Momentum Stock Watch: Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP)

Company Profile:

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in 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, 2017, the company had a total of 679 generation units, including nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric, and internal combustion units with an installed generation capacity of 82,132 megawatts. Korea Electric Power Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Naju, South Korea.

Recent News:

The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #1 and a Value Score of A. It has an expected year-over-year earnings growth rate of 204.4% for the current year. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.

Edited Transcript of Korea Electric Power Corp earnings conference call or presentation Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:30:00am GMT.

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

KEP’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth and robust solvency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator. The MACD is trying to cross back up. The RSI stands at 53.22 with positive bias. We rate Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) a STRONG BUY.

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