NRG Yield Inc

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Yieldco: A Green Investment Option That Pays

    While REITs started trading in 1951 and MLPs started off in 1981, the first yieldco was floated in 2005 by Seaspan Corporation, a shipping company.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Looking at NRG Energy’s Subdued Performance in 4Q16

    In its 4Q16 earnings release, NRG Yield (NYLD) declared its agreement to acquire NRG Energy’s Agua Caliente and Utah solar projects, totaling 311 net megawatts, for $130 million.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    SunPower: A Dynamic Solar Power Company

    According to the DOE, roughly 400,000 households were powered by rooftop solar panels in 2013. That isn’t even 1% of the total households in the US.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Things to Look at Before Investing in a Yieldco

    A yieldco should have enough operating projects to diversify risks related to operations, geography, and creditworthiness.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Earnings Report

    Why NRG Energy Missed 3Q17 Earnings Estimates

    Princeton-based NRG Energy (NRG) reported its third quarter financial results on November 2, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Will NRG Energy Beat Analysts’ 3Q17 Estimates?

    Wall Street analysts expect NRG to report earnings of $0.94 per share for the quarter ended on September 30, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TerraForm Global: SunEdison’s Other Yieldco

    SunEdison (SUNEQ) formed TerraForm Global in early 2015 to own and operate renewable energy assets in emerging markets.

    By Alexis Tate
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    What are Analysts Saying about NRG Energy?

    NRG Energy has a Wall Street analyst consensus rating of “strong buy.” Eleven surveyed analysts give it a “buy,” four gave it a “hold,” and no analysts gave it a “sell” rating.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    How Does NRG Energy Earn Its Revenues?

    NRG Energy (NRG) earns revenues in three primary ways across its segments: energy sales, capacity sales, and retail sales.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    How NRG Energy Plans to Save $1 Billion in Capital

    NRG has canceled the coal-to-gas conversion at its 638 MW Avon Lake plant since the plant is already compliant with the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    What Fuels NRG Energy’s Generation Operations?

    Natural gas fueled 48% of NRG Energy’s (NRG) total power generation capacities as of June 30, 2015.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    An Overview of NRG Energy’s Operations

    NRG’s Business segment had over 45 gigawatts of power generation assets (coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear) under operations as of June 30, 2015.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    SunPower and First Solar’s Yieldco Prices Its IPO

    A yieldco is an investment vehicle formed to own operating assets that generate predictable cash flows. A yieldco doesn’t have to pay corporate level taxes.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Yieldcos: Make Hay While the Sun is Shining

    Unlike MLPs, yieldcos aren’t exempt from corporate taxes. Instead, they rely on depreciation and tax credits to minimize tax expenses.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NRG Yield and NextEra Energy Partners Shine on Exchanges

    NextEra Energy Partners closed at $32.00 on June 27, 2014, its first day of trading. Its total return is 33%, or 48% annualized, up until March 19, 2015.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Yieldcos With Organic Growth Prospects – Part 1

    Right of first offer assets represent growth opportunities. Yieldcos need to keep adding new assets to the portfolio to stay tax efficient and competitive.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pattern Energy Group: A Wind Energy Yieldco

    Pattern Energy Group declared its most recent dividend on March 2. The payout was up by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Corporations Like SunEdison Sponsor Yieldcos

    Renewable energy projects are costly affairs. Companies like SunEdison (SUNE) and First Solar (FSLR) expect to unlock substantial value through yieldcos.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Advantages of Investing in Yieldcos

    Some major advantages of investing in yieldcos and other securities are liquidity, smaller minimum investment requirements, and stable cash flows.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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