STA Research Assigns Capital Power Corporation(CPX:TSX) with an Underperform rating and a target price of $45

by: Gillian Lawrence
 Capital Power stock forecast

STA Research Assigns Capital Power Corporation with an Underperform rating and a target price of $45 on the company’s stock.

Analysts rate Capital Power Corporation with a consensus Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $49.14 per share.

Based on the Capital Power stock forecast from 10 analysts, the average analyst target price for Capital Power Corporation is CAD 49.14 over the next 12 months. Capital Power Corporation’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Capital Power Corporation is Neutral, which is based on 7 positive signals and 8 negative signals. At the last closing, Capital Power Corporation’s stock price was CAD 51.16Capital Power Corporation’s stock price has changed by -0.60% over the past week, +1.19% over the past month and +17.37% over the last year.

About Capital Power Corporation (CPX:CA:TSX)

Capital Power Corporation develops, acquires, owns, and operates renewable and thermal power generation facilities in Canada and the United States. It generates electricity from various energy sources, including wind, solar, waste heat, natural gas, and coal. The company owns an approximately 6,600 megawatts of power generation capacity at 26 facilities. It also manages its related electricity, natural gas, and emissions portfolios by undertaking trading and marketing activities. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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