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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CNL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CNL: 0.02 )
CNL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.02

0.01
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.37
CNL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CNL: 0.37 )
CNL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.37

0.23
0.38
Interest Coverage 3.66
CNL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CNL: 3.66 )
CNL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 4.22
Current: 3.66

1.38
4.22
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.66
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 25.24
CNL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. CNL: 25.24 )
CNL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.44   Max: 28.34
Current: 25.24

-1.44
28.34
Net-margin (%) 13.00
CNL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. CNL: 13.00 )
CNL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.35   Max: 22.23
Current: 13

-4.35
22.23
ROE (%) 9.80
CNL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. CNL: 9.80 )
CNL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.46   Max: 28.82
Current: 9.8

-6.46
28.82
ROA (%) 3.68
CNL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. CNL: 3.68 )
CNL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.55   Max: 9.16
Current: 3.68

-1.55
9.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.19
CNL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. CNL: 9.19 )
CNL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.78   Max: 21.22
Current: 9.19

-0.78
21.22
Revenue Growth (%) -1.50
CNL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CNL: -1.50 )
CNL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 19.3
Current: -1.5

-8.1
19.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -10.00
CNL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CNL: -10.00 )
CNL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.1
Current: -10

0
29.1
EPS Growth (%) -14.20
CNL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CNL: -14.20 )
CNL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 29
Current: -14.2

-21.7
29
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CNL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 8,588 sh (New)
John Keeley 24,000 sh (+28.34%)
Jim Simons 480,000 sh (+4.64%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 426,585 sh (-0.31%)
Diamond Hill Capital 387,809 sh (-2.41%)
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Q4 2013

CNL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 26,484 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 17,264 sh (+101.02%)
John Keeley 24,400 sh (+1.67%)
Diamond Hill Capital 392,429 sh (+1.19%)
Ken Fisher 416,535 sh (-2.36%)
Jim Simons 399,800 sh (-16.71%)
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Q1 2014

CNL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Diamond Hill Capital 393,977 sh (+0.39%)
John Keeley Sold Out
Ken Fisher 384,735 sh (-7.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,977 sh (-13.24%)
Jim Simons 280,900 sh (-29.74%)
Steven Cohen 5,728 sh (-66.82%)
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Q2 2014

CNL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Eric Mindich 100,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 3,800 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 383,760 sh (-0.25%)
Jim Simons 264,900 sh (-5.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,610 sh (-23.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 299,062 sh (-24.09%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CNL

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.36%$49.6 - $58.68 $ 53.43%17610
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy$49.6 - $58.68 $ 53.43%3800
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$45.85 - $50.48 $ 53.410%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$43.92 - $47.46 $ 53.416%26484
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$43.98 - $49.4 $ 53.414%0
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Add 28.34%$43.98 - $49.4 $ 53.414%24000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$43.97 - $49.52 $ 53.414%6425
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -88.24%0.13%$38.76 - $43.25 $ 53.431%18700
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Reduce -49.48%0.15%$40.91 - $44.28 $ 53.426%159000
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Add 214.65%0.13%$33.06 - $38.18 $ 53.449%236300
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.10
CNL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. CNL: 21.10 )
CNL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 24.57
Current: 21.1

5.61
24.57
P/B 2.03
CNL's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CNL: 2.03 )
CNL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.23
Current: 2.03

1.13
2.23
P/S 2.74
CNL's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CNL: 2.74 )
CNL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.01
Current: 2.74

0.99
3.01
PFCF 28.25
CNL's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 230.00 vs. CNL: 28.25 )
CNL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.93   Max: 152.61
Current: 28.25

5.93
152.61
EV-to-EBIT 15.34
CNL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. CNL: 15.34 )
CNL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -158.5   Max: 28.8
Current: 15.34

-158.5
28.8
PEG 3.91
CNL's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNL: 3.91 )
CNL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 525.67
Current: 3.91

0.42
525.67
Shiller P/E 18.33
CNL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. CNL: 18.33 )
CNL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 21.33
Current: 18.33

9.99
21.33
Current Ratio 1.63
CNL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CNL: 1.63 )
CNL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.63

0.37
2.04
Quick Ratio 1.24
CNL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CNL: 1.24 )
CNL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.24

0.17
1.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.86
CNL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CNL: 2.86 )
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 5.44
Current: 2.86

2.54
5.44
Dividend Payout 0.59
CNL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CNL: 0.59 )
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 7.5
Current: 0.59

0.08
7.5
Dividend growth (3y) 13.50
CNL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CNL: 13.50 )
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.5
Current: 13.5

0
13.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.30
CNL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. CNL: 5.30 )
CNL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.64   Max: 9.93
Current: 5.3

4.64
9.93

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.16
CNL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. CNL: 2.16 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.16

1.04
2.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.62
CNL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. CNL: 2.62 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 19.19
Current: 2.62

0.82
19.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.77
CNL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CNL: 1.77 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.94
Current: 1.77

0.42
1.94
Price/Graham Number 1.42
CNL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CNL: 1.42 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.42

0.59
1.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
CNL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CNL: 6.50 )
CNL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 9.4
Current: 6.5

3.5
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.73
CNL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. CNL: -0.73 )
CNL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.5   Max: 25.2
Current: -0.73

-7.5
25.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Cleco Corporation was incorporated on October 30, 1998, under the laws of the State of Louisiana. The Company is a public utility holding company which holds investments in several subsidiaries, including Cleco Power and Midstream, which are its operating business segments. Cleco Power's predecessor was incorporated on January 2, 1935, under the laws of the State of Louisiana. Cleco Power was organized on December 12, 2000. Cleco Power is an electric utility engaged principally in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity within Louisiana. Cleco Power is regulated by the LPSC and the FERC, among other regulators, which determine the rates Cleco Power can charge its customers. Cleco Power serves approximately 281,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and 10 communities across Louisiana and Mississippi through wholesale power contracts. Midstream, organized effective September 1, 1998, under the laws of the State of Louisiana, is a merchant energy subsidiary that owns and operates a merchant power plant. Cleco Power owns natural gas pipelines and interconnections at all of its generating facilities which allow it to access various natural gas supply markets and maintain a more economical fuel supply for Cleco Power's customers. The Company is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment.
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