CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP): Price and Financial Metrics

CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP): $26.23

-0.54 (-2.02%)

POWR Rating

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  • CNP scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 61.33% of US stocks.
  • CNP's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 52 weeks.
  • CNP's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 11.94% of US stocks).

CNP Stock Summary

  • The price/operating cash flow metric for Centerpoint Energy Inc is higher than 99.84% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of Centerpoint Energy Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.35% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Centerpoint Energy Inc is reporting a growth rate of -393.16%; that's higher than just 5.13% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CNP, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are LNT, CMS, ETR, DTE, and WEC.
  • CNP's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Centerpoint Energy Inc's official web site, go to

CNP Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, CNP's price/sales ratio is 34.48% lower, now standing at 1.9.
  • CNP's price/earnings ratio has moved up 5.2 over the prior 243 months.
  • CNP's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.7 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CNP.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CNP 2021-09-01 1.9 1.7 19.5 20.9
CNP 2021-08-31 1.9 1.7 19.2 20.7
CNP 2021-08-30 1.9 1.7 19.4 20.8
CNP 2021-08-27 1.9 1.7 19.6 20.9
CNP 2021-08-26 1.9 1.7 19.4 20.8
CNP 2021-08-25 1.9 1.7 19.7 21.0

CNP Growth Metrics

  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 10.69%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at -28.7%.
  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 48.08%.
Over the past 52 months, CNP's revenue has gone down $756,000,000.

The table below shows CNP's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 8,092 5 901
2021-06-30 7,965 -262 775
2021-03-31 7,798 -348 613
2020-12-31 7,418 1,995 -949
2020-09-30 8,594 1,991 -972
2020-06-30 9,714 2,245 -800

CNP's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CNP has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 10.27% of graded US stocks.
  • CNP's asset turnover comes in at 0.23 -- ranking 43rd of 105 Utilities stocks.
  • DUK, LNT, and ED are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CNP.

The table below shows CNP's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.230 0.324 0.037
2021-03-31 0.232 0.319 0.037
2020-12-31 0.225 0.325 -0.013
2020-09-30 0.257 0.288 -0.015
2020-06-30 0.286 0.267 -0.009
2020-03-31 0.318 0.246 -0.006

CNP Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CNP, see our CNP price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $27.83 Average Broker Recommendation 1.46 (Moderate Buy)

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CNP Price/Volume Stats

Current price $26.23 52-week high $27.19
Prev. close $26.77 52-week low $19.31
Day low $26.07 Volume 3,530,200
Day high $26.45 Avg. volume 5,160,678
50-day MA $26.02 Dividend yield 2.59%
200-day MA $24.70 Market Cap 16.50B

CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP) Company Bio

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. The company was founded in 1882 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Given Consensus Rating of Buy by Analysts

Shares of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) have been given an average recommendation of Buy by the twelve research firms that are presently covering the firm, reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts []

Transcript Daily | November 16, 2021

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Raises Dividend to $0.17 Per Share

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 30th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share by the utilities provider on Thursday, December 9th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this []

Dakota Financial News | November 16, 2021

LafargeHolcim in the US, Geocycle Achieve Major Circular-Economy Milestone with CenterPoint Energy to Recycle 6 Million Tons of Power-Plant Coal Ash from Landfill

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LafargeHolcim in the US and Geocycle achieve a circular-economy milestone with CenterPoint Energy to recycle 6 million tons of power-plant coal ash.

Business Wire | November 15, 2021

Zacks: Analysts Anticipate CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) to Announce $0.32 EPS

Equities analysts forecast that CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) will announce earnings per share of $0.32 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for CenterPoint Energys earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.34 and the lowest is $0.29. CenterPoint Energy posted earnings per share of $0.29 in the same quarter []

Transcript Daily | November 14, 2021

Analysts Set CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Price Target at $26.70

Shares of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) have been given an average rating of Buy by the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts []

Dakota Financial News | November 14, 2021

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CNP Price Returns

1-mo 0.41%
3-mo 3.03%
6-mo N/A
1-year 11.21%
3-year 2.87%
5-year 29.05%
YTD 23.70%
2020 -17.98%
2019 0.60%
2018 3.71%
2017 19.59%
2016 40.86%

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