NorthWestern Corporation (NWE): Price and Financial Metrics

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE): $58.66

-0.18 (-0.31%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where NWE ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 75.59% of US stocks.
  • NWE's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • NWE's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 8.51% of US stocks).

NWE Stock Summary

  • NWE's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 97.66 -- higher than 78.01% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Of note is the ratio of Northwestern Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 23.29% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, NWE is more volatile than only 7.63% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NWE, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are EXTN, AWR, ADT, FLMN, and TIGO.
  • Visit NWE's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NWE Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, NWE's price/sales ratio is 23.81% higher, now standing at 2.6.
  • NWE's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.7 over the prior 167 months.
  • Over the past 167 months, NWE's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NWE.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NWE 2021-09-01 2.6 1.5 18.1 21.4
NWE 2021-08-31 2.5 1.5 17.9 21.3
NWE 2021-08-30 2.5 1.5 17.9 21.3
NWE 2021-08-27 2.6 1.5 18.0 21.4
NWE 2021-08-26 2.5 1.5 17.7 21.2
NWE 2021-08-25 2.5 1.5 17.9 21.3

NWE Growth Metrics

    The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 497.64%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at -5.54%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 9.34%.
NWE's revenue has moved up $171,489,000 over the prior 70 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 1,372.316 219.978 186.84
2021-09-30 1,338.42 251.244 189.055
2021-06-30 1,293.075 237.45 183.325
2021-03-31 1,264.218 259.586 167.582
2020-12-31 1,198.67 352.149 155.215
2020-09-30 1,213.36 365.374 161.646

NWE'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.
  • NWE has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 69.13% of graded US stocks.
  • NWE's asset turnover comes in at 0.205 -- ranking 61st of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • MGEE, AWK, and RGCO are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NWE.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.205 0.703 0.034
2021-06-30 0.203 0.717 0.034
2021-03-31 0.203 0.716 0.033
2020-12-31 0.196 0.745 0.032
2020-09-30 0.203 0.751 0.034
2020-06-30 0.204 0.753 0.034

NWE Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NWE, see our NWE 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 $70.43 Average Broker Recommendation 1.57 (Moderate Buy)

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NWE Price/Volume Stats

Current price $58.66 52-week high $65.62
Prev. close $58.84 52-week low $53.66
Day low $58.05 Volume 16,335
Day high $58.91 Avg. volume 372,711
50-day MA $59.27 Dividend yield 4.28%
200-day MA $58.35 Market Cap 3.18B

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) Company Bio

Northwestern Corporation provides electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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NorthWestern's (NASDAQ:NWE) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

NorthWestern Corporation ( NASDAQ:NWE ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 31st of March to...

Yahoo | February 21, 2022

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) CEO Robert Rowe on Q4 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Seeking Alpha | February 14, 2022

NorthWestern Reports 2021 Financial Results

Company reports GAAP diluted earnings per share of $3.60 for 2021, affirms 2022 earnings guidance and announces a 1.6% increase to the quarterly dividend - to $0.63 per share - payable March 31, 2022BUTTE, Mont. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D. , Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021. Net income for the period was $186.8 million, or $3.60 per diluted share, as compared with net incom

Yahoo | February 11, 2022

NorthWestern Non-GAAP EPS of $3.51, revenue of $1.37B

NorthWestern press release (NWE): FY Non-GAAP EPS of $3.51.Revenue of $1.37B (+15.1% Y/Y).

Seeking Alpha | February 10, 2022

NorthWestern FY 2021 Earnings Preview (NASDAQ:NWE)

NorthWestern (NASDAQ:NWE) is scheduled to announce FY earnings results on Thursday, February 10th, after market close.The consensus EPS Estimate is $0.98 (-70.7% Y/Y) and the

Seeking Alpha | February 9, 2022

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NWE Price Returns

1-mo -3.20%
3-mo -2.94%
6-mo 4.86%
1-year 1.65%
3-year -7.91%
5-year 16.55%
YTD 4.86%
2021 2.10%
2020 -15.15%
2019 24.50%
2018 3.52%
2017 8.74%

NWE Dividends

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