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CEN - Contact Energy Share Price

NZD6.31 0.1  1.5%

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Mid Cap
Market Cap £2.26bn
Enterprise Value £2.82bn
Revenue £1.15bn
Position in Universe 116th / 1833
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52w High -31.3%
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Year End 30th Jun 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
2,446 2,443 2,163 1,959 2,152 2,460 2,184 2,128 +0.1%
+5.5 -34.6 -30.5 +32.9 -18.7 +47.2 -8.36 +8.53
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 31 December 2019, Contact Energy Limited revenues decreased 15% to NZ$1.11B. Net income before extraordinary items decreased 40% to NZ$59M. Revenues reflect Generation segment decrease of 19% to NZ$779M. Net income also reflects Gas purchases increase of 16% to NZ$78M (expense), Depreciation and amortisation increase of 8% to NZ$110M (expense). Dividend per share remained flat at NZ$0.16.
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Profile Summary

Contact Energy Limited is an energy generator and digital retailer, which is engaged in providing electricity, natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and broadband services. It generates electricity through hydro, geothermal and thermal sources. The Company operates through two segments: Generation segment and Customer segment. The Generation segment is engaged in the business of selling electricity to the wholesale electricity market and to the Customer segment. The Customer segment delivers, services and distributes energy to customers. It sells electricity, gas and LPG products and services to residential, small business, commercial and industrial customers. The Company's stations include Ahuroa and Stratford in Taranaki; Ohaaki, Poihipi and Te Rapa in Waikato, Te Huka and Te Mihi in Taupo Wairakei in Taupo, and Whirinaki in Hawke’s Bay. It is also involved in the development of geothermal energy projects.

Last Annual June 30th, 2019
Last Interim December 31st, 2019
Incorporated November 8, 1995
Public Since May 10, 1999
No. of Shareholders: 62,512
No. of Employees: 889
Sector Utilities
Industry Multiline Utilities
Index FTSE Developed Asia Pacific , FTSE Developed Asia Pacific Ex Japan ,
Exchange New Zealand Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 718,077,598
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Upcoming Events for CEN
Tuesday 11th August, 2020 Estimate
Full Year 2020 Contact Energy Ltd Earnings Release
Wednesday 11th November, 2020
Contact Energy Ltd Annual Shareholders Meeting
Wednesday 11th November, 2020 Estimate
Contact Energy Ltd Annual Shareholders Meeting
Sunday 7th February, 2021 Estimate
Half Year 2021 Contact Energy Ltd Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Contact Energy
What is the Contact Energy share price?

As of 4:30am, shares in Contact Energy are trading at NZD6.31, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.26bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Contact Energy share price performed this year?

Shares in Contact Energy are currently trading at NZD6.31 and the price has moved by -25.06% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Contact Energy price has moved by -19.99% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Contact Energy?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Contact Energy, there are there are currently 0 "buy" , 2 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Contact Energy is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Contact Energy next release its financial results?

Contact Energy is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2020-12-31
What is the Contact Energy dividend yield?

The Contact Energy dividend yield is 6.27% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Contact Energy pay a dividend?

Last year, Contact Energy paid a total dividend of 0.39, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 6.27%. Looking ahead, Contact Energy has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Contact Energy next pay dividends?

Contact Energy has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Contact Energy shares is currently 6.27%.

How do I buy Contact Energy shares?

To buy shares in Contact Energy you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of Contact Energy?

Shares in Contact Energy are currently trading at NZD6.31, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.26bn.

Where are Contact Energy shares listed? Where are Contact Energy shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Contact Energy:

Country of listing: New Zealand
Exchange: NZC
Ticker Symbol: CEN
What kind of share is Contact Energy?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Contact Energy is currently classified as a Contrarian. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Contact Energy share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Contact Energy are currently priced at NZD6.31. At that level they are trading at 25.85% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Contact Energy currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.211 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Contact Energy share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Contact Energy. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -5.49%. At the current price of NZD6.31, shares in Contact Energy are trading at -5.95% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Contact Energy PE Ratio?

The Contact Energy PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 34.37. The shares are currently trading at NZD6.31.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Contact Energy?

Contact Energy's management team is headed by:

Whaimutu Dewes - NID
Dennis Barnes - CEO
James Kilty - DCE
Venasio-Lorenzo Crawley - OTH
Catherine Anne Thompson - GCN
Victoria Helen Crone - NID
Robert McDonald - NEC
Dame Therese Maria Walsh - IND
Dorian Devers - CFO
David Smol - NID
Jonathan Keith Macdonald - NID
Jan Bibby - OTH
Mike Fuge - CEO
Jacqui Nelson - OTH
Who are the major shareholders of Contact Energy?

Here are the top five shareholders of Contact Energy based on the size of their shareholding:

Accident Compensation Corporation Insurance Company
Percentage owned: 5.05% (36.3m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5% (35.9m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 2.85% (20.5m shares)
AustralianSuper Pension Fund
Percentage owned: 2.56% (18.4m shares)
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 1.88% (13.5m shares)
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