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Huaneng Power International Inc
HNP : NYSE : Utilities
$48.05 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 43,100
07/21/14 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. HUANENG POWER INTERNATIONAL has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.27 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 increased by 13.39% 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 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)5280.415174.23
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)1142.22992.04
Net Income ($mil)592.43411.16


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1485.31789.44
Total Assets ($mil)41784.2441246.21
Total Debt ($mil)19827.0818941.5
Equity ($mil)10575.849326.79


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin0.00.0
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin21.6319.17
Sales Turnover0.530.51
Return on Assets4.552.78
Return on Equity17.9912.32
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio0.350.4
Debt/Capital0.650.67
Interest Expense297.15311.37
Interest Coverage3.843.19


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)351.39351.39
Div / share0.00.0
EPS1.691.17
Book value / share30.126.54
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume43632.043245.0

Valuation


SELL. HUANENG POWER INTERNATIONAL's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 55.17 for the Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.42. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.59 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.92. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, HUANENG POWER INTERNATIONAL proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HNP 8.80 Peers 55.17   HNP 2.75 Peers 9.90

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

HNP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

HNP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HNP 8.36 Peers 25.92   HNP 3.61 Peers 0.77

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

HNP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

HNP trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
HNP 1.59 Peers 1.92   HNP 65.24 Peers 54.24

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.

HNP is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

HNP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HNP 0.76 Peers 1.83   HNP 4.31 Peers 13.78

Discount. 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.

HNP is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

HNP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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