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Cheniere EnergyNYSEAM:LNG Stock Report

Market Cap

US$26.7b

7D

-4.7%

1Y

116.2%

Updated

23 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
LNG fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends1/6

LNG Overview

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy infrastructure company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States.

Rewards

Earnings are forecast to grow 32.79% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for LNG from our risk checks.

Cheniere Energy Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Cheniere Energy
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$105.27
52 Week HighUS$45.51
52 Week LowUS$113.40
Beta1.52
1 Month Change12.24%
3 Month Change25.49%
1 Year Change116.16%
3 Year Change77.25%
5 Year Change171.67%
Change since IPO2,336.68%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

LNGUS Oil and GasUS Market
7D-4.7%1.2%1.7%
1Y116.2%88.4%30.3%

Return vs Industry: LNG exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned 88.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LNG exceeded the US Market which returned 30.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LNG's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LNG volatility
LNG Beta1.52
Industry Beta1.74
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: LNG is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LNG's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19831,519Jack Fuscohttps://www.cheniere.com

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy infrastructure company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States. It owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and the Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. The company also owns Creole Trail pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline interconnecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with various interstate pipelines; and operates Corpus Christi pipeline, a 23-mile natural gas supply pipeline that interconnects the Corpus Christi LNG terminal with various interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines.

Cheniere Energy Fundamentals Summary

How do Cheniere Energy's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LNG fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$26.70b
Earnings (TTM)-US$593.00m
Revenue (TTM)US$10.89b

2.5x

P/S Ratio

-45.0x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LNG income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$10.89b
Cost of RevenueUS$7.47b
Gross ProfitUS$3.43b
ExpensesUS$4.02b
Earnings-US$593.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Nov 04, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)-2.34
Gross Margin31.45%
Net Profit Margin-5.45%
Debt/Equity Ratio1,288.4%

How did LNG perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.3%

Current Dividend Yield

n/a

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Cheniere Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LNG ($105.27) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($100.16)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LNG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: LNG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LNG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LNG has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.


Future Growth

How is Cheniere Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

32.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LNG is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: LNG is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: LNG's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LNG's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LNG's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LNG's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (46.3%).


Past Performance

How has Cheniere Energy performed over the past 5 years?

48.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LNG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LNG is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LNG is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 48% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LNG's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LNG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-18.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LNG has a negative Return on Equity (-2.8%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Cheniere Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LNG's short term assets ($3.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: LNG's short term assets ($3.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($30.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LNG's debt to equity ratio (1288.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LNG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 2301.4% to 1288.4% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable LNG has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: LNG is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 43.6% per year.


Dividend

What is Cheniere Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.25%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LNG's dividend (1.25%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).

High Dividend: LNG's dividend (1.25%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.47%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether LNG's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if LNG's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LNG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20.4% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

5.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jack Fusco (59 yo)

5.42yrs

Tenure

US$14,893,339

Compensation

Mr. Jack A. Fusco had been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC since May 12, 2016 to September 2018. He serves as Chief Executiv...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jack's total compensation ($USD14.89M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LNG's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: LNG's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 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

Cheniere Energy, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Ticker: LNG
  • Exchange: NYSEAM
  • Founded: 1983
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$26.697b
  • Shares outstanding: 253.61m
  • Website: https://www.cheniere.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • 700 Milam Street
  • Suite 1900
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77002
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/23 22:22
End of Day Share Price2021/10/22 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.