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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
CNP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CNP: 0.13 )
CNP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.15
Current: 0.13

0
0.15
Equity to Asset 0.20
CNP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. CNP: 0.20 )
CNP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.2

0.03
0.39
Interest Coverage 1.99
CNP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. CNP: 1.99 )
CNP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.99

1.4
2.89
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.86
WACC vs ROIC
4.23%
5.18%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.55
CNP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.76 vs. CNP: 10.55 )
CNP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.28   Max: 22.36
Current: 10.55

8.28
22.36
Net-margin (%) 6.56
CNP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. CNP: 6.56 )
CNP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -60.9   Max: 16.06
Current: 6.56

-60.9
16.06
ROE (%) 12.41
CNP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. CNP: 12.41 )
CNP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -96.09   Max: 36.58
Current: 12.41

-96.09
36.58
ROA (%) 2.48
CNP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. CNP: 2.48 )
CNP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.16   Max: 6.5
Current: 2.48

-15.16
6.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.76
CNP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. CNP: 8.76 )
CNP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 16.72
Current: 8.76

7.41
16.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.70
CNP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CNP: 2.70 )
CNP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.1   Max: 46.9
Current: 2.7

-26.1
46.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
CNP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CNP: -3.80 )
CNP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.1
Current: -3.8

0
29.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.80
CNP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CNP: -7.80 )
CNP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.3   Max: 90.3
Current: -7.8

-52.3
90.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CNP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,218,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
George Soros 2,394,013 sh (+37.78%)
James Barrow 35,055,560 sh (+0.09%)
Bill Frels 9,790 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 76,423 sh (-34.07%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,362 sh (-71.31%)
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Q3 2014

CNP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 19,164 sh (+129.18%)
George Soros 3,613,441 sh (+50.94%)
Murray Stahl 76,923 sh (+0.65%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
James Barrow 35,002,260 sh (-0.15%)
Bill Frels 9,390 sh (-4.09%)
Jim Simons 994,300 sh (-18.38%)
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Q4 2014

CNP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 453,278 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 101,768 sh (+431.04%)
Jim Simons 1,988,000 sh (+99.94%)
Bill Frels 9,390 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 34,998,060 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
James Barrow 34,998,060 sh (-0.01%)
Murray Stahl 76,523 sh (-0.52%)
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Q1 2015

CNP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 2,479,200 sh (+24.71%)
James Barrow 36,666,879 sh (+4.77%)
Bill Frels Sold Out
Murray Stahl 65,450 sh (-14.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,214 sh (-87.02%)
Ray Dalio 28,670 sh (-93.67%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.10
CNP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. CNP: 16.10 )
CNP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 56.81
Current: 16.1

5.75
56.81
Forward P/E 18.05
CNP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 27.93 vs. CNP: 18.05 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.00
CNP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. CNP: 16.00 )
CNP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.63   Max: 57.07
Current: 16

6.63
57.07
P/B 1.90
CNP's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CNP: 1.90 )
CNP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.9

1.49
5.45
P/S 1.00
CNP's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CNP: 1.00 )
CNP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.35
Current: 1

0.28
1.35
PFCF 32.10
CNP's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CNP: 32.10 )
CNP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.04   Max: 398.83
Current: 32.1

7.04
398.83
POCF 5.24
CNP's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. CNP: 5.24 )
CNP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 461
Current: 5.24

2.65
461
EV-to-EBIT 18.09
CNP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. CNP: 18.09 )
CNP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.1   Max: 19.9
Current: 18.09

10.1
19.9
Shiller P/E 13.90
CNP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 28.10 vs. CNP: 13.90 )
CNP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.54   Max: 38.87
Current: 13.9

11.54
38.87
Current Ratio 0.84
CNP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNP: 0.84 )
CNP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.84

0.15
1.09
Quick Ratio 0.78
CNP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CNP: 0.78 )
CNP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.78

0.06
0.99
Days Inventory 25.06
CNP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 29.62 vs. CNP: 25.06 )
CNP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.19   Max: 46.8
Current: 25.06

12.19
46.8
Days Sales Outstanding 38.54
CNP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 66.13 vs. CNP: 38.54 )
CNP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 92.3
Current: 38.54

4.15
92.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.70
CNP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. CNP: 4.70 )
CNP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 8.32
Current: 4.7

2.25
8.32
Dividend Payout 0.74
CNP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CNP: 0.74 )
CNP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 25
Current: 0.74

0.06
25
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
CNP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CNP: 6.30 )
CNP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -35.6   Max: 34.5
Current: 6.3

-35.6
34.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.81
CNP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CNP: 5.81 )
CNP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.72   Max: 10.07
Current: 5.81

2.72
10.07
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
CNP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. CNP: -0.20 )
CNP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.1   Max: -7.7
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.40
CNP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. CNP: 2.40 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 381
Current: 2.4

1.04
381
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
CNP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. CNP: 1.20 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 305.67
Current: 1.2

0.82
305.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
CNP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CNP: 1.60 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.6

0.35
2.07
Price/Graham Number 1.30
CNP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CNP: 1.30 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 13.29
Current: 1.3

0.54
13.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
CNP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CNP: 5.50 )
CNP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 9.9
Current: 5.5

5
9.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.66
CNP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CNP: 2.66 )
CNP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 29.2
Current: 2.66

-10.9
29.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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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 extensive federal, state and local environmental statutes, rules and regulations.
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