Central Puerto S.A. is in the regulated utilities industry and utilities sector. The company CEO is Jorge Rauber. Central Puerto SA is a private sector power generation company in Argentina. The company is engaged in electric power generation and commercialization. The company’s operating segments are Production of electric power and Natural gas distribution.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The CEPU shares had a previous change of 1.47% which opened at 8.14 and closed at 8.26. It moved to an intraday high of 8.43 and a low of 8.02.

SeekingAlpha:  Argentina’s Central Puerto: Trading At 45% Of NAV, Mr. Market Is Throwing The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CEPU shares returned -6.35% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -15.28%. Over three months, it changed -19.65%. In one year it has changed -48.17% and within that year its 52-week high was 16.83 and its 52-week low was 7.80. CEPU stock is 5.90% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 9.97 and a 50 day moving average of 9.85. Right now, CEPU stock is trading -17.15% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Argentina’s Central Puerto: Trading At 45% Of NAV, Mr. Market Is Throwing The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.3b with 151.4m shares outstanding and a float of 151.4m shares. Trading volume was 353,479 shares and has experienced an average volume of 214,354 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 Central Puerto S.A. was 3.02 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 2.74.

The dividend per share is currently 0.28, which is a dividend yield of 3.40%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 109.45, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 92.45%

The next earnings report will be: 05-02-2019



The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Central Puerto S.A.; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 139.50% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 9.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 707,237, which was 0.47% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.34. 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 0.59

SeekingAlpha:  Front-Running Easy Money

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 73.53%, return on assets is 37.46%, profit margin is 29.24%, price-to-sales is 4.25 and price-to-book is 1.79.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 5  : Past Performance Result
 4  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 4  : 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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