Karrie Welker
Duke Energy Lineman Karrie Welker, who is in her second year of apprenticeship, works with 7200 volt lines as her and the crew she is with change a utility pole and add a transformer for new service near Sharpsville, Ind.,, on April 14, 2016. Two other apprentices and lead lineman Josh Knight watch as Welker maneuvers into position around the 7200 volts live lines. (Tim Bath/Kokomo Tribune via AP)Tim Bath — AP
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The Charlotte, NC-based electric power and gas distributor provides energy to 7.2 million electric retail customers located in six states, representing a population of approximately 22 million people.

Company Info

CEOLynn J. Good
CEO TitleChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
IndustryUtilities: Gas and Electric
HQ LocationCharlotte, NC
Years on Fortune 500 List23

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$23,369
Profits ($M)$2,152
Assets ($M)$132,761
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$41,033
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$57,397

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues9.2%
Profits as % of Assets1.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity5.2%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3
EPS % Change (from 2015)-23.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-4.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-4.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)13.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)8.1%