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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
NRG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. NRG: 0.09 )
NRG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09

Equity to Asset 0.25
NRG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. NRG: 0.25 )
NRG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 1
Current: 0.25

-0.15
1
Interest Coverage 0.40
NRG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NRG: 0.40 )
NRG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.4

0.4
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.79
M-Score: -2.36
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.24
NRG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. NRG: 4.24 )
NRG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 33.01
Current: 4.24

3.04
33.01
Net-margin (%) -1.95
NRG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. NRG: -1.95 )
NRG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -205.21   Max: 162.4
Current: -1.95

-205.21
162.4
ROE (%) -2.88
NRG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. NRG: -2.88 )
NRG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -449.58   Max: 319.01
Current: -2.88

-449.58
319.01
ROA (%) -0.78
NRG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. NRG: -0.78 )
NRG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.01   Max: 27.38
Current: -0.78

-29.01
27.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.69
NRG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. NRG: 2.69 )
NRG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 48.97
Current: 2.69

1.59
48.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
NRG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. NRG: 0.10 )
NRG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.7
Current: 0.1

0
62.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -18.10
NRG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. NRG: -18.10 )
NRG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.2
Current: -18.1

0
49.2
» NRG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NRG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 1,165,316 sh (+333.66%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,990,853 sh (+17.09%)
Donald Smith 2,031,856 sh (+0.41%)
Richard Perry 8,310,500 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 1,325,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Richard Perry Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
NWQ Managers 3,839,903 sh (-4.32%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 212,000 sh (-23.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,600 sh (-36.24%)
John Burbank 1,310,929 sh (-43.28%)
Steven Cohen 138,392 sh (-88.28%)
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Q2 2014

NRG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 15,027 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,065,355 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 953,300 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 1,325,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Donald Smith 1,690,040 sh (-16.82%)
NWQ Managers 3,133,354 sh (-18.4%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,960,685 sh (-27.96%)
Jim Simons 622,316 sh (-46.6%)
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Q3 2014

NRG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 485,323 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 123,713 sh (+723.27%)
RS Investment Management 1,900,220 sh (+78.36%)
NWQ Managers 4,833,193 sh (+54.25%)
George Soros 270,000 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 1,325,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 1,658,373 sh (-1.87%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,504,197 sh (-3.52%)
Jim Simons 580,016 sh (-6.8%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 193,500 sh (-8.73%)
Steven Cohen 294,600 sh (-69.1%)
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Q4 2014

NRG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 43,972 sh (New)
George Soros 1,793,250 sh (+269.5%)
Ray Dalio 315,200 sh (+154.78%)
Steven Cohen 403,400 sh (+36.93%)
RS Investment Management 2,541,035 sh (+33.72%)
Donald Smith 1,658,444 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 4,378,981 sh (-9.4%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,700,756 sh (-22.42%)
Howard Marks 713,000 sh (-46.19%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NRG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-12-31 Add 269.5%0.39%$25.83 - $33.72 $ 23.98-19%1793250
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-12-31 Reduce -22.42%0.31%$25.83 - $33.72 $ 23.98-19%9700756
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -9.4%0.15%$25.83 - $33.72 $ 23.98-19%4378981
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -9.4%0.15%$25.83 - $33.72 $ 23.98-19%4378981
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Add 154.78%0.04%$25.83 - $33.72 $ 23.98-19%315200
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Add 54.25%0.56%$29.06 - $35.76 $ 23.98-23%4833193
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.11%$29.06 - $35.76 $ 23.98-23%485323
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 723.27%0.03%$29.06 - $35.76 $ 23.98-23%123713
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.2%$31.68 - $37.66 $ 23.98-30%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.96%0.59%$31.68 - $37.66 $ 23.98-30%12960685
Donald Smith 2014-06-30 Reduce -16.82%0.22%$31.68 - $37.66 $ 23.98-30%1690040
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -18.4%0.2%$31.68 - $37.66 $ 23.98-30%3133354
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy$31.68 - $37.66 $ 23.98-30%15027
Richard Perry 2014-03-31 Sold Out 9.3%$26.75 - $31.55 $ 23.98-16%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Reduce -43.28%1%$26.75 - $31.55 $ 23.98-16%1310929
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 17.09%0.31%$26.75 - $31.55 $ 23.98-16%17990853
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$26.75 - $31.55 $ 23.98-16%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 16.00
NRG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 16.00 )
N/A
P/B 0.82
NRG's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NRG: 0.82 )
NRG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.82

