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NRG Energy NYSE:NRG Stock Report

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04 Oct, 2022


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NRG fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health5/6

NRG Stock Overview

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated power company in the United States.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for NRG Energy
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$41.01
52 Week HighUS$47.82
52 Week LowUS$34.70
1 Month Change-1.11%
3 Month Change9.95%
1 Year Change0.27%
3 Year Change5.15%
5 Year Change59.63%
Change since IPO326.08%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 26

NRG Energy: A Fairly-Valued Utility Battling Market Risks, Shares Rangebound

Summary NRG Energy, exposed to the volatile Texas energy grid, managed to weather a very hot summer. Still, there are fundamental challenges for this firm in transition. The chart, too, shows a lack of a bullish uptrend for buyers to get excited about. It was the third-hottest meteorological summer on record for the continental United States (CONUS). In Texas, specifically, July was exceptionally warm, but August verified a bit less hot than some had feared, though still above average. There were concerns that power market operations could have been at risk had prolonged heat waves lingered in the ERCOT market. One utility has a large presence in that region, and it avoided potential risks during what is both a hot month and a period when Gulf of Mexico hurricanes can threaten power demand, generating plants, and transmission lines. A Long Hot Summer: 3rd Warmest On Record NOAA According to Bank of America Global Research, NRG Energy (NRG) is an electric & gas-oriented retail company that owns generation and is an independent power producer ((IPP)) that is transitioning to a self-described consumer services company. NRG has a portfolio of over 5 million home customers, 150,000 business customers, and 17GW generation capacity as of December 2021. There are downside risks to NRG’s profitability due to climbing wholesale energy prices and possible market share declines as a result. NRG has a decent generation asset portfolio, but it also must buy power in the forward markets to meet demand requirements during peak power usage periods. Moreover, its aging fleet is a fundamental risk. Still, if it can navigate and trade the volatile energy market well, there’s upside potential. The Houston-based $9.6 billion market cap Electric Utilities industry company within the Utilities sector trades at a low 2.9 trailing 12-month GAAP price-to-earnings ratio, according to The Wall Street Journal, but normalized earnings and operating profits show a higher P/E. On valuation, BofA sees earnings peaking this year and declining rather sharply in 2023 and 2024. NRG’s dividend, though, is seen as increasing through the next two years. NRG has a fair EV/EBITDA multiple and its forward operating P/E, according to Seeking Alpha is a somewhat attractive 11.2. NRG Energy: Earnings, Valuation, Dividend Forecasts BofA Global Research Looking ahead, Wall Street Horizon’s corporate event data show an unconfirmed Q3 earnings date of Thursday, Nov. 3 BMO. There’s also a buyback end date of Dec. 31. Corporate Event Calendar Wall Street Horizon The Technical Take NRG remains in a sideways trend. It continues to find sellers in the mid-$40s while shares often attract buyers in the mid-$30s. I think that remains the tradable range. Long-term investors should get excited when the stock breaks out in the upper $40s, but more downside can be expected should NRG break below about $34.

Aug 09
Here's Why We Think NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) Is Well Worth Watching

Here's Why We Think NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) Is Well Worth Watching

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Shareholder Returns

NRGUS Electric UtilitiesUS Market

Return vs Industry: NRG matched the US Electric Utilities industry which returned 0.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NRG exceeded the US Market which returned -20% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is NRG's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NRG volatility
NRG Average Weekly Movement3.9%
Electric Utilities Industry Average Movement3.2%
Market Average Movement6.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: NRG is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NRG's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19896,635Mauricio Gutierrez

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated power company in the United States. It operates through Texas, East, and West. The company is involved in the producing, selling, and delivering electricity and related products and services to approximately 6 million residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers.

NRG Energy, Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do NRG Energy's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
NRG fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$9.64b
Earnings (TTM)US$3.44b
Revenue (TTM)US$28.83b


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
NRG income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$21.49b
Gross ProfitUS$7.34b
Other ExpensesUS$3.90b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)14.63
Gross Margin25.45%
Net Profit Margin11.93%
Debt/Equity Ratio151.3%

How did NRG perform over the long term?

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