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

Risk and Volatility

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 peers have a beta of 0.71, meaning that their average stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and its peers gross 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 29.66

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Korea Electric Power Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 2934 2359 41 2.33

As a group, “Electric Utilities” companies have a potential upside of 6.27%. Given Korea Electric Power Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Korea Electric Power Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Profitability

This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and its peers’ 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 -10.75% 1.90% 0.48%

Summary

Korea Electric Power Corporation beats its peers on 7 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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