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

CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP): $31.31

0.47 (+1.52%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where CNP ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 75.59% of US stocks.
  • CNP's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • CNP's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 14.12% of US stocks).

CNP Stock Summary

  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for CNP is currently 880.51, higher than 99.34% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of Centerpoint Energy Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 0.5% 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 -510.23%; that's higher than merely 3.97% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CNP, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CMS, DTE, LNT, ETR, and AES.
  • 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 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 58.07%.
  • The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -117.15%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 9%.
Over the past 52 months, CNP's revenue has gone down $705,000,000.

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
2021-12-31 8,352 22 1,391
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

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 $31.31 52-week high $33.00
Prev. close $30.84 52-week low $24.23
Day low $30.69 Volume 2,445,900
Day high $31.38 Avg. volume 5,122,792
50-day MA $30.93 Dividend yield 2.2%
200-day MA $27.81 Market Cap 19.71B

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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Yahoo | February 25, 2022

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) insiders placed bullish bets worth US$2.6m in the last 12 months

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Yahoo | February 25, 2022

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Public Service Enterprise's (PEG) fourth-quarter 2021 adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.5%. Revenues improve 27.2% on a year-over-year basis.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

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Entergy's (ETR) Q4 adjusted earnings of 76 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 8.6% and also improve 7% year over year.

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

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CNP Price Returns

1-mo -0.85%
3-mo 18.57%
6-mo 20.78%
1-year 27.84%
3-year 16.19%
5-year 30.35%
YTD 13.51%
2021 31.62%
2020 -17.98%
2019 0.60%
2018 3.71%
2017 19.59%

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