|Bid||93.92 x N/A|
|Ask||93.94 x N/A|
|Day's range||93.82 - 94.88|
|52-week range||92.54 - 164.50|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.81|
|PE ratio (TTM)||29.38|
|Earnings date||30 Jul 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.12 (11.29%)|
|1y target est||153.87|
Should I buy or sell British Gas-owner Centrica plc (LON:CNA) after the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) utility has slumped to new multi-decade lows.
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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.
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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.
British Gas owner Centrica has revealed a fresh customer exodus at the start of the year and warned that a "challenging trading environment" will put further pressure on its annual performance. The FTSE 100 company said it lost 234,000 UK home energy supply accounts in the first four months of 2019, partly blamed on changes to the government's energy price cap. Centrica said in a trading update that its performance was hit by a "specific set of external factors" including the price cap as well as warmer than usual weather and falling UK natural gas prices.
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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.
Britain's FTSE 100 edged up on Monday, led by oil heavyweights and as investors flocked to defensive stocks on concern over the stand-off in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations. The FTSE 100 was up 0.1% by 0720 GMT while the FTSE 250 was down 0.5%. Interest in stocks considered safe bets during uncertain times was high as trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing seemed to be at a deadlock.
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.
Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica Plc faces a challenging trading environment in the first half of the year due to a national cap on energy prices, warmer-than-normal weather and weak UK natural gas prices, it said on Monday. 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.
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.
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Utility provider Centrica plc’s (LON: CNA) share price has been in freefall lately on a pessimistic outlook for 2019. But there are positives in its favour too. Do they outweigh the negatives for me?
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.
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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".
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