Duke Energy Corp.Find Ratings Reports
DUKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 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 0.18 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.48% 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 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6135.0||5729.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||620.0||716.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||421.0||878.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||138541.0||134108.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||55950.0||52556.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.82||39.73|
|Return on Assets||2.13||1.62|
|Return on Equity||7.1||6.56|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||701.0||699.88|
|Div / share||0.89||0.86|
|Book value / share||59.62||58.84|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3562062.0||3993532.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.03 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.32. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.23 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.29 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.65. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. 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 17.41||Peers 20.03||DUK 7.64||Peers 7.37|
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.
|DUK 14.84||Peers 16.22||DUK 2.26||Peers 5.29|
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 1.23||Peers 1.65||DUK 8.48||Peers 31.72|
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.
|DUK 2.15||Peers 2.17||DUK 3.74||Peers 6.10|
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