Talen Energy Corp
Understanding Joy Global’s Dividend Policy in Fiscal 3Q16
In fiscal 2015, JOY paid around $78 million in dividends to shareholders, but on December 16, 2015, JOY announced a cut in its quarterly dividend.
What Does Joy Global’s Fiscal 2016 Debt Obligation Tell Us?
As of April 29, 2016, Joy Global’s had more than $1.3 billion in debt (long-term debt plus short-term debt), compared to its equity of nearly $1.4 billion.
How Much Will Komatsu Pay Joy Global’s Shareholders?
Komatsu, Japan-based construction equipment maker, will pay $28.30 per share in cash to acquire Milwaukee-based Joy Global. The deal is worth ~$3.7 billion.
How Joy Global Is Trying to Stop Bleeding Revenues
Joy Global’s (JOY) fiscal 1Q16 revenues came in at $526 million, which represents a 25% decline over fiscal 1Q15.
Details Emerging about Komatsu’s Acquisition of Joy Global
Joy Global’s stock rose by 19.7% from the opening price of $23.5 and closed at $28.2 on July 21, after Komatsu announced that it will acquire the company.
Why Is the Talen-Riverstone Spread Trading Tight?
The merger spread is trading at 1.1% gross—about 1.9% annualized. Even in an unusually low interest rate environment, that’s a low return.
What’s the Risk-Reward Ratio for the Talen Transaction?
If the Talen deal closes as advertised, you will make about $0.15. If the deal breaks, you will lose $1.85 per share. So, the risk-reward ratio is just over 12:1.
Why Going Private Is a Good Result for Talen
Given Talen’s close proximity to the Marcellus Shale region, it faces competition from other electricity generating companies that use cheap natural gas.
Did Joy Global’s Operating Cash Flow Really Improve in Fiscal 2Q16?
Despite the operating loss of $9.8 million it saw in fiscal 2Q16, Joy Global reported cash generation from continuing operations totaling $44 million.
Did Joy Global Pay Dividends to Shareholders in Fiscal 2Q16?
Over the last two years, JOY has repurchased 9.8 million shares worth $533 million. However, the company hasn’t repurchased shares during the last two quarters (fiscal 1Q16 and 2Q16).
Why NRG Energy Beat Earnings Estimates in Fiscal 1Q16
NRG Energy (NRG) reported earnings of $0.47 per share in 1Q16 against its loss of 0.35 per share in the same quarter last year.
American Electric Power: Return on Equity to Improve in 2016
American Electric Power’s (AEP) management expects its earnings to grow by 4%–6% in the next couple of years, utilizing 2015 as a base year. Analysts expect AEP to report net income of $505 million in 2016.
Company & Industry Overviews
NRG Energy’s Margins Struggle as Wholesale Operations Weaken
NRG Energy (NRG) mainly generates revenue from its wholesale operations and renewable energy sales. In the last five years, NRG revenues nearly doubled, but earnings dwindled.
Company & Industry Overviews
Will NRG Energy Sustain the Recovery?
More than half of NRG Energy’s market capitalization vanished last year. However, it has gained nearly 20% so far this year, mimicking regulated utilities (XLU).
PPL’s 2015 Earnings Suffer due to Spin-Off
PPL reported its 4Q15 results on February 4, 2016. Its earnings fell by 12% in 4Q15 compared to 4Q14. PPL earned $0.43 per share in 4Q15.