Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE: KEP) is one of 81 public companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Korea Electric Power Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Korea Electric Power Corporation has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Korea Electric Power Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.63, meaning that their average stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Korea Electric Power Corporation 7.44% 6.06% 2.47%
Korea Electric Power Corporation Competitors -6.59% 8.39% 2.56%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Korea Electric Power Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Korea Electric Power Corporation 1 4 2 0 2.14
Korea Electric Power Corporation Competitors 533 2959 2383 42 2.33

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 5.40%. Given Korea Electric Power Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Korea Electric Power Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Korea Electric Power Corporation $51.76 billion $6.34 billion 8.29
Korea Electric Power Corporation Competitors $7.66 billion $831.80 million 27.55

Korea Electric Power Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Korea Electric Power Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Korea Electric Power Corporation competitors beat Korea Electric Power Corporation on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Korea Electric Power Corporation

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) is an integrated electric utility company engaged in the transmission and distribution of electricity in the Republic of Korea. Its segments include transmission and distribution, nuclear power generation and thermal power generation and all others . The transmission and distribution segment, which is operated by KEPCO, comprise operations related to the transmission, distribution and sale to end-users of electricity. The nuclear power generation segment, which is engaged in the nuclear, hydro, pumping-up power generation. The thermal power generation segment, which is engaged in bituminous coal, anthracite, liquefied natural gas (LNG) power generation. And the Other Segment comprises operations related to the plant design, power generation equipment assembly, nuclear raw materials supplement, electricity IT service, renewable source power generation and financial investment on overseas businesses.

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