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Market Price

56.17 

0.32 0.6%

as of Dec 11 '18

52 Week Range:

40.27 56.17


Stock Analyzer Tutorials

S2O Stock Analyzer - General Info

General Info


type: video (mp4); length: 3:30

Demonstrates how to use Stock Analyzer, shows how to analyze a stock and explains in detail "General Info" section of the Stock Analyzer result page.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Financial Statements

Financial Statements


type: video (mp4); length: 5:10

Explains information presented in the Financial Statements section of the S2O Stock Analyzer: financial statements charts, absolute values and growth rates.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Growth Grade and Financial Ratios

Growth Grade and Financial Ratios


type: video (mp4); length: 5:09

Demonstrates how to use Growth Grade & Financial Ratios section; shows the difference between historical and year-over-year Growth Grade on the real life example.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Value Price

Value Price


type: video (mp4); length: 6:03

Demonstrates how to use Value Price (intrinsic value) and the Graham Number, MOS (margin of safety) and IRT - Investment Recovery Time; explains 3 different projection models used to compute value price - pessimistic, moderate and optimistic.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Price Charts

Price Charts


type: video (mp4); length: 8:34

Demonstrates basic rules of how to read a candlestick chart, long and short term moving averages, stochastic, MACD and relative strength (RS) charts. Explains how bull or bear market condition is computed.

General Info

NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company operates through Electric Operations and Natural Gas Operations segments. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and produces, stores, transmits, and distributes natural gas, as well as owns municipal franchises to provide natural gas service in the communities. The company's electric transmission and distribution network consists of approximately 24,660 miles of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, as well as 385 transmission and distribution substations in Montana; and transmission and distribution network comprises of approximately 3,560 miles of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, as well as 126 substations in South Dakota. Its natural gas transmission system consists of approximately 2,100 miles of pipeline. The company serves approximately 718,300 customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, the United States. NorthWestern Corporation was founded in 1923 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Financial Statements

The charts below show selected Annual and Quarterly Financial Data.

The purpose of these charts is to discover long and short term change dynamics. When numbers are growing year after year in the annual statements chart, the business become stronger and stronger and this is a good sign.

Quarterly Data Chart can be used to do a short term analysis. It makes sense to pay attention to the quarterly dynamics and do not wait for the next yearly statement. We should be alerted if we see that quarterly numbers are going down.

You can check "Annual Financial Statements" and "Quarterly Financial Statements" sections for exact numbers and growth rates.

Annual Statements

On a charts below the Line shows absolute values and the Bar chart shows Year-Over-Year Growth Rate for selected financial statement item. A consistent GROWTH is generally considered necessary to fund future growth from within a business.
NOTE: Growth Rate is not provided if either the latest period or the year-ago period contains a net loss. (source: WSJ Digest of Earnings)
TIP! move your mouse pointer over bar or a circle on any chart below to see details.

Financial Statements

Income Statement



 

Cash Flow Statement



 

Balance Sheet



 

Liquidity Ratios

Current Ratio


 

Current Ratio measures the ability to meet short term obligations. Generally accepted standard is 2 (current assets should be 2 times or 200% of current liabilities).

Quick Ratio


 

Measures immediate liquidity or the cash available to cover immediate liabilities. A safe margin would be at least 1 (100%).

Financial Leverage


 

Defined as total assets divided by total shareholders' equity. The higher the ratio, the more debt a company uses in its capital structure.

Profitability Ratios

ROA


 

Return on Assets (ROA) measures the income (profit) that is generated by the use of the assets of the business.

ROE


 

Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders equity. ROE is sometimes called "return on net worth."

ROIC


 

The Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) measure gives a sense of how well a company is using its money to generate returns. Some investors use this figure as a final evaluation to determine whether or not to invest in a company.

