The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Huaneng Power Intl. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is 45.80%. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at Huaneng Power Intl.



Huaneng Power Intl is part of the utilities sector and is part of the independent utilities industry. Huaneng Power International Inc is an independent power producer. The company is engaged in developing, constructing, operating and managing power plants throughout China.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The HNP shares had a previous change of 0.56% which opened at 25.58 and closed at 25.25. It moved to an intraday high of 25.68 and a low of 25.09.

SeekingAlpha:  Huaneng Power International reports Q3 results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HNP shares returned 1.86% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 15.30%. Over three months, it changed -1.10%. In one year it has changed 1.34% and within that year its 52-week high was 31.03 and its 52-week low was 20.51. HNP stock is 23.11% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 25.93 and a 50 day moving average of 23.85. Right now, HNP stock is trading -2.62% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

PR Newswire:  Huaneng Power International, Inc. 2018 Nine Months Net Profit Attributable to Shareholders Decreased by 29.33%

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $9.9b with 392.5m shares outstanding and a float of 392.5m shares. Trading volume was 74,042 shares and has experienced an average volume of 41,316 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Huaneng Power Intl was 0.62 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 40.73. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.19, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 132.89. Historically, the PE high was 40.73 and the PE low was 3.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 0.74, which is a decrease of -97.07%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.04
06-30-2018:  0.19
03-31-2018:  0.50
12-31-2017:  -0.54



The dividend per share is currently 0.61, which is a dividend yield of 2.42%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 51.17, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 50.66%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 288,479, which was 0.07% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 6.48. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.86

PR Newswire:  Huaneng Power International, Inc. 2018 Nine Months Net Profit Attributable to Shareholders Decreased by 29.33%

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.53%, return on assets is 0.75%, profit margin is 2.18%, price-to-sales is 0.39 and price-to-book is 0.78.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 0  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 2  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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