Contact Energy Share Price and Company Fundamentals

-0.030 (-0.383%)
52 week
5.3 - 10.56

Last traded: Last Friday at 6:10 AM

Contact Energy Limited generates and sells electricity and natural gas in New Zealand. The company operates through two segments, Wholesale and Customer. The Wholesale segment sells electricity to the wholesale electricity market, and commercial and industrial customers. The Customer segment delivers electricity, natural gas, broadband, and other products and services to mass market customers. It offers electricity, natural gas, and bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) generated through its 11 hydro, geothermal, and gas-fired power stations. The company serves approximately 550,000 customers. Contact Energy Limited was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Company profile

Primary activitiesElectricity generation and electricity retailing.
Industry / SectorUtilities—Independent Power Producers / Utilities
Full time employees821
Mailing addressHarbour City Tower 29 Brandon Street Wellington 6011 New Zealand
Phone / Fax64 4 499 4001 /


More: Contact Energy Dividend history, yield and payout ratio

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Contact Energy paid $0.37 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 12 Mar 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 189.25%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.CEN dividend payout ratio is more than 90% making it difficult for the company to maintain the dividends and increase it year by year.

CEN's forward dividend amount is $0.32 and the forward dividend yield is 4.12%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Aug 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on Contact Energy.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Michael FugeChief Exec. Officer858.67k
Mr. Dorian Kevin Thomas Devers A.C.M.A., B.Sc., BSc (Hons), ACMAChief Financial Officer44
Mr. Matthew ForbesInvestor Relations Mang. & GM of Corp. Fin.
Ms. Catherine ThompsonChief Corp. Affairs Officer & Gen. Counsel
Ms. Jan BibbyChief People Experience Officer
Mr. Edward James KiltyDeputy Chief Exec. Officer
Louise GriffinHead of External Relations
Ms. Jacqui NelsonChief Generation Officer
Kirsten ClaytonCompany Sec.

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Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of Contact Energy is 5.97B and its enterprise value is 6.71B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of CEN is 3.19.

The CEN's stocks Beta value is 0.44 making it 56% less volatile compared to ASX market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

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Contact Energy (ASX:CEN) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Contact Energy's Stock Symbol?

Contact Energy trades on ASX under the ticker symbol "CEN".

2. What is Contact Energy's stock price today?

One share of CEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.8.

3. How can I contact Contact Energy?

Contact Energy's mailing address is Harbour City Tower 29 Brandon Street Wellington 6011 New Zealand. The company can be reached via phone at 64 4 499 4001.

4. What is Contact Energy's official website?

The official website of Contact Energy is

5. Which share registry manages Contact Energy's stock?

Contact Energy's stock is managed by LINK MARKET SERVICES LIMITED.