Annual Statements

Item Name Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Equity (BVPS) 18.97
28.86
32.27
29.29
growth rate 52.1% 11.8% -9.2%
Earnings BIT 178.02
245.02
245.95
261.42
growth rate 37.6% 0.4% 6.3%
Avg.PE 15.92
12.28
growth rate -22.9%
ROA 2.15
2.55
2.64
2.65
2.96
2.94
2.61
2.78
2.95
3.05
2.98
growth rate 18.6% 3.5% 0.4% 11.7% -0.7% -11.2% 6.5% 6.1% 3.4% -2.3%
ROE 6.79
8.52
9.47
9.63
11.02
10.98
9.57
9.62
9.83
10.02
9.36
growth rate 25.5% 11.2% 1.7% 14.4% -0.4% -12.8% 0.5% 2.2% 1.9% -6.6%
ROIC 5.58
6.46
7.45
6.79
7.85
7.46
6.89
6.60
6.44
6.84
6.41
growth rate 15.8% 15.3% -8.9% 15.6% -5.0% -7.6% -4.2% -2.4% 6.2% -6.3%
Cur. Ratio 0.86
0.53
0.90
0.99
0.61
0.67
0.69
0.57
0.50
0.46
0.47
growth rate -38.4% 69.8% 10.0% -38.4% 9.8% 3.0% -17.4% -12.3% -8.0% 2.2%
Quick Ratio 0.49
0.28
0.50
0.49
0.32
0.34
0.41
0.30
0.29
0.27
0.30
growth rate -42.9% 78.6% -2.0% -34.7% 6.3% 20.6% -26.8% -3.3% -6.9% 11.1%
Leverage 3.10
3.62
3.55
3.70
3.74
3.73
3.60
3.37
3.30
3.28
3.01
growth rate 16.8% -1.9% 4.2% 1.1% -0.3% -3.5% -6.4% -2.1% -0.6% -8.2%
Balance Sheet Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Acct.Receivable 163.48
154.41
159.56
182.28
growth rate -5.6% 3.3% 14.2%
Acct.Payable 81.96
74.51
79.31
85.16
growth rate -9.1% 6.4% 7.4%
Cur.Assets 350.89
286.66
280.20
296.36
growth rate -18.3% -2.3% 5.8%
Total Assets 4,973.94
5,264.70
5,499.32
5,420.92
growth rate 5.9% 4.5% -1.4%
Cash 20.36
11.98
5.08
8.47
growth rate -41.2% -57.6% 66.8%
Inventory 55.09
53.46
49.21
52.43
growth rate -3.0% -8.0% 6.6%
Cur.Liabilities 614.58
571.20
613.83
632.24
growth rate -7.1% 7.5% 3.0%
Liabilities 3,496.16
3,664.52
3,823.09
3,622.00
growth rate 4.8% 4.3% -5.3%
LT Debt 1,662.10
1,768.18
1,793.34
1,793.42
growth rate 6.4% 1.4% 0.0%
Equity 1,477.78
1,600.17
1,676.23
1,798.92
growth rate 8.3% 4.8% 7.3%
Common Shares 37.00
38.00
36.00
36.00
37.00
37.00
38.00
40.00
48.00
48.00
49.00
growth rate 2.7% -5.3% 0.0% 2.8% 0.0% 2.7% 5.3% 20.0% 0.0% 2.1%
Cash Flow Statement Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Capital Expenditures 270.38
283.71
287.90
276.44
growth rate 4.9% 1.5% -4.0%
Cash Dividends 65.02
90.06
95.77
101.27
growth rate 38.5% 6.3% 5.8%
Cash From OA 250.04
339.82
289.01
323.61
growth rate 35.9% -15.0% 12.0%
FCF per Share -2.16
1.22
0.17
0.88
growth rate 100.0% -86.1% 417.7%
Sale Purchase of Stock 399.21
56.65
54.75
54.75
growth rate -85.8% -3.4% 0.0%
FCF 85.00
74.00
-73.00
-9.00
45.00
-71.00
-105.00
-20.00
56.00
1.00
47.00
growth rate -12.9% -100.0% 0.0% 100.0% -100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% -98.2% 4,600.0%
Income Statement Dec '07 Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Dec '15 Dec '16 Dec '17
Sales 1,204.86
1,214.30
1,257.25
1,305.65
growth rate 0.8% 3.5% 3.9%
Op.Income 178.02
245.02
245.95
261.42
growth rate 37.6% 0.4% 6.3%
IBT 110.41
181.25
156.53
176.07
growth rate 64.2% -13.6% 12.5%
Net Income 120.69
151.21
164.17
162.70
growth rate 25.3% 8.6% -0.9%
EPS 1.44
1.77
2.02
2.14
2.53
2.66
2.46
2.99
3.17
3.39
3.34
growth rate 22.9% 14.1% 5.9% 18.2% 5.1% -7.5% 21.5% 6.0% 6.9% -1.5%
Gross Profit 722.27
841.44
856.27
895.30
growth rate 16.5% 1.8% 4.6%

