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How to buy Korea Electric Power Corporation stock | $11.48

Learn how to easily invest in Korea Electric Power Corporation stock.

Korea Electric Power Corporation is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Korea Electric Power Corporation shares (KEP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation stock price (NYSE: KEP)

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Korea Electric Power Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$11.48
52-week range$7.45 - $12.50
50-day moving average $11.06
200-day moving average $10.84
Wall St. target price$10.00
PE ratio 7.801
Dividend yield $1216 (5.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.39

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Korea Electric Power Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.48 from 2021-05-28

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1 month (2021-07-01) 6.59%
3 months (2021-04-30) 8.51%
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1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
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Is Korea Electric Power Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Korea Electric Power Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Korea Electric Power Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Korea Electric Power Corporation's P/E ratio

Korea Electric Power Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Korea Electric Power Corporation shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Korea Electric Power Corporation's EBITDA

Korea Electric Power Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15,261.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Korea Electric Power Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Korea Electric Power Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $58,551.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.35%
Gross profit TTM $6,671.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.34%
Return on equity TTM 3.1%
Profit margin 3.51%
Book value $53,601.74
Market capitalisation $13.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Korea Electric Power Corporation shares

There are currently 657,087 Korea Electric Power Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Korea Electric Power Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.7% down from 761,041 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Korea Electric Power Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Korea Electric Power Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Korea Electric Power Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 214734.31372549). Korea Electric Power Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.06. In other words for every 100,000 Korea Electric Power Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3060 shares are currently held short.

However Korea Electric Power Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Korea Electric Power Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Korea Electric Power Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Korea Electric Power Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Korea Electric Power Corporation shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Korea Electric Power Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Korea Electric Power Corporation stock.

Korea Electric Power Corporation share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.57% of net profits

Recently Korea Electric Power Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Korea Electric Power Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Korea Electric Power Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1216 per share.

While Korea Electric Power Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Korea Electric Power Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Korea Electric Power Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 April 2015. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Korea Electric Power Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Korea Electric Power Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.4455 up to $12.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KEP.US volatility(beta: 0.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Korea Electric Power Corporation's is 0.7684. This would suggest that Korea Electric Power Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Korea Electric Power Corporation overview

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in South Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Electric Power Generation (Nuclear), Electric Power Generation (Non-nuclear), Plant Maintenance & Engineering Service, and Others segments. It generates power from nuclear, coal, oil, liquefied natural gas, internal combustion, combined-cycle, integrated gasification combined cycle, hydro, wind, solar, fuel cell, biogas, and other sources. As of December 31, 2020, the company had a total of 697 generation units, including nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric, and internal combustion units with an installed generation capacity of 83,854 megawatts. Its transmission system consisted of 34,664 circuit kilometers of lines of 765 kilovolts and others, including high-voltage direct current lines, as well as 877 substations with an installed transformer capacity of 336,926 megavolt-amperes; and distribution system included 129,789 megavolt-amperes of transformer capacity and 9,787,967 units of support with a total line length of 514,779 circuit kilometers. The company provides electricity to residential, commercial, educational, industrial, agricultural, street lighting, and overnight power usage. It also offers fly ashes recycling, utility plant maintenance and engineering, resources development, electric power information technology, facility maintenance, electric meter reading, security, information, and communication line leasing services, as well as sells nuclear fuel.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Korea Electric Power Corporation is owned by institutions?
Currently 3.789% of Korea Electric Power Corporation shares are held by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Korea Electric Power Corporation?
Korea Electric Power Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Korea Electric Power Corporation based?
Korea Electric Power Corporation's address is: 55 Jeollyeok-ro, Naju-Si, South Korea, 58322
What is Korea Electric Power Corporation's ISIN number?
Korea Electric Power Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5006311063
What is Korea Electric Power Corporation's CUSIP number?
Korea Electric Power Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 500631106

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