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CPFL Energia S.A. trades as part of the regulated utilities industry and is part of the utilities sector. The company CEO is Gustavo Estrella. CPFL Energia SA is engaged in the distribution, generation and commercialization of electric energy in Brazil. It distributes electricity mainly in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The CPL shares had a previous change of -2.01% which opened at 14.57 and closed at 14.64. It moved to an intraday high of 14.78 and a low of 14.48.

SeekingAlpha:  CPFL Energia S.A. 2019 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CPL shares returned -7.46% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.69%. Over three months, it changed -5.87%. In one year it has changed 25.91% and within that year its 52 week high was 18.17 and its 52 week low was 10.36. CPL stock is 41.31% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 14.12 and a 50 day moving average of 14.79. Right now, CPL stock is trading 3.66% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

SeekingAlpha:  CPFL Energia’s (CPL) CEO Gustavo Estrella on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $7.5b with 509.0m shares outstanding and a float of 509.0m shares. Trading volume was 82,394 shares and has experienced an average volume of 18,433 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 CPFL Energia S.A. was 1.04 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.08.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-07-2019: 0.31
4thQtr 2018Reported 04-22-2019: 0.23
3rdQtr 2018Reported 12-31-2018: 0.26
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-06-2018: 0.24
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-15-2018: 0.27

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of CPFL Energia 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 3.60% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 11,160, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.62.



The beta was calculated to be 0.54.

SeekingAlpha:  CPFL Energia’s (CPL) CEO Gustavo Estrella on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 5.01%, profit margin is 4.92%, price-to-sales is 0.71 and price-to-book is 2.72.

Company Score Card:

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

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