EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Just Energy Group Canada. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -4.50 % over the last twelve months. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Just Energy Group Canada is adding value for shareholders.



Just Energy Group Canada is part of the utilities sector and trades as part of the regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Patrick McCullough. Just Energy Group Inc is a retail energy provider specializing in electricity and natural gas commodities, energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy options.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The JE shares had a previous change of -3.01% which opened at 4.33 and closed at 4.19. It moved to an intraday high of 4.33 and a low of 4.17.

SeekingAlpha:  Just Energy Group, Inc. (JE) CEO Pat McCullough on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, JE shares returned -0.95% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 35.16%. Over three months, it changed 42.24%. In one year it has changed 13.15% and within that year its 52-week high was 5.09 and its 52-week low was 2.80. JE stock is 49.64% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 3.64 and a 50 day moving average of 3.46. Right now, JE stock is trading 15.19% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Just Energy EPS of -$0.16

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $625.6m with 149.3m shares outstanding and a float of 149.3m shares. Trading volume was 162,635 shares and has experienced an average volume of 268,220 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Just Energy Group Canada was 0 which ended on 31st of March 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of inf. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.13. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.19, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 3.52.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.12 (estimated)
06-30-2018:  -0.03
03-31-2018:  0.16
12-31-2017:  0.87



The dividend per share is currently 0.38, which is a dividend yield of 9.04%. Also, the payout ratio is 31.83%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. JE stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has enough earnings to cover future dividends, it might be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 29.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 3,910,331, which was 2.62% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 14.45. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.21

SeekingAlpha:  Just Energy EPS of -$0.16

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -578.18%, return on assets is 27.00%, profit margin is 10.42%, price-to-sales is 0.22 and price-to-book is 6.21.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 5  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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