PPL Stock Overview
PPL Corporation, a utility holding company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$29.29|
|52 Week High||US$30.72|
|52 Week Low||US$26.15|
|1 Month Change||-0.81%|
|3 Month Change||0.76%|
|1 Year Change||5.36%|
|3 Year Change||-4.90%|
|5 Year Change||-16.20%|
|Change since IPO||172.47%|
Recent News & Updates
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PPL (NYSE:PPL) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of US$0.41
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|PPL||US Electric Utilities||US Market|
Return vs Industry: PPL underperformed the US Electric Utilities industry which returned 5.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PPL matched the US Market which returned 4.2% over the past year.
|PPL Average Weekly Movement||1.8%|
|Electric Utilities Industry Average Movement||2.6%|
|Market Average Movement||6.7%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.4%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: PPL is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: PPL's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
PPL Corporation, a utility holding company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: U.K. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated.
PPL Fundamentals Summary
|PPL fundamental statistics|
Is PPL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|PPL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$3.37b|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.16|
|Net Profit Margin||11.15%|
How did PPL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
5.7%Current Dividend Yield
Is PPL 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: PPL ($29.54) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($34.6)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PPL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.5x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (22.5x).
PE vs Market: PPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.5x) compared to the US market (16.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: PPL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PPL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (1.9x).
How is PPL forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PPL's forecast earnings growth (4.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: PPL's earnings (4.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: PPL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: PPL's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PPL's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: PPL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.7%).
How has PPL performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PPL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: PPL's current net profit margins (11.2%) are lower than last year (13.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PPL's earnings have declined by 8.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: PPL's earnings growth over the past year (3.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (-8.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: PPL earnings growth over the past year (3.7%) underperformed the Electric Utilities industry 3.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: PPL's Return on Equity (6%) is considered low.
How is PPL's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PPL's short term assets ($6.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: PPL's short term assets ($6.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($17.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PPL's net debt to equity ratio (44.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: PPL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 193.3% to 77% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: PPL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.1%).
Interest Coverage: PPL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.3x coverage).
What is PPL current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: PPL's dividend (5.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.36%).
High Dividend: PPL's dividend (5.62%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.57%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: PPL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: PPL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (146.7%), PPL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: PPL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Vince Sorgi (49 yo)
Mr. Vincent Sorgi, also known as Vince, has been the Chief Executive Officer at PPL Corporation since June 01, 2020 and has been its Director since May 13, 2020. He has been President of PPL Corporation si...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Vince's total compensation ($USD7.77M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.47M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Vince's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: PPL's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: PPL's board of directors are considered experienced (9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
PPL Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: PPL Corporation
- Ticker: PPL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1920
- Industry: Electric Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: US$22.176b
- Shares outstanding: 750.72m
- Website: https://www.pplweb.com
Number of Employees
- PPL Corporation
- Two North Ninth Street
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/26 23:21|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/26 00:00|
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