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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
NYSE:CNP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. NYSE:CNP: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:CNP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.15
Current: 0.13
0
0.15
Equity to Asset 0.16
NYSE:CNP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. NYSE:CNP: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:CNP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.16
0.03
0.32
Interest Coverage 2.16
NYSE:CNP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.99 vs. NYSE:CNP: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CNP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 2 Max: 2.23
Current: 2.16
1.74
2.23
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.68
WACC vs ROIC
4.41%
3.96%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.01
NYSE:CNP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. NYSE:CNP: 13.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:CNP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.13  Med: 12.64 Max: 15.36
Current: 13.01
10.13
15.36
Net-margin (%) -2.46
NYSE:CNP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. NYSE:CNP: -2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:CNP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.37  Med: 4.57 Max: 16.06
Current: -2.46
-9.37
16.06
ROE (%) -4.97
NYSE:CNP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. NYSE:CNP: -4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:CNP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.28  Med: 15.53 Max: 36.58
Current: -4.97
-17.28
36.58
ROA (%) -0.84
NYSE:CNP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. NYSE:CNP: -0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:CNP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.11  Med: 2.24 Max: 6.49
Current: -0.84
-3.11
6.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.22
NYSE:CNP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. NYSE:CNP: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:CNP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.09  Med: 12.07 Max: 14.56
Current: 1.22
-6.09
14.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
NYSE:CNP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. NYSE:CNP: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:CNP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: -2.8 Max: 46.9
Current: -0.3
-26.1
46.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -50.00
NYSE:CNP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NYSE:CNP: -50.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:CNP' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50  Med: -0.8 Max: 50.9
Current: -50
-50
50.9
» NYSE:CNP's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-02-24)


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

CNP Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Singer 8,942,703 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 290,261 sh (+7.46%)
Paul Singer 1,070,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 60,923 sh (-0.33%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 35,185,821 sh (-0.80%)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,099 sh (-37.91%)
Jim Simons 118,800 sh (-91.17%)
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Q1 2016

CNP Guru Trades in Q1 2016

George Soros 400,378 sh (New)
Jim Simons 777,400 sh (+554.38%)
Paul Tudor Jones 71,776 sh (+93.47%)
Paul Singer 13,570,118 sh (+51.75%)
Paul Singer 1,070,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 60,573 sh (-0.57%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 34,642,121 sh (-1.55%)
Ray Dalio 180,156 sh (-37.93%)
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Q2 2016

CNP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mairs and Power 9,398 sh (New)
Jim Simons 894,100 sh (+15.01%)
Paul Singer 1,070,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,300 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 60,573 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Singer 11,703,958 sh (-13.75%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 22,668,451 sh (-34.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,994 sh (-52.64%)
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Q3 2016

CNP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 1,917,600 sh (+114.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,733 sh (+13.94%)
Mairs and Power 9,398 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer Sold Out
Murray Stahl 58,573 sh (-3.30%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 17,087,451 sh (-24.62%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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CenterPoint Energy Inc is an electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.

CenterPoint Energy Inc is a public utility holding company. The operating subsidiaries own and operate electric transmission and distribution facilities and natural gas distribution facilities. The Company's business segments are Electric Transmission & Distribution, Natural Gas Distribution, Energy Services, Midstream Investments and Other Operations. In electric transmission and distribution segment it delivers electricity from power plants to substations, from one substation to another and to retail electric customers taking power at or above 69 kilovolts (kV) in locations throughout its certificated service territory. Its distribution network receives electricity from the transmission grid through power distribution substations and delivers electricity to end users through distribution feeders. The distribution network receives electricity from the transmission grid through power distribution substations and delivers electricity to end users through distribution feeders. The natural gas distribution business (Gas Operations) engages in regulated intrastate natural gas sales to, and natural gas transportation for, approximately 3.3 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Energy Services segment offers variable and fixed-priced physical natural gas supplies to commercial and industrial customers and electric and gas utilities. It also offers a variety of natural gas management services to gas utilities, large industrial customers, electric generators, smaller commercial and industrial customers, municipalities, educational institutions and hospitals. Under the Midstream Investments segment, it is involved in gathering and processing, which provides natural gas gathering, processing and fractionation services and crude oil gathering for its producer customers, transportation and storage service to natural gas producers, utilities and industrial customers. Other Operations business segment includes office buildings and other real estate used in business operations and other corporate operations that support all its business operations. The operations of Company are subject to federal, state and local environmental statutes, rules and regulations.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 19.19
CNP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. CNP: 19.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.99
CNP's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CNP: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CNP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 2.3 Max: 3.87
Current: 2.99
1.49
3.87
P/S 1.43
CNP's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CNP: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.43
0.28
1.53
PFCF 34.86
CNP's PFCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. CNP: 34.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CNP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.99  Med: 25.6 Max: 412.59
Current: 34.86
6.99
412.59
POCF 5.74
CNP's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. CNP: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CNP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.61  Med: 5.1 Max: 70.37
Current: 5.74
2.61
70.37
EV-to-EBIT 124.74
CNP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
97% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. CNP: 124.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CNP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.4  Med: 11.7 Max: 125.71
Current: 124.74
-26.4
125.71
EV-to-EBITDA 14.15
CNP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
72% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. CNP: 14.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CNP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 7.3 Max: 60.2
Current: 14.15
2.3
60.2
Shiller P/E 21.74
CNP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. CNP: 21.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CNP' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.88  Med: 21.86 Max: 1439
Current: 21.74
12.88
1439
Current Ratio 1.05
CNP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CNP: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.09
Current: 1.05
0.15
1.09
Quick Ratio 0.91
CNP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CNP: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.91
0.07
0.99
Days Inventory 41.74
CNP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.77 vs. CNP: 41.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CNP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.12  Med: 28.18 Max: 42.88
Current: 41.74
24.12
42.88
Days Sales Outstanding 34.39
CNP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 47.52 vs. CNP: 34.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.3  Med: 34.61 Max: 39.83
Current: 34.39
29.3
39.83
Days Payable 56.57
CNP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
57% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 68.67 vs. CNP: 56.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CNP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.85  Med: 53.67 Max: 71.27
Current: 56.57
43.85
71.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.36
CNP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CNP: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CNP' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 4.16 Max: 8.32
Current: 4.36
2.26
8.32
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.90
CNP's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
68% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CNP: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CNP' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.6  Med: 2.1 Max: 34.5
Current: 6.9
-35.6
34.5
Forward Dividend Yield 4.30
CNP's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. CNP: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.62
CNP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. CNP: 5.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CNP' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 5.36 Max: 10.72
Current: 5.62
2.91
10.72
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
CNP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. CNP: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CNP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.6  Med: -1.2 Max: 0
Current: -0.2
-9.6
0

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.92
CNP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CNP: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CNP' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 3.33 Max: 346.36
Current: 3.92
1.09
346.36
Price/Projected FCF 1.64
CNP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. CNP: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CNP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.89 Max: 305.67
Current: 1.64
0.82
305.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.52
CNP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNP: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.52
0.24
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.79
CNP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CNP: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 8.4 Max: 28.2
Current: 0.79
0.79
28.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -24.60
CNP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. CNP: -24.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CNP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.6  Med: 2 Max: 23
Current: -24.6
-24.6
23

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7,238
EPS (TTM) $ -0.42
Beta0.39
Short Percentage of Float2.14%
52-Week Range $16.05 - 24.71
Shares Outstanding (Mil)430.68

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 8,092 8,881 9,287
EPS ($) 1.17 1.23 1.33
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.17 1.23 1.33
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
3.36%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.03 1.07 1.12
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