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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.13
CNP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. CNP: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CNP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.15
Current: 0.13
0
0.15
Equity to Asset 0.17
CNP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. CNP: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CNP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.17
0.03
0.36
Interest Coverage 2.06
CNP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. CNP: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CNP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 2.00 Max: 2.23
Current: 2.06
1.74
2.23
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.51
WACC vs ROIC
4.25%
5.12%
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 (%) 13.36
CNP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. CNP: 13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CNP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.13  Med: 12.64 Max: 15.36
Current: 13.36
10.13
15.36
Net-margin (%) -9.64
CNP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. CNP: -9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CNP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.37  Med: 4.57 Max: 16.06
Current: -9.64
-9.37
16.06
ROE (%) -16.60
CNP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. CNP: -16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CNP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.28  Med: 15.55 Max: 36.58
Current: -16.6
-17.28
36.58
ROA (%) -3.06
CNP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. CNP: -3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CNP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.11  Med: 2.24 Max: 6.49
Current: -3.06
-3.11
6.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.78
CNP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. CNP: -5.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.06  Med: 12.07 Max: 14.56
Current: -5.78
-6.06
14.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
CNP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CNP: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.2  Med: -3.50 Max: 57.6
Current: -0.3
-47.2
57.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -50.00
CNP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CNP: -50.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CNP' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50  Med: -0.80 Max: 51.2
Current: -50
-50
51.2
» CNP's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-10)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

CNP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 178,200 sh (+521.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,991 sh (+210.21%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 36,419,389 sh (-0.67%)
Murray Stahl 58,550 sh (-10.54%)
Jim Simons 1,994,700 sh (-19.54%)
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Q3 2015

CNP Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 270,109 sh (+51.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,750 sh (+45.76%)
Murray Stahl 61,123 sh (+4.39%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 35,468,912 sh (-2.61%)
Jim Simons 1,344,842 sh (-32.58%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
Compare:HKSE:00003, XMCE:GAS, MIL:SRG, NYSE:AGR, XKLS:6033 » details
Traded in other countries:HOU.Germany,
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 extensive federal, state and local environmental statutes, rules and regulations.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 18.73
CNP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. CNP: 18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.76
CNP's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CNP: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CNP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 2.30 Max: 3.87
Current: 2.76
1.49
3.87
P/S 1.40
CNP's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CNP: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.4
0.28
1.4
PFCF 37.83
CNP's PFCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. CNP: 37.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CNP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.99  Med: 24.17 Max: 412.59
Current: 37.83
6.99
412.59
POCF 5.30
CNP's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CNP: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CNP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.61  Med: 5.10 Max: 373.78
Current: 5.3
2.61
373.78
EV-to-EBITDA 46.74
CNP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
96% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.01 vs. CNP: 46.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CNP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 7.50 Max: 53.4
Current: 46.74
6.2
53.4
Shiller P/E 19.44
CNP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.43 vs. CNP: 19.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CNP' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.97  Med: 23.21 Max: 128
Current: 19.44
12.97
128
Current Ratio 0.92
CNP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CNP: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.92
0.15
1.17
Quick Ratio 0.83
CNP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CNP: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.83
0.06
1.03
Days Inventory 39.17
CNP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.59 vs. CNP: 39.17 )
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: 39.17
24.12
42.88
Days Sales Outstanding 30.36
CNP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 49.92 vs. CNP: 30.36 )
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: 30.36
29.3
39.83
Days Payable 53.07
CNP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 67.39 vs. CNP: 53.07 )
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: 53.07
43.85
71.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.49
CNP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CNP: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CNP' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.25  Med: 4.08 Max: 8.32
Current: 4.49
2.25
8.32
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.90
CNP's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 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: 2.10 Max: 34.5
Current: 6.9
-35.6
34.5
Forward Dividend Yield 4.58
CNP's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. CNP: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.79
CNP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CNP: 5.79 )
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: 2.9  Med: 5.26 Max: 10.72
Current: 5.79
2.9
10.72
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
CNP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 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: -1.20 Max: 0
Current: -0.2
-9.6
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.64
CNP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CNP: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CNP' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 3.25 Max: 346.36
Current: 3.64
1.04
346.36
Price/Projected FCF 1.69
CNP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CNP: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CNP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.98 Max: 305.67
Current: 1.69
0.82
305.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.92
CNP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CNP: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.92
0.31
1.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.80
CNP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CNP: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 8.20 Max: 10.7
Current: -3.8
0.3
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -16.97
CNP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. CNP: -16.97 )
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: -17  Med: 2.10 Max: 22.4
Current: -16.97
-17
22.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,937
EPS (TTM) $ -1.55
Beta0.43
Short Percentage of Float3.96%
52-Week Range $16.05 - 22.51
Shares Outstanding (Mil)430.62

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 7,617 8,020 7,992
EPS ($) 1.15 1.20 1.27
EPS without NRI ($) 1.15 1.20 1.27
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
2.98%
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