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Executive Summary

Genie Energy Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retail energy provider, and an oil and gas exploration company. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and good value.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GNE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GNE's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Electric Utilities


US Market

1 Year Return




US Electric Utilities


US Market

Return vs Industry: GNE exceeded the US Electric Utilities industry which returned -12.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GNE underperformed the US Market which returned 34.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.7%-2.7%-2.5%
30 Day2.8%-5.0%0.1%
90 Day-12.4%-5.0%4.5%
1 Year3.1%-1.2%-9.8%-12.7%37.1%34.1%
3 Year93.7%69.5%24.7%14.2%58.0%47.9%
5 Year2.7%-16.6%34.2%15.2%131.9%106.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Genie 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: GNE ($7.73) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($17.96)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GNE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GNE is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (19.5x).

PE vs Market: GNE is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the US market (21.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GNE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (1.7x).

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Future Growth

How is Genie 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 Genie 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 Genie Energy performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GNE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GNE's current net profit margins (3.7%) are lower than last year (5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GNE has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 51% per year.

Accelerating Growth: GNE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GNE had negative earnings growth (-10.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electric Utilities industry average (2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GNE's Return on Equity (14.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Genie Energy's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GNE's short term assets ($115.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($60.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: GNE's short term assets ($115.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GNE's debt to equity ratio (1.6%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: GNE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.04% to 1.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GNE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1677.4%).

Interest Coverage: GNE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (230.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Genie Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GNE's dividend (4.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).

High Dividend: GNE's dividend (4.4%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.75%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: GNE has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: GNE's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.8%), GNE'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


Michael Stein (36 yo)





Mr. Michael M. Stein has been Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy Ltd. since November 1, 2017. Mr. Stein serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Diversegy, LLC. He served as the Chief Operating Office...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Michael's total compensation ($USD779.04K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD950.27K).

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

Board Members

Howard Jonas
Chairman of the Board10.08yrsUS$416.12k6.91%
$ 13.5m
James Courter
Vice Chairman of the Board9.5yrsUS$125.00k1.31%
$ 2.6m
William Perry
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$69.83k0.41%
$ 793.0k
Allan Sass
Independent Director9.33yrsUS$69.83k0.11%
$ 222.7k
Alan Rosenthal
Independent Director9.33yrsUS$69.83k0.20%
$ 395.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: GNE's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Genie Energy Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Genie Energy Ltd.
  • Ticker: GNE
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$195.075m
  • Shares outstanding: 26.22m
  • Website: https://www.genie.com

Number of Employees


  • Genie Energy Ltd.
  • 520 Broad Street
  • Newark
  • New Jersey
  • 7102
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GNENYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass B Common StockUSUSDOct 2011
6GEDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass B Common StockDEEUROct 2011
0IUSLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesClass B Common StockGBUSDOct 2011
GNE.PRANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD-2012-AUSUSDOct 2012


Genie Energy Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retail energy provider, and an oil and gas exploration company. The company operates through four segments: Genie Retail Energy (GRE); GRE Interna...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/23 23:53
End of Day Share Price2021/02/23 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.