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Is Korea Electric Power Corp.(NYSE: KEP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE: KEP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/27/1994. Korea Electric Power Corp. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Korea Electric Power Corp., is 425.58, and so far today it has a volume of 534200. Performance year to date since the 10/27/1994 is 10.30%.

To help you determine whether Korea Electric Power Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 2.26 and forward P/E is 4.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Korea Electric Power Corp. has a value for PEG of 0.09. P/S ratio is 0.58 and the P/B ratio is 0.48. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.33 and 14.03 respectively.

At the current price Korea Electric Power Corp. is trading at, 23.35 (-2.26% today), Korea Electric Power Corp. has a dividend yield of 5.87%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 13.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 10.35, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.58% after growing 382.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 32.30%, and -2.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1341.57, and the number of shares float is 1050.24. The senior management bring insider ownership to 51.10%, and institutional ownership is at 5.20%. The float short is 0.04%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.93. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.30%, and also a return on investment of 4.90%.

The ability for Korea Electric Power Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.68 and total debt/equity is 0.82. In terms of margins, Korea Electric Power Corp. has a gross margin of 26.30%, with its operating margin at 22.70%, and Korea Electric Power Corp. has a profit margin of 24.80%.

The 52 week high is -17.69%, with 15.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -11.25% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.15%.

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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