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CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) GF Value Rank

: 6 (As of Today)
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CenterPoint Energy has the GF Value Rank of 6.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Electric subindustry, CenterPoint Energy's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

CenterPoint Energy GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Utilities - Regulated industry and Utilities sector, CenterPoint Energy's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where CenterPoint Energy's GF Value Rank falls into.

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CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
1111 Louisiana, Houston, TX, USA, 77002
CenterPoint Energy owns a portfolio of businesses. Its regulated electric utilities provide transmission and distribution services to more than 2.5 million customers in the Houston area, southern Indiana, and west central Ohio. The company has natural gas distribution systems in six states serving approximately 4 million customers.
Christopher A Foster officer: EVP and CFO 77 BEALE ST., P.O. BOX 770000, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94177
David J Lesar director, officer: President & CEO
Jason P. Wells officer: EVP & CFO 77 BEALE ST., P.O. BOX 770000, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94177
Kristie Colvin officer: SVP and CAO 1111 LOUISIANA, HOUSTON TX 77002
Ricky Anthony Raven director 1111 LOUISIANA STREEET, STE. 4600, HOUSTON TX 77002
Thaddeus J. Malik director 1111 LOUISIANA STREET, STE. 4600, HOUSTON TX 77002
Russell Keith Wright officer: VP, FP&A and Interim CAO 1111 LOUISIANA STREET, STE 4600, HOUSTON TX 77002
Barry T Smitherman director NRG ENERGY, INC., 804 CARNEGIE CENTER, PRINCETON NJ 08540
Ted Pound director C/O ALLIS-CHALMERS, 5075 WESTHIEMER, #890, HOUSTON TX 77056
Kara Gostenhofer Ryan officer: Vice President and CAO 1111 LOUISIANA STREET, # 4600, HOUSTON TX 77002
Martin H. Nesbitt director 10319 WESTLAKE DRIVE, SUITE 112, BETHESDA MD 20817
Wendolynn Montoya Cloonan director 1111 LOUISIANA STREET #4600, HOUSTON TX 77002
Wooten Lewis Raquelle director 1111 LOUISIANA STREET, #4600, HOUSTON TX 77002
Phillip R Smith director 1111 LOUISIANA, HOUSTON TX 77002
Earl M Cummings director 1111 LOUISIANA STREET #4600, HOUSTON TX 77002