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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP

Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in South Korea, Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP  has a market cap of 25898.29. Since its IPO date on the 10/27/1994, Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP performance year to date is -4.39%. Today Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP has gained -1.33%, with a current price of 19.97.

Ownership of the company is 51.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 4.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 13.60%. Return of assets are at 8.30%, with return on investment at 4.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.68. While Total debt/equity is 0.82. With a profit margin of 24.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 26.30%, and operating margin of 22.70%. Korea Electric Power Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP has seen a EPS growth of 382.60%. A performance for the year of -4.39%. The 52-week high is -29.61%, and the 52-week low is 2.31%. The average volume for Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP is 137269.

With a target price of 25, can Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Korea Electric Power Corp., KEP. Korea Electric Power Corp. has a P/E of 2.09 and a forward P/E of 4.23. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.08. Korea Electric Power Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.52 and 0.45 respectively. For P/cash, Korea Electric Power Corp. has a value of 5.6, while it is 12.42 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 19.97, Korea Electric Power Corp. has a dividend yield of 6.76%. We see a return on equity of 22.00%.

Looking more long-term Korea Electric Power Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 25.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -4.59% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 382.60% for this year and for the last five years a 155.80% growth has been seen.

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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