About CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company's Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 28,883 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 24,662 circuit miles of underground distribution lines; and 235 substations with a transformer capacity of 64,924 megavolt amperes, as well as operated 14 regional service centers. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned approximately 75,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company's Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and natural gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. This segment owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments segment offers natural gas and crude oil gathering, and natural gas processing services to its producer customers; and interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services to its producer, power plant, local distribution company, and industrial end-user customers. The company was founded in 1882 and is based in Houston, Texas.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Electric services
Trailing P/E Ratio18.95
Forward P/E Ratio16.33
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$9.61 billion
Price / Sales1.17
Cash Flow$3.8459 per share
Price / Cash6.75
Book Value$10.88 per share
Price / Book2.39
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.37
Net Income$1.79 billion
Return on Equity16.22%
Return on Assets3.04%
CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Frequently Asked Questions
What is CenterPoint Energy's stock symbol?
CenterPoint Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CNP."
How often does CenterPoint Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CenterPoint Energy?
CenterPoint Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.2775 per share on Thursday, June 14th. This represents a $1.11 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.28%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 16th. View CenterPoint Energy's Dividend History.
How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) released its earnings results on Friday, May, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.11. The utilities provider earned $3.16 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.69 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a net margin of 17.59% and a return on equity of 16.22%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.37 EPS. View CenterPoint Energy's Earnings History.
When is CenterPoint Energy's next earnings date?
What guidance has CenterPoint Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?
CenterPoint Energy updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.50-1.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.56.
What price target have analysts set for CNP?
8 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for CenterPoint Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect CenterPoint Energy's share price to reach $27.8571 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for CenterPoint Energy.
Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?
CenterPoint Energy saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,749,705 shares, an increase of 25.4% from the April 30th total of 11,764,882 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,317,262 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 3.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
Who are some of CenterPoint Energy's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to CenterPoint Energy include Dominion Energy (D), American Electric Power (AEP), CLP (CLPHY), Korea Electric Power (KEP), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), Edison International (EIX), PPL (PPL), SSE PLC/S (SSEZY), DTE Energy (DTE), Eversource Energy (ES), FirstEnergy (FE), Avangrid (AGR), EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY), Entergy (ETR) and Fortis (FTS).
Who are CenterPoint Energy's key executives?
CenterPoint Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Milton Carroll, Exec. Chairman (Age 68)
- Mr. Scott M. Prochazka, Pres, CEO & Non-Independent Director (Age 52)
- Mr. William D. Rogers, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
- Ms. Dana C. O'Brien, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 50)
- Mr. Tracy B. Bridge, Exec. VP & Pres of Electric Division (Age 59)
Has CenterPoint Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?
Press coverage about CNP stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CenterPoint Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.36 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
How do I buy shares of CenterPoint Energy?
Shares of CNP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price today?
One share of CNP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.96.
How big of a company is CenterPoint Energy?
CenterPoint Energy has a market capitalization of $11.17 billion and generates $9.61 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.79 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.37 on an earnings per share basis. CenterPoint Energy employs 7,977 workers across the globe.
How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?
CenterPoint Energy's mailing address is 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston TX, 77002. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 713-207-1111.
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