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Comparing NRG Energy’s Valuation to Its Peers


Nov. 20 2020, Updated 4:53 p.m. ET


Currently, NRG Energy (NRG) is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) valuation of ~12x—compared to its five-year historical average valuation of 11x. NRG Energy stock appears to be trading at a premium compared to its historical average.

In comparison, AES (AES) is trading at a valuation multiple of 8.4x. AES’s five-year historical average valuation is ~8x. AES appears to be trading at a premium to its historical average.

SCANA (SCG) stock is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 7.0x. SCANA’s five-year historical average multiple is 10.0x.

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The chart above shows a comparative stock price movement of NRG Energy and broader utilities (IDU) along with broader markets. NRG Energy stock has risen roughly 85% in the past year and significantly outperformed its peers. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) has fallen 3% during the same period.

To learn about utilities’ recent performance and valuation, read How Top Utilities Are Currently Valued.

Check out all the data we have added to our quote pages. Now you can get a valuation snapshot, earnings and revenue estimates, and historical data as well as dividend info. Take a look at NRG Energy!


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