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Cheniere Energy

AMEX:LNG
Snowflake Description

High growth potential and slightly overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
LNG
AMEX
$18B
Market Cap
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Company description

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States. The last earnings update was 45 days ago. More info.


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LNG Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
5.4%
AMEX:LNG
4.9%
US Oil and Gas
2.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
0.3%
AMEX:LNG
-15.6%
US Oil and Gas
3.8%
US Market
LNG Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Cheniere Energy (LNG) 5.4% 6.7% 2.7% 0.3% 98% -1.5%
US Oil and Gas 4.9% 3.3% -3.4% -15.6% -1.9% -37.1%
US Market 2.2% 4.2% 4.4% 3.8% 43% 40.9%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • LNG outperformed the Oil and Gas industry which returned -15.6% over the past year.
  • LNG underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
LNG
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Cheniere Energy undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Cheniere Energy to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Cheniere Energy.

AMEX:LNG Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 13.2%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AMEX:LNG
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Oil and Gas Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.92
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.919 (1 + (1- 21%) (165.46%))
1.75
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.75
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.75 * 5.96%)
13.16%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AMEX:LNG using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Cheniere Energy is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AMEX:LNG DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 13.16%)
2019 220.10 Analyst x1 194.50
2020 1,404.80 Analyst x2 1,097.02
2021 2,321.02 Est @ 65.22% 1,601.69
2022 3,399.67 Est @ 46.47% 2,073.17
2023 4,533.46 Est @ 33.35% 2,443.03
2024 5,628.94 Est @ 24.16% 2,680.56
2025 6,627.17 Est @ 17.73% 2,788.86
2026 7,504.13 Est @ 13.23% 2,790.61
2027 8,260.69 Est @ 10.08% 2,714.66
2028 8,911.33 Est @ 7.88% 2,587.86
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $20,971.98
AMEX:LNG DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $8,911.33 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (13.16% – 2.73%)
$87,756.21
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $87,756.21 ÷ (1 + 13.16%)10
$25,484.55
AMEX:LNG Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $20,971.98 + $25,484.55
$46,456.53
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $46,456.53 / 257.31
$180.54
AMEX:LNG Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $180.54
Current discount Discount to share price of $68.91
= -1 x ($68.91 - $180.54) / $180.54
61.8%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Cheniere Energy is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $68.91 vs Future cash flow value of $180.54
Current Discount Checks
For Cheniere Energy to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Cheniere Energy's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Cheniere Energy's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Cheniere Energy's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Cheniere Energy's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AMEX:LNG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $1.02
AMEX:LNG Share Price ** AMEX (2019-06-21) in USD $68.91
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 102 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 13.72x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,094 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.87x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Cheniere Energy.

AMEX:LNG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AMEX:LNG Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 68.91 ÷ 1.02

67.83x

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  • Cheniere Energy is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average.
  • Cheniere Energy is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Cheniere Energy's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AMEX:LNG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 67.83x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 10 Analysts
30.5%per year
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 79 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 0.39x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,134 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.54x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

AMEX:LNG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 67.83x ÷ 30.5%

2.23x

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  • Cheniere Energy is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Cheniere Energy's assets?
Raw Data
AMEX:LNG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-1.44
AMEX:LNG Share Price * AMEX (2019-06-21) in USD $68.91
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 197 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 1.03x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,255 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.81x
AMEX:LNG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AMEX:LNG Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 68.91 ÷ -1.44

-48.01x

* Primary Listing of Cheniere Energy.

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  • Cheniere Energy has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the US Oil and Gas industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Cheniere Energy's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Cheniere Energy has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Cheniere Energy expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
30.5%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Cheniere Energy expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Cheniere Energy's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Cheniere Energy's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Cheniere Energy's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AMEX:LNG Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AMEX:LNG Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 10 Analysts 30.5%
AMEX:LNG Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 10 Analysts 12.9%
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13%
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AMEX:LNG Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AMEX:LNG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 15,938 3,219 1,932 3
2022-12-31 14,925 3,266 1,708 3
2021-12-31 12,685 3,126 1,259 7
2020-12-31 11,701 2,829 1,054 10
2019-12-31 9,796 1,932 573 10
AMEX:LNG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 7,944 1,933 255
2018-12-31 7,994 1,990 471
2018-09-30 7,401 1,840 531
2018-06-30 7,006 1,677 177
2018-03-31 6,675 1,391 -90
2017-12-31 5,646 1,231 -393
2017-09-30 4,427 810 -410
2017-06-30 3,468 427 -222
2017-03-31 2,430 36 -235
2016-12-31 1,287 -404 -610
2016-09-30 783 -527 -1,011
2016-06-30 392 -483 -1,208

