Duke Energy Corp

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DUK : NYSE : Utilities
$75.82 | %
Today's Range: 74.61 - 75.84
Avg. Daily Volume: 3324100.0
12/09/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


DUKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. DUKE ENERGY CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.64% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)6821.06483.0
EBITDA ($mil)2910.02604.0
EBIT ($mil)2073.01830.0
Net Income ($mil)1176.0932.0


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6179.01370.0
Total Assets ($mil)129686.0121033.0
Total Debt ($mil)50176.042622.0
Equity ($mil)40489.039832.0


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin42.6640.17
EBITDA Margin42.6640.16
Operating Margin30.3928.23
Sales Turnover0.180.2
Return on Assets2.22.01
Return on Equity6.766.03
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.120.97
Debt/Capital0.550.52
Interest Expense431.0402.0
Interest Coverage4.814.55


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)688.94688.0
Div / share0.860.83
EPS1.521.36
Book value / share58.7757.9
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3275427.03073318.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.11 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.22. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.25 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.67. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 18.49 Peers 22.11   DUK 7.36 Peers 6.94

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

DUK is trading at a discount 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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 15.82 Peers 15.99   DUK 1.11 Peers 5.08

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
DUK 1.25 Peers 1.67   DUK 14.73 Peers 3.93

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.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 2.18 Peers 2.03   DUK -1.89 Peers -1.82

Average. 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 valuation on par with 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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