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Centrica Plc LSE:CNA London Ordinary Share GB00B033F229 ORD 6 14/81P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.54 1.78% 88.18 39,172,473 16:35:10
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87.36 87.52 89.20 86.96 87.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Gas Water & Utilities 12,249.00 -577.00 41.00 2.2 5,152
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:17:29 O 897 88.18 GBX

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22/5/2022
09:20
Centrica Daily Update: Centrica Plc is listed in the Gas Water & Utilities sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CNA. The last closing price for Centrica was 86.64p.
Centrica Plc has a 4 week average price of 71.94p and a 12 week average price of 67.66p.
The 1 year high share price is 89.20p while the 1 year low share price is currently 45.21p.
There are currently 5,842,518,658 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 36,982,293 shares. The market capitalisation of Centrica Plc is £5,151,932,952.62.
21/5/2022
10:32
la forge: waldron 19 May '22 - 20:22 - 1056 of 1058 0 2 1 Https://www.fool.co.uk/2022/05/19/the-centrica-share-price-is-up-65-heres-why-i-sold/ Christopher Ruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Differing views via The Fool expected We for our part will take what we will What ever the view the share price is still rising towards that 100p target
20/4/2022
10:11
maywillow: Could the Centrica dividend come back soon? Our writer considers the chances of the Centrica dividend coming back soon to help build his passive income streams. Christopher Ruane❯ Published 19 April, 12:46 pm BST Back in the day, one of the attractions of holding shares in British Gas owner Centrica (LSE: CNA) was its dividend. Thanks to the profitability of the company’s business with its large installed user base, the dividend was juicy. Today the company trades as a penny share. But eight years ago the annual dividend was over 17p per share. That was later cut to 12p per share before being abandoned altogether during the pandemic. But with Centrica seeing a strong business recovery, could the payout be making a comeback soon? Centrica business recovery The business’s performance last year suggests that Centrica may finally have turned a corner in its road back to business health. Statutory earnings attributable to shareholders from ongoing businesses jumped to £586m from a prior year loss. That meant statutory basic earnings per share came in at 10p. At the current Centrica share price, the price-to-earnings ratio is under eight. That looks cheap to me. The company has streamlined its business and sold off sizeable assets. That brings some risk of concentration – Centrica remains heavily exposed to the UK gas market. That means it can suffer if gas prices crash. I also see longer-term risks of gas demand falling as alternative energy sources become more widely used. But the sales have also helped Centrica in ways I think could make it more attractive for my portfolio. Management should now be more focused, something that I think has been a struggle for the business before, especially when it comes to dealing with retail customer complaints. Crucially, the sale proceeds and business performance mean the balance sheet is now in much better condition then a couple of years ago. The firm ended last year with £700m in net cash, compared to net debt of £3bn just 12 months previously. Centrica dividend prospects With those sorts of earnings, I reckon the company could afford to bring back its dividend at the moment. Not only have earnings returned to a substantial level, so has free cash flow. Last year it came in at £1.2bn from the company’s continuing operations. So, why has the dividend not already been restored? I do not think there is a compelling reason frankly. The company pointed to regular pension negotiations that are due to conclude in the next couple of months and said that it “should soon be in a position to restart paying a dividend”. That at least suggests that it could reintroduce the dividend, perhaps later this year. But I suspect the dividend may not be restored at its pre-pandemic level. Asset sales mean future earnings may not match previous ones. On top of that, current management does not exactly seem enthusiastic about restoring the dividend. My next move on Centrica Being a Centrica shareholder, February’s final results announcement struck me as a missed opportunity. The company is earnings lots of money and generating sizeable free cash flows. I see no compelling reason to delay the restoration of dividends. The Centrica share price has grown 37% in the past year and the dividend outlook is less attractive than it was a few years ago. For that reason I am considering selling my Centrica shares to invest in what I regard as a more reliable passive income pick. Christopher Ruane owns shares in Centrica. The Motley Fool UK
17/4/2022
10:53
