NorthWestern Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:NWE)

About NorthWestern Corp.

NorthWestern Corp. logoNorthWestern Corporation, doing business as North-Western Energy, provides electricity and natural gas. The Company provides electricity and natural gas to over 701,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. It generates and distributes electricity in South Dakota; distributes natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska, and generates and distributes electricity and distributed natural gas in Montana. The Company's segments are Electric operations, Natural gas operations and All other, which primarily consists of unallocated corporate costs. The Company's regulated electric utility business in Montana includes generation, transmission and distribution. Its service territory covers approximately 107,600 square miles, representing over 73% of Montana's land area. Its regulated natural gas utility business in Montana includes production, storage, transmission and distribution. The Company distributes natural gas to approximately 191,500 customers in over 105 Montana communities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: NWE
  • CUSIP: 66807430
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $55.83
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $57.13
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $58.99
  • 52-Week Range: $51.27 - $63.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.90
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.42
  • P/E Growth: 3.55
  • Market Cap: $2.70B
  • Outstanding Shares: 48,311,000
  • Beta: 0.39
  • Net Margins: 11.64%
  • Return on Equity: 9.56%
  • Return on Assets: 2.89%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.11%
  • Current Ratio: 0.46%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.36%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $58.33 (4.48% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/20/2016MizuhoLower Price TargetNeutral$65.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
10/10/2016Williams CapitalUpgradeHold -> Buy$58.00View Rating Details
10/21/2015Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$57.00View Rating Details
7/8/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$54.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
1/12/2015KeyCorpDowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.50View Rating Details
12/17/2014Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageNeutral$56.00View Rating Details
12/1/2014Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$54.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2014 forward)


