Should You Buy Enbridge Stock Before Earnings?

by Rob Otman
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Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) is a large cap company that operates within the oil, gas and consumable fuels industry. Its market cap is $58 billion today and the total one-year return is -17.79% for shareholders.

Enbridge stock is underperforming the market. It's beaten down, but it reports earnings soon. So is it a good time to buy? To answer this question we've turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our research team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company.

Our system looks at six key metrics...

Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: Enbridge reported a recent EPS growth rate of 4529.12%. That's above the oil, gas and consumable fuels industry average of 165.24%. That's a great sign. Enbridge's earnings growth is outpacing competitors.

Price-to-Earnings (P/E): The average price-to-earnings ratio of the oil, gas and consumable fuels industry is 110.03. And Enbridge's ratio comes in at 22.53. It's trading at a better value than many of its competitors.

Debt-to-Equity The debt-to-equity ratio for Enbridge stock is 95.56%. That's above the oil, gas and consumable fuels industry average of 64.39%. That's not a good sign.

Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Enbridge has decreased its FCF per share over the last year. That's not good for investors. In general, if a company is growing its FCF, it will be able to pay down debt, buy back stock, pay out more in dividends and/or invest money back into the business to help boost growth.

Profit Margins The profit margin of Enbridge comes in at 9.18% today. And generally, the higher, the better. We also like to see this ratio above competitors. Enbridge's profit margin is above the oil, gas and consumable fuels average of 7.68%. So that's a positive indicator for investors.

Return on Equity Return on equity tells us how much profit a company produces with the money shareholders invest. The ROE for Enbridge is 8.47% and that's below the industry average ROE of 9.25%.

Enbridge stock passes three of our six key metrics today. That's why our Investment U Stock Grader gives it a Hold.

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