grupo: Https://www.fool.co.uk/2022/04/13/centrica-shares-are-up-37-on-the-year-are-they-still-undervalued/ Simplification drive Centrica has attempted to simply its business model in recent years, but it remains a convoluted entity. It still has operations in oil and gas production despite attempting to focus on its core energy supply business. Simplifying Centrica’s operations could continue for some time and may end up weighing on the firm’s share price. Uncertainty in energy supply Centrica is looking to focus on its core energy supply business, but it’s not the most straightforward industry right now. With energy prices soaring and the introduction of cost caps, this might not be the most profitable sector for Centrica. In fact, many homes are simply opting for the cheapest tariff available due to the soaring prices. I also think household energy usage might be more elastic than some people think. Personally, I haven’t turned the heating on for weeks — according to meditation guru Wim Hof, being cold is good for me. Furthermore, it’s entirely possible that the cost of living crisis, which includes soaring energy prices, may see the number of bad debts rise among the firm’s household and business customers. Competitive marketplace Energy is a competitive marketplace and amid soaring prices, it’s likely that customers will be hunting around for the best deal. That’s fine if a company has the best price and product, but not great if it hasn’t. Centrica has picked up new customers from ailing firms that went bust, but the company also saw energy supply customers fall in the first half of 2021. This was also seen in the energy services segment — the part of the brand that deals with boiler repairs among other things. No dividend In 2021, the group recorded an adjusted operating profit increase of 112% from £447m to £948m. While this is very positive growth, even if 2020 was an usual year for many companies, Centrica management is seemingly concerned about future growth. Despite the surge in profit, the board held off declaring a dividend for the period. I think this is indicative of the concerns the board has in the near term amid current energy price volatility. Not for me Centrica is definitely in an improved position after its bumper 2021, but I foresee some challenges ahead for this company and it may be a while before it returns a dividend to shareholders. I won’t be adding it to my portfolio any time soon.
23/3/2022
14:19
grupo guitarlumber: Not really helpful to look back at the History of CNA Its a changed company 5 years ago there was a 200p share price approx Those that were lucky enough to buy in during April 2020 at around 35p obviously must be pleased if they held until the current share price today We now await to see if it has further to rise high 80s into the 90s maybe
22/3/2022
14:35
glenngladssilver: The CNA share price has taken a right hit over the lsst 4 years or so. One person I can think of got sucked in on the way down, thinking it had a bargain, and now regrets its decision. On a 2-3 year view there are better shares out there, such as insurance company Saga. Anyone heard from jeanettetigger? Cio.
21/3/2022
13:53
the grumpy old men: At UK£0.78, Is It Time To Put Centrica plc (LON:CNA) On Your Watch List? By Simply Wall St Published March 18, 2022 Centrica plc (LON:CNA), might not be a large cap stock, but it saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the LSE. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Centrica’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists. Great news for investors – Centrica is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is £1.29, but it is currently trading at UK£0.78 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that Centrica’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility. What does the future of Centrica look like? LSE:CNA Earnings and Revenue Growth March 18th 2022 Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. Though in the case of Centrica, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term. THANKS disc0dave45 21 Mar '22 - 13:35 - 8334 of 8336 0 0 0 HTTPS://simplywall.st/stocks/gb/utilities/lse-cna/centrica-shares/news/at-uk078-is-it-time-to-put-centrica-plc-loncna-on-your-watch
21/3/2022
13:47
the grumpy old men: At UK£0.78, Is It Time To Put Centrica plc (LON:CNA) On Your Watch List? By Simply Wall St Published March 18, 2022 Centrica plc (LON:CNA), might not be a large cap stock, but it saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the LSE. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Centrica’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists. Great news for investors – Centrica is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is £1.29, but it is currently trading at UK£0.78 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that Centrica’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility. What does the future of Centrica look like? earnings-and-revenue-growth LSE:CNA Earnings and Revenue Growth March 18th 2022 Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. Though in the case of Centrica, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term. THANKS disc0dave45 21 Mar '22 - 13:35 - 8334 of 8336 0 0 0 HTTPS://simplywall.st/stocks/gb/utilities/lse-cna/centrica-shares/news/at-uk078-is-it-time-to-put-centrica-plc-loncna-on-your-watch
21/3/2022
13:43
