NYSE:SPGI

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

S&P Global Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Acceptable track record with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has S&P Global's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SPGI's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

8.4%

SPGI

10.8%

US Capital Markets

9.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

22.7%

SPGI

-5.5%

US Capital Markets

-6.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: SPGI exceeded the US Capital Markets industry which returned -14.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SPGI exceeded the US Market which returned -15.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SPGIIndustryMarket
7 Day8.4%10.8%9.4%
30 Day0.9%-0.2%-3.9%
90 Day-9.5%-17.9%-16.5%
1 Year23.9%22.7%-3.6%-5.5%-4.8%-6.8%
3 Year110.2%103.9%21.4%14.5%23.4%15.2%
5 Year168.6%153.6%44.9%31.2%41.3%25.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is S&P Global's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is S&P Global undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

30.23x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SPGI ($238.8) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($119.39)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SPGI is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SPGI is good value based on its PE Ratio (27.6x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (33.7x).

PE vs Market: SPGI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.6x) compared to the US market (12.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SPGI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SPGI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (121.6x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (7.9x).


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Future Growth

How is S&P Global forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?

7.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SPGI's forecast earnings growth (7.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: SPGI's earnings (7.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SPGI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: SPGI's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SPGI's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SPGI's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (288.7%).


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Past Performance

How has S&P Global performed over the past 5 years?

29.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SPGI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SPGI's current net profit margins (31.7%) are higher than last year (31.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SPGI has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 29.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: SPGI's earnings growth over the past year (8.4%) is below its 5-year average (29.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SPGI earnings growth over the past year (8.4%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 9.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst SPGI's Return on Equity (82.13%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is S&P Global's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SPGI's short term assets ($4.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: SPGI's short term assets ($4.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($5.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SPGI's debt to equity ratio (140.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SPGI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 59.2% to 140.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SPGI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (70.3%).

Interest Coverage: SPGI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (16x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is S&P Global's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.02%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SPGI's dividend (1.12%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.07%).

High Dividend: SPGI's dividend (1.12%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.82%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SPGI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: SPGI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: SPGI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SPGI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

3.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Doug Peterson (60yo)

6.42s

Tenure

US$12,152,512

Compensation

Mr. Douglas L. Peterson, also known as Doug, has been the Chief Executive Officer, President of S&P Global Inc. since November 1, 2013 and has been its Executive Director since July 11, 2013. Mr. Peterson  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD12.36M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD12.04M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Douglas Peterson
President6.42yrsUS$12.15m0.076% $47.8m
Ewout Steenbergen
Executive VP & CFO3.42yrsUS$4.90m0.0088% $5.5m
John Berisford
President of S&P Global Ratings Inc4.42yrsUS$3.41m0.013% $8.4m
Alexander Matturri
Chief Executive Officer of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC7.75yrsUS$3.61m0.0088% $5.5m
Martina Cheung
President of S&P Global Market Intelligence1.25yrsUS$2.70m0.0030% $1.9m
Christopher Craig
Senior VP1.58yrsno data0.0018% $1.1m
Sitarama Kocherlakota
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer2.25yrsno data0.0018% $1.1m
Robert Merritt
Senior Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Steven Kemps
Executive VP & General Counsel3.67yrsUS$2.79m0.0036% $2.3m
David Guarino
Chief Communications Officerno datano datano data

3.5yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: SPGI's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Douglas Peterson
President6.42yrsUS$12.15m0.076% $47.8m
Harold McGraw
Chairman Emeritus5yrsUS$363.55kno data
Charles Haldeman
Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board5yrsUS$422.13k0.0013% $787.6k
Richard Thornburgh
Independent Director8.33yrsUS$297.13k0.00054% $340.2k
Edward Rust
Independent Director19.25yrsUS$285.13k0.00083% $523.0k
William Green
Independent Director9.25yrsUS$285.13k0.00042% $264.6k
Kurt Schmoke
Independent Director17.17yrsUS$270.13k0.00043% $270.9k
Monique Leroux
Independent Director3.5yrsUS$275.13k0.00021% $132.3k
Rebecca Jacoby
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$272.13k0.00017% $107.1k
Maria Morris
Independent Director3.5yrsUS$292.13k0.00017% $107.1k

6.1yrs

Average Tenure

66yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SPGI's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

S&P Global Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: S&P Global Inc.
  • Ticker: SPGI
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1860
  • Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: US$63.008b
  • Shares outstanding: 240.94m
  • Website: https://www.spglobal.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • S&P Global Inc.
  • 55 Water Street
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10041
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SPGINYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
SPGI *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
MHLDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
0KYYLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
MHLBRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
MHLETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
SPGIWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
SPGI34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 1 REP 0.25 COM USD1BRBRLMay 2019

Biography

S&P Global Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The company operates through four segments: S&P Global Ratings (Ratings), S&P Global Market Intelligence (Market Intelligence), S&P Global Platts (Platts), and S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices). The Ratings segment offers credit ratings, research, and analytics to investors, corporations, governments, municipalities, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and other debt issuers. The Market Intelligence segment provides multi-asset-class data, research, and analytical capabilities, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services to investment managers, investment banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, commercial banks, corporations, professional services firms, government agencies, and regulators. The Platts segment offers essential price data, analytics, and industry insights for the commodity and energy markets. It serves producers, traders, and intermediaries within the energy, petrochemicals, metals, and agriculture markets. The Indices segment provides index that maintains various valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers, and institutional investors. The company also offers analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization systems to Wall Street's premier global banks and investment institutions, as well as the National Security community; subscription and custom reports on bank deposits, loans, fees and other product data to the financial services industry; and insights on global supply chains. The company was formerly known as McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and changed its name to S&P Global Inc. in April 2016. S&P Global Inc. was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in New York, New York. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/09 01:40
End of Day Share Price2020/04/08 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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