Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE: KEP) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric Utilities” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Korea Electric Power Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and its rivals’ 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 -10.85% 3.46% 0.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Korea Electric Power Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Korea Electric Power Corporation 1 3 4 0 2.38
Korea Electric Power Corporation Competitors 528 2931 2357 41 2.33

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 6.25%. Given Korea Electric Power Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Korea Electric Power Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Korea Electric Power Corporation has a beta of 0.47, suggesting that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Korea Electric Power Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.70, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.5% of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of shares of all “Electric Utilities” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Korea Electric Power Corporation $51.84 billion $15.55 billion 4.51
Korea Electric Power Corporation Competitors $7.30 billion $2.15 billion 29.82

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

Summary

Korea Electric Power Corporation beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Korea Electric Power Corporation Company Profile

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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