|Bid||93.96 x N/A|
|Ask||94.12 x N/A|
|Day's Range||93.48 - 94.06|
|52 Week Range||92.54 - 164.50|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.81|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||29.38|
|Earnings Date||Jul 30, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.12 (11.29%)|
|1y Target Est||153.87|
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German energy group Innogy, which is being broken up by parent RWE and rival E.ON, on Tuesday said operating profit fell more than a fifth in the first quarter as it continued to lose customers in Britain. "In the company's UK retail business ... the persistently poor market environment resulted in a decline in customer numbers," Innogy said on Tuesday, keeping its 2019 outlook. In Britain, Innogy lost 103,000 customers in the first three months.
Innogy SE on Tuesday posted a loss for its U.K. unit in the first quarter following an earlier write down of more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion). The market value of Centrica Plc, which is Britain’s biggest supplier of energy to homes, has slumped by more than a quarter this year, and the utility warned of challenging times ahead. The largest utilities also have lawmakers on their back, and they regularly cite Prime Minister Theresa May’s price cap on tariffs as a reason for deteriorating conditions.
The FTSE 100 ended down 0.6% while the FTSE 250 tumbled 1.2% on Monday, led by a slump in Metro Bank. The breakdown last week has not proved temporary and it seems China is prepared to go toe-to-toe with the U.S. on this," markets.com analyst Neil Wilson said. Vodafone tumbled 5.2% on its worst day in nearly five years after The Times reported that the world's second-biggest mobile operator was set to slash dividends to pay for auctions for mobile phone airwaves in Germany and Italy.
By Muvija M and Shashwat Awasthi (Reuters) - UK blue-chip stocks rose slightly on Friday, recouping the session's losses as mining stocks gave investors something to cheer about at the end of a largely ...
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - E.ON and Centrica, two of Britain's so-called "big six" energy providers, warned on Monday of a toughening retail market, raising the chance of cost cuts in response to falling profits. Britain's major energy utilities have faced competition from small, more flexible rivals entering the fray while the government has put a cap on electricity prices, causing several companies to cut their earnings outlooks. "We will have to talk to the regulator," E.ON finance chief Marc Spieker told journalists on Monday after reporting first-quarter results and flagging cost cuts at its British unit, where profits fell by 60 percent.
The company, whose British Gas unit is Britain's largest energy supplier, said these factors would impact financial performance in the first half of 2019, but maintained its full-year outlook for operating cash flow and net debt. The company said it expects to achieve 2019 adjusted operating cash flow in the 1.8-2 billion pound range but said the tough trading conditions would put pressure on the outlook for the year.
Shares rose the most since September.The utility still sees adjusted operating cash flow for the full year of between 1.8 billion pounds ($1.38 billion) and 2 billion pounds, it said in a trading statement. Centrica lost 234,000 energy accounts in the four months through April, compared with 372,000 in the four months through November. Market ReactionCentrica gained as much as 4.3 percent, the most since Sept. 6.
Markets in Europe continued to fall during the Monday afternoon session, after news China will impose tariffs on some U.S. imports from June 1.
British Gas owner Centrica, for all its smart meters and connected home hubs, cannot predict the February weather. It has now conducted 24 annual votes on bosses’ bonuses since Cedric Brown’s 75 per cent pay rise — to £475,000 a year — inspired protesters to name a pig after him, and bring it to the 1995 shareholder meeting, where it eschewed the in-house catering in favour of a trough of treacle-covered £5 notes. Perhaps the board was emboldened by the demise of the porcine Cedric in a bread-eating accident some years ago.
The boss of Centrica said he spent every pound he had received in bonuses on buying shares in the company, as he was forced to defend his pay after a warning about the impact of a new cap on household energy bills. Iain Conn and the rest of Centrica’s board came under fire at its annual meeting in London over the group’s performance and executive remuneration. One retail shareholder calculated that Mr Conn’s bonus equated to almost £1 for every customer the owner of British Gas lost in the UK last year.
British energy supplier Pure Planet, in which oil giant BP has a 25 percent stake, has cut its average annual dual gas and electricity price by 2.4 percent, it said on Wednesday. The cut is the company's second price drop this year and comes after all of the country's 'big six' suppliers raised their average prices around 10 percent in April in line with an increase in the energy regulator's price cap.
HOUSTON , May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and services companies and a subsidiary of Centrica plc, successfully completed the $300 million sale ...
The steady decline of British wholesale gas prices shows no sign of reversing this summer, which should provide some relief to households when it is reflected in a lower price cap on energy tariffs this autumn. A cap on default electricity and gas bills - a flagship policy of British Prime Minister Theresa May to end what she called "rip-off" prices - came into force in January to set a maximum price suppliers can charge consumers on certain tariffs. Energy market regulator Ofgem said it would remove around 1 billion pounds of overcharging from consumer bills by forcing suppliers to limit the price of their default tariffs to the level of the cap, or below.
In 2015 Iain Conn was appointed CEO of Centrica plc (LON:CNA). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business...
The number of British customers switching energy supplier in the first quarter of 2019 rose by 12 percent compared with the same period last year, data from industry group Energy UK showed, despite a government price cap which began in January. Energy regulator Ofgem was told by parliament last year to set the price limit after lawmakers said customers on the most commonly used standard tariffs were being overcharged for electricity and gas. Prime Minister Theresa May had called the tariffs a "rip-off".
CALGARY , April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Following a record-setting cold winter, Albertans are reminded that the Government of Alberta's Winter Moratorium, a program in place to prevent utility disconnections, will be lifted on April 15, 2019 . Albertans with outstanding utility bills are encouraged to contact their provider to make or set-up payment arrangements prior to issuance of a Pending Disconnection Notice. Disconnection remains the option of last resort and is why Direct Energy created the Direct Energy Emergency Fund, a $500,000 , three-year joint initiative in partnership with the United Way of Calgary and Area and the Alberta Capital Region.
In the booming market for supercooled natural gas, the most precious commodity is the ship. A global quest for cleaner energy has fired up demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), which produces less carbon dioxide than coal. Reflecting the white-hot demand for ships, over a dozen different companies, including energy majors BP and ExxonMobil, trading house Trafigura and gas utility Centrica are already looking to charter boats for the winter, according to four shipping industry sources, months earlier than usual.
LONDON, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrica plc, the international energy and services company with brands including British Gas, Bord Gáis Energy and Direct Energy, is introducing Responsible Business Ambitions out to 2030. Helping customers reduce their emissions by 25%, directly contributing 3% via its products and services, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 2.5 million UK homes.
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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Centrica plc and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
HOUSTON, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy®, one of the largest energy and energy-related services providers in North America, teamed up with its sister company Centrica Hive to offer the "Connect to Detect 24 Plan", which includes the Hive View indoor camera and a 24-month fixed price electricity plan. A fixed rate electricity plan that will protect consumers from price variability, and an indoor camera so they can stay connected to their home while they are away," said Bruce Stewart, president, Direct Energy, North America Home.