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

CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP): $29.11

0.93 (+3.30%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where CNP ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 95.07% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CNP is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • CNP's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 25.02% of US stocks).

CNP Stock Summary

  • CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.22% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 0.45% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For CNP, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 93.42% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CNP, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CMS, LNT, OKE, DTE, and AEE.
  • 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 EV/EBIT ratio is 36.63% lower, now standing at 14.1.
  • Over the past 243 months, CNP's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CNP.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CNP 2022-09-23 2.3 2 13.0 14.1
CNP 2022-09-22 2.3 2 13.0 14.2
CNP 2022-09-21 2.3 2 13.1 14.2
CNP 2022-09-20 2.3 2 13.1 14.3
CNP 2022-09-19 2.3 2 13.3 14.4
CNP 2022-09-16 2.3 2 13.2 14.3

CNP Growth Metrics

    The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at 9.87%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -14.38%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 12.78%.
Over the past 33 months, CNP's revenue has gone down $3,337,000,000.

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
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
2021-06-30 7,965 -262 775
2021-03-31 7,798 -348 613

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 $29.11 52-week high $33.50
Prev. close $28.18 52-week low $24.81
Day low $28.47 Volume 1,216,271
Day high $29.24 Avg. volume 4,553,090
50-day MA $31.67 Dividend yield 2.56%
200-day MA $29.89 Market Cap 18.32B

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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Latest CNP News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CNP as an investment opportunity.

CenterPoint Energy declares regular Common Stock dividend of $0.1800

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: CNP) board of directors today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.1800 per share on the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock payable on December 8, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 17, 2022.

Yahoo | September 29, 2022

Fort Bliss to Implement Mission Critical Resiliency Upgrades

Improvements will Enhance Energy and Water Resiliency across the InstallationFORT BLISS, Texas, Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Substantial energy and water resiliency improvements will soon be underway at Fort Bliss as part of a $58.3 million Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) project awarded by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville in June 2022. The project, a comprehensive resilient power solution expected to decrease energy and water consumption, and provide improv

Yahoo | September 29, 2022

AGR or CNP: Which is a Better Electric Power Utility Stock?

At present, AVANGRID (AGR) appears to be a better utility when compared with CenterPoint Energy (CNP).

Yahoo | September 28, 2022

Is CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Outperforming Other Utilities Stocks This Year?

Here is how CenterPoint Energy (CNP) and New Jersey Resources (NJR) have performed compared to their sector so far this year.

Yahoo | September 23, 2022

Centerpoint Energy (CNP) Receives a Buy from Morgan Stanley

E ratio of 13.08.

Austin Angelo on TipRanks | September 22, 2022

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CNP Price Returns

1-mo -8.40%
3-mo 0.62%
6-mo -7.37%
1-year 19.70%
3-year 8.03%
5-year 17.98%
YTD 6.12%
2021 31.62%
2020 -17.98%
2019 0.60%
2018 3.71%
2017 19.59%

CNP Dividends

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