Earnings History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/20/2016Q316$0.58$0.68$282.30 million$301.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q216$0.53$0.65$320.68 million$293.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$1.13$1.01$377.39 million$332.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.99$0.98$361.71 million$324.99 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.55$0.51$306.41 million$272.74 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.45$0.48$316.42 million$270.56 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.30$1.18$416.17 million$346.01 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.87$0.85$348.80 million$312.95 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.43$0.77$269.00 million$251.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.38$0.37$273.00 million$270.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.08$1.16$326.00 million$369.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.79$0.68$298.70 million$319.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.42$0.40$244.60 million$262.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.30$0.35$249.50 million$250.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.94$1.01$319.29 million$313.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.76$0.92$287.40 million$280.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.39$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.29$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.83$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.72$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.42$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.31$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.25 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.4 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$1.06$1.13$1.10
Q2 20162$0.48$0.59$0.54
Q3 20162$0.54$0.60$0.57
Q4 20161$1.05$1.05$1.05
Q1 20171$1.03$1.03$1.03
Q2 20171$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q3 20171$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q4 20171$1.07$1.07$1.07
Q1 20181$1.05$1.05$1.05
Q2 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
Annual Dividend:$2.00
Dividend Yield:3.58%
Dividend Growth:9.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:67.80% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
61.54% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
58.82% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.34%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.13%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/19/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell3,011$58.00$174,638.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Brian B. BirdCFOSell9,320$60.95$568,054.00View SEC Filing  
7/27/2016Curtis T. PohlVPSell2,650$60.48$160,272.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016H. Grahame HeatherVPSell3,300$60.55$199,815.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell7,000$59.32$415,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Denton Louis PeoplesDirectorSell43,436$58.30$2,532,318.80View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Jan Robert HorsfallDirectorSell3,200$56.38$180,416.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Bobbi L SchroeppelVPSell2,000$59.56$119,120.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Robert C RoweCEOSell4,500$60.71$273,195.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Curtis T. PohlVPSell2,300$57.18$131,514.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Kendall KliewerVPSell1,433$50.74$72,710.42View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Curtis T PohlVPSell1,000$51.82$51,820.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Curtis T PohlVPSell1,500$51.69$77,535.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Robert C RoweCEOSell4,230$51.68$218,606.40View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014H. Grahame HeatherVPBuy6,800$53.55$364,140.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Brian BirdCFOSell11,000$46.14$507,540.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE)
DateHeadline logoEdited Transcript of NWE earnings conference call or presentation 20-Oct-16 7:30pm GMT (NYSE:NWE) - October 21 at 9:58 AM logoNorthWestern beats 3Q profit forecasts (NYSE:NWE) - October 20 at 12:18 PM logoQ3 2016 NorthWestern Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:NWE) - October 20 at 12:18 PM logoNorthWestern Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results (NYSE:NWE) - October 20 at 12:18 PM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit (NYSE:NWE) - October 20 at 12:18 PM
News IconNorthWestern negotiates taxable value down $220M, sending ripple effects through local budgets (NYSE:NWE) - October 19 at 11:38 AM
News IconUpdate on Northwestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) for the day (NYSE:NWE) - October 15 at 6:08 PM
News IconBig Sky solar: On the long, hard road to net metering reform in Montana (NYSE:NWE) - October 13 at 6:38 PM logoNorthWestern Corp. : NWE-US: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 12, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - October 12 at 11:55 AM
News IconRating Worth Watching: NorthWestern (NYSE:NWE)’s Is Reaching An Inflection Point; Williams Capital Upgrades It (NYSE:NWE) - October 10 at 6:06 PM logoNorthWestern upgraded by Williams Capital Group (NYSE:NWE) - October 10 at 11:15 AM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:NWE) - October 7 at 6:15 PM
News IconChoteau High evacuated (NYSE:NWE) - October 6 at 11:59 AM
News IconActivist group plans protest at NorthWestern Energy headquarters (NYSE:NWE) - October 5 at 11:45 AM
News IconUtility files for natural gas rate hike (NYSE:NWE) - October 4 at 11:16 AM logoNorthWestern to Host Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast (NYSE:NWE) - October 4 at 11:16 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Seeks Montana Natural Gas Rate Adjustment (NYSE:NWE) - October 3 at 6:07 PM logoNorthWestern, City of Bozeman, MSU Launch Solar Project (NYSE:NWE) - September 30 at 6:36 PM logoNorthWestern Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NWE) : September 29, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - September 29 at 11:41 AM logoNorthWestern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWE-US : September 28, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - September 28 at 11:33 AM
News IconDavid Hoffman joins NWE as director of government affairs (NYSE:NWE) - September 25 at 5:50 PM
News IconNorthWestern Corp. (NWE) CEO Robert C. Rowe Sells 3011 Shares of Stock (NYSE:NWE) - September 25 at 5:50 PM logoNorthwestern Reaches Analyst Target Price (NYSE:NWE) - September 23 at 11:12 AM logoTwin Bridges to Experience Early-Morning Power Outage on Sept. 29 (NYSE:NWE) - September 22 at 6:11 PM logoOutages Planned Near Great Falls on September 19 and 22 (NYSE:NWE) - September 16 at 6:18 PM logoIJS, SR, WTFC, NWE: Large Inflows Detected at ETF (NYSE:NWE) - September 15 at 6:35 PM logoNorthWestern Energy Announces New Government Affairs Team in Montana (NYSE:NWE) - September 14 at 6:39 PM logoNorthWestern goes ex-dividend today (NYSE:NWE) - September 13 at 11:54 AM logoNWE Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level (NYSE:NWE) - September 9 at 6:10 PM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:NWE) - September 8 at 6:18 PM
News Icon3600 Great Falls residents without power (NYSE:NWE) - September 5 at 10:42 AM logoETF’s with exposure to NorthWestern Corp. : August 31, 2016 (NYSE:NWE) - September 1 at 9:42 AM logoTown of Whitehall to Experience Early Morning Power Outage (NYSE:NWE) - August 30 at 6:32 PM
News IconTaxpayers shouldn't pay for old NWE building upkeep (NYSE:NWE) - August 23 at 11:00 AM logoNORTHWESTERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance (NYSE:NWE) - August 16 at 6:41 PM logoInstallation Work Begins on Bozeman Solar Project (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 7:00 PM logoMissoula-Area Storm Restoration Update: August 12, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoHorsfall Joins NorthWestern Corporation Board of Directors (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoMissoula-Area Storm Restoration Update: August 14, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Offers Energy Efficiency Training, Scholarships Aimed at Building Managers (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Issues New Alert About Collection Scams; Great Falls and Helena Customers Targeted (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoRoad Closure Planned for Portion of Boulder Avenue Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoHebgen Operations Update (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoMontana Public Service Commission Issues Guidance to Staff Related to Lost Revenue Adjustment Mechanism (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoOutage Planned for Portion of Helena's West Side on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Responds to the EPA Clean Power Plan (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoSouthwest Area of Huron to Experience Power Outage on Friday, July 17, 2015 (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoNorthWestern Energy Promotes Crystal Lail to Vice President, Controller (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM logoKerr Update: Little Change in Levels of Flathead Lake, River Expected (NYSE:NWE) - August 11 at 9:45 AM


NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE) Chart for Friday, October, 21, 2016

Last Updated on 10/21/2016 by Staff