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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 0.05
CNL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. CNL: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CNL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.38
CNL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CNL: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CNL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.38
0.23
0.39
Interest Coverage 3.80
CNL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. CNL: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CNL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.38  Med: 3.09 Max: 4.22
Current: 3.8
1.38
4.22
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.70
WACC vs ROIC
6.58%
6.76%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.76
CNL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. CNL: 22.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.44  Med: 20.48 Max: 28.34
Current: 22.76
-1.44
28.34
Net-margin (%) 12.16
CNL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. CNL: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.35  Med: 11.72 Max: 22.23
Current: 12.16
-4.35
22.23
ROE (%) 9.65
CNL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. CNL: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.46  Med: 12.57 Max: 28.82
Current: 9.65
-6.46
28.82
ROA (%) 3.63
CNL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. CNL: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.55  Med: 3.86 Max: 9.16
Current: 3.63
-1.55
9.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.00
CNL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. CNL: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 11.51 Max: 30.24
Current: 9
1.03
30.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.50
CNL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CNL: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.1  Med: 3.90 Max: 19.3
Current: 4.5
-8.1
19.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.90
CNL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CNL: -4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 9.80 Max: 29.1
Current: -4.9
0
29.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.50
CNL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CNL: -7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.7  Med: 10.80 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

Q2 2014

CNL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 3,800 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 100,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 383,760 sh (-0.25%)
Jim Simons 264,900 sh (-5.70%)
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 (+1250.00%)
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

First Eagle Investment 30,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 315,700 sh (+288.31%)
Jim Simons 359,600 sh (+61.69%)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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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Q1 2015

CNL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 86,003 sh (New)
Jim Simons 592,400 sh (+64.74%)
Mario Gabelli 513,050 sh (+62.51%)
First Eagle Investment 46,200 sh (+54.00%)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 299,181 sh (-2.13%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.93
CNL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. CNL: 20.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CNL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.61  Med: 14.73 Max: 24.57
Current: 20.93
5.61
24.57
Forward P/E 10.83
CNL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. CNL: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.20
CNL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
64% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. CNL: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CNL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.63  Med: 14.73 Max: 23.19
Current: 21.2
5.63
23.19
P/B 2.00
CNL's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CNL: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CNL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.23
Current: 2
1.13
2.23
P/S 2.54
CNL's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CNL: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.66 Max: 3.01
Current: 2.54
1.11
3.01
PFCF 22.10
CNL's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.55 vs. CNL: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CNL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.07  Med: 25.03 Max: 152.61
Current: 22.1
6.07
152.61
POCF 9.48
CNL's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. CNL: 9.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CNL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.81  Med: 8.76 Max: 42.3
Current: 9.48
3.81
42.3
EV-to-EBIT 15.11
CNL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. CNL: 15.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CNL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6  Med: 15.80 Max: 28.8
Current: 15.11
10.6
28.8
PEG 9.22
CNL's PEG is ranked lower than
80% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CNL: 9.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CNL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.08 Max: 24.74
Current: 9.22
0.4
24.74
Shiller P/E 17.69
CNL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 19.44 vs. CNL: 17.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CNL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.99  Med: 15.34 Max: 21.33
Current: 17.69
9.99
21.33
Current Ratio 1.82
CNL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CNL: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.82
0.45
2.11
Quick Ratio 1.30
CNL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CNL: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.3
0.36
1.54
Days Inventory 66.00
CNL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 23.47 vs. CNL: 66.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CNL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 19.11  Med: 43.39 Max: 91.16
Current: 66
19.11
91.16
Days Sales Outstanding 20.47
CNL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 50.66 vs. CNL: 20.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.83  Med: 29.84 Max: 53.41
Current: 20.47
15.83
53.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.98
CNL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. CNL: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.54  Med: 3.35 Max: 5.22
Current: 2.98
2.54
5.22
Dividend Payout 0.62
CNL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
58% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNL: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.65 Max: 7.5
Current: 0.62
0.08
7.5
Dividend growth (3y) 11.70
CNL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CNL: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CNL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.60 Max: 13.5
Current: 11.7
0
13.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.29
CNL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. CNL: 5.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CNL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.54  Med: 5.98 Max: 9.32
Current: 5.29
4.54
9.32
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
CNL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. CNL: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CNL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.9  Med: -0.30 Max: -7.2
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
CNL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. CNL: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.1
1.04
2.65
Price/Projected FCF 1.75
CNL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. CNL: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.82 Max: 19.19
Current: 1.75
0.85
19.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.53
CNL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CNL: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.84
Current: 1.53
0.4
1.84
Price/Graham Number 1.40
CNL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CNL: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CNL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.4
0.59
1.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.64
CNL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CNL: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 6.30 Max: 9.4
Current: 6.64
3.5
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.72
CNL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. CNL: -2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CNL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.3  Med: 8.20 Max: 17.5
Current: -2.72
-11.3
17.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Traded in other countries:83C.Germany,
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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