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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CMS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.18 vs. CMS: 0.04 )
CMS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.33
Equity to Asset 0.21
CMS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CMS: 0.21 )
CMS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.21

0.08
0.21
Interest Coverage 2.85
CMS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. CMS: 2.85 )
CMS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.85

0.2
2.85
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.82
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.39
CMS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. CMS: 17.39 )
CMS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.28   Max: 17.39
Current: 17.39

-6.28
17.39
Net-margin (%) 6.88
CMS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. CMS: 6.88 )
CMS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.14   Max: 6.88
Current: 6.88

-7.14
6.88
ROE (%) 13.09
CMS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. CMS: 13.09 )
CMS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -54.72   Max: 14.1
Current: 13.09

-54.72
14.1
ROA (%) 2.60
CMS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. CMS: 2.60 )
CMS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.46   Max: 2.79
Current: 2.6

-4.46
2.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.53
CMS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. CMS: 8.53 )
CMS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 13.73
Current: 8.53

-4.5
13.73
Revenue Growth (%) -1.70
CMS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CMS: -1.70 )
CMS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -42   Max: 53.2
Current: -1.7

-42
53.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.30
CMS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CMS: 1.30 )
CMS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.4   Max: 64.1
Current: 1.3

-41.4
64.1
EPS Growth (%) 6.90
CMS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CMS: 6.90 )
CMS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -75.2   Max: 30.1
Current: 6.9

-75.2
30.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CMS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 18,300 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 63,700 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 48,046 sh (-1.03%)
Steven Cohen 21,584 sh (-49.23%)
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Q4 2013

CMS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 47,198 sh (+118.67%)
Murray Stahl 46,646 sh (-2.91%)
Mario Gabelli 60,600 sh (-4.87%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,500 sh (-9.84%)
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Q1 2014

CMS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Pioneer Investments 144,088 sh (New)
Jim Simons 174,400 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 67,040 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 69,369 sh (+46.97%)
Murray Stahl 46,646 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 59,241 sh (-2.24%)
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Q2 2014

CMS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 144,088 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 46,146 sh (-1.07%)
Mario Gabelli 54,641 sh (-7.76%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 53,650 sh (-19.97%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CMS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$19.18 - $22.35 $ 30.2446%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -48.84%0.01%$17.16 - $20.47 $ 30.2456%19800
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 16.20
CMS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CMS: 16.20 )
CMS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.96   Max: 44.54
Current: 16.2

7.96
44.54
P/B 2.30
CMS's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CMS: 2.30 )
CMS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.37
Current: 2.3

0.76
2.37
P/S 1.20
CMS's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CMS: 1.20 )
CMS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.2

0.14
1.22
EV-to-EBIT 12.89
CMS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. CMS: 12.89 )
CMS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 2513.2
Current: 12.89

10.8
2513.2
PEG 6.23
CMS's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CMS: 6.23 )
CMS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 14.54
Current: 6.23

0.65
14.54
Shiller P/E 19.90
CMS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. CMS: 19.90 )
CMS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.59   Max: 1364
Current: 19.9

18.59
1364
Current Ratio 1.58
CMS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CMS: 1.58 )
CMS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.58

0.46
2.23
Quick Ratio 1.08
CMS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. CMS: 1.08 )
CMS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.08

0.23
1.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.50
CMS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. CMS: 3.50 )
CMS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.47
Current: 3.5

0.27
4.47
Dividend Payout 0.56
CMS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CMS: 0.56 )
CMS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 5
Current: 0.56

0.15
5
Dividend growth (3y) 15.60
CMS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CMS: 15.60 )
CMS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.9
Current: 15.6

0
48.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.60
CMS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. CMS: 8.60 )
CMS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 10.98
Current: 8.6

0.66
10.98
Share Buyback Rate -2.40
CMS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. CMS: -2.40 )
CMS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 44.6   Max: -112.7
Current: -2.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.30
CMS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. CMS: 2.30 )
CMS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 4.76
Current: 2.3

0.52
4.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
CMS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. CMS: 2.60 )
CMS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 45.37
Current: 2.6

2.38
45.37
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
CMS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CMS: 2.10 )
CMS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.16
Current: 2.1

0.13
2.16
Price/Graham Number 1.30
CMS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CMS: 1.30 )
CMS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.51
Current: 1.3

0.37
3.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
CMS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CMS: 7.80 )
CMS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 9.3
Current: 7.8

2.3
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.54
CMS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. CMS: 3.54 )
CMS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -83   Max: 13.8
Current: 3.54

-83
13.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:CSG.Germany
CMS Energy Corp. was formed in Michigan in 1987. It is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. It is the parent holding company of several subsidiaries, including Consumers, an electric and gas utility, and CMS Enterprises, primarily a domestic IPP. Consumers serves individuals and businesses operating in the alternative energy, automotive, chemical, metal, and food products industries as well as a diversified group of other industries. CMS Enterprises, through its subsidiaries and equity investments, is engaged primarily in IPP and owns power generation facilities fueled mostly by natural gas and biomass. CMS Energy manages its businesses by the nature of services each provides and operates, principally in three business segments: electric utility, gas utility, and enterprises, its non-utility operations and investments. Consumers' electric utility operations include the generation, purchase, distribution, and sale of electricity. Consumers' gas utility operations include the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas. CMS Energy's enterprises segment, through various subsidiaries and certain equity investments, is engaged primarily in domestic IPP and the marketing of IPP.
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