DUKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. DUKE ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.41 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6065.0||6264.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||864.0||-97.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2821.0||1537.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||122142.0||113792.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||43763.0||41622.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.16||34.69|
|Return on Assets||2.32||1.69|
|Return on Equity||8.1||6.61|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||708.0||707.0|
|Div / share||0.8||0.78|
|Book value / share||57.98||57.58|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3523035.0||3467384.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 16.39 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.31 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.54. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, DUKE ENERGY CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DUK 16.24||Peers 16.39||DUK 8.10||Peers 6.72|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
DUK is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
DUK is trading at a premium to its peers.
|DUK 15.39||Peers 14.81||DUK 0.47||Peers 4.90|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
DUK is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
DUK trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|DUK 1.31||Peers 1.54||DUK 23.74||Peers 260.96|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
DUK is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, DUK is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|DUK 2.31||Peers 1.74||DUK 1.22||Peers 6.27|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
DUK is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
DUK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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