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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential unattractive dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has CenterPoint Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CNP has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.5%

CNP

-2.5%

US Integrated Utilities

-4.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-26.7%

CNP

-7.3%

US Integrated Utilities

11.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CNP underperformed the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned -7.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CNP underperformed the US Market which returned 11.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CNPIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.5%-2.5%-4.6%
30 Day12.1%4.0%-0.9%
90 Day12.0%2.5%2.2%
1 Year-23.9%-26.7%-3.9%-7.3%14.0%11.5%
3 Year-19.4%-28.4%18.8%6.5%34.5%25.6%
5 Year41.9%15.1%62.3%35.5%73.0%53.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is CenterPoint Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

1.95x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CNP ($21.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($13.44)

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 (1.9x) is in line with the US Integrated Utilities industry average.


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Future Growth

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

68.3%

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 (2.2%).

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 (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CNP's revenue (1.7% 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 (10.2%).


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Past Performance

How has CenterPoint Energy performed over the past 5 years?

14.3%

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, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.3% 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 (6.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CNP has a negative Return on Equity (-5.02%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is CenterPoint Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CNP's short term assets ($2.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($4.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: CNP's short term assets ($2.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($19.4B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CNP's debt to equity ratio (153.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CNP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 188.7% to 153.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CNP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.5%).

Interest Coverage: CNP is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

2.82%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CNP's dividend (2.82%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.71%).

High Dividend: CNP's dividend (2.82%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.86%).


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 (45.9% payout ratio).


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Management

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

0.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Dave Lesar (66 yo)

0.25

Tenure

Mr. David John Lesar, also known as Dave, B.Sc., C.P.A. & M.B.A., serves as Director of CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. since May 2020 and its President and Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2020. M ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Milton Carroll
Executive Chairman of the Board18.08yrsUS$3.26m0.024%
$ 2.7m
Scott Doyle
Executive Vice President of Natural Gas3.58yrsUS$1.55m0.0076%
$ 876.2k
David Lesar
President0.25yrno data0.0047%
$ 541.9k
Jason Wells
Executive VP & CFO0.083yrno datano data
Kristie Colvin
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer0.75yrno data0.010%
$ 1.2m
David Mordy
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Carol Helliker
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officerno datano datano data
Monica Karuturi
Senior VP & General Counsel0.25yrno data0.0019%
$ 222.8k
Floyd LeBlanc
Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairsno datano datano data
Lynne Harkel-Rumford
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer0.25yrno data0.0040%
$ 470.0k
Kenneth Mercado
Senior Vice President of Electric Operationsno datano data0.014%
$ 1.6m
John Houston
Division Senior Vice President of Compliance & High Voltage Power Deliveryno datano datano data

0.3yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CNP's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Milton Carroll
Executive Chairman of the Board18.08yrsUS$3.26m0.024%
$ 2.7m
David Lesar
President0.25yrno data0.0047%
$ 541.9k
Susan Rheney
Independent Director12.25yrsUS$271.83k0.012%
$ 1.4m
Scott McLean
Independent Director6.83yrsUS$256.83k0.0073%
$ 850.6k
Theodore Pound
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$271.83k0.0059%
$ 688.2k
Phillip Smith
Independent Director6.58yrsUS$276.83k0.0081%
$ 945.8k
Martin Nesbitt
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$256.83k0.0035%
$ 407.3k
Barry Smitherman
Director0.42yrno data0.0048%
$ 560.5k
Leslie Biddle
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$256.83k0.0035%
$ 407.3k
Earl Cummings
Independent Director0.25yrno data0.0015%
$ 170.6k

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CNP's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
  • Ticker: CNP
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1866
  • Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$11.605b
  • Shares outstanding: 544.82m
  • Website: https://www.centerpointenergy.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CNPNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
HOUDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
0HVFLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
CNP.PRBNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP RP PFD CV BUSUSDSep 2018
C1NP34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM NPVBRBRLDec 2019

Biography

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company’s Houston Electric T&D segment electric transmission and distribution services to electric utility. I ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/29 00:09
End of Day Share Price2020/10/28 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.