Calpine Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:CPN)

About Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)

Calpine Corporation logoCalpine Corporation is a power generation company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of primarily natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. The Company's segments include West (including geothermal), Texas and East (including Canada). In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, the Company has generating units capable of burning either natural gas or fuel oil. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's portfolio consisted of two types of power generation technologies, including natural gas-fired combustion turbines, such as combined-cycle plants, and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's portfolio included 80 power plants, including one under construction, with an aggregate generation capacity of 25,908 Megawatt (MW) and 828 MW under construction. As of December 31, 2016, it had four MW of capacity from solar power generation technology at its Vineland Solar Energy Center in New Jersey.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Electric Utilities - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders
  • Symbol: NYSE:CPN
  • CUSIP: 13134730
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $5.02224 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 360,793,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.54
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.60
  • 52 Week Range: $9.30 - $15.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.91
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.87
  • P/E Growth: 15.84
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $7.44 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.67
  • Book Value: $8.90 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.55
  • EBIDTA: $1.66 billion
  • Net Margins: 3.17%
  • Return on Equity: -1.59%
  • Return on Assets: -0.28%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.46%
  • Current Ratio: 1.13%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.96%
  • Average Volume: 5.12 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.99
  • Short Ratio: 3.77

Frequently Asked Questions for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)

What is Calpine Corporation's stock symbol?

Calpine Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CPN."

How were Calpine Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April, 28th. The company reported ($0.32) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.15. The business had revenue of $2.28 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. Calpine Corporation had a net margin of 3.17% and a negative return on equity of 1.59%. Calpine Corporation's revenue was up 41.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.65) EPS. View Calpine Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Calpine Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Calpine Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 27th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Calpine Corporation.

Where is Calpine Corporation's stock going? Where will Calpine Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

9 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Calpine Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Calpine Corporation's share price to reach $14.63 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Calpine Corporation.

Are investors shorting Calpine Corporation?

Calpine Corporation saw a drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 29,236,409 shares, a drop of 18.4% from the May 15th total of 35,838,341 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,470,325 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Approximately 8.2% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of Calpine Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Calpine Corporation's key executives?

Calpine Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Frank Cassidy, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • John B. Hill III, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Zamir Rauf, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • William Thaddeus Miller, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary
  • Charlie M. Gates, Executive Vice President - Power Operations
  • W G Griggs III, Executive Vice President. Chief Commercial Officer, President - Calpine Retail
  • Jeff Koshkin, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Jack A. Fusco, Director
  • Marry Laurie Brlas, Independent Director
  • Michael W. Hofmann, Independent Director

Who owns Calpine Corporation stock?

Calpine Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (12.97%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.22%), BlackRock Inc. (5.62%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (4.53%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.41%) and Sound Shore Management Inc. CT (3.06%). Company insiders that own Calpine Corporation stock include Iii W G Griggs, Jack A Fusco, Michael William Hofmann and W Benjamin Moreland. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Calpine Corporation.

Who sold Calpine Corporation stock? Who is selling Calpine Corporation stock?

Calpine Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Sound Shore Management Inc. CT, Signpost Capital Advisors LP, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY and Strs Ohio. View Insider Buying and Selling for Calpine Corporation.

Who bought Calpine Corporation stock? Who is buying Calpine Corporation stock?

Calpine Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Morgan Stanley and Farmhouse Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Calpine Corporation stock in the last two years include Iii W G Griggs, Michael William Hofmann and W Benjamin Moreland. View Insider Buying and Selling for Calpine Corporation.

How do I buy Calpine Corporation stock?

