NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Financial Analysis and Rating

Comparison Analysis Based on SEC Data

Company Name NRG Energy, Inc.
Industry (SIC) 4911 - Electric Services
Latest annual report 12/31/2021 (filed 2/24/2022)
Revenue $26,989 million (ranked #4 out of 140 companies in the industry)
Assets $23,182 million (ranked #39)

Financial Position and Performance (2021)

Compared with industry ratios Change during the year

better

deteriorated
Compared with all industry ratios

better

Compare with a competitor

Financial Ratios Benchmarking

Finanancial Ratio Comparison of 2021 company ratios
with industry ratios
(49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services)
with all industry ratios
Solvency Ratios
Debt ratio 
0.84
0.66
0.84
0.57
Debt-to-equity ratio 
5.44
2.01
5.44
0.93
Interest coverage ratio 
38.13
2.83
38.13
3.04
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio 
1.37
0.90
1.37
2.03
Quick Ratio 
0.44
0.50
0.44
1.25
Cash Ratio 
0.03
0.08
0.03
0.82
Profitability Ratios
Profit margin 
8.1%
10.3%
8.1%
5.2%
ROE (Return on equity), after tax 
82.8%
8.3%
82.8%
2.6%
ROA (Return on assets) 
11.5%
2.6%
11.5%
1.1%
Activity Ratios
Asset turnover (days) 
258
1569
258
815
Receivables turnover (days) 
28
47
28
48
Resulting score +0,5 +0,2

Additional Ratios (not used to calculate the resulting score)

Finanancial Ratio Comparison of 2021 company ratios
with industry ratios
(49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services)
with all industry ratios
Profitability Ratios
Gross margin 
20.9%
37.5%
20.9%
41.6%
Operating margin (Return on sales) 
10.9%
17.4%
10.9%
9.7%
Activity Ratios
Inventory turnover (days) 
7
23
7
76
EBIT $2,936M
EBITDA $3,721M
Price Ratios
Dividend Payout Ratio 
0.15
0.67
0.15
0.27
Earnings per Share (basic) $8.93
Earnings per Share (diluted) $8.93

Auditor's Conclusion

We have performed a comparative analysis of the balance sheet and income statement of NRG Energy, Inc. (hereafter – the "Company") for the year 2021 as submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The primary business activity of the Company is "Electric Services" (SIC code 4911). In the analysis, we have compared the key financial ratios of the company with the average (median) values of those ratios calculated for the specific industry sector and for all industries. The averages are calculated using data from the 2021 financial statements filed with the SEC through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system (EDGAR). By comparing each of the eleven key metrics to the median, we have drawn a general conclusion about the quality of the company's financial condition. Calculations and summary conclusions are performed in a computerized manner using software and methodologies developed by ReadyRatios.

As a result of the analysis of the key financial ratios of the company, we have established the following. The financial condition of NRG Energy, Inc. in 2021 is better than the financial condition of half of all companies engaged in the activity "Electric Services"

The same conclusion can be reached when comparing the Company's ratios to the averages for all U.S. industries. The financial position of NRG Energy, Inc. is better than that of most listed companies that submit financial statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Financial Position and Performance History


Additional Data about NRG Energy, Inc.

Closest Competitors

Company USD ($), in Millions
Revenue Assets
Southern Company (The) 23,113 127,534
NextEra Energy, Inc. 18,800 140,912
American Electric Power Company, Inc. 16,792 87,669
DTE Energy Company 14,964 39,719

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Financial Data Source and Analysis Principles

The above is a comparative analysis of the company's financial position and performance. The comparison is based on official financial statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system (EDGAR) (about 10,000 largest publicly traded companies). The comparison is made using the eleven key financial ratios (see table above). The company's financial ratios are compared with the median of the ratios for all companies and for companies in the same industry, as well as to the quartiles of these ratios. Each ratio value is assigned a score between -2 and +2 depending on its position relative to the quartiles (-2 – below the first quartile; -1 – between the first and the second quartile; +1 – between the second and the third quartile; +2 – above the third quartile; 0 – the ratio value deviates from the median by no more than 5% of the difference between the median and the quartile closest to the ratio value). To draw a conclusion from the analysis, the individual scores are weighted equally to produce an overall score ranging from -2 and +2.

much better (+1 - +2incl)
better (from 0.11 to +1incl)
about the same (from -0.11incl to +0.11incl)
worse (from -1incl to -0.11)
much worse (from -2incl to -1)
"Change during the year" calculation

Change during the year is calculated by comparing the resulting score of financial position within the industry with the last year's (quarter's) score. The result of the comparison may be as follows:

significantly improved (positive change of more than 1 point)
improved (positive change of less than 1 point)
unchanged (little or no change in score, no more than 0.11 points)
deteriorated (the score has decreased by less than 1 point during the year)
deteriorated significantly (the score has decreased by more than 1 point during the year)


Please note that this analysis does not indicate that the company's financial position is good or bad, but rather describes it in comparison to other U.S. businesses. For a detailed financial analysis, please use "ReadyRatios Financial Analysis" - load the data into the program>>

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