Company profile

Robert C. Rowe
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
Former names
Northwestern Public Service Co
IRS number

NWE stock data

FINRA relative short interest over last month (20 trading days) ?


13 Feb 20
7 Apr 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19 Mar 19
Revenue 328.14M 274.84M 270.72M 384.22M
Net income 59.98M 21.67M 47.66M 72.81M
Diluted EPS 1.18 0.42 0.94 1.44
Net profit margin 18.28% 7.88% 17.61% 18.95%
Operating income 84.65M 46.36M 48.82M 97.02M
Net change in cash 99K 829K
Cash on hand 5.15M 5.05M 4.22M
Cost of revenue 82.31M 64.23M 55.74M 115.74M
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
Revenue 1.26B 1.19B 1.31B 1.26B
Net income 202.12M 196.96M 162.7M 164.17M
Diluted EPS 3.98 3.92 3.34 3.39
Net profit margin 16.07% 16.52% 12.46% 13.06%
Operating income 276.85M 266.27M 271.75M 254.98M
Net change in cash -2.72M -613K 3.39M -6.9M
Cash on hand 5.15M 7.86M 8.47M 5.08M
Cost of revenue 318.02M 272.88M 410.35M 400.97M

Financial data from company earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
6 Mar 20 Bobbi L Schroeppel Common Stock Sell Dispose S 75.68 665 50.33K 23,537
27 Feb 20 Michael R Cashell Common Stock Sell Dispose S 77.13 1,774 136.83K 12,561
26 Feb 20 Crystal Dawn Lail Common Stock Grant Aquire A 77.46 1,768 136.95K 6,332
26 Feb 20 H. Grahame Heather Common Stock Grant Aquire A 77.46 5,076 393.19K 29,172
25 Feb 20 John D Hines Common Stock Grant Aquire A 77.46 2,512 194.58K 19,662
24 Feb 20 John D Hines Common Stock Grant Aquire A 77.46 697 53.99K 17,150
24 Feb 20 H. Grahame Heather Common Stock Grant Aquire A 77.46 1,496 115.88K 24,096
97.4% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 278 285 -2.5%
Opened positions 29 28 +3.6%
Closed positions 36 25 +44.0%
Increased positions 98 86 +14.0%
Reduced positions 104 123 -15.4%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 14.63B 13.35B +9.6%
Total shares 49.12M 48.91M +0.4%
Total puts 0 0
Total calls 0 0
Total put/call ratio
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
BLK BlackRock 7.4M $530.47M +2.7%
Vanguard 5.36M $384.44M -2.0%
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2.4M $171.72M +5.9%
American Century Companies 2.05M $146.75M -2.4%
STT State Street 1.81M $130.03M +8.3%
CNS Cohen & Steers 1.69M $120.76M +14.7%
NTRS Northern Trust 1.5M $107.81M -0.5%
MCQEF Macquarie 1.41M $100.84M -1.2%
Aqr Capital Management 1.34M $96.19M -15.3%
Victory Capital Management 1.31M $93.9M -0.5%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Norges Bank 665.32K +665.32K NEW
N Price T Rowe Associates 71.03K -342.07K -82.8%
Ensign Peak Advisors 275.18K +275.18K NEW
Aqr Capital Management 1.34M -243.07K -15.3%
MS^L Morgan Stanley 294.61K +241.44K +454.1%
Renaissance Technologies 83.5K -240.19K -74.2%
CNS Cohen & Steers 1.69M +215.55K +14.7%
BLK BlackRock 7.4M +196.83K +2.7%
IVZ Invesco 1.23M +195.77K +18.9%
Point72 Asset Management 44.72K -157.88K -77.9%

Financial report summary

  • Our profitability is dependent on our ability to recover the costs of providing energy and utility services to our customers and earn a return on our capital investment in our utility operations. We are subject to potential unfavorable state and federal regulatory outcomes. To the extent our incurred costs are deemed imprudent by the applicable regulatory commissions or certain regulatory mechanisms are not available, we may not recover some of our costs, which could adversely impact our results of operations and liquidity.
  • We are subject to changing federal and state laws and regulations. Congress and state legislatures may enact legislation that adversely affects our operations and financial results.
  • We are subject to extensive and changing environmental laws and regulations, including legislative and regulatory responses to climate change, with which compliance may be difficult and costly.
  • Early closure of our owned and jointly owned electric generating facilities due to environmental risks, litigation or public policy changes could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations and liquidity.
  • Increased risks of regulatory penalties could negatively impact our business.
  • Federally mandated purchases of power from QFs, and integration of power generated from those projects in our system, may increase costs to our customers and decrease system reliability, limit our ability to make generation investments and adversely affect our business.
  • Our electric and natural gas operations involve numerous activities that may result in accidents, fires, system outages and other operating risks and costs that are unique to our industry.
  • Cyber and physical attacks, threats of terrorism and catastrophic events that could result from terrorism, or individuals and/or groups attempting to disrupt our business, or the businesses of third parties, may affect our operations in unpredictable ways and could adversely affect our liquidity and results of operations. Failure to maintain the security of personally identifiable information could adversely affect us.
  • Weather and weather patterns, including normal seasonal and quarterly fluctuations of weather, as well as extreme weather events that might be associated with climate change, could adversely affect our results of operations and liquidity.
  • Our electric and natural gas portfolios rely significantly on market purchases. Prices for electric power and natural gas are often unpredictable as they are subject to market volatility and general market disruption. This exposure adversely affects our ability to manage our operational requirements and costs, which ultimately could adversely affect our results of operations and liquidity.
  • Our revenues, results of operations and financial condition are impacted by customer growth and usage in our service territories and may fluctuate with current economic conditions or response to price increases. We are also impacted by market conditions outside of our service territories related to demand for transmission capacity and wholesale electric pricing.
  • Our plans for future expansion through the acquisition of assets including natural gas reserves, capital improvements to existing assets, generation investments, and transmission grid expansion involve substantial risks.
  • We must meet certain credit quality standards. If we are unable to maintain investment grade credit ratings, our liquidity, access to capital and operations could be materially adversely affected.
  • Poor investment performance of plan assets of our defined benefit pension and postretirement benefit plans, in addition to other factors impacting these costs, could unfavorably impact our results of operations and liquidity.
  • Our obligation to include a minimum annual quantity of power in our Montana electric supply portfolio at an agreed upon price per MWH could expose us to material commodity price risk if certain QFs under contract with us do not perform during a time of high commodity prices, as we are required to make up the difference. In addition, we are subject to price escalation risk with one of the largest QF contracts.
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