What Can We Learn From Entergy Corporation (ETR)’s Valuation Ratios?

Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) finished Friday with an addition of $0.69 to close at $104.61, an upside of 0.66 percent. An average of 756,280 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $2.36 in the past week, and it reached a new high 9 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,245,130 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,584,914.

ETR stock has increased by 1.95% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $98.50 on 09/28/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 09/14/21, shares of the company touched a low of $85.78 and a high of $115.01 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 19 times so far this year and achieved 4.78% or $4.77 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -9.05% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

65 days have passed since Entergy Corporation (ETR) last reported insider trading activity. HINNENKAMP PAUL D, who is EVP & Chief Operating Officer, most recently acquired $4,000 shares at $111.35 per share on Aug 19. In this transaction, the insider spent $445,400. Director, HERMAN ALEXIS M, disposed of 186 shares at a price of $109.00 on Aug 12. The insider now owns more than $20,274 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP & Chief Operating Officer HINNENKAMP PAUL D went on to Sale 3,000 shares at $108.51 each on Jun 14. An amount of $325,530 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Entergy Corporation (ETR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.01, which compares with the 17.20 for the broader industry and 23.78 for the sector. In the last five years, Entergy Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 52.80 and 9.415. The stock’s beta is 0.59. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.94, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.93, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 21.22.

Entergy Corporation pays a $3.80 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 3.63%. The company has a payout ratio of 61.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 1, and it was $0.95 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 7 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.02 reported on Friday October 30 2020.Dividends have grown by 6.86% each year over the last three years.

The quick ratio of Entergy Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 0.70, and the current ratio was 1.00, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.22 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.33 for the quarter ending June 29. Entergy Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 39.97%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 14.70%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.77 billion compared to revenue of $10.11 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Entergy Corporation’s return on assets was 2.20%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 9.87 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Entergy Corporation had $24.21 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$5.97 million in the quarter, while revenues of $334.57 million were grew 6139.03%. The analyst consensus anticipated Entergy Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.4 per share, but it turned out to be $1.34, a -4.30% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $737.93 million. Shareholders own equity worth $200.96 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Entergy Corporation (ETR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 59.25%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 13.93%.

As of today, ETR’s price is $103.28 +2.31% or $2.36 from its 5-day moving average. ETR is currently trading +3.73% higher than its 20-day SMA and -0.07% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -3.75% below the SMA50 and +10.30% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 87.69% and 75.85%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.64. With the 14-day stochastic at 88.32% and the average true range at 1.75, the RSI (14) stands at 52.04%. The stock has reached 1.14 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.23.

Analyst Ratings

Vertical Research upgraded Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Hold.


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