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Duke Energy NYSE:DUK Stock Report

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22 May, 2022


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DUK fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health0/6

DUK Stock Overview

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States.

Duke Energy Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Duke Energy
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$109.83
52 Week HighUS$116.33
52 Week LowUS$95.48
1 Month Change-3.89%
3 Month Change10.04%
1 Year Change6.78%
3 Year Change23.67%
5 Year Change29.10%
Change since IPO161.50%

Recent News & Updates

May 07

UTF Vs. Duke Energy: If You Must Buy Utilities, Buy UTF

Following a top-down investment approach, we first check the market at a sector level to see the forest and then check a few leading stocks to see the trees. What we see is that now is the worst time to buy the utility sector (represented by UTF), especially its leading component Duke Energy. Among all market sectors, utility is the most expensively valued sector relative to risk-free rates, and its leading stock Duke Energy even more so. Compared to Duke Energy, UTF features a relatively lower risk premium, better diversification, a proven management team, and higher current dividends for better support.

Apr 29
Be Wary Of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) And Its Returns On Capital

Be Wary Of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) And Its Returns On Capital

What are the early trends we should look for to identify a stock that could multiply in value over the long term? In a...

Shareholder Returns

DUKUS Electric UtilitiesUS Market

Return vs Industry: DUK exceeded the US Electric Utilities industry which returned 4.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DUK exceeded the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is DUK's price volatile compared to industry and market?
DUK volatility
DUK Average Weekly Movement2.4%
Electric Utilities Industry Average Movement3.2%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

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

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

About the Company

190427,605Lynn Good

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; and uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable generation, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity.

Duke Energy Fundamentals Summary

How do Duke Energy's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
DUK fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$84.56b
Earnings (TTM)US$3.66b
Revenue (TTM)US$25.66b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
DUK income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$13.28b
Gross ProfitUS$12.38b
Other ExpensesUS$8.73b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)4.75
Gross Margin48.25%
Net Profit Margin14.25%
Debt/Equity Ratio135.3%

How did DUK perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: DUK ($109.83) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($88.62)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: DUK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (21.6x).

PE vs Market: DUK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the US market (15.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: DUK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: DUK is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (2x).

Future Growth

How is Duke Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: DUK's forecast earnings growth (7.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: DUK's earnings (7.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: DUK's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: DUK's revenue (3.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: DUK's revenue (3.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: DUK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.4%).

Past Performance

How has Duke Energy performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DUK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: DUK's current net profit margins (14.2%) are higher than last year (5.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DUK's earnings have declined by 0.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: DUK's earnings growth over the past year (178%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: DUK earnings growth over the past year (178%) exceeded the Electric Utilities industry 9.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: DUK's Return on Equity (6.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Duke Energy's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 0/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DUK's short term assets ($11.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($15.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: DUK's short term assets ($11.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($104.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DUK's net debt to equity ratio (133.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: DUK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 127.6% to 135.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: DUK's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.5%).

Interest Coverage: DUK's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: DUK's dividend (3.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).

High Dividend: DUK's dividend (3.59%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.11%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: DUK's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: DUK's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (82.5%), DUK's payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: DUK is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Lynn Good (61 yo)





Ms. Lynn J. Good has been the Chairman of the Board of Edison Electric Institute since June 2018. Ms. Good serves as the President at Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC since July 1, 2013. Ms. Good has been the Ch...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lynn's total compensation ($USD16.45M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.34M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Lynn's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: DUK's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: DUK's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

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

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Duke Energy Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Duke Energy Corporation
  • Ticker: DUK
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1904
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Implied Market Cap: US$84.558b
  • Shares outstanding: 769.90m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • 526 South Church Street
  • Charlotte
  • North Carolina
  • 28202-1803
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/22 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.