CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. More Details
Established dividend payer with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has CMS Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CMS is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CMS's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Integrated Utilities
1 Year Return
US Integrated Utilities
Return vs Industry: CMS exceeded the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CMS underperformed the US Market which returned 19.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CMS Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StNeed To Know: CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares
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Is CMS 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: CMS ($61.98) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($37.42)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CMS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CMS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (20.4x).
PE vs Market: CMS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the US market (19.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CMS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CMS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.3x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (2x).
How is CMS Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMS's forecast earnings growth (7.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: CMS's earnings (7.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CMS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CMS's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CMS's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CMS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.1%).
How has CMS Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CMS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CMS's current net profit margins (11.4%) are higher than last year (9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CMS's earnings have grown by 7.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CMS's earnings growth over the past year (22.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CMS earnings growth over the past year (22.9%) exceeded the Integrated Utilities industry 5.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CMS's Return on Equity (12.9%) is considered low.
How is CMS Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CMS's short term assets ($2.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($3.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: CMS's short term assets ($2.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($20.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CMS's debt to equity ratio (255.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CMS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 221% to 255.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CMS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.2%).
Interest Coverage: CMS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).
What is CMS Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CMS's dividend (2.63%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.47%).
High Dividend: CMS's dividend (2.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CMS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CMS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (59.8%), CMS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CMS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (61% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Patti Poppe (51 yo)
Ms. Patricia Kessler Poppe, also known as Patti, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at CMS Energy Corp. and Consumers Energy Company since July 01, 2016. She is a Michigan energy executive....
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Patti's total compensation ($USD8.99M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.83M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Patti's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||3.5yrs||US$2.83m||0.034% |
|Executive Vice President of Operations||3.33yrs||US$2.00m||0.038% |
|Senior VP & Chief Customer Officer||6.33yrs||US$1.64m||0.022% |
|Senior Vice President of Transformation||3.58yrs||US$1.61m||0.016% |
|VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||17.75yrs||no data||0.012% |
|VP of Technology & Chief Digital Officer||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of IR & Treasurer||4.83yrs||no data||no data|
|VP, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary||4.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & General Counsel||1.5yrs||no data||0.0075% |
|Senior Vice President of Governmental||3.33yrs||no data||0.011% |
|Senior Vice President of People & Culture||3.58yrs||no data||0.014% |
Experienced Management: CMS's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
|Independent Presiding Director||4.5yrs||US$296.25k||0.013% |
|Independent Director||15.25yrs||US$272.08k||0.0051% |
|Chairman of the Board||4.5yrs||US$436.00k||0.063% |
|Independent Director||1yr||US$93.33k||0.0014% |
|Independent Director||5.83yrs||US$263.33k||0.0059% |
|Independent Director||7yrs||US$275.00k||0.0076% |
|Independent Director||5.33yrs||US$275.00k||0.0052% |
|Independent Director||7.75yrs||US$280.00k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$308.33k||0.0013% |
|Independent Director||5.83yrs||US$265.00k||0.0063% |
Experienced Board: CMS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CMS insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CMS Energy Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CMS Energy Corporation
- Ticker: CMS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: Multi-Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$17.746b
- Shares outstanding: 286.32m
- Website: https://www.cmsenergy.com
Number of Employees
- CMS Energy Corporation
- One Energy Plaza
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CMS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|CSG||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|0HR4||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|CMS1 *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|C1MS34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. The company operates in four segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, Enterprises, and EnerBank. The Electric Utility segment is ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/11/27 23:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/27 00:00|
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