Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

MGE Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company primarily in Wisconsin.

Snowflake Analysis

Average dividend payer with acceptable track record.

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Share Price & News

How has MGE Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Electric Utilities


US Market

1 Year Return




US Electric Utilities


US Market

Return vs Industry: MGEE exceeded the US Electric Utilities industry which returned -8.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MGEE exceeded the US Market which returned -15.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day2.7%-5.1%-2.0%
30 Day-13.8%-22.9%-19.7%
90 Day-17.7%-16.8%-23.2%
1 Year-5.0%-6.8%-5.2%-8.1%-13.4%-15.1%
3 Year4.5%-1.6%14.2%3.3%10.9%3.7%
5 Year63.2%46.4%42.0%18.5%28.4%14.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is MGE Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is MGE Energy 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: MGEE ($63.66) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($32.4)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MGEE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the Electric Utilities industry average (18.9x).

PE vs Market: MGEE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US market (12.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MGEE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (1.8x).

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Future Growth

How is MGE Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Utilities industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as MGE Energy has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has MGE Energy performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MGEE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MGEE's current net profit margins (15.7%) are higher than last year (15.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MGEE's earnings have grown by 5.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MGEE's earnings growth over the past year (3.2%) is below its 5-year average (5.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MGEE earnings growth over the past year (3.2%) underperformed the Electric Utilities industry 6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: MGEE's Return on Equity (10.2%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is MGE Energy's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MGEE's short term assets ($181.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($128.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: MGEE's short term assets ($181.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MGEE's debt to equity ratio (63.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MGEE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 61.6% to 63.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MGEE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24%).

Interest Coverage: MGEE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: MGEE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: MGEE's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MGEE's dividend (2.21%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.05%).

High Dividend: MGEE's dividend (2.21%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.71%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MGEE's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MGEE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (55.1%), MGEE's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average board tenure


Jeff Keebler (47yo)





Mr. Jeffrey M. Keebler, also known as Jeff, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Gas and Electric Company (“MGE”) and also serves as its Chairman of the Board since October 1, 2018. He serve ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD1.50M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.73M).

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

Board Members

Jeffrey Keebler
President3.08yrsUS$1.50m0.0066% $144.6k
Gary Wolter
Director20.25yrsUS$227.79k0.058% $1.3m
Frank Hastings
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$120.04k0.019% $413.1k
James Berbee
Independent Director2.08yrsUS$90.56k0.0057% $125.8k
Mark Bugher
Independent Director9.58yrsUS$113.79k0.0040% $87.8k
Londa Dewey
Independent Director12.17yrsUS$115.29k0.013% $286.5k
Thomas Stolper
Independent Director11.33yrsUS$110.79k0.015% $324.6k
James Possin
Independent Director10.42yrsUS$123.29k0.0073% $160.4k
Marcia Anderson
Independent Director2.08yrsUS$90.56k0.00095% $21.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MGEE's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10 years average tenure).


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

MGE Energy, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: MGE Energy, Inc.
  • Ticker: MGEE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1855
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$2.207b
  • Shares outstanding: 34.67m
  • Website:


  • MGE Energy, Inc.
  • 133 South Blair Street
  • Madison
  • Wisconsin
  • 53788
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MGEENasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1969


MGE Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company primarily in Wisconsin. It operates through five segments: Regulated Electric Utility Operations; Regulated Gas Utility Operations; Nonregulated Energy Operations; Transmission Investments; and All Other. The company generates, purchases, and distributes electricity; owns or leases electric generation facilities located in Wisconsin and Iowa; and plans, constructs, operates, maintains, and expands transmission facilities to provide transmission services. It also generates electricity from coal, natural gas, and renewable energy sources, as well as purchases power under short and long-term commitments. As of February 26, 2020, the company distributed electricity to 155,000 customers in Dane County, Wisconsin; and purchased and distributed natural gas to 163,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE Energy, Inc. was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/04 07:22
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.