Duke Energy Corp

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DUK : NYSE : Utilities
$77.29 -0.04 | -0.052%
Today's Range: 77.31 - 77.68
Avg. Daily Volume: 3338900.0
01/23/17 - 11:23 AM 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
Interest Expense431.0402.0
Interest Coverage4.814.55

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)688.94688.0
Div / share0.860.83
Book value / share58.7757.9
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3317470.02964978.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.42 for the Electric Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.41. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.31 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.69. 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 19.43 Peers 23.42   DUK 7.73 Peers 7.03

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.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
DUK 16.62 Peers 17.51   DUK 1.17 Peers 4.57

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 1.31 Peers 1.69   DUK 14.73 Peers 3.53

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 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 2.29 Peers 2.13   DUK -1.89 Peers -1.77

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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