Duke Energy Corp

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DUK : NYSE : Utilities
$82.68 up 0.1 | 0.12%
Today's Range: 82.115 - 82.72
Avg. Daily Volume: 2986800.0
04/25/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DUKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased 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 0.19 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.28% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4826.05322.0
EBITDA ($mil)1908.01974.0
EBIT ($mil)1078.01171.0
Net Income ($mil)-227.0477.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)392.0857.0
Total Assets ($mil)132761.0121156.0
Total Debt ($mil)50382.043202.0
Equity ($mil)41033.039727.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin39.5437.09
EBITDA Margin39.5337.09
Operating Margin22.3422.0
Sales Turnover0.170.19
Return on Assets1.622.32
Return on Equity6.237.03
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.70.73
Interest Expense423.0405.0
Interest Coverage2.552.89

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)700.0688.0
Div / share0.860.83
Book value / share58.6257.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2987299.03326153.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.34 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.40 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.92. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
DUK 22.17 Peers 22.34   DUK 8.45 Peers 7.73

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

DUK is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
DUK 16.91 Peers 17.28   DUK 0.92 Peers 2.10

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
DUK 1.40 Peers 1.92   DUK -8.19 Peers -22.33

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.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
DUK 2.52 Peers 2.28   DUK -3.01 Peers 12.84

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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