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Cheniere Energy's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Cheniere Energy's revenue is expected to grow by 12.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AMEX:LNG Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Cheniere Energy Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AMEX:LNG Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 6.86 6.92 6.79 2.00
2022-12-31 6.06 6.27 5.85 2.00
2021-12-31 4.32 6.09 2.91 8.00
2020-12-31 3.57 6.48 1.57 11.00
2019-12-31 2.13 2.80 1.63 7.00
AMEX:LNG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 1.02
2018-12-31 1.92
2018-09-30 2.21
2018-06-30 0.75
2018-03-31 -0.38
2017-12-31 -1.69
2017-09-30 -1.77
2017-06-30 -0.96
2017-03-31 -1.02
2016-12-31 -2.67
2016-09-30 -4.43
2016-06-30 -5.30

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Cheniere Energy is expected to make outstanding use of shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 40%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Cheniere Energy's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Cheniere Energy has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Cheniere Energy performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Cheniere Energy's growth in the last year to its industry (Oil and Gas).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Cheniere Energy has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Cheniere Energy has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.
  • Cheniere Energy has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Oil and Gas industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Cheniere Energy's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Cheniere Energy Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AMEX:LNG Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 7,944.00 255.00 295.00
2018-12-31 7,994.00 471.00 289.00
2018-09-30 7,401.00 531.00 291.00
2018-06-30 7,006.00 177.00 281.00
2018-03-31 6,675.00 -90.00 269.00
2017-12-31 5,646.00 -393.00 256.00
2017-09-30 4,427.00 -410.00 242.00
2017-06-30 3,468.00 -222.00 237.00
2017-03-31 2,430.00 -235.00 248.00
2016-12-31 1,287.00 -610.00 260.00
2016-09-30 782.64 -1,011.10 333.09
2016-06-30 391.75 -1,207.91 404.85
2016-03-31 267.62 -1,028.40 420.32
2015-12-31 270.00 -975.00 399.00
2015-09-30 269.70 -842.63 371.13
2015-06-30 270.92 -634.40 325.43
2015-03-31 270.67 -717.83 294.87
2014-12-31 269.25 -547.93 323.71
2014-09-30 268.48 -524.55 322.32
2014-06-30 269.67 -535.79 294.37
2014-03-31 268.33 -488.63 372.52
2013-12-31 267.56 -507.92 384.51
2013-09-30 268.27 -467.02 309.82
2013-06-30 266.00 -475.19 332.15
2013-03-31 263.04 -393.47 217.89
2012-12-31 265.23 -332.78 152.08
2012-09-30 271.57 -296.27 151.55
2012-06-30 273.52 -241.20 88.35

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Whilst Cheniere Energy made outstanding use of shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 40%), this is metric is skewed due to its high level of debt.
  • Cheniere Energy used its assets less efficiently than the US Oil and Gas industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Cheniere Energy has become profitable over the past 3 years. This is considered to be a significant improvement in its use of capital (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Cheniere Energy's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Oil and Gas industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Cheniere Energy has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Cheniere Energy's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Cheniere Energy's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Cheniere Energy is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Cheniere Energy's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Cheniere Energy's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Cheniere Energy Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

AMEX:LNG Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 2,138.00 29,339.00 1,155.00
2018-12-31 1,929.00 28,475.00 1,015.00
2018-09-30 1,831.00 27,533.00 1,028.00
2018-06-30 1,734.00 26,919.00 898.00
2018-03-31 1,707.00 25,662.00 730.00
2017-12-31 1,240.00 25,371.00 738.00
2017-09-30 1,083.00 25,043.00 923.00
2017-06-30 1,004.00 24,739.00 803.00
2017-03-31 995.00 24,187.00 925.00
2016-12-31 839.00 22,030.00 883.00
2016-09-30 705.74 21,140.68 992.27
2016-06-30 864.17 19,833.71 1,049.71
2016-03-31 1,204.69 18,420.22 1,099.50
2015-12-31 1,561.40 16,707.55 1,201.75
2015-09-30 1,864.93 15,994.74 1,340.26
2015-06-30 2,215.36 14,878.57 1,470.21
2015-03-31 2,354.37 12,219.12 2,158.34
2014-12-31 2,501.52 9,829.28 1,747.58
2014-09-30 2,330.55 9,006.86 791.66
2014-06-30 2,460.96 9,000.96 889.89
2014-03-31 2,731.62 6,597.89 914.60
2013-12-31 2,840.06 6,589.76 960.84
2013-09-30 2,316.35 5,582.47 374.16
2013-06-30 2,438.75 5,575.56 396.92
2013-03-31 2,576.90 3,691.34 178.04
2012-12-31 2,261.61 2,193.54 201.71
2012-09-30 1,864.90 2,325.62 215.00
2012-06-30 508.91 2,397.94 137.89
  • Cheniere Energy's level of debt (1347.4%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (242.8% vs 1347.4% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.7%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.9x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Cheniere Energy's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Cheniere Energy has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Cheniere Energy dividends. Estimated to be 0.4% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Cheniere Energy shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Cheniere Energy's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Cheniere Energy's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AMEX:LNG Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 67 Stocks 3.7%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2012 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AMEX:LNG Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1.40 1.00
2022-12-31 1.20 1.00
2021-12-31 0.33 3.00
2020-12-31 0.16 5.00
2019-12-31 0.00 6.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Cheniere Energy has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Cheniere Energy's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Cheniere Energy's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Cheniere Energy has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Cheniere Energy's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Cheniere Energy's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Cheniere Energy afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Cheniere Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Cheniere Energy's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Jack Fusco
COMPENSATION $21,266,901
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 3.1 years
CEO Bio

