CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP): Price and Financial Metrics

CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP): $26.85

0.15 (+0.56%)

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CNP Price/Volume Stats

Current price $26.85 52-week high $31.52
Prev. close $26.70 52-week low $25.03
Day low $26.69 Volume 4,214,200
Day high $27.16 Avg. volume 3,872,404
50-day MA $28.66 Dividend yield 2.85%
200-day MA $29.30 Market Cap 16.95B

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  • Growth is the dimension where CNP ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 73.07% of US stocks.
  • CNP's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • CNP ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 17th percentile.

CNP Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 0.26% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC is higher than it is for about 94.86% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, CNP is more volatile than merely 0.88% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC are CMS, ETR, DTE, AEE, and PNW.
  • CNP's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC's official web site, go to

CNP Valuation Summary

  • CNP's EV/EBIT ratio is 21.5; this is 7.5% higher than that of the median Utilities stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, CNP's price/earnings ratio has gone up 25.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CNP.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CNP 2023-09-22 1.9 1.7 24.5 21.5
CNP 2023-09-21 1.9 1.7 24.5 21.5
CNP 2023-09-20 2.0 1.8 24.9 21.7
CNP 2023-09-19 2.0 1.8 25.1 21.8
CNP 2023-09-18 2.0 1.8 25.2 21.8
CNP 2023-09-15 2.0 1.8 25.1 21.8

CNP Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 411.36%.
  • The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at -21.86%.
  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 32.11%.
CNP's revenue has moved down $1,616,000,000 over the prior 34 months.

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
2022-12-31 9,321 1,810 1,008
2022-09-30 8,924 1,898 1,527
2022-06-30 8,770 2,076 1,533
2022-03-31 8,568 2,283 1,575
2021-12-31 8,352 22 1,391
2021-09-30 8,092 5 901

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)

CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP) Company Bio

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in the American states of IndianaOhioLouisianaMinnesotaMississippi, and Texas. It was formerly known as Reliant Energy (from which it is now separated), NorAm Energy, Houston Industries, and HL&P. The company is headquartered in the CenterPoint Energy Tower at 1111 Louisiana Street in Downtown Houston. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Yahoo | September 30, 2023

CenterPoint (CNP) Rewards Shareholders With a 5.3% Dividend Hike

CenterPoint (CNP) increases the quarterly dividend to 20 cents per share, reflecting a rise of 5.3% from the previous payout.

Yahoo | September 29, 2023

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Yahoo | September 29, 2023

CenterPoint Energy declares regular Common Stock dividend of $0.2000

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: CNP) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.2000 per share on the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock payable on December 14, 2023 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 16, 2023.

Yahoo | September 28, 2023

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CNP Price Returns

1-mo -2.89%
3-mo N/A
6-mo -10.46%
1-year -2.21%
3-year 44.43%
5-year 13.86%
YTD -8.68%
2022 10.00%
2021 31.62%
2020 -17.98%
2019 0.60%
2018 3.71%

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