Zacks Investment Research downgraded
Datang International Power Generation
) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Apr 4, 2013.
Why the Downgrade?
Datang International reported its year 2012 financial results on
Mar 26, 2013. In local currency, the company's net income more
than doubled with earnings per share showing a hike of 106.7%
year over year. Operating revenue grew 7.2% year over year.
Of the total expense, a decline in costs related to fuel used for
power and heat generation, roughly 50% of total revenue, was a
sign of relief. On the other hand, expenses related to fuel for
coal sales, repairs, salaries and other expenses all increased in
the year, resulting in an overall increase of 2% in total
Increase of 21% in finance costs in the year also impacted
results badly. Also, income tax expenses grew a whopping 104%
year over year. For the year 2013, management anticipates that
slowdown in domestic economic growth will impact its performance
during the year.
A combination of all these factors has brought down earnings
estimates for Datang International in the last 30 days. The Zacks
Consensus Estimate for 2013 has gone down by 9.2% to $1.090 while
for 2014, the estimate plummeted 12.0% to $1.32.
Other Stocks to Consider
Datang International is a China-based $5.9 billion electric
utility. Other stocks to watch out for in the industry are
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
Pike Electric Corp
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A.
), each holding a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
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