Stock Valuation & Dividend Analysis: Huaneng Renewables Corp Ltd (958)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Utilities – Utilities – Independent Power Producers – Utilities – Independent Power Producers HKD2.33
@ 01 Oct 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Huaneng Renewables Corp Ltd operates as a renewable energy company. The Company along with its subsidiaries is engaged in wind power and solar power generation and sale in the People’s Republic of China.

Huaneng Renewables Corp Ltd is a Chinese electric utility of which the China Huaneng Group, one of the largest state-owned electric utility companies in China, owns a majority stake. Huaneng Renewables invests in, constructs, acquires, and operates renewable energy projects throughout China. Primarily, these projects take the form of onshore and offshore wind farms in northern China and solar power generating facilities in central China. The company generates the vast majority of its revenue by selling electricity produced at its alternative energy projects. Most of the energy generated by the firm comes from its wind power plants, while its solar power plants also produce a substantial amount.

Stock Code 958
Stock Valuation and Dividend Analysis Below

Huaneng Renewables Dividend Yield

For stocks that has a history of paying meaningful dividends, the stock price is often dependent on how much dividend the company pays.
At the price of HKD2.33 as at 01 Oct 2018, Huaneng Renewables Corp Ltd is trading at a Dividend Yield of 2.6%. This is a 51.9% discount to its historical average Dividend Yield of 1.2%.  (Note: The lower/higher the dividend yield, the more expensive/cheaper the stock is.)
Is the stock overvalued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
To find out more about our valuation methodology, click here. 
We should not only be concerned about the amount of dividends, we should determine if the dividends paid out by the company are sustainable. One way to do that is to compare dividends paid out to the cash flows that the company is generating.
The company always pays less dividends than its free cash flow, which is very good.

Huaneng Renewables Dividend vs Free Cash Flows

Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from or Estimates are from – Thomson Reuters.
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