Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States.
Good value with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Cheniere Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LNG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
US Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: LNG exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -57.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LNG underperformed the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Cheniere Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 days ago | Simply Wall StIs Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG) Using Too Much Debt?
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Is Cheniere Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LNG ($32.76) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($126.72)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LNG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LNG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (6.7x).
PE vs Market: LNG is good value based on its PE Ratio (13x) compared to the US market (13x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LNG is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
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.
How is Cheniere Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LNG's forecast earnings growth (14.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: LNG's earnings (14.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LNG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: LNG's revenue (8.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LNG's revenue (8.4% 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 high in 3 years time (25.9%)
How has Cheniere Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LNG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LNG's current net profit margins (7%) are higher than last year (5.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LNG has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 53.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: LNG's earnings growth over the past year (37.6%) is below its 5-year average (53.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LNG earnings growth over the past year (37.6%) exceeded the Oil and Gas industry -11.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst LNG's Return on Equity (50.6%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Cheniere Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LNG's short term assets ($4.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: LNG's short term assets ($4.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($31.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LNG's debt to equity ratio (1267.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LNG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 394.3% to 1267.5% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: LNG has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: LNG's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).
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: LNG is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: LNG is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is Cheniere Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LNG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LNG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LNG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LNG's dividend payments have been increasing.
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: No need to calculate the sustainability of LNG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jack Fusco (57yo)
Mr. Jack A. Fusco has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC since May 12, 2016. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of S ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jack's total compensation ($USD21.27M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jack's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||6.17yrs||US$10.06m||0.18% $15.4m|
|Executive VP||3.75yrs||US$4.39m||0.017% $1.4m|
|Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer||3.5yrs||US$8.88m||0.049% $4.2m|
|Senior Vice President of Operations||0.33yr||no data||0.028% $2.4m|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||6.17yrs||no data||0.017% $1.5m|
|Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer||3.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer and VP of Internal Audit||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Policy||2.33yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LNG's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||20.17yrs||US$215.06k||0.090% $7.7m|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||4.25yrs||US$362.53k||0.022% $1.9m|
|Independent Director||17.17yrs||US$210.06k||0.033% $2.8m|
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||US$235.12k||0.012% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||14yrs||US$212.56k||0.013% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||US$230.12k||0.0099% $841.2k|
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$210.12k||0.0030% $258.8k|
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$255.12k||0.0052% $441.0k|
Experienced Board: LNG's board of directors are considered experienced (5.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: LNG insiders have bought more shares than they have sold 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 4.3%.
Cheniere Energy, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cheniere Energy, Inc.
- Ticker: LNG
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$8.514b
- Shares outstanding: 254.08m
- Website: https://www.cheniere.com
Number of Employees
- Cheniere Energy, Inc.
- 700 Milam Street
- Suite 1900
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LNG||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1975|
|CHQ1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
|LNG *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1975|
|0HWH||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1975|
|CHQ1||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1975|
Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States. The company owns and operates Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. It 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. In addition, the company is involved in the LNG and natural gas marketing business. Cheniere Energy, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/03/30 01:27|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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