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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 0.08
NRG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.15 vs. NRG: 0.08 )
NRG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.26
NRG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NRG: 0.26 )
NRG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 1
Current: 0.26

-0.15
1
Interest Coverage 0.40
NRG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 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: 5
Z-Score: 0.84
M-Score: -2.48
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.30
NRG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.52 vs. NRG: 4.30 )
NRG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 33.01
Current: 4.3

3.04
33.01
Net-margin (%) -2.55
NRG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. NRG: -2.55 )
NRG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -205.21   Max: 162.4
Current: -2.55

-205.21
162.4
ROE (%) -3.50
NRG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. NRG: -3.50 )
NRG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -449.58   Max: 319.01
Current: -3.5

-449.58
319.01
ROA (%) -0.97
NRG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NRG: -0.97 )
NRG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.01   Max: 27.38
Current: -0.97

-29.01
27.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.58
NRG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. NRG: 2.58 )
NRG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 48.97
Current: 2.58

1.59
48.97
Revenue Growth (%) 0.10
NRG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. NRG: 0.10 )
NRG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.7
Current: 0.1

0
62.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -18.10
NRG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. NRG: -18.10 )
NRG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.3
Current: -18.1

0
45.3
» NRG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

NRG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 90,800 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 524,839 sh (New)
Jim Simons 748,315 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 1,125,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,001,773 sh (+6671.94%)
Richard Perry 15,000,000 sh (+124.01%)
John Burbank 1,474,118 sh (+116.66%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 276,700 sh (+115.83%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,410,991 sh (+8.17%)
Howard Marks 1,325,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry 4,002,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
NWQ Managers 3,945,673 sh (-13.99%)
Donald Smith 2,425,442 sh (-15.31%)
Arnold Schneider 115,926 sh (-47.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,500 sh (-60.23%)
Jeremy Grantham 23,600 sh (-65.14%)
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Q4 2013

NRG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 28,208 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 2,970,396 sh (+164.04%)
Larry Robbins 1,024,839 sh (+95.27%)
John Burbank 2,311,057 sh (+56.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,300 sh (+45.71%)
Steven Cohen 1,180,990 sh (+17.89%)
NWQ Managers 4,013,192 sh (+1.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry 310,500 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 1,325,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,365,559 sh (-0.29%)
Jeremy Grantham 22,900 sh (-2.97%)
Donald Smith 2,023,627 sh (-16.57%)
Louis Moore Bacon 75,000 sh (-17.4%)
Richard Perry 11,074,657 sh (-26.17%)
Jim Simons 268,716 sh (-64.09%)
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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)
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Richard Perry Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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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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
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.2%$31.68 - $37.66 $ 30.53-11%0
Donald Smith 2014-06-30 Reduce -16.82%0.22%$31.68 - $37.66 $ 30.53-11%1690040
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy$31.68 - $37.66 $ 30.53-11%15027
Richard Perry 2014-03-31 Sold Out 9.3%$26.75 - $31.55 $ 30.537%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Reduce -43.28%1%$26.75 - $31.55 $ 30.537%1310929
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$26.75 - $31.55 $ 30.537%0
Richard Perry 2013-12-31 Reduce -26.17%2.7%$26.46 - $30.11 $ 30.539%11074657
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Add 56.78%0.83%$26.46 - $30.11 $ 30.539%2311057
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Reduce -16.57%0.23%$26.46 - $30.11 $ 30.539%2023627
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$26.46 - $30.11 $ 30.539%28208
Richard Perry 2013-09-30 Add 124.01%5.7%$25.52 - $29.08 $ 30.5313%15000000
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Add 116.66%0.7%$25.52 - $29.08 $ 30.5313%1474118
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.31%$25.52 - $29.08 $ 30.5313%0
Donald Smith 2013-09-30 Reduce -15.31%0.26%$25.52 - $29.08 $ 30.5313%2425442
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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.05
NRG's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. NRG: 1.05 )
NRG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.72
Current: 1.05

0.45
2.72
P/S 0.75
NRG's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. NRG: 0.75 )
NRG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.63
Current: 0.75

0.38
2.63
PFCF 19.20
NRG's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NRG: 19.20 )
NRG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 19.2

3.27
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 48.98
NRG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 31.08 vs. NRG: 48.98 )
NRG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 168.9
Current: 48.98

2.4
168.9
Shiller P/E 18.19
NRG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NRG: 18.19 )
NRG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 282.81
Current: 18.19

5.04
282.81
Current Ratio 1.63
NRG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. NRG: 1.63 )
NRG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.63

0.16
2.89
Quick Ratio 1.42
NRG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. NRG: 1.42 )
NRG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.42

0.13
2.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.70
NRG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. NRG: 1.70 )
NRG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.7

0.39
1.71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.70
NRG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. NRG: 1.70 )
NRG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.7

0.39
1.71
Share Buyback Rate -8.30
NRG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 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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Price/Tangible Book 1.65
NRG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. NRG: 1.65 )
NRG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 12.16
Current: 1.65

0.87
12.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.04
NRG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NRG: 2.04 )
NRG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.68
Current: 2.04

0.29
3.68
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
NRG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. NRG: 0.86 )
NRG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.88
Current: 0.86

0.48
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.00
NRG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. NRG: 2.00 )
NRG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 41.6
Current: 2

0.6
41.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -18.02
NRG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -5.08 vs. NRG: -18.02 )
NRG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.7   Max: 40.6
Current: -18.02

-18.7
40.6

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 wholesale power generation and retail electricity company which produce and deliver energy and energy services in major competitive power markets in the United States. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of power generation facilities; the trading of energy, capacity and related products; and the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services. It's also a retail electricity company engaged in the supply of energy, services, and innovative, sustainable products to retail customers in competitive markets through multiple channels and brands like Reliant Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Energy Plus (collectively, the Retail Business). The Company focuses on the deployment and commercialization of potential disruptive technologies, like electric vehicles, Distributed Solar and smart meter technology, which have the potential to change the nature of the power supply industry. The Company's generation facilities consist of intermittent, baseload, intermediate and peaking power generation facilities in the United States and two international locations. The sale of capacity and power from baseload generation facilities accounts for a majority of the Company's generation revenues. In addition, NRG's generation portfolio provides the Company with opportunities to capture additional revenues by selling power during periods of peak demand, offering capacity or similar products, and providing ancillary services to support system reliability. Its Retail Businesses arrange for the transmission and delivery of energy-related products to customers, bill customers, and collect payments for products sold, and maintain call centers to provide customer service. The Retail Businesses sell products that range from system power to bundled products, which combine system power with protection products, energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, or other value added products and services, including customer rewards offered through exclusive loyalty and affinity program partnerships. The Company's investment in and development of new technologies is focused where the Company believes the benefits of such investments represent significant commercial opportunities and create a comparative advantage for the Company. The development and investment initiatives are mainly focused in the areas of Distributed Solar, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic, and also include other low or no Greenhouse Gases, or GHG, emitting energy generating sources, such as the fueling infrastructure for electric vehicle, or EV, ecosystems. The company's competitors in wholesale power generation business includes regulated utilities, other independent power producers, and power marketers or trading companies, including those owned by financial institutions, municipalities and cooperatives. In retail its competitors includes Constellation, Direct Energ
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