Quarterly Statements

Item Name Jun '17 Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18
Earnings BIT 43.70
61.55
71.03
84.51
69.21
growth rate 40.9% 15.4% 19.0% -18.1%
Balance Sheet Jun '17 Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18
Acct.Receivable 123.93
129.67
182.28
170.27
129.98
growth rate 4.6% 40.6% -6.6% -23.7%
Acct.Payable 55.53
62.69
85.16
54.76
56.56
growth rate 12.9% 35.9% -35.7% 3.3%
Cur.Assets 248.02
253.71
296.36
258.03
231.92
growth rate 2.3% 16.8% -12.9% -10.1%
Total Assets 5,556.93
5,628.96
5,420.92
5,400.42
5,438.97
growth rate 1.3% -3.7% -0.4% 0.7%
Cash 16.86
7.87
8.47
4.74
5.57
growth rate -53.3% 7.7% -44.0% 17.4%
Inventory 50.60
56.53
52.43
43.71
46.70
growth rate 11.7% -7.2% -16.6% 6.8%
Cur.Liabilities 578.43
601.78
632.24
326.33
299.81
growth rate 4.0% 5.1% -48.4% -8.1%
Liabilities 3,848.34
3,902.77
3,622.00
3,565.80
3,541.24
growth rate 1.4% -7.2% -1.6% -0.7%
LT Debt 1,793.80
1,794.08
1,793.42
2,016.57
2,009.83
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 12.4% -0.3%
Equity 1,708.60
1,726.19
1,798.92
1,834.62
1,897.73
growth rate 1.0% 4.2% 2.0% 3.4%
Common Shares 0.52
0.52
0.53
0.53
0.54
growth rate 0.2% 1.5% 0.2% 1.5%
Cash Flow Statement Jun '17 Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18
Capital Expenditures 67.60
77.86
79.45
52.01
64.45
growth rate 15.2% 2.0% -34.6% 23.9%
Cash Dividends 25.20
25.24
25.64
26.95
27.31
growth rate 0.1% 1.6% 5.1% 1.4%
Cash From OA 21.03
122.75
23.06
173.03
74.10
growth rate 483.7% -81.2% 650.4% -57.2%
Sale Purchase of Stock 1.28
5.30
49.05
1.57
45.06
growth rate 312.7% 826.3% -96.8% 2,763.0%
FCF -46.58
44.89
-56.40
121.02
9.65
growth rate 100.0% -100.0% 100.0% -92.0%
Income Statement Jun '17 Sep '17 Dec '17 Mar '18 Jun '18
Sales 283.86
309.93
344.55
341.50
261.82
growth rate 9.2% 11.2% -0.9% -23.3%
Op.Income 43.70
61.55
71.03
84.51
69.21
growth rate 40.9% 15.4% 19.0% -18.1%
IBT 22.41
39.19
51.23
60.41
46.89
growth rate 74.9% 30.7% 17.9% -22.4%
Net Income 21.83
36.41
47.89
58.50
43.79
growth rate 66.8% 31.5% 22.1% -25.2%
Gross Profit 199.86
212.43
235.52
245.43
229.63
growth rate 6.3% 10.9% 4.2% -6.4%

Growth Grade & Financial Ratios

All financial ratios below are calculated based on latest annual statements available and present the most up to date snapshot of a company finances.

Growth Grade

Historical Growth Grade:

D (46.13)

YOY Growth Grade:

D (38.44)

Click on buttons above for detailed yearly growth rates.

Market Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

Value Price

PE and EPS

Historical Current Forward
PE 15.50 15.70
EPS / Growth 3.58

Value Price & Investment Recovery Time

Read more about Stock2Own value price in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

Equity Growth Rate: 6.7%

Estimates Pessimistic Moderate Optimistic My Numbers
Rate of Return 15.0%
MOS Price % 50 %
Future EPS Growth 6.7% 6.7% 6.7%
Future PE 0.01 9.64 9.64
Future EPS 6.85 6.85 6.85
Value Price
MOS %
0.02
-100.0%
16.32
-70.9%
16.32
-70.9%
MOS Price 0.01 8.16 8.16
IRT 10.57 10.57 10.57

Graham Number:

NOTE: The Graham Number applies only to certain types of stocks in combination with a number of other criteria.

Read more about Graham Number in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

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