TransAlta Corporation Ordinary Shares (TAC): Price and Financial Metrics

TransAlta Corporation Ordinary Shares (TAC)

Today's Latest Price: $6.65 USD

0.04 (0.61%)

Updated Nov 23 6:40pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 18 in Utilities - Foreign

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TAC Stock Summary

  • The price/operating cash flow metric for Transalta Corp is higher than merely 10.88% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of Transalta Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 0.47% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -26.39%, Transalta Corp's debt growth rate surpasses merely 11.8% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Transalta Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be NOMD, MDU, PAC, QEP, and NRP.
  • Visit TAC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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TAC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $6.65 52-week high $8.50
Prev. close $6.61 52-week low $3.63
Day low $6.63 Volume 233,000
Day high $6.77 Avg. volume 371,956
50-day MA $6.30 Dividend yield 1.95%
200-day MA $6.16 Market Cap 1.82B

TransAlta Corporation Ordinary Shares (TAC) Company Bio

Transalta Corporation operates as a non-regulated electricity generation and energy marketing company in Canada, the United States, and Western Australia. The company was founded in 1909 and is based in Calgary, Canada.

TAC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$6.65$10.58 60%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Transalta Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Transalta Corp ranked in the 57th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for TAC, they are:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.04 years, is -0.02% -- higher than only 21.33% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • 44% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than merely 19.59% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Utilities), Transalta Corp has a reliance on debt greater than 68.11% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Utilities that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as TAC, try JE, KEN, CWEN, SPH, and NEP.

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Latest TAC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Transalta Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate TAC as an investment opportunity.

TransAlta: Rodney Dangerfield Of Utilities

When we last covered TransAlta Corporation (TAC), we soothed the bulls and told them we expected a steady performance from this utility despite Alberta power prices going to the dumps. We held a modestly positive view of the common shares and espoused taking a stand on the preferred issues, which...

Trapping Value on Seeking Alpha | August 30, 2020

Tesla Megapack batteries to crush anti-renewables FUD in Canada’s oil province

Tesla Megapack batteries are about to make a notable and symbolic impact in Canada’s fossil fuel province, with Calgary-based TransAlta Corp. expected to flip the switch on Alberta’s first utility-scale battery storage installation. Known as the WindCharger project, the initiative involves using Tesla Megapack batteries to store electricity from the nearby Summerview wind farm and […] The post Tesla Megapack batteries to crush anti-renewables FUD in Canada’s oil province appeared first on TESLARATI .

Teslarati | August 6, 2020

First grid-scale battery storage project in Alberta, Canada, comes online this month

The first grid-scale battery energy storage project in the Canadian province of Alberta is on-track to go into operation this month, while TransAlta, the company behind the project, has expedited plans to retire a coal plant citing “future market conditions”.

Energy Storage News | August 6, 2020

Varcoe: TransAlta set to flip switch on Alberta's first large-scale battery storage project

Chris Varcoe: If the technology works on a larger scale, it could be a 'game-changer' for the electricity industry

Calgary Herald | August 5, 2020

TransAlta Corporation (TAC) CEO Dawn Farrell on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

TransAlta Corporation (TAC) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call July 31, 2020 11:00 AM ET Company Participants Chiara Valentini - Managing Director, Strategic Finance and Investor Relations Dawn Farrell - President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Stack - Chief Financial Officer John Kousinioris - Chief Operating Officer Kerry O’Reilly Wilks -...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | August 1, 2020

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TAC Price Returns

1-mo 1.99%
3-mo 2.83%
6-mo 15.46%
1-year 2.85%
3-year 18.83%
5-year 78.82%
YTD -5.76%
2019 77.05%
2018 -29.15%
2017 10.51%
2016 59.39%
2015 -57.19%

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