Comparing of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) and Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)

Since Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) and Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) are part of the Electric Utilities industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership of both companies.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Korea Electric Power Corporation N/A 0.00 N/A -1.33 0.00
Duke Energy Corporation 24.12B 2.73 2.64B 3.77 23.86

Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 shows us the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Korea Electric Power Corporation 0.00% -1.6% -0.6%
Duke Energy Corporation 10.95% 6.6% 2%

Risk & Volatility

Korea Electric Power Corporation has a 0.23 beta, while its volatility is 77.00% which is less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Duke Energy Corporation has a 0.05 beta and it is 95.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


Korea Electric Power Corporation has a Current Ratio of 1 and a Quick Ratio of 0.7. Competitively, Duke Energy Corporation’s Current Ratio is 0.7 and has 0.5 Quick Ratio. Korea Electric Power Corporation’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Duke Energy Corporation.


Korea Electric Power Corporation shareholders receive an annual dividend of $0.7 per share which is subject to 4.57% dividend yield. Meanhile, Duke Energy Corporation’s yearly dividend is $3.63 per share and 4.02% dividend yield.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is delivered Korea Electric Power Corporation and Duke Energy Corporation’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Korea Electric Power Corporation 0 0 0 0.00
Duke Energy Corporation 0 5 0 2.00

Duke Energy Corporation on the other hand boasts of a $88.8 average target price and a -2.04% potential downside.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Korea Electric Power Corporation and Duke Energy Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 4.3% and 64% respectively. Korea Electric Power Corporation’s share owned by insiders are 51.1%. Competitively, Duke Energy Corporation has 0.1% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Korea Electric Power Corporation 4.51% 2.74% 15.72% 14.46% 5.7% 6.78%
Duke Energy Corporation 0.45% 2.39% 2.6% 11.33% 18.95% 4.15%

For the past year Korea Electric Power Corporation has stronger performance than Duke Energy Corporation


On 11 of the 13 factors Duke Energy Corporation beats Korea Electric Power Corporation.

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. The company operates through Transmission and Distribution, Nuclear Power Generation, Thermal Power Generation, and Others segments. It generates power from nuclear, coal, oil, liquefied natural gas, internal combustion, hydro, wind, solar, and biomass sources. As of December 31, 2016, the company had a total of 655 generation units, including nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric, and internal combustion units with an installed generation capacity of 79,217 megawatts. Its transmission system consisted of 33,630 circuit kilometers of lines of 765 kilovolts and others, including high-voltage direct current lines, as well as 830 substations with an installed transformer capacity of 305,418 megavolt-amperes; and distribution system consisted of 112,751 megavolt-amperes of transformer capacity and 9,122,344 units of support with a total line length of 474,099 circuit kilometers. The company provides electricity to residential, commercial, educational, industrial, agricultural, street lighting, and overnight power usage. It is also involved in providing plant maintenance and engineering services, and information services; selling nuclear fuel; communication line leasing; nuclear export technology and overseas resource development; and developing uranium mine. Korea Electric Power Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Naju, South Korea.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Midwest; uses coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, oil, renewable generation, and nuclear fuel to generate electricity; and engages in the wholesale of electricity to municipalities, electric cooperative utilities, and other load-serving entities. This segment serves approximately 7.5 million retail electric customers in 6 states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States covering a service territory of approximately 95,000 square miles; and owns approximately 49,300 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure segment distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and power generation natural gas customers; and owns, operates, and invests in various pipeline transmission and natural gas storage facilities. It has approximately 1.5 million customers, including 1 million customers located in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and as well as 529,000 customers located in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. The Commercial Renewables segment acquires, builds, develops, and operates wind and solar renewable generation projects, including nonregulated renewable energy and energy storage services to utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. This segment has 21 wind farms and 63 commercial solar farms with a capacity of 2,900 MW across 14 states. The company was formerly known as Duke Energy Holding Corp. and changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in April 2005. Duke Energy Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.