NorthWestern Corporation (NWE): Price and Financial Metrics

NorthWestern Corporation (NWE): $58.03

1.12 (+1.97%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where NWE ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 89.73% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NWE is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • NWE's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 7.38% of US stocks).

NWE Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of NORTHWESTERN CORP's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 23.72% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for NORTHWESTERN CORP is higher than it is for about 77.28% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, NWE is more volatile than merely 9.16% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NWE, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AWR, UHT, GLT, POR, and UHAL.
  • Visit NWE's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NWE Valuation Summary

  • NWE's price/earnings ratio is 18.3; this is 9.85% lower than that of the median Utilities stock.
  • NWE's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.3 over the prior 181 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NWE.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NWE 2022-11-14 2.2 1.2 18.3 21.1
NWE 2022-11-11 2.2 1.2 18.3 21.1
NWE 2022-11-10 2.2 1.2 18.6 21.3
NWE 2022-11-09 2.1 1.2 17.8 20.7
NWE 2022-11-08 2.1 1.2 17.8 20.7
NWE 2022-11-07 2.1 1.2 17.7 20.7

NWE Growth Metrics

    The 3 year price growth rate now stands at -17.57%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 9.26%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 585.36%.
Over the past 70 months, NWE's revenue has gone up $142,648,000.

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
2022-09-30 1,399.895 307.638 167.6
2022-06-30 1,390.782 348.351 175.428
2022-03-31 1,365.995 350.045 182.879
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

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 $58.03 52-week high $63.06
Prev. close $56.91 52-week low $48.68
Day low $57.07 Volume 114,500
Day high $58.09 Avg. volume 404,637
50-day MA $52.33 Dividend yield 4.34%
200-day MA $56.60 Market Cap 3.35B

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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Below are the latest news stories about NORTHWESTERN CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NWE as an investment opportunity.

Estimating The Fair Value Of NorthWestern Corporation (NASDAQ:NWE)

How far off is NorthWestern Corporation ( NASDAQ:NWE ) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data...

Yahoo | November 22, 2022

Northwestern (NWE) Gets a Hold from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo analyst Jonathan Reeder maintained a Hold rating on Northwestern (NWE - Research Report) today and set a price target of $53.00. The company's shares closed yesterday at $50.56.Reeder covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as American States Water, Brookfield Infrastructure, and Brookfield Renewable Partners. According to TipRanks, Reeder has an average return of 5.8% and a 56.18% success rate on recommended stocks. Northwestern has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $54.40, representing a 7.59% upside. In a report released on October 24, Guggenheim also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $48.00 price target.

Jason Carr on TipRanks | October 26, 2022

NorthWestern reports Q3 mixed earnings; narrows FY22 guidance

  • NorthWestern press release (NASDAQ:NWE): Q3 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.42 misses by $0.17.
  • Revenue of $335.1M (+2.8% Y/Y) beats by $18.02M.
  • NorthWestern narrows its 2022 Non-GAAP earnings guidance range to $3.20-$3.35 per diluted share (previously of $3.20 - $3.40) vs. consensus of $3.29.
  • Q4 Non-GAAP earnings guidance range to $1.15-$1.30 per diluted shar...

    Seeking Alpha | October 25, 2022

NorthWestern Corporation 2022 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Presentation

The following slide deck was published by NorthWestern Corporation in conjunction with their 2022 Q3 earnings call.


SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | October 25, 2022

NorthWestern (NWE) Lags Q3 Earnings Estimates

NorthWestern (NWE) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -27.59% and 11.55%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | October 25, 2022

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NWE Price Returns

1-mo 8.61%
3-mo 7.06%
6-mo -3.11%
1-year 9.17%
3-year -8.53%
5-year 11.69%
YTD 4.95%
2021 2.10%
2020 -15.15%
2019 24.50%
2018 3.52%
2017 8.74%

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