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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 0.03
CNL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CNL: 0.03 )
CNL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.03

0.02
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.37
CNL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 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 3.80
CNL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. CNL: 3.80 )
CNL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 4.22
Current: 3.8

1.38
4.22
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.69
WACC vs ROIC
5.53%
6.75%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.53
CNL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. CNL: 22.53 )
CNL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.44   Max: 28.34
Current: 22.53

-1.44
28.34
Net-margin (%) 12.19
CNL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. CNL: 12.19 )
CNL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.35   Max: 22.23
Current: 12.19

-4.35
22.23
ROE (%) 9.65
CNL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. CNL: 9.65 )
CNL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.46   Max: 28.82
Current: 9.65

-6.46
28.82
ROA (%) 3.62
CNL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. CNL: 3.62 )
CNL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.55   Max: 9.16
Current: 3.62

-1.55
9.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.57
CNL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.62 vs. CNL: 8.57 )
CNL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.78   Max: 12.17
Current: 8.57

-0.78
12.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.50
CNL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CNL: 4.50 )
CNL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 19.3
Current: 4.5

-8.1
19.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.90
CNL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CNL: -4.90 )
CNL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.1
Current: -4.9

0
29.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.50
CNL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CNL: -7.50 )
CNL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 29
Current: -7.5

-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

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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Q3 2014

CNL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 14,194 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 191,300 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 81,300 sh (+2039.47%)
Eric Mindich 1,350,000 sh (+1250%)
Diamond Hill Capital 306,217 sh (+2.39%)
Ken Fisher 373,610 sh (-2.64%)
Jim Simons 222,400 sh (-16.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,290 sh (-24.53%)
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Q4 2014

CNL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 30,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 315,700 sh (+288.31%)
Jim Simons 359,600 sh (+61.69%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 305,707 sh (-0.17%)
Eric Mindich 472,360 sh (-65.01%)
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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
Mario Gabelli 2014-12-31 Add 288.31%0.07%$47.35 - $55.15 $ 54.223%315700
Ken Fisher 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$47.35 - $55.15 $ 54.223%0
John Burbank 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$47.35 - $55.15 $ 54.222%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$47.35 - $55.15 $ 54.222%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-12-31 New Buy$47.35 - $55.15 $ 54.223%30000
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Add 2039.47%0.02%$48.87 - $58.34 $ 54.22-2%81300
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$48.87 - $58.34 $ 54.22-2%14194
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -24.53%$48.87 - $58.34 $ 54.22-2%13290
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy$49.6 - $58.68 $ 54.224%3800
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.36%$49.6 - $58.68 $ 54.224%17610
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$45.85 - $50.48 $ 54.2212%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 21.20
CNL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. CNL: 21.20 )
CNL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 24.57
Current: 21.2

5.61
24.57
Forward P/E 11.05
CNL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. CNL: 11.05 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.30
CNL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CNL: 21.30 )
CNL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.63   Max: 23.19
Current: 21.3

5.63
23.19
P/B 2.00
CNL's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CNL: 2.00 )
CNL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.23
Current: 2

1.13
2.23
P/S 2.60
CNL's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CNL: 2.60 )
CNL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.01
Current: 2.6

0.99
3.01
PFCF 25.80
CNL's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNL: 25.80 )
CNL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.93   Max: 152.61
Current: 25.8

5.93
152.61
POCF 9.82
CNL's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.69 vs. CNL: 9.82 )
CNL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.78   Max: 42.3
Current: 9.82

3.78
42.3
EV-to-EBIT 16.14
CNL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. CNL: 16.14 )
CNL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -74.9   Max: 28.8
Current: 16.14

-74.9
28.8
PEG 9.26
CNL's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNL: 9.26 )
CNL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 24.74
Current: 9.26

0.4
24.74
Shiller P/E 18.40
CNL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.61 vs. CNL: 18.40 )
CNL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.95   Max: 21.33
Current: 18.4

9.95
21.33
Current Ratio 2.11
CNL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CNL: 2.11 )
CNL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.11
Current: 2.11

0.45
2.11
Quick Ratio 1.53
CNL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. CNL: 1.53 )
CNL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.53

0.37
1.54
Days Inventory 67.41
CNL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 31.46 vs. CNL: 67.41 )
CNL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 19.11   Max: 91.16
Current: 67.41

19.11
91.16
Days Sales Outstanding 20.01
CNL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 61.41 vs. CNL: 20.01 )
CNL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.83   Max: 53.41
Current: 20.01

15.83
53.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.90
CNL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. CNL: 2.90 )
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 5.44
Current: 2.9

2.54
5.44
Dividend Payout 0.61
CNL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CNL: 0.61 )
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.61

0.23
0.74
Dividend growth (3y) 11.70
CNL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CNL: 11.70 )
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.5
Current: 11.7

0
13.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.18
CNL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CNL: 5.18 )
CNL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.54   Max: 9.72
Current: 5.18

4.54
9.72
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
CNL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. CNL: 0.10 )
CNL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.9   Max: -7.2
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.13
CNL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CNL: 2.13 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.38
Current: 2.13

1.04
2.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.01
CNL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. CNL: 2.01 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 10.42
Current: 2.01

0.95
10.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
CNL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CNL: 1.60 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.6

0.47
1.61
Price/Graham Number 1.41
CNL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CNL: 1.41 )
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.41

0.61
1.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
CNL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CNL: 6.20 )
CNL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 9.4
Current: 6.2

3.5
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.63
CNL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. CNL: -3.63 )
CNL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.3   Max: 17.5
Current: -3.63

-11.3
17.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Cleco Corp was incorporated on October 30, 1998, under the laws of the State of Louisiana. It is a public utility holding company that owns a vertically integrated electric utility, Cleco Power, which is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity primarily in Louisiana.
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