Sunday, May 10, 2009

NRG Energy


LAST UPDATE: MAY 20

NRG is moving within a channel. Now that It has made a multiple bottom and recently broke the dynamical resistance on May 8, it is struggling with the (100) Exponential Moving average. Especially, look at the positive divergence on the Money Flow indicator and the ROC, rate of change (green line). We could expect a pullback to the support at 19.5. We could wait for the bottom on the 19.5 level to buy with stop loss at 19.
Supports and resistances on the chart:

Daily Chart:




Weekly Chart:



Fundamentals:

Investor relationships:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=121544&p=irol-IRHome

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesale power generation company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of power generation facilities. It also engages in transacting in and trade of fuel and transportation services, as well as trade of energy, capacity, and related products. As of December 31, 2008, the company’s power generation assets consisted of approximately 10,495 megawatt (MW) of gas-fired; 7,540 MW of coal-fired; 3,715 MW of oil-fired; 1,175 MW of nuclear; and 195 MW of wind generating capacity in the United States. In addition, NRG Energy also owns approximately 115 MW of thermal capacity domestically, as well as 1,080 MW of power generation capacity overseas in Australia and Germany. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey

Market Price: 21.19

Book value: 26.5
Trailing P/E: 4.47
Price/book: 0.8

Beta: 1.1

Average volume: 3.3M.
EPS: 4.02
Total Debt/Total Capital: 60%. Industry: 56%

NRG
has a debt to total capital ratio of 60% which is in-line with the Electric Utilities industry's norm. With an Interest Coverage ratio of 5.3 and a Quick ratio of 1.29 the company should be able to comfortably repay its debt.
Operating Profit Margin: 36%. Industry: 11%.

Based on its gross margin, operating margin, and net margin, NRG converts a larger percentage of its revenues to profits than most other companies in the Electric Utilities industry. Furthermore, the company is profitable with an operating margin of 36.43%.

Net profit margin: 16.1 %. Industry: 2.76%.

INSIDER Activity:
In 2009, insiders were aggressively buying NRG.
http://www.insider-monitor.com/trading/cik1013871.html

Most recent news and articles:

Berkshire-Hathaway's Warren Buffett portfolio update Q4 2008
http://seekingalpha.com/article/121409-berkshire-hathaway-s-warren-buffett-portfolio-update-q4-2008


NRG starts Texas Cedar Bayou 1 natgas unit.

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idAFN0845225320090508?rpc=44

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