Head-To-Head Survey: Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) versus Consolidated Edison (ED)
Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE: KEP) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and Consolidated Edison’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Korea Electric Power Corporation||$51.76 billion||0.42||$6.34 billion||$3.91||4.38|
|Consolidated Edison||$12.08 billion||2.26||$1.25 billion||$4.00||22.01|
Korea Electric Power Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Consolidated Edison. Korea Electric Power Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Consolidated Edison, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
4.6% of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.3% of Consolidated Edison shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Consolidated Edison shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Korea Electric Power Corporation and Consolidated Edison, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Korea Electric Power Corporation||1||4||2||0||2.14|
Consolidated Edison has a consensus target price of $78.94, suggesting a potential downside of 10.31%. Given Consolidated Edison’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Consolidated Edison is more favorable than Korea Electric Power Corporation.
Volatility & Risk
Korea Electric Power Corporation has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Consolidated Edison has a beta of 0.1, indicating that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Consolidated Edison pays an annual dividend of $2.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Korea Electric Power Corporation does not pay a dividend. Consolidated Edison pays out 69.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Consolidated Edison has raised its dividend for 42 consecutive years.
This table compares Korea Electric Power Corporation and Consolidated Edison’s 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%|
Consolidated Edison beats Korea Electric Power Corporation on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Consolidated Edison Company Profile
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) is a holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, which include Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. (the Clean Energy Businesses) and Con Edison Transmission, Inc. (Con Edison Transmission). CECONY’s principal business operations are its regulated electric, gas and steam delivery businesses. CECONY provides electricity, natural gas and steam to customers in New York City and Westchester County. O&R’s principal business operations are its regulated electric and gas delivery businesses. The Clean Energy Businesses develop, own and operate renewable and energy infrastructure projects and provide energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers. Con Edison Transmission, through its subsidiaries, invests in electric transmission facilities and gas pipeline and storage facilities.
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