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Duke Energy Corporation
DUK : NYSE : Utilities
$67.83 -0.25 | -0.37%
Today's Range: 67.84 - 68.16
Avg. Daily Volume: 3,311,900
11/25/15 - 10:10 AM ET

Financial Analysis

DUKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. DUKE ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.32 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.81% 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 Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)6483.06399.0
EBITDA ($mil)2604.02463.0
EBIT ($mil)1830.01675.0
Net Income ($mil)932.01274.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1370.01931.0
Total Assets ($mil)121033.0119656.0
Total Debt ($mil)42622.041645.0
Equity ($mil)39832.041412.0

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin40.1738.49
EBITDA Margin40.1638.49
Operating Margin28.2326.18
Sales Turnover0.20.2
Return on Assets2.012.06
Return on Equity6.037.36
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio0.971.4
Interest Expense402.0404.0
Interest Coverage4.554.15

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)688.0707.0
Div / share0.830.8
Book value / share57.958.57
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3518319.03552869.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 15.72 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.18 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.60. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and 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.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 19.79 Peers 15.72   DUK 6.95 Peers 6.58

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

DUK is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 14.62 Peers 15.01   DUK 0.61 Peers 3.47

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.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
DUK 1.18 Peers 1.60   DUK -19.16 Peers 34.01

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 significant 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.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 1.99 Peers 1.79   DUK -1.26 Peers 1.82

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 premium to its industry on this measurement.


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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