Clearway Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the renewable energy businesses in the United States. More Details
Good value unattractive dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Clearway Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CWEN.A is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CWEN.A's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Renewable Energy
1 Year Return
US Renewable Energy
Return vs Industry: CWEN.A underperformed the US Renewable Energy industry which returned 67.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CWEN.A underperformed the US Market which returned 58.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Clearway Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN.A) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden
3 months ago | Simply Wall StAn Intrinsic Calculation For Clearway Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEN.A) Suggests It's 47% Undervalued
4 months ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Of Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN.A) Must Be Happy With Their 193% Total Return
Is Clearway 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: CWEN.A ($26.61) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($75.42)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CWEN.A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CWEN.A is good value based on its PE Ratio (122.4x) compared to the US Renewable Energy industry average (199.8x).
PE vs Market: CWEN.A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (122.4x) compared to the US market (21.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CWEN.A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (28.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CWEN.A is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Renewable Energy industry average (2.6x).
How is Clearway Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CWEN.A's forecast earnings growth (4.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CWEN.A's earnings (4.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (17.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CWEN.A's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CWEN.A's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CWEN.A's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CWEN.A's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.2%).
How has Clearway Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CWEN.A has a large one-off loss of $27.0M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CWEN.A became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CWEN.A's earnings have declined by 28.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CWEN.A has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CWEN.A has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Renewable Energy industry (-31.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CWEN.A's Return on Equity (-2.3%) is considered low.
How is Clearway Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CWEN.A's short term assets ($708.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($634.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: CWEN.A's short term assets ($708.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($7.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CWEN.A's debt to equity ratio (232%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CWEN.A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 207.5% to 232% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CWEN.A's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.7%).
Interest Coverage: CWEN.A's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (0.9x coverage).
What is Clearway Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CWEN.A's dividend (4.78%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.26%).
High Dividend: CWEN.A's dividend (4.78%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.52%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CWEN.A has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: CWEN.A's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (483.2%), CWEN.A's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Sotos (49 yo)
Mr. Christopher S. Sotos, also known as Chris, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Clearway Energy, Inc. (formerly known as NRG Yield, Inc.) and at NRG Energy, Inc. since May 6, 2016. He ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD3.25M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.47M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CWEN.A's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CWEN.A's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CWEN.A insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Clearway Energy, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Clearway Energy, Inc.
- Ticker: CWEN.A
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2012
- Industry: Independent Power Producers and Energy Traders
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: US$5.577b
- Market Cap: US$3.233b
- Shares outstanding: 201.71m
- Website: https://www.clearwayenergy.com
Number of Employees
- Clearway Energy, Inc.
- 300 Carnegie Center
- Suite 300
- New Jersey
- United States
Clearway Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the renewable energy businesses in the United States. As of March 2, 2021, it had approximately 4,200 net megawatts (MW) of installed wind and so...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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