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CenterPoint EnergyNYSE:CNP Stock Report

Last Price

US$27.35

Market Cap

US$17.2b

7D

-0.3%

1Y

27.3%

Updated

19 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
CNP fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends2/6

CNP Stock Overview

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States.

CenterPoint Energy Competitors

Dominion Energy

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WEC Energy Group

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US$30.3b

Consolidated Edison

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US$29.1b

DTE Energy

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US$23.0b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for CenterPoint Energy
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$27.35
52 Week HighUS$28.37
52 Week LowUS$19.31
Beta0.97
1 Month Change1.30%
3 Month Change3.17%
1 Year Change27.33%
3 Year Change-8.44%
5 Year Change5.40%
Change since IPO55.18%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 02
CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Is Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.17

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Is Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.17

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( NYSE:CNP ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 10th of March to...

Dec 13
CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Is Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.17

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Is Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.17

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( NYSE:CNP ) will increase its dividend on the 10th of March to US$0.17. Despite this raise...

Dec 07

The Momentum Investor: Spotlight On CenterPoint Energy

The dividend payment is safe. The utility sector is rallying relative to the S&P 500. The stock is breaking out.

Dec 02
These 4 Measures Indicate That CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Is Using Debt In A Risky Way

These 4 Measures Indicate That CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Is Using Debt In A Risky Way

Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' So it seems the smart money knows that...

Shareholder Returns

CNPUS Integrated UtilitiesUS Market
7D-0.3%-0.3%-4.6%
1Y27.3%11.5%7.7%

Return vs Industry: CNP exceeded the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned 12% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CNP exceeded the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CNP's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CNP volatility
CNP Average Weekly Movement2.4%
Integrated Utilities Industry Average Movement2.5%
Market Average Movement6.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: CNP is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CNP's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
18669,541Dave Lesarhttps://www.centerpointenergy.com

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company operates through Electric, Natural Gas, and Midstream Investments segments. The Electric segment includes electric transmission and distribution services to electric customers and electric generation assets, as well as assets in the wholesale power market.

CenterPoint Energy Fundamentals Summary

How do CenterPoint Energy's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CNP fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$17.20b
Earnings (TTM)-US$439.00m
Revenue (TTM)US$8.09b

2.1x

P/S Ratio

-39.2x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CNP income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$8.09b
Cost of RevenueUS$4.94b
Gross ProfitUS$3.15b
ExpensesUS$3.59b
Earnings-US$439.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Feb 22, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.70
Gross Margin38.91%
Net Profit Margin-5.43%
Debt/Equity Ratio186.2%

How did CNP perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.5%

Current Dividend Yield

-82%

Payout Ratio

Does CNP pay a reliable dividends?

See CNP dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy CNP by to receive an upcoming dividend?
CenterPoint Energy dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateFeb 16 2022
Dividend Pay DateMar 10 2022
Days until Ex dividend27 days
Days until Dividend pay date49 days

Does CNP pay a reliable dividends?

See CNP dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

Is CenterPoint Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

2.13x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CNP ($27.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($21.03)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CNP is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CNP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Integrated Utilities industry average.

PE vs Market: CNP is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CNP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CNP's PB Ratio (2.1x) is in line with the US Integrated Utilities industry average.


Future Growth

How is CenterPoint Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

13.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CNP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: CNP is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: CNP's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CNP's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CNP's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CNP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.6%).


Past Performance

How has CenterPoint Energy performed over the past 5 years?

-25.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CNP is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CNP is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CNP is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 25.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CNP's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CNP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Integrated Utilities industry (11.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CNP has a negative Return on Equity (-3.47%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is CenterPoint Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CNP's short term assets ($7.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: CNP's short term assets ($7.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($23.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CNP's net debt to equity ratio (169.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CNP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 246.3% to 186.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CNP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (0.03%).

Interest Coverage: CNP's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is CenterPoint Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.49%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayJan 20 2022Ex Dividend DateFeb 16 2022Dividend Pay DateMar 10 202222 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 27 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CNP's dividend (2.49%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).

High Dividend: CNP's dividend (2.49%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CNP's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CNP's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: CNP is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CNP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (49.3% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Dave Lesar (67 yo)

1.5yrs

Tenure

US$12,621,295

Compensation

Mr. David John Lesar, also known as Dave, B.Sc., C.P.A. & M.B.A., serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company. Mr. Lesar serves as Director of CenterPoint En...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD12.62M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.29M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Dave's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CNP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: CNP's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CNP insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 15.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
  • Ticker: CNP
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1866
  • Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Implied Market Cap: US$17.199b
  • Shares outstanding: 628.87m
  • Website: https://www.centerpointenergy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
  • 1111 Louisiana Street
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77002
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/19 23:34
End of Day Share Price2022/01/19 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.