Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) reported sales (ttm) of 4.29 Billion, whereas, 6 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 1184.85 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 1268 million and lower end at 1032 million while the year ago reported sale was 1408.84 million.

5 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Feb 16, 2017- Feb 20, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 1549.9 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 1646.58 million and 1510.3 million respectively.

NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Nov 01 BMO at 0.06, whereas, 7 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.34. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.37 and lower end at 0.33 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.33.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.63 reported by 6 number of analyst for the quarter ending Feb 16, 2017- Feb 20, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.63 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.66 and 0.6 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.67. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 1 analysts is at 9.2%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 9.2 and 9.2.

Valuation Ratios of NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 23.14 while the company’s industry has 20.21 P/E and the sector P/E is 12.02. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 33.85 and low P/E is 7.19, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 18.57 and 27.72 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 8.13 for the industry and 10.9 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, 15 has Beta of 0.21 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.49 and 1.06 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of 15 stands at 1.65 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 1.85. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 8.38, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 8.59 and 7.01 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) stands at -6.1 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 5.96 and 7.53 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at -10.22 and 11.17.

NiSource, Inc (NYSE:NI) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 0.72% and closed its last trading session at $22.21. The market capitalization of the company is at $7.22 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $26.94 on Jul 5, 2016 and 52-week Low of $18.6 on Dec 14, 2015. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.84% and Monthly Volatility of 2.29%. The Beta for the company stands at 0.2 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.46.