Spark Energy trades as part of the utilities sector and regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Nathan Kroeker. Spark Energy Inc provides independent retail energy services. It provides residential and commercial customers across the United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The SPKE shares had a previous change of 1.00% which opened at 11.10 and closed at 11.12. It moved to an intraday high of 11.14 and a low of 10.87.

SeekingAlpha:  Spark Energy amends and extends credit facilities; names James G. Jones II as new CFO.

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SPKE shares returned 7.44% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 19.56%. Over three months, it changed 21.09%. In one year it has changed 22.81% and within that year its 52 week high was 11.14 and its 52 week low was 7.20. SPKE stock is 54.44% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 8.54 and a 50 day moving average of 9.66. Right now, SPKE stock is trading 30.22% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) CEO Nathan Kroeker on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $388.6m with 34.9m shares outstanding and a float of 34.4m shares. Trading volume was 150,251 shares and has experienced an average volume of 143,076 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 Spark Energy was -0.65 which ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.00. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.01 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.30).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-07-2019: -0.09
4thQtr 2018Reported 03-04-2019: -0.29
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-02-2018: 0.27
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-02-2018: 0.41
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-09-2018: -1.04

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 94.87, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 88.28%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Spark Energy; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 32.70% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 45.20% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be -0.45.

SeekingAlpha:  Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) CEO Nathan Kroeker on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 0.58%, profit margin is 3.07%, price-to-sales is 0.40 and price-to-book is 8.71.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 2  : 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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