Capital Power Corporation develops, acquires, owns, and operates power generation facilities in Canada and the United States. More Details
Undervalued with solid track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Capital Power's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CPX is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CPX's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
CA Renewable Energy
1 Year Return
CA Renewable Energy
Return vs Industry: CPX underperformed the Canadian Renewable Energy industry which returned 47.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CPX underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 0.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Capital Power's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Capital Power (TSE:CPX) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden
2 months ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Of Capital Power (TSE:CPX) Must Be Happy With Their 102% Total Return
4 months ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Capital Power (TSE:CPX) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt
Is Capital Power undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CPX (CA$33.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$123.44)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CPX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CPX is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.3x) compared to the CA Renewable Energy industry average (18.8x).
PE vs Market: CPX is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.3x) compared to the Canadian market (15.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CPX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CPX is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the CA Renewable Energy industry average (2x).
How is Capital Power forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CPX's forecast earnings growth (8.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CPX's earnings (8.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (25.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CPX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CPX's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CPX's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CPX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.6%).
How has Capital Power performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CPX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CPX's current net profit margins (14.1%) are higher than last year (2.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CPX's earnings have grown by 5.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CPX's earnings growth over the past year (682.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (5.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CPX earnings growth over the past year (682.9%) exceeded the Renewable Energy industry 20.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CPX's Return on Equity (10.2%) is considered low.
How is Capital Power's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CPX's short term assets (CA$929.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$1.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: CPX's short term assets (CA$929.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$4.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CPX's debt to equity ratio (116.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CPX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 56.7% to 116.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CPX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.5%).
Interest Coverage: CPX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).
What is Capital Power current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CPX's dividend (6.21%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.61%).
High Dividend: CPX's dividend (6.21%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.31%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CPX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CPX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (78.4%), CPX's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CPX's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (101.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Vaasjo (65 yo)
Mr. Brian Tellef Vaasjo serves the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Capital Power Corporation. He possesses over 35 years of industry experience, which includes time as Executive Vice Pre...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD2.67M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD3.00M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior Vice President of Operations||8.08yrs||CA$1.33m||0.062% |
|Senior VP of Planning & Stakeholder Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer||0.42yr||CA$1.39m||0.021% |
|Senior Vice President of Business Development & Commercial Services||0.42yr||CA$1.48m||0.035% |
|Senior VP of Finance & CFO||0.42yr||no data||0.0025% |
|Senior Vice President of People||0.42yr||CA$332.95k||0.0061% |
|Senior Manager of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Legal Officer||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Corporate Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CPX's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||CA$183.83k||0.0076% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||11.42yrs||CA$331.00k||0.010% |
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||CA$115.33k||0.0024% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||CA$141.50k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||CA$237.52k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.67yrs||CA$233.84k||no data|
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||CA$227.86k||no data|
|Independent Director||5.58yrs||CA$188.50k||0.0077% |
Experienced Board: CPX's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Capital Power Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Capital Power Corporation
- Ticker: CPX
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1891
- Industry: Independent Power Producers and Energy Traders
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: CA$3.479b
- Shares outstanding: 105.23m
- Website: https://www.capitalpower.com
Number of Employees
- Capital Power Corporation
- 10423-101 Street NW
- Suite 1200
- T5H 0E9
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CPX||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Jun 2009|
|2CP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 2009|
|CPXW.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jun 2009|
|CPX.PRG||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD SHS SER 7||CA||CAD||Oct 2016|
|CPX.PRI||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD SHS SER 9||CA||CAD||Aug 2017|
|CPX.PRK||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||5.75 CUM PFD 11||CA||CAD||May 2019|
Capital Power Corporation develops, acquires, owns, and operates power generation facilities in Canada and the United States. The company generates electricity from various energy sources, including natura...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/03 00:20|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/02 00:00|
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