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 Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC. Mr. Fusco has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners Gp, Llc since May 12, 2016. He served as an Executive Chairman of Calpine Corporation from May 14, 2014 to May 11, 2016 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from August 10, 2008 to May 2014 and President from August 10, 2008 to December 21, 2012. He has spent over thirty years in the energy industry and has significant experience leading companies with large-scale, asset-intensive portfolios and implementing corporate strategies focused on capital allocation, strategic developments and optimizing shareholder value. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of NRG Texas LLC since July 2004 and also served as its Chairman. From July 2004 to February 2006, Mr. Fusco served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Genco LLC. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GenOn Power Generation, LLC (alternate name: Orion Power Holdings Inc.) from November 1998 to February 2002 and as its Chief Operating Officer since March 1998. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mr. Fusco was employed by Pacific Gas & Electric Company or its affiliates in various engineering and management roles for approximately 13 years. He served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs Power, an affiliate of Goldman, Sachs & Co., since beginning in 1997. Prior to his founding of Orion Power Holdings, Inc., he served as Vice President of the Fixed Income Commodity and Currency Division for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mr. Fusco served as Executive Director of International Development and Operations at Pacific Gas & Electric's non-regulated subsidiary PG&E Enterprises. In that role, he was responsible for the development and implementation of PG&E's International Business Strategy and the launching of International Generating Company. He served as an Exclusive Energy Investment Advisor to Texas Pacific Group on the acquisition of electric generation assets from 2002 to July 2004. He has been the Chairman of Cheniere Energy Partners Gp, Llc since June 2, 2016. He served as Director of Calpine Corporation since August 10, 2008. He is Director of Cheniere Energy, Inc. since June 2016. He served as the Chairman of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC since June 15, 2016. He served as a Director of Foster Wheeler AG (formerly Foster Wheeler, Ltd.) from January 31, 2008 to February 10, 2009. He served as a Director of NRG Texas LLC. He served as a Director of GenOn Power Generation, LLC since March 1998 and Graphic Packaging Holding Company from March 10, 2008 to August 2008. He is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. Mr. Fusco holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University in 1984.

CEO Compensation
  • Jack's compensation has increased in line with Cheniere Energy recently becoming profitable.
  • Jack's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Cheniere Energy management team in years:

3
Average Tenure
49
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Cheniere Energy management team is about average.
Management Team

Jack Fusco

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$21M
AGE
56
TENURE
3.1 yrs

Michael Wortley

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$10M
AGE
42
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Doug Shanda

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Operations
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
48
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Sean Markowitz

TITLE
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
44
TENURE
3 yrs

Anatol Feygin

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer
COMPENSATION
$9M
AGE
50
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Len Travis

TITLE
VP & Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
55
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Michael Dove

TITLE
VP & Chief Information Officer

Tom Bullis

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Randy Bhatia

TITLE
Vice President

Deanna Newcomb

TITLE
Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer and VP of Internal Audit
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Cheniere Energy board of directors in years:

4.9
Average Tenure
63.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Cheniere Energy board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Gary Botta

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$363K
AGE
65
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Jack Fusco

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$21M
AGE
56
TENURE
3 yrs

Donald Robillard

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$235K
AGE
66
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Neal Shear

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$230K
AGE
63
TENURE
5 yrs

Nuno Brandolini

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$215K
AGE
64
TENURE
19.4 yrs

David Kilpatrick

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$210K
AGE
68
TENURE
16.4 yrs

Vicky Bailey

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$213K
AGE
66
TENURE
13.3 yrs

David Foley

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$210K
AGE
50
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Andrew Langham

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$255K
AGE
45
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Courtney Mather

