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: $4.99167 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 360,670,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.21
  • 52 Week Range: $9.30 - $14.76
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 104.59
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.76
  • P/E Growth: 15.36
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.03 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.62
  • Book Value: $8.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.67
  • EBIDTA: $1.55 billion
  • Net Margins: 0.57%
  • Return on Equity: -8.92%
  • Return on Assets: -1.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.68%
  • Current Ratio: 1.11%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.95%
  • Average Volume: 3.94 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.02
  • Short Ratio: 5.57
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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July, 28th. The company reported ($0.61) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.63. The company had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.15 billion. Calpine Corporation had a negative return on equity of 8.92% and a net margin of 0.57%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 79.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.06 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 Friday, October, 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 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Calpine Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $11.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Calpine Corporation's stock price to reach $14.63 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Calpine Corporation.

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (13.11%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.32%), FMR LLC (4.77%), BlackRock Inc. (4.40%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.60%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.49%). 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 Sound Shore Management Inc. CT, BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, State Street Corp, Strs Ohio, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. and Private Management Group Inc.. 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 FMR LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS, Blackstart Capital LP, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC and Shufro Rose & Co. 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 $13.91.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Calpine Corporation (NYSE CPN)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  299 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  283 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  582
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: 4 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $14.63 (5.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/31/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$14.00 -> $16.00LowView Rating Details
7/24/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$15.00MediumView Rating Details
7/11/2017Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$11.00MediumView Rating Details
7/10/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> NeutralHighView Rating Details
7/6/2017Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$15.00LowView Rating Details
5/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetBuy$14.00LowView 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 8/16/2015 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
10/26/2017$0.69N/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2017Q2 2017$0.02($0.61)$1.15 billion$2.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $0.90
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.80
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.22)($0.22)($0.22)
Q2 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20171$0.94$0.94$0.94
Q4 20171($0.01)($0.01)($0.01)
Q1 20181($0.19)($0.19)($0.19)
Q2 20181($0.22)($0.22)($0.22)
Q3 20181$1.08$1.08$1.08
Q4 20181$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q1 20191($0.16)($0.16)($0.16)
Q2 20191($0.19)($0.19)($0.19)
(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: 90.16%
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 logoETFs with exposure to Calpine Corp. : August 15, 2017 - August 15 at 6:12 PM logoCalpine Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CPN-US : August 14, 2017 - August 14 at 5:49 PM logoGuess The Target: AES, Calpine, Dynegy, NRG? - Seeking Alpha - August 10 at 11:44 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Calpine Corp. - August 9 at 11:03 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Calpine Corporation Increased by Analyst (NYSE:CPN) - August 2 at 7:28 AM logoCalpine Corp. :CPN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 1, 2017 - August 1 at 6:08 PM logoSunTrust Banks Weighs in on Calpine Corporation's FY2017 Earnings (NYSE:CPN) - August 1 at 8:48 AM logoCalpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) Price Target Increased to $16.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets - July 31 at 7:20 PM logoBMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) - July 29 at 11:52 AM logoEdited Transcript of CPN earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jul-17 2:00pm GMT - July 29 at 5:16 AM logoCalpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.63 EPS - July 29 at 12:21 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Calpine Corp. Q2 Earnings Report - July 28 at 7:14 PM logoCalpine (CPN) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - July 28 at 7:14 PM logoCalpine Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results and Reaffirms 2017 Guidance - July 28 at 7:14 PM logoInvestor Network: Calpine Corporation to Host Earnings Call - July 28 at 7:14 PM logoMajor Houston power co. confirms sales talks, reports larger net loss - July 28 at 7:14 PM logoCalpine reports 2Q loss - July 28 at 7:14 PM logoWhy Calpine Corporation (CPN) Might Surprise This Earnings Season - July 27 at 5:46 PM logoPE firm reportedly in talks to buy major Houston power company - July 27 at 5:46 PM logoEnergy Capital in advanced talks to buy Calpine - Bloomberg - July 27 at 3:24 AM logoBloomberg: Calpine in takeover talks with P-E firm - July 26 at 9:43 PM logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - July 25 at 4:51 PM logoRoyal Bank Of Canada Reiterates Buy Rating for Calpine Corporation (CPN) - July 24 at 10:20 PM logoFinancial Comparison: Spark Energy (SPKE) & Calpine Corporation (CPN) - July 23 at 2:12 PM logoCalpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Friday - July 21 at 7:08 AM logoCalpine Corporation Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CPN) - July 20 at 7:38 AM logoCalpine to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Results on July 28, 2017 - July 17 at 5:51 PM logoCalpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) Upgraded to Hold at BidaskClub - July 16 at 3:28 PM logoNRG Energy to raise up to $4 bln through asset sales, shares soar - July 12 at 6:10 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) to Hold - July 12 at 5:59 PM logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Earns "Equal Weight" Rating from Morgan Stanley - July 10 at 9:40 PM logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Stock Rating Lowered by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) - July 10 at 7:52 AM logoCalpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) Given a $15.00 Price Target by Citigroup Inc. Analysts - July 7 at 6:56 PM logoCalpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Sell - July 5 at 11:40 PM logoTraders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) - July 1 at 7:23 AM logoUtilities: Tough to Stop This Sector's Powerful Performance - June 30 at 5:36 PM logoCalpine Corporation (CPN) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 30 at 9:10 AM 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



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