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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP)?

The company in question is, Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP) currently with a stock price of 25.71 (-3.49% today). The market cap for Korea Electric Power Corp. is 34815.02, and is in the sector Utilities, and Electric Utilities industry. The target price for Korea Electric Power Corp. is 24.5. Currently Korea Electric Power Corp. is trading with a P/E of 2.56, and a forward P/E of 5.03. Average volume for Korea Electric Power Corp. is 447.27 and so far today it is 90770.

Performance in the last year for Korea Electric Power Corp. has been 29.32%. For EPS growth, Korea Electric Power Corp. has seen a growth of 382.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.58%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 155.80% over the last five years and could be 25.00% for the next five years. Korea Electric Power Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 32.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.04%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.99%.

Since the IPO date for Korea Electric Power Corp. on the 10/27/1994, Korea Electric Power Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 25.84%. With Korea Electric Power Corp. trading at 25.71, the dividend yield is 5.14%, and the EPS is 10.39.

So could Korea Electric Power Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 2.56. The PEG is 0.1, P/S is 0.65 and the P/B is at 0.55. The P/cash is 7.03, with P/free cash flow at 15.59.

Korea Electric Power Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.68, and total debt/equity at 0.82.

In terms of margins, Korea Electric Power Corp. has a gross margin of 26.30%, an operating margin of 22.60% and a profit margin of 24.70%.Payout ratio for Korea Electric Power Corp. is 13.60%. Return on assets come to 8.30% with return on investment coming to 4.90%.

Insider ownership for Korea Electric Power Corp., is at 51.10% and institutional ownership comes to 5.20%. Outstanding shares are at 1306.87. While shares float is 1050.24. The float short is currently 0.04%, and short ratio is 1.05.

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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