Sempra Energy, together with its subsidiaries, invests in, develops, and operates energy infrastructure, as well as provides electric and gas services in the United States and internationally.
Established dividend payer and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Sempra Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SRE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Integrated Utilities
1 Year Return
US Integrated Utilities
Return vs Industry: SRE exceeded the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned 20.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SRE exceeded the US Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sempra Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Sempra 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: SRE ($160.89) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($104.51)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SRE is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SRE is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.1x) compared to the Integrated Utilities industry average (21.8x).
PE vs Market: SRE is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.1x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SRE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SRE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (2.3x).
How is Sempra Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SRE's forecast earnings growth (6.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: SRE's earnings (6.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SRE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SRE's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SRE's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SRE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.8%).
How has Sempra Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SRE has a large one-off gain of $704.0M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SRE became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SRE's earnings have declined by -4.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SRE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SRE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Integrated Utilities industry (3.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SRE's Return on Equity (13%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Sempra Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SRE's short term assets ($3.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($9.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: SRE's short term assets ($3.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($34.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SRE's debt to equity ratio (122.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SRE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 114.7% to 122.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SRE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.6%).
Interest Coverage: SRE's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: SRE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: SRE's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).
What is Sempra Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: SRE's dividend (2.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).
High Dividend: SRE's dividend (2.4%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.7%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SRE's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SRE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (42.8%), SRE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SRE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (58.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Martin (57yo)
Mr. Jeffrey Walker Martin, also known as Jeff, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sempra Energy from May 1, 2018 and chairman since December 01, 2018. Mr. Martin served as the Chairman of ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD9.32M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.78M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||1.8yrs||US$9.32m||0.012% $5.2m|
|CFO & Executive VP||1.8yrs||US$3.78m||0.0086% $3.9m|
|Executive VP & Group President||0yrs||US$3.25m||0.016% $7.3m|
|President||0.08yrs||no data||0.012% $5.4m|
|VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||1.8yrs||no data||0.00080% $363.0k|
|Senior Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations||1.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Communications & Sustainability||1.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy||0.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Deputy General Counsel||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SRE's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Chairman & CEO||1.8yrs||US$9.32m||0.012% $5.2m|
|Chairman & CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric Company||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Chairman & CEO of Southern California Gas Company||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Lead Independent Director||0yrs||US$375.08k||no data|
|Independent Director||9yrs||US$265.00k||0.0021% $966.5k|
|Independent Director||11.9yrs||US$290.00k||0.0040% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||6.8yrs||US$280.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||6.7yrs||US$265.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||7yrs||US$307.80k||0.000050% $22.7k|
Experienced Board: SRE's board of directors are considered experienced (7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SRE insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.9%.
Sempra Energy's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sempra Energy
- Ticker: SRE
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: Multi-Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$45.374b
- Shares outstanding: 281.90m
- Website: https://www.sempra.com
Number of Employees
- Sempra Energy
- 488 8th Avenue
- San Diego
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SRE||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jun 1998|
|SE4||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1998|
|SRE *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Jun 1998|
|0L5A||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jun 1998|
|SE4||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Jun 1998|
|SRE.PRA||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||6% PFD CONV A||US||USD||Jan 2018|
|SRE.PRB||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||6.75% CNV PFD B||US||USD||Jul 2018|
|S1RE34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Sempra Energy, together with its subsidiaries, invests in, develops, and operates energy infrastructure, as well as provides electric and gas services in the United States and internationally. The company’s San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and supplies natural gas. It provides electric services to a population of approximately 3.7 million and natural gas services to approximately 3.4 million of that population, covering a 4,100 square mile service territory in Southern California. Its Southern California Gas Company segment owns and operates a natural gas distribution, transmission, and storage system that supplies natural gas to a population of approximately 21.9 million, covering a 24,000 square mile service territory that encompasses Southern California and portions of central California. The company’s Sempra Texas Utility segment is involved in the regulated transmission and distribution of electricity serving approximately 3.6 million homes and businesses, and operating approximately 137,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. As of December 31, 2018, its transmission system included 16,000 circuit miles of transmission lines, 306 transmission stations, and 740 distribution substations; and distribution system consisted of 121,000 miles of overhead conductors and underground conductors. Sempra Energy’s Sempra Mexico segment develops, owns and operates, or holds interests in natural gas, electric, LNG, LPG, ethane, and liquid fuels infrastructure; and engages in the purchase of LNG, and purchase and sale of natural gas. This segment operates a natural-gas-fired combined-cycle plant and two wind power generation facilities. Its assets/facilities consisted of 1,353 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines, 12 compressor stations, 139 miles of ethane pipelines, 118 miles of LPG pipelines, and 1 LPG storage terminal. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/19 00:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/18 00:00|
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