.2%) are lower than last year (18.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MCY's earnings have grown by 13.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MCY's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: MCY had negative earnings growth (-24.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electric Utilities industry average (7.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MCY's Return on Equity (6.9%) is considered low.
How is Mercury NZ's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MCY's short term assets (NZ$430.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (NZ$914.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: MCY's short term assets (NZ$430.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (NZ$2.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MCY's debt to equity ratio (34.6%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: MCY's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 36.5% to 34.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MCY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27.1%).
Interest Coverage: MCY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.6x coverage).
What is Mercury NZ current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MCY's dividend (2.46%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (2.34%).
High Dividend: MCY's dividend (2.46%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the NZ market (4.53%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MCY has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: MCY's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (86.9%), MCY's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MCY's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (134.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Vince Hawksworth (62 yo)
Mr. Vincent John Hawksworth, also Known as Vince, C.ENG, MBA, MIMinE, has been Non-Independent Director at Tilt Renewables Limited since April 1, 2020. He serves as Chief Executive Officer at Mercury NZ Li...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Vince's total compensation ($USD365.85K) is below average for companies of similar size in the NZ market ($USD1.56M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Vince's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: MCY's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MCY's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MCY insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Mercury NZ Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Mercury NZ Limited
- Ticker: MCY
- Exchange: NZSE
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: Electric Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: NZ$8.787b
- Shares outstanding: 1.36b
- Website: https://www.mercury.co.nz
Number of Employees
- Mercury NZ Limited
- The Mercury Building
- 33 Broadway
- New Zealand
Mercury NZ Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, trading, and sale of electricity and related activities in New Zealand. The company operates through Generation/Wholesale, Ret...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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