the grumpy old men: Https://simplywall.st/stocks/gb/utilities/lse-cna/centrica-shares/news/industry-analysts-just-upgraded-their-centrica-plc-loncna-re Industry Analysts Just Upgraded Their Centrica plc (LON:CNA) Revenue Forecasts By 19% By Simply Wall St Published March 03, 2022 Celebrations may be in order for Centrica plc (LON:CNA) shareholders, with the analysts delivering a significant upgrade to their statutory estimates for the company. The analysts have sharply increased their revenue numbers, with a view that Centrica will make substantially more sales than they'd previously expected. Following the upgrade, the latest consensus from Centrica's eleven analysts is for revenues of UK£21b in 2022, which would reflect a sizeable 46% improvement in sales compared to the last 12 months. Before the latest update, the analysts were foreseeing UK£18b of revenue in 2022. It looks like there's been a clear increase in optimism around Centrica, given the decent improvement in revenue forecasts. See our latest analysis for Centrica earnings-and-revenue-growth LSE:CNA Earnings and Revenue Growth March 3rd 2022 We'd point out that there was no major changes to their price target of UK£0.84, suggesting the latest estimates were not enough to shift their view on the value of the business. That's not the only conclusion we can draw from this data however, as some investors also like to consider the spread in estimates when evaluating analyst price targets. There are some variant perceptions on Centrica, with the most bullish analyst valuing it at UK£1.20 and the most bearish at UK£0.50 per share. Note the wide gap in analyst price targets? This implies to us that there is a fairly broad range of possible scenarios for the underlying business. These estimates are interesting, but it can be useful to paint some more broad strokes when seeing how forecasts compare, both to the Centrica's past performance and to peers in the same industry. For example, we noticed that Centrica's rate of growth is expected to accelerate meaningfully, with revenues forecast to exhibit 46% growth to the end of 2022 on an annualised basis. That is well above its historical decline of 20% a year over the past five years. By contrast, our data suggests that other companies (with analyst coverage) in the industry are forecast to see their revenue grow 3.1% per year. So it looks like Centrica is expected to grow faster than its competitors, at least for a while. The Bottom Line The highlight for us was that analysts increased their revenue forecasts for Centrica this year. They're also forecasting more rapid revenue growth than the wider market. Given that analysts appear to be expecting substantial improvement in the sales pipeline, now could be the right time to take another look at Centrica.
21/3/2022
09:57
hamhamham1: He must be hating the steady rise in CNA share price. He really has issues here.
15/3/2022
13:44
sarkasm: Ofgem plans to extend price cap monitoring period The move aims to support suppliers trading in an extremely volatile market Tuesday 15 March 2022 Ofgem has today said it could extend the price cap monitoring period to better reflect the market costs for energy suppliers. In recent months, skyrocketing energy prices have forced many suppliers to exit the market. A few days ago, Energy UK sent a letter to the Chancellor calling for more support for businesses. Emma Pinchbeck, the trade association’s Chief Executive, wrote: “Volatility in the international gas market in 2021 has already seen wholesale gas price spikes of up to 500%, 29 UK retail energy suppliers exit the market and an energy bill rise this April which we estimate will put an additional one million UK households into fuel poverty.” The energy regulator’s objective is to make the price cap methodology more resilient to volatile wholesale markets. It is believed it could reduce the financial risk to suppliers and costs to customers. Ofgem plans to use forward market prices from closer to the point of delivery to calculate the cap level. The regulator said: “The price observation window would be from 1st March to 31st August for the winter period, one month later than the current observation window.” It added: “We are aware that changes to the cap observation window could affect the wholesale market liquidity, so rather than stopping price observations for a period, we will reduce the weighting of prices to transition more slowly towards the target observation window. “Further changes to the cap methodology may push the target observation window even later, so it prudent to make a change to guidance as soon as possible, to avoid the need for deeper reductions later in the period.” Last month, speaking during a Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s session looking at energy prices and the impact the price has on household bills, Ofgem Chief Jonathan Brearley said: “What I think we need to do at a minimum is make sure we update it (price cap) more frequently.” The price cap will rise from the current level of £1,277 to £1,971 from 1st April. Prepayment customers will see an increase of £708 from £1,309 to £2,017. Energy Live News
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