Top 5 Companies in the Electric Utilities Industry With the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth (IDA, DUK, SO, XEL, EXC)
Below are the three companies in the Electric Utilities industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.
IDACORP ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.3%. Duke Energy is next with a projected earnings growth of 1.0%. The Southern Co ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 2.2%.
Xcel Energy follows with a projected earnings growth of 3.3%, and Exelon rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 5.1%.
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