0.45
2.72
P/S 0.55
NRG's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. NRG: 0.55 )
NRG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.29
Current: 0.55

0.38
2.29
PFCF 16.77
NRG's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 16.77 )
NRG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.04   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 16.77

4.04
99999999.99
POCF 5.10
NRG's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. NRG: 5.10 )
NRG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 91.46
Current: 5.1

2.39
91.46
EV-to-EBIT 45.33
NRG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.99 vs. NRG: 45.33 )
NRG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -65.5   Max: 168.9
Current: 45.33

-65.5
168.9
Shiller P/E 19.09
NRG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 19.09 )
NRG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 251.39
Current: 19.09

5.04
251.39
Current Ratio 1.73
NRG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NRG: 1.73 )
NRG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.73

0.16
2.89
Quick Ratio 1.50
NRG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. NRG: 1.50 )
NRG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.5

0.13
2.59
Days Inventory 31.09
NRG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 37.31 vs. NRG: 31.09 )
NRG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 18.34   Max: 82.38
Current: 31.09

18.34
82.38
Days Sales Outstanding 39.20
NRG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 60.58 vs. NRG: 39.20 )
NRG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.12   Max: 137.92
Current: 39.2

24.12
137.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.36
NRG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. NRG: 2.36 )
NRG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.11
Current: 2.36

0.39
2.11
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.30
NRG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. NRG: 2.30 )
NRG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.11
Current: 2.3

0.39
2.11
Share Buyback Rate -8.30
NRG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. NRG: -8.30 )
NRG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -17.8
Current: -8.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.76
NRG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. NRG: 1.76 )
NRG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 12.16
Current: 1.76

0.87
12.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.42
NRG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 1.42 )
NRG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.68
Current: 1.42

0.3
3.68
Price/Median PS Value 0.66
NRG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. NRG: 0.66 )
NRG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.02
Current: 0.66

0.5
3.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.20
NRG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. NRG: 2.20 )
NRG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 41.6
Current: 2.2

0.6
41.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -19.40
NRG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. NRG: -19.40 )
NRG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23   Max: 44.2
Current: -19.4

-23
44.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers
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NRG Energy Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on May 29, 1992. The Company is a power and energy company that aspires in the way residential, industrial and commercial consumers think about, use, produce and deliver energy and energy services in major competitive power markets in the United States. It is engaged in the ownership and operation of power generation facilities; the trading of energy, capacity and related products; the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services and the direct sale of energy, services, and innovative, sustainable products to retail customers. The Company sells retail electric products and services under the name "NRG" and various brands owned by NRG. The Company is focused on the deployment and commercialization of potentially transformative technologies, like electric vehicles, Distributed Solar and smart meter/home automation technology that collectively have the potential to fundamentally change the nature of the power industry, including a substantial change in the role of the national electric transmission grid and distribution system. The Company's generation facilities are primarily located in the United States and comprise generation facilities across the merit order. The Company's generation portfolio includes selling power during periods of peak demand, offering capacity or similar products, and providing ancillary services to support system reliability. The Company's Retail Business provides energy and related services to residential, commercial and institutional customers primarily located in Texas and selected Northeast markets. Its products and services include system power to home services, to bundled products which combine system power with protection products, energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. The Company's development and investment initiatives are focused on Distributed Solar, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and wind and also include other low-or no-GHG emitting energy generating sources, such as the fueling infrastructure for electric vehicles, or EV, ecosystems. The Company's segments include Retail Business, conventional power generation, alternative energy businesses, NRG Yield, and corporate activities. The Retail Business segment provides its customers with energy services and products, including system power, smart energy services and energy efficiency services, electric vehicle services, protection products, distributed generation, solar and wind products, carbon management and specialty services. The Company's alternative energy segment includes solar and wind assets (excluding those in the NRG Yield segment), electric vehicle services and the carbon capture business. NRG Yield includes certain of the Company's contracted generation assets, including three natural gas or dual-fired facilities, eight utility-scale solar and wind generation facilities, two portfolios of distributed solar facilities and thermal infrastructure as
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