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$210K
AGE
41
TENURE
1.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
15. May 19 Sell Icahn Capital LP Company 13. May 19 15. May 19 -328,874 $67.31 $-22,007,509
27. Dec 18 Sell Vicky Bailey Individual 26. Dec 18 26. Dec 18 -2,567 $55.90 $-143,491
15. Nov 18 Buy Sean Markowitz Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 1,700 $59.10 $100,470
15. Nov 18 Buy Jack Fusco Individual 14. Nov 18 14. Nov 18 15,000 $59.20 $888,000
01. Oct 18 Sell David Kilpatrick Individual 27. Sep 18 27. Sep 18 -15,000 $68.88 $-1,033,271
29. Jun 18 Sell Icahn Capital LP Company 27. Jun 18 27. Jun 18 -9,000,000 $64.93 $-584,370,000
29. Jun 18 Sell Nuno Brandolini Individual 28. Jun 18 29. Jun 18 -20,000 $65.00 $-1,300,000
28. Jun 18 Sell Icahn Capital LP Company 27. Jun 18 27. Jun 18 -9,000,000 $64.93 $-584,370,000
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Management checks
We assess Cheniere Energy's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Cheniere Energy has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Update: Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG) Stock Gained 89% In The Last Three Years

See our latest analysis for Cheniere Energy In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. … One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price. … A Different Perspective While the broader market gained around 0.1% in the last year, Cheniere Energy shareholders lost 4.3%.

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What Are Analysts Saying About Cheniere Energy, Inc.'s (NYSEMKT:LNG) Long Term Outlook?

Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … Cheniere Energy, Inc.'s (NYSEMKT:LNG) latest earnings announcement in December 2018 … negative earnings

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How Should Investors Feel About Cheniere Energy, Inc.'s (NYSEMKT:LNG) CEO Pay?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at other large companies. … How Does Jack Fusco's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … is worth US$16b, and total annual CEO compensation is US$11m.

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Is Cheniere Energy, Inc.’s (NYSEMKT:LNG) Return On Capital Employed Any Good?

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business.

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Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG): Can Growth Justify Its January Share Price?

(NYSEMKT:LNG) is a stock well-positioned for future growth, but many investors are wondering whether its last closing price of $57.82 is based on unrealistic expectations. … View our latest analysis for Cheniere Energy? … The excitement around Cheniere Energy's growth potential is not unfounded

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Is Cheniere Energy Inc's (NYSEMKT:LNG) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at other large companies. … At the time of writing our data says that Cheniere Energy Inc has a market cap of US$21.6b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$11m. … When we examined a group of companies with market caps over US$8.0b, we found that their median CEO compensation was US$11m.

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Do Institutions Own Shares In Cheniere Energy Inc (NYSEMKT:LNG)?

If you want to know who really controls Cheniere Energy Inc (NYSEMKT:LNG), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. … Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. … With a market capitalization of US$20.4b, Cheniere Energy is rather large.

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Cheniere Energy Inc's (NYSEMKT:LNG) Insiders Just Sold Shares - Should You?

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States. … some insider selling over the past three months, with insiders divesting from. … A well-known argument is that insiders divesting from their own companies’ shares sends a pessimistic signal.

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Is Cheniere Energy Inc (NYSEMKT:LNG) A Financially Sound Company?

its financial health remains the key to continued success. … Today we will look at Cheniere Energy’s financial liquidity and debt levels, which are strong indicators for whether the company can weather economic downturns or fund strategic acquisitions for future growth … Remember this is a very top-level look that focuses exclusively on financial health, so I recommend a deeper analysis

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Is Cheniere Energy Inc (NYSEMKT:LNG) A Financially Sound Company?

View our latest analysis for Cheniere Energy How does LNG’s operating cash flow stack up against its debt? … Moreover, LNG has generated cash from operations of US$1.23B during the same period of time, leading to an operating cash to total debt ratio of 4.85%, indicating that LNG’s debt is not appropriately covered by operating cash. … In LNG’s case, it is able to generate 0.049x cash from its debt capital.

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Company Info

Description

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.

Details
Name: Cheniere Energy, Inc.
LNG
Exchange: AMEX
Founded: 1983
$17,731,509,393
257,314,024
Website: http://www.cheniere.com
Address: Cheniere Energy, Inc.
700 Milam Street,
Suite 1900,
Houston,
Texas, 77002,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AMEX LNG Common Stock NYSE MKT LLC US USD 06. Jan 1975
DB CHQ1 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 06. Jan 1975
LSE 0HWH Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 06. Jan 1975
BMV LNG * Common Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 06. Jan 1975
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,372
Cheniere Energy employees.
Industry
Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation
Energy
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/06/23 23:34
End of day share price update: 2019/06/21 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/06/17
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.