Capital Power Corporation develops, acquires, owns, and operates power generation facilities in Canada and the United States.
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Established dividend payer and fair value.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
CA Renewable Energy
1 Year Return
CA Renewable Energy
Return vs Industry: CPX underperformed the Canadian Renewable Energy industry which returned 16.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CPX exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -10.1% over the past year.
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
3 days ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Buying Capital Power Corporation (TSE:CPX) Shares?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StShould You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Capital Power Corporation's (TSE:CPX)
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Capital Power's (TSE:CPX) Statutory Profit Might Understate Its Earnings Potential
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$28.36) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$90.82)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CPX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CPX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (213.1x) compared to the Renewable Energy industry average (26.2x).
PE vs Market: CPX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (213.1x) compared to the Canadian market (13.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CPX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CPX is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the CA Renewable Energy industry average (1.6x).
How is Capital Power forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CPX's forecast earnings growth (47.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CPX's earnings (47.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (24% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CPX's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (5.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CPX's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% 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 (8.6%).
How has Capital Power performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CPX has a large one-off loss of CA$379.0M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CPX's current net profit margins (0.8%) are lower than last year (17.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CPX's earnings have grown by 17.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CPX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CPX had negative earnings growth (-94.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Renewable Energy industry average (-19.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CPX's Return on Equity (1.9%) is considered low.
How is Capital Power's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CPX's short term assets (CA$850.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$917.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: CPX's short term assets (CA$850.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$4.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CPX's debt to equity ratio (113.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CPX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 52.1% to 113.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CPX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.7%).
Interest Coverage: CPX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.9x coverage).
What is Capital Power's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CPX's dividend (6.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.94%).
High Dividend: CPX's dividend (6.77%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (6.08%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CPX's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CPX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (1418.2%), CPX's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CPX's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (84% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Vaasjo (64yo)
Mr. Brian Tellef Vaasjo serves the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Capital Power Corporation. He possesses over 35 years of industry experience, which includes time as Executive Vice Pre ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD2.55M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD2.08M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP of Finance & CFO||5.08yrs||CA$1.48m||0.035% CA$1.1m|
|Senior Vice President of Operations||7.58yrs||CA$1.33m||0.062% CA$1.9m|
|Senior VP and Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer||7.58yrs||CA$1.39m||0.021% CA$647.6k|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Commercial Services||4.58yrs||CA$1.35m||0.011% CA$334.6k|
|Senior Manager of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resources||5.17yrs||CA$332.95k||0.0061% CA$187.2k|
|Corporate Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CPX's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||3.17yrs||CA$183.83k||0.0076% CA$232.3k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||10.92yrs||CA$331.00k||0.010% CA$319.7k|
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||CA$115.33k||0.0024% CA$72.7k|
|Independent Director||1.25yrs||CA$141.50k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.17yrs||CA$237.52k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.17yrs||CA$233.84k||no data|
|Independent Director||5yrs||CA$227.86k||no data|
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||CA$188.50k||0.0077% CA$236.6k|
Experienced Board: CPX's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CPX 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$3.053b
- Shares outstanding: 105.06m
- 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)||CUM PFD SER 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 natural and landfill gas, coal, wind, waste heat, solid fuels, and solar. It owns approximately 6,200 megawatts of power generation capacity. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/06 04:37|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/05 00:00|
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