Duke Energy Corp

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DUK : NYSE : Utilities
$83.95 up 0.14 | 0.17%
Today's Range: 83.6 - 84.09
Avg. Daily Volume: 2513100.0
07/26/17 - 1:20 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DUKE ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. DUKE ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.22 which clearly 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 3.22% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)5729.05378.0
EBITDA ($mil)2311.02073.0
EBIT ($mil)1452.01280.0
Net Income ($mil)716.0694.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)878.0778.0
Total Assets ($mil)134108.0121709.0
Total Debt ($mil)52556.043793.0
Equity ($mil)41179.039892.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin40.3438.55
EBITDA Margin40.3338.54
Operating Margin25.3423.8
Sales Turnover0.170.19
Return on Assets1.622.17
Return on Equity6.276.5
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.730.73
Interest Expense490.0389.0
Interest Coverage2.963.29

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)700.0689.0
Div / share0.860.83
Book value / share58.8357.9
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2494394.02984255.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.94 for the Electric Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.66. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.44 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.94. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, DUKE ENERGY CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 22.83 Peers 20.94   DUK 9.29 Peers 8.59

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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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
DUK 17.55 Peers 18.13   DUK 0.95 Peers 1.82

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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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
DUK 1.44 Peers 1.94   DUK -1.33 Peers -1.66

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.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
DUK 2.60 Peers 2.34   DUK 0.38 Peers 20.33

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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