NRG Energy Inc. (NRG): Price and Financial Metrics

NRG Energy Inc. (NRG): $33.75

0.26 (+0.78%)

POWR Rating

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  • NRG scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 93.44% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NRG is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • NRG's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 11.34% of US stocks).

NRG Stock Summary

  • NRG ENERGY INC's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 93.09% of US listed stocks.
  • NRG's current price/earnings ratio is 4.08, which is higher than only 7.06% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.25, NRG ENERGY INC has a higher such ratio than just 6.26% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to NRG ENERGY INC, a group of peers worth examining would be LUMN, AFG, TIGO, TAST, and HSC.
  • Visit NRG's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NRG Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, NRG's price/earnings ratio is 82.11% lower, now standing at 3.9.
  • NRG's price/sales ratio has moved NA NA over the prior 229 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NRG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NRG 2023-01-13 0.2 1.4 3.9 8.6
NRG 2023-01-12 0.2 1.5 4.0 8.7
NRG 2023-01-11 0.2 1.5 3.9 8.7
NRG 2023-01-10 0.2 1.5 4.0 8.7
NRG 2023-01-09 0.2 1.5 4.0 8.7
NRG 2023-01-06 0.2 1.4 3.9 8.7

NRG Growth Metrics

    The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at -18.57%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 333.43%.
  • The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 1204.56%.
NRG's revenue has moved up $20,913,000,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows NRG's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 30,734 396 1,889
2022-06-30 28,833 3,305 3,440
2022-03-31 26,794 3,086 4,005
2021-12-31 26,989 493 2,187
2021-09-30 21,970 2,306 2,441
2021-06-30 18,170 1,522 1,072

NRG's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • NRG has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 32.91% of graded US stocks.
  • NRG's asset turnover comes in at 1.069 -- ranking 3rd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • VST, NEP, and PCG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NRG.

The table below shows NRG's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 1.069 0.259 0.103
2021-03-31 1.033 0.212 0.051
2020-12-31 0.696 0.281 0.072
2020-09-30 0.742 0.290 0.084
2020-06-30 0.800 0.291 0.090
2020-03-31 0.879 0.265 0.080

NRG Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NRG, see our NRG price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $47.30 Average Broker Recommendation 1.59 (Moderate Buy)

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NRG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $33.75 52-week high $47.82
Prev. close $33.49 52-week low $30.64
Day low $33.18 Volume 2,937,000
Day high $33.79 Avg. volume 3,681,178
50-day MA $35.05 Dividend yield 4.15%
200-day MA $39.45 Market Cap 7.78B

NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) Company Bio

NRG Energy, Inc. is an American energy company, headquartered in HoustonTexas. It was formerly the wholesale arm of Northern States Power Company (NSP), which became Xcel Energy, but became independent in 2000. NRG Energy is involved in energy generation and retail electricity. Their portfolio includes natural gas generation, coal generation, oil generation, nuclear generation, wind generation, utility scale generation, and distributed solar generation. NRG serves 6 million retail customers in 24 US states including Texas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio; the District of Columbia, and eight provinces in Canada. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest NRG News From Around the Web

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In the latest trading session, NRG Energy (NRG) closed at $32.42, marking a +0.65% move from the previous day.

Yahoo | January 23, 2023

NRG stock bounces off more than 2-year low after dividend raised, to boost yield above 4.7%

MARKET PULSE Shares of NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) bounced 2.1% in morning trading Friday, after the electricity generator and natural gas services company boosted its quarterly dividend by 7.9%, to 37.75 cents a share.

Yahoo | January 20, 2023

NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

HOUSTON, January 20, 2023--NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.3775 per share, or $1.51 per share on an annualized basis. This dividend represents an 8% increase from the prior year, in line with the Company’s previously announced annual dividend growth rate target of 7-9% per share. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2023, to stockholders of record as of February 1, 2023.

Yahoo | January 20, 2023

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NRG Price Returns

1-mo 6.07%
3-mo -23.99%
6-mo -8.75%
1-year -12.36%
3-year 0.73%
5-year 44.47%
YTD 6.07%
2022 -23.47%
2021 18.54%
2020 -2.14%
2019 0.69%
2018 39.59%

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