SSE plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals

-15.000 (-0.977%)
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15.045 - 1659.1

Last traded: Today at 3:47 PM

SSE plc engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity. The company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Networks, and Retail. It generates electricity from water, water, gas, coal, oil, and multi fuel. The company distributes electricity to approximately 3.8 million homes and businesses across the north of the central belt of Scotland and also central southern England; and owns and operates 132 kilovolts (KV), 275kV, and 400kV electricity transmission network using high voltage overhead lines, and underground and subsea cables. It also produces, stores, distributes, and supplies gas. In addition, it engages in electricity and utility contracting, telecommunications, energy trading, insurance, and property holding businesses, as well as provision of corporate and maintenance services. The company was formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy plc and changed its name to SSE plc in September 2011. SSE plc was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Perth, the United Kingdom.

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Company profile

Industry / SectorUtilities—Diversified / Utilities
Full time employees11676
Mailing addressInveralmond House 200 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 3AQ United Kingdom
Phone / Fax44 17 3845 6000 /


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SSE plc paid £0.80 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 14 Jan 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 78.43%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.SSE dividend payout ratio is between 70-90%. The lower dividend payout ratio is preferrable since it provides company margin to grow the dividends in future.

SSE's forward dividend amount is £0.8 and the forward dividend yield is 5.24%. 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 May 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on SSE plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Alistair Phillips-DaviesCEO & Exec. Director532.42M
Mr. Gregor AlexanderFin. Director & Exec. Director571.68M
Mr. Martin PibworthGroup Energy & Commercial Director and Exec. Director1.08M
Mr. Anthony KeelingCOO & Co-Head of Retail
Ms. Sally FairbairnDirector of Investor Relations & Company Sec.
Liz TannerGen. Counsel
Mr. Alan YoungManaging Director of Corp. Affairs & Sustainability
Mr. Robert McDonaldManaging Director of Transmission
Mr. Jim SmithManaging Director of Renewables
Sam PeacockHead of External Relations

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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 SSE plc is 15.86B and its enterprise value is 25.6B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of SSE is 3.90.

The SSE's stocks Beta value is 0.43 making it 57% less volatile compared to LSE 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.

SSE plc (LSE:SSE) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is SSE plc's Stock Symbol?

SSE plc trades on LSE under the ticker symbol "SSE".

2. What is SSE plc's stock price today?

One share of SSE stock can currently be purchased for approximately £1520.

3. How can I contact SSE plc?

SSE plc's mailing address is Inveralmond House 200 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 3AQ United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at 44 17 3845 6000.

4. What is SSE plc's official website?

The official website of SSE plc is