A Closer Look At Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP)’s Financials


As of Wednesday close, Korea Electric Power Corporation’s (NYSE:KEP) stock was up $0.26, moving up 3.59 percent to $7.51. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 157,000 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.15 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 290,065, while in the previous 50 days, it was 351,746.

Since last month, KEP stock rose 26.22%. Shares of the company fell to $5.76 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $10.18 was reached on 03/16/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $5.76. Since the beginning of this year, KEP’s stock price has dropped by -17.83% or -$1.63, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -26.23% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 0.69. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.19, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.27.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, Korea Electric Power Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.70, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 1.90, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.35. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is -35.10% percent. In the recent year, EBITDA margin amounted to 10.00%, whereas operating margins totaled -39.30%. Based on annual data, KEP earned -$5.16 billion in gross profit and brought in $53.92 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -2.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -36.30%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KEP’s revenue rose 3.32% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $55.72 billion. During the quarter, the company generated -$2.72 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Korea Electric Power Corporation were 132.64 billion at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $114.18 trillion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Korea Electric Power Corporation’s (KEP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 33.30%, the RSI 9-day stood at 74.26% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Korea Electric Power Corporation price is up by +2.04% percent or $0.15. At present, KEP shares trade +25.38% above its 20-day simple moving average and -14.17% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +9.32% above its SMA50 and -18.81% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 91.23% and Stochastic coefficient D was 91.74%, while ATR was 0.19. Given the Stochastic reading of 98.05% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 69.14%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.01, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.34.

Analyst Ratings

Korea Electric Power Corporation downgraded its rating on Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE: KEP) to an Equal-weight in a note to investors on August 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, KEP is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Korea Electric Power Corporation stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.


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