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Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE: KEP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE: KEP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 29657.1. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Korea Electric Power Corp. is 22.68 (with a change from open of 0.58%), this in conjunction with a target price of 24.5. Volume today has so far reached 313733, with an average volume of about 435.09. The GAP for this stock, is -0.75%.

The P/E ratio is 2.22, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 4.29. The current EPS for Korea Electric Power Corp., is 10.24, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 382.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.32%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Korea Electric Power Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.58% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 25.00%. Quarter over quarter is 32.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 155.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 51.10% and institutional ownership is 5.10%. Shares outstanding is 1305.33, while shares float is at a value of 1050.24. Float short for Korea Electric Power Corp. is 0.04% and the short ratio is 0.91.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.68, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.82. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 26.30% and their operating margin is 22.70%. The profit margin is 24.80%.

Korea Electric Power Corp. has seen returns on assets of 8.30%, and on investment, 4.90%. Return on equity is 22.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.47 and Price/cash is 6.06, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 13.43.

The simple moving averages are -12.39% and -8.98% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -20.06% and the 52 week low is 12.00%.

Korea Electric Power Corp. has a dividend yield of 6.03%, with a current price of 22.68. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 13.60%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. Korea Electric Power Corp. is based in South Korea.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that Korea Electric Power Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -4.90%, with performance for the month coming to -10.66%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -13.51%, and for the half year the performance is 8.55%. Volatility for this week is 1.38% and for the month this is 1.30%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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