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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
NRG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. NRG: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NRG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.24
NRG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NRG: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NRG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 1
Current: 0.24

-0.15
1
Interest Coverage 1.12
NRG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. NRG: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NRG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.12

0.4
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.89
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
6.42%
2.59%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.08
NRG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.31 vs. NRG: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 33.01
Current: 7.08

3.04
33.01
Net-margin (%) 0.43
NRG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. NRG: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -205.21   Max: 162.4
Current: 0.43

-205.21
162.4
ROE (%) 0.72
NRG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. NRG: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -449.58   Max: 319.01
Current: 0.72

-449.58
319.01
ROA (%) 0.18
NRG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. NRG: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.01   Max: 27.38
Current: 0.18

-29.01
27.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.86
NRG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. NRG: 4.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 48.97
Current: 4.86

1.59
48.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
NRG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. NRG: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.7
Current: 7.5

0
62.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 22.40
NRG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. NRG: 22.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.2
Current: 22.4

0
49.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -33.40
NRG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NRG: -33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NRG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 175
Current: -33.4

0
175
» NRG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Donald Smith 1,690,040 sh (-16.82%)
NWQ Managers 3,133,354 sh (-18.40%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,960,685 sh (-27.96%)
Jim Simons 622,316 sh (-46.60%)
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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 (-6.80%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 193,500 sh (-8.73%)
Steven Cohen 294,600 sh (-69.10%)
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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 (+269.50%)
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 (-9.40%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,700,756 sh (-22.42%)
Howard Marks 713,000 sh (-46.19%)
» More
Q1 2015

NRG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 2,091,483 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 4,535,320 sh (+78.48%)
Steven Cohen 580,700 sh (+43.95%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,860,413 sh (+1.65%)
Howard Marks 713,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Donald Smith 1,658,291 sh (-0.01%)
NWQ Managers 4,187,778 sh (-4.37%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 1694.30
NRG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
116% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. NRG: 1694.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NRG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 1760
Current: 1694.3

1.43
1760
Forward P/E 18.32
NRG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 18.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 2597.00
NRG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
100% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. NRG: 2597.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NRG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 2640
Current: 2597

1.28
2640
P/B 0.90
NRG's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NRG: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NRG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.9

0.45
2.72
P/S 0.50
NRG's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. NRG: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NRG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.29
Current: 0.5

0.38
2.29
PFCF 19.20
NRG's PFCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.18 vs. NRG: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NRG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.04   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 19.2

4.04
99999999.99
POCF 6.43
NRG's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.69 vs. NRG: 6.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NRG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 91.46
Current: 6.43

2.39
91.46
EV-to-EBIT 24.68
NRG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. NRG: 24.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NRG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -65.5   Max: 168.9
Current: 24.68

-65.5
168.9
Shiller P/E 27.80
NRG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
105% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. NRG: 27.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NRG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.01   Max: 251.39
Current: 27.8

5.01
251.39
Current Ratio 1.80
NRG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. NRG: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NRG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.8

0.16
2.89
Quick Ratio 1.56
NRG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. NRG: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NRG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.56

0.13
2.59
Days Inventory 31.15
NRG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 28.65 vs. NRG: 31.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NRG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 18.34   Max: 82.38
Current: 31.15

18.34
82.38
Days Sales Outstanding 26.55
NRG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 53.53 vs. NRG: 26.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NRG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.12   Max: 137.92
Current: 26.55

24.12
137.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
NRG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
141% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NRG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.41
Current: 2.2

0.39
2.41
Dividend Payout 17.57
NRG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
132% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NRG: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NRG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.03
Current: 17.57

0.09
2.03
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
NRG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
138% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NRG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.41
Current: 2.2

0.39
2.41
Share Buyback Rate -12.00
NRG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. NRG: -12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
NRG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -17.8
Current: -12

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
NRG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NRG: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NRG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 12.16
Current: 1.9

0.87
12.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
NRG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
76% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NRG: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
NRG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.68
Current: 1.5

0.3
3.68
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
NRG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NRG: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NRG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.06
Current: 0.6

0.5
3.06
Price/Graham Number 3.40
NRG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
114% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NRG: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NRG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 3.53
Current: 3.4

0.18
3.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.10
NRG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. NRG: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
NRG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 41.6
Current: 4.1

0.6
41.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -11.47
NRG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
81% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. NRG: -11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
NRG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23   Max: 44.2
Current: -11.47

-23
44.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers
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Traded in other countries:NRA.Germany,
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 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 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 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 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 assets. The Company competes in wholesa
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