DUKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. DUKE ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.43 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.10% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5559.0||6114.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||97.0||688.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2036.0||1545.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||120709.0||114779.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||42534.0||41095.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.89||33.97|
|Return on Assets||1.55||2.32|
|Return on Equity||6.01||6.23|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||707.0||706.0|
|Div / share||0.8||0.78|
|Book value / share||57.81||58.54|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3447770.0||3470916.0|
BUY. DUKE ENERGY CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 19.08 for the Electric Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.36 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.52. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, DUKE ENERGY CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DUK 22.64||Peers 19.08||DUK 8.43||Peers 6.63|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
DUK is trading at a premium to 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 significant premium to its peers.
|DUK 15.87||Peers 15.65||DUK 0.65||Peers 50.29|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
DUK is trading at a valuation on par with 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 1.36||Peers 1.52||DUK -4.41||Peers 30.50|
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 2.32||Peers 1.80||DUK 3.16||Peers 8.12|
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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