Shares of Calpine Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Calpine Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Calpine Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.76.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Calpine Corporation (NYSE CPN)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  278 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  260 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  538
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Calpine Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $14.63 (6.29% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/22/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$13.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
5/11/2017Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$15.00LowView Rating Details
5/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetBuy$14.00LowView Rating Details
5/2/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetBuy$15.00 -> $14.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$14.00LowView Rating Details
2/6/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$13.00N/AView Rating Details
1/20/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$17.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/29/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price Target$13.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
3/8/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
1/28/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016MacquarieLower Price Target$25.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
11/3/2015Evercore ISILower Price TargetBuy$21.00 -> $19.50N/AView Rating Details
9/24/2015Wolfe ResearchLower Price TargetOutperform$25.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
Earnings by Quarter for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Calpine Corporation (NYSE CPN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/28/2017Q1 2017($0.17)($0.32)$1.16 billion$2.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2017Q416($0.15)($0.40)$1.23 billion$1.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2016Q316$0.59$0.83$2.14 billion$2.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2016Q216($0.02)($0.08)$1.29 billion$1.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q116($0.06)($0.29)$1.38 billion$1.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2016Q415($0.16)($0.13)$1.18 billion$1.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q315$0.83$0.97$1.69 billion$1.95 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.04$0.09$1.37 billion$1.44 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q115($0.10)($0.17)$1.43 billion$1.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2015Q414($0.08)($0.13)$1.63 billion$1.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.50$0.76$1.85 billion$2.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2014Q2($0.03)($0.01)$1.40 billion$1.94 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114($0.06)$0.13$1.31 billion$1.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413($0.07)($0.28)$1.59 billion$1.44 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.65$0.70$1.89 billion$2.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.02($0.16)$1.32 billion$1.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013($0.16)($0.16)$1.18 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012($0.05)$0.22$2.81 billion$1.37 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.45$0.47$1.88 billion$2.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2012($0.03)($0.69)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2012($0.11)($0.14)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2012($0.02)($0.03)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2011$0.41$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2011$0.01($0.14)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2011($0.13)($0.61)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2011$0.09($0.38)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.66
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.47
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.22)($0.22)($0.22)
Q2 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20171$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q4 20171$0.05$0.05$0.05
Q1 20181($0.23)($0.23)($0.23)
Q2 20181$0.12$0.12$0.12
Q3 20181$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q1 20191($0.17)($0.17)($0.17)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.31%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/2/2016W Benjamin MorelandDirectorBuy50,000$11.08$554,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/13/2016Jack A FuscoDirectorSell54,600$15.00$819,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016Jack A FuscoDirectorSell24,800$14.75$365,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Jack A FuscoDirectorSell154,600$14.72$2,275,712.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Jack A FuscoDirectorSell68,000$15.76$1,071,680.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Jack A FuscoDirectorSell235,000$14.78$3,473,300.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Michael William HofmannDirectorBuy20,000$12.36$247,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015Iii W. G. GriggsEVPBuy15,000$14.79$221,850.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Robert A Mosbacher JrDirectorSell7,500$20.02$150,150.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014David MerrittDirectorSell10,000$22.39$223,900.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013J. Stuart RyanDirectorSell10,979,900$18.92$207,739,708.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Robert Mosbacher, Jr.DirectorSell8,000$19.14$153,120.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013David MerrittDirectorBuy10,000$18.69$186,900.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
Latest Headlines for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
DateHeadline logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 27 at 5:50 PM logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy" - June 26 at 7:02 PM logoCalpine Corporation Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CPN) - June 25 at 7:02 AM logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Price Target Increased to $15.00 by Analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada - June 22 at 10:16 AM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From June 20: Calpine, Parexel, Gilead, Spherix-Hoth Therapeutics, Norsat-Hytera - June 21 at 8:06 AM logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Short Interest Update - June 15 at 7:13 AM logoWhy Calpine Corporation's Shares Popped 26% in May - June 13 at 4:06 PM logoWhy Calpine Corporation's Shares Popped 26% in May - June 13 at 2:20 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Given a $13.00 Price Target by Royal Bank of Canada Analysts - June 5 at 6:52 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 5 at 8:48 AM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Rating Lowered to Sell at ValuEngine - June 4 at 9:52 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Short Interest Up 14.1% in May - May 30 at 7:06 AM logoGabelli Comments on Calpine Co.'s FY2020 Earnings (CPN) - May 26 at 2:02 PM logoPayouts for U.S. Power Generators Plunge in Biggest Market - May 23 at 8:08 PM logoOptions say this electric company is heading higher - May 23 at 3:08 PM logoPower Producers Would Like You to Take Them Home - May 22 at 4:18 PM logoThe Curious Calculus Of A Calpine Buyout - May 19 at 4:20 PM logoInstant Analysis: Calpine Reportedly Exploring a Sale - May 19 at 8:29 AM logoETFs with exposure to Calpine Corp. : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 4:22 PM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From May 17: SiriusXM-Pandora, WebMD, Colgate, Calpine - May 18 at 7:33 AM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Upgraded to Hold by ValuEngine - May 16 at 4:32 PM logo[$$] Noble Group: coal bunkered - May 15 at 12:03 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Given a $14.00 Price Target at Deutsche Bank AG - May 13 at 6:26 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Given a $15.00 Price Target at Citigroup Inc - May 13 at 5:50 PM logoA Sand-Eradicating Sprayer and Other Gear - May 12 at 10:01 PM logoTraders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Calpine (CPN) - May 11 at 5:18 PM logoCalpine Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CPN-US : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 5:04 PM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From May 10: Abercrombie & Fitch, Calpine, Sprint-T-Mobile - May 11 at 8:11 AM logoPower producer Calpine exploring a sale - WSJ - May 10 at 4:38 PM logoPower company Calpine explores sale - WSJ - May 10 at 4:38 PM logo[$$] Power Company Calpine Explores Sale - May 10 at 4:38 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 9 at 8:47 AM logoMoody's: Marcellus Shale Gas Buildout Wreaks Havoc on PJM Power Market - May 8 at 4:21 PM logoETFs with exposure to Calpine Corp. : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 4:35 PM logoCalpine Corp. :CPN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 4:26 PM logoSunTrust Banks Weighs in on Calpine Co.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (CPN) - May 3 at 8:24 AM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Upgraded to "Hold" by Zacks Investment Research - May 2 at 8:30 PM logoCalpine (CPN) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds - May 2 at 6:10 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Given Buy Rating at Goldman Sachs Group Inc - May 2 at 4:52 PM logoEdited Transcript of CPN earnings conference call or presentation 28-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - May 1 at 8:24 AM logoCalpine (CPN) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 29 at 3:15 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.22 EPS - April 29 at 1:28 AM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Posts Earnings Results - April 29 at 1:28 AM logoBMO Capital Markets Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Calpine Co. (CPN) - April 29 at 1:11 AM logoCalpine (CPN) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - April 28 at 10:28 PM logoCalpine Co. (CPN) Rating Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets - April 28 at 8:46 PM logoCalpine Reports First Quarter 2017 Results, Reaffirms 2017 Guidance; Announces Cancellation of New Texas Power Plant, Replaces with 10-Year Supply Contract - April 28 at 5:26 PM logoCalpine reports 1Q loss - April 28 at 6:21 AM logoCalpine (CPN) Receives News Impact Score of -0.36 - April 26 at 8:43 AM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Calpine (CPN) Stock Price - April 23 at 11:24 AM



Calpine Corporation (CPN) Chart for Wednesday, June, 28, 2017

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