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Mercury NZ Ltd MCY

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NZD 6.69 +0.17 (2.61%)
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NZ Utilities: New Zealand Aluminium Smelters to Operate Until 2044

In a positive for the utilities, Rio Tinto has agreed to electricity supply contracts to operate New Zealand Aluminium Smelters until Dec. 31, 2044. The smelter, which accounts for about 13% of New Zealand’s electricity demand, threatened to close in 2020 because of weak aluminum prices, and its future remained uncertain until this announcement. Its closure would likely have caused much lower wholesale electricity prices for the medium term, hurting utility earnings.

Price vs Fair Value

MCY is trading within a range we consider fairly valued.
Price
NZD 6.69
Fair Value
NZD 7.40
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
NZD 6.85
5-Star Price
NZD 5.99
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Mercury is a low-cost provider of electricity attributed to its significant renewable assets.

Bears

A competitive retail environment weighs on pricing in the near term.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
NZD 6.52
Day Range
NZD 6.516.69
52-Week Range
NZD 5.677.25
Bid/Ask
NZD 6.50 / NZD 6.70
Market Cap
NZD 9.33 Bil
Volume/Avg
2.3 Mil / 733,177

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
45.89
Price/Sales
3.10
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
3.35%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
3.35%
Total Yield
3.35%

Company Profile

Mercury NZ (formerly Mighty River Power) generates more than 15% of New Zealand's electricity and is one of the four major electricity generators and suppliers in the country. All electricity is generated from renewable sources, which makes it one of the lowest-cost providers of electricity. The company operates nine hydro stations and five geothermal power plants in the North Island and some wind farms. Mercury sells electricity to residential and commercial customers and has the largest share of the key Auckland market.
Sector
Utilities
Industry
Utilities - Renewable
Stock Style Box
Mid Core
Total Number of Employees
1,335

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
MCY
MEL
CEN
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
45.8952.3622.78
Price/Book Value
1.952.682.58
Price/Sales
3.104.172.85
Price/Cash Flow
18.2128.8212.96
Price/Earnings
MCY
MEL
CEN

Financial Strength

Metric
MCY
MEL
CEN
Quick Ratio
0.530.670.61
Current Ratio
0.920.940.86
Interest Coverage
1.611.756.27
Quick Ratio
MCY
MEL
CEN

Profitability

Metric
MCY
MEL
CEN
Return on Assets (Normalized)
2.12%0.79%4.95%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
4.19%1.34%10.49%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
4.24%1.00%5.26%
Return on Assets
MCY
MEL
CEN
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