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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 0.12
CNP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. CNP: 0.12 )
CNP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.2
Current: 0.12

0
0.2
Equity to Asset 0.20
CNP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 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 2.09
CNP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. CNP: 2.09 )
CNP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 5.99
Current: 2.09

0.55
5.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.82
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.46
CNP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. CNP: 12.46 )
CNP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 21.87
Current: 12.46

2.62
21.87
Net-margin (%) 3.84
CNP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. CNP: 3.84 )
CNP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -49.48   Max: 16.06
Current: 3.84

-49.48
16.06
ROE (%) 7.18
CNP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. CNP: 7.18 )
CNP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -275.69   Max: 34.85
Current: 7.18

-275.69
34.85
ROA (%) 1.42
CNP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. CNP: 1.42 )
CNP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.97   Max: 7.05
Current: 1.42

-19.97
7.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.53
CNP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. CNP: 10.53 )
CNP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.61   Max: 23.09
Current: 10.53

2.61
23.09
Revenue Growth (%) -4.00
CNP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CNP: -4.00 )
CNP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.1   Max: 57.3
Current: -4

-47.1
57.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.00
CNP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CNP: -1.00 )
CNP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -46.6   Max: 56
Current: -1

-46.6
56
EPS Growth (%) -12.40
CNP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CNP: -12.40 )
CNP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.3   Max: 90.3
Current: -12.4

-52.3
90.3
» CNP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CNP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Larry Robbins 1,639,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 222,965 sh (+888.54%)
Bill Frels 9,690 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
James Barrow 34,941,393 sh (-1.54%)
Murray Stahl 117,623 sh (-6.61%)
Jim Simons 571,600 sh (-58.26%)
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Q4 2013

CNP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 21,900 sh (New)
George Soros 187,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,852 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 138,823 sh (+18.02%)
Bill Frels 9,690 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
James Barrow 34,922,743 sh (-0.05%)
Jim Simons 150,700 sh (-73.64%)
Steven Cohen 27,787 sh (-87.54%)
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Q1 2014

CNP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 1,737,586 sh (+829.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,145 sh (+110.4%)
Steven Cohen 36,091 sh (+29.88%)
Bill Frels 9,790 sh (+1.03%)
James Barrow 35,022,360 sh (+0.29%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Murray Stahl 115,920 sh (-16.5%)
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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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CNP

(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
George Soros 2014-06-30 Add 37.78%0.13%$23.39 - $25.36 $ 24.692%2394013
George Soros 2014-03-31 Add 829.19%0.37%$22.81 - $24.48 $ 24.695%1737586
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$22.68 - $25.07 $ 24.693%187000
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$22.76 - $25.16 $ 24.694%0
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$22.49 - $24.68 $ 24.694%131000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$19.25 - $23.96 $ 24.6917%0
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Add 337.65%0.01%$19 - $21.75 $ 24.6921%53402
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy$20.25 - $21.45 $ 24.6919%12202
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
CNP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CNP: 19.20 )
CNP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 56.81
Current: 19.2

5.75
56.81
P/B 2.40
CNP's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CNP: 2.40 )
CNP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 5.45
Current: 2.4

1.49
5.45
P/S 1.20
CNP's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CNP: 1.20 )
CNP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.2

0.28
1.35
PFCF 49.60
CNP's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 43.77 vs. CNP: 49.60 )
CNP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.81   Max: 73.12
Current: 49.6

4.81
73.12
EV-to-EBIT 19.18
CNP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. CNP: 19.18 )
CNP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 19.7
Current: 19.18

3.5
19.7
Shiller P/E 16.70
CNP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. CNP: 16.70 )
CNP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.54   Max: 38.87
Current: 16.7

11.54
38.87
Current Ratio 0.84
CNP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 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 0.74
CNP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CNP: 0.74 )
CNP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.74

0.06
0.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.70
CNP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. CNP: 3.70 )
CNP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 8.32
Current: 3.7

2.25
8.32
Dividend Payout 0.69
CNP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CNP: 0.69 )
CNP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 25
Current: 0.69

0.06
25
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
CNP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CNP: 2.10 )
CNP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -35.6   Max: 34.5
Current: 2.1

-35.6
34.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.13
CNP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. CNP: 4.13 )
CNP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.51   Max: 9.28
Current: 4.13

2.51
9.28
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
CNP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. CNP: -1.40 )
CNP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.1   Max: -7.7
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.00
CNP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CNP: 3.00 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 381
Current: 3

1.04
381
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
CNP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CNP: 1.80 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 26.85
Current: 1.8

0.82
26.85
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
CNP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNP: 2.00 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.25
Current: 2

0.14
2.25
Price/Graham Number 1.60
CNP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CNP: 1.60 )
CNP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 11.43
Current: 1.6

0.54
11.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
CNP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CNP: 5.20 )
CNP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 28.9
Current: 5.2

5.1
28.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.87
CNP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. CNP: 2.87 )
CNP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 31
Current: 2.87

-10.5
31

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is an electric and natural gas utility company, serving several markets in the states of Arkansas,Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. Its operations are segmented into five areas - Electric Transmission & Distribution, Natural Gas Distribution, Competitive Natural Gas Sales and Services, Interstate Pipelines, Field Services and Other Operations. The Electric Transmission & Distribution segment engages in the transmission and distribution of electricity to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2012, this segment owned 28,011 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,713 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines; 21,151 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines; and 233 substations with a capacity of 54,325 megavolt amperes. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment is involved in regulated intrastate natural gas sales to, and natural gas transportation for residential, commercial, and industrial customers; provides unregulated services consisting of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment and appliance repair; and sells HVAC, and hearth and water heating equipment. As of December 31, 2012, this segment owned approximately 72,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. Competitive Natural Gas Sales and Services segment offer physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services and financial products. The Interstate Pipelines segment operates approximately 8,000 miles of natural gas transmission lines, and 6 natural gas storage fields. Its Field Services segment provides operating and technical services, and remote data monitoring and communication services; and owns and operates approximately 4,600 miles of gathering pipelines and processing plants that collect, treat, and process natural gas. It is subject to federal, state and local governmental agencies.

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