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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 0.31
CPL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. CPL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CPL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.22 Max: N/A
Current: 0.31
Equity to Asset 0.21
CPL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CPL: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CPL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.21
0.17
0.38
Interest Coverage 1.54
CPL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. CPL: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CPL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.25 Max: 4.21
Current: 1.54
1.34
4.21
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.38
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
6.58%
7.37%
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 (%) 13.05
CPL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.57 vs. CPL: 13.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CPL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.15  Med: 19.29 Max: 24.5
Current: 13.05
11.15
24.5
Net-margin (%) 5.99
CPL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. CPL: 5.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CPL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.28  Med: 11.53 Max: 14.59
Current: 5.99
4.28
14.59
ROE (%) 14.40
CPL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. CPL: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CPL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.83  Med: 24.1 Max: 33.51
Current: 14.4
11.83
33.51
ROA (%) 2.84
CPL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. CPL: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CPL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 7.32 Max: 11.1
Current: 2.84
2.29
11.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.90
CPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.69 vs. CPL: 34.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.21  Med: 51.01 Max: 60.09
Current: 34.9
34.21
60.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
CPL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CPL: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.5  Med: 8.2 Max: 10.8
Current: 10.7
-5.5
10.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
CPL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. CPL: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.5 Max: 31
Current: 4
0
31
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -9.90
CPL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CPL: -9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17  Med: -1 Max: 79.7
Current: -9.9
-17
79.7
» CPL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-11-10)


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

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CPL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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CPL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 153,900 sh (+538.59%)
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CPL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Traded in other countries:CPFE3.Brazil, FKZ.Germany, CPL N.Mexico,
CPFL Energy SA, through its holdings, is engaged in distribution, generation & commercialization of electric energy in Brazil.

CPFL Energy SA was incorporated on March 20, 1998. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, distributes, generates and commercializes electricity in Brazil. It is also engaged in electricity commercialization and provides agency services to Free Consumers before the CCEE and other agents, as well as electricity-related services to its affiliates and unaffiliated parties. Its core business is Distribution, Conventional generation sources, Renewable generation sources, Commercialization and Services. Each of its subsidiaries has a Distribution Network consisting of a network of predominantly overhead lines and sub-stations having successively lower voltage ranges. Consumers are classified in different voltage levels based on their consumption of, and demand for, electricity, its distribution Networks consisted of 247,422 kilometers of distribution lines, including 369,526 distribution transformers. The Company classifies its consumers into five categories: Industrial consumers, Residential consumers, Commercial consumers, Rural consumers and Other consumers. It is currently involved in the construction of Alvorada and Coopcana co-generation plants, the Campo dos Ventos II wind farm and the wind farms of the Macacos I, São Benedito, Atlântica and the Campo dos Ventos complexes. It is currently engaged in the refurbishment of the CERAN complex. The Company is also installing equipment to assure the free flow of water in the three hydroelectrical plants and therefore increase their availability. It faces competition from other generation and commercialization companies in the sale of electricity to Free Consumers.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.65
CPL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
65% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.37 vs. CPL: 21.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CPL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 13.38 Max: 28.88
Current: 21.65
0.65
28.88
Forward P/E 18.80
CPL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. CPL: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.86
CPL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
64% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. CPL: 21.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CPL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 13.41 Max: 28.8
Current: 21.86
0.65
28.8
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 10.85
CPL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. CPL: 10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CPL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 22.54 Max: 939.5
Current: 10.85
6.01
939.5
P/B 2.99
CPL's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CPL: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CPL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 2.98 Max: 3.95
Current: 2.99
0.15
3.95
P/S 1.28
CPL's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CPL: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CPL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.28
0.06
2.13
PFCF 10.00
CPL's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. CPL: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CPL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.31  Med: 21.58 Max: 247.93
Current: 10
7.31
247.93
POCF 5.85
CPL's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.33 vs. CPL: 5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CPL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.88  Med: 8.47 Max: 402.31
Current: 5.85
4.88
402.31
EV-to-EBIT 11.73
CPL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. CPL: 11.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CPL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 8.75 Max: 33.3
Current: 11.73
1.3
33.3
EV-to-EBITDA 8.52
CPL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
63% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. CPL: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CPL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 7.1 Max: 29.6
Current: 8.52
1.2
29.6
PEG 43.80
CPL's PEG is ranked lower than
96% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. CPL: 43.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CPL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.17 Max: 140
Current: 43.8
0.18
140
Shiller P/E 16.80
CPL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 23.97 vs. CPL: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CPL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.15  Med: 13.96 Max: 27.13
Current: 16.8
10.15
27.13
Current Ratio 1.54
CPL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CPL: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CPL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.54
0.58
1.58
Quick Ratio 1.54
CPL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CPL: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CPL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.54
0.58
1.58
Days Inventory 0.48
CPL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.24 vs. CPL: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CPL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.48
0.48
1.5
Days Sales Outstanding 68.25
CPL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 47.29 vs. CPL: 68.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CPL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.48  Med: 54.64 Max: 64.88
Current: 68.25
47.48
64.88
Days Payable 42.87
CPL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
69% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 69.47 vs. CPL: 42.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CPL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.09  Med: 65.67 Max: 88
Current: 42.87
16.09
88

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.90
CPL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CPL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CPL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 5.37 Max: 8.07
Current: 0.9
0.89
8.07
Dividend Payout 0.21
CPL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CPL: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CPL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.04 Max: 4.61
Current: 0.21
0.8
4.61
Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
CPL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
87% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CPL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CPL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 19.6
Current: -100
0
19.6
Forward Dividend Yield 0.90
CPL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. CPL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
CPL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CPL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CPL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 5.37 Max: 8.07
Current: 0.9
0.89
8.07

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.94
CPL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CPL: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CPL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.14
Current: 1.94
1.3
2.14
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
CPL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CPL: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CPL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.99
0.03
1.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.50
CPL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CPL: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 11.4 Max: 74.7
Current: 8.5
3
74.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.70
CPL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. CPL: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CPL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 6.2 Max: 70.1
Current: 2.7
-0.4
70.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,945
EPS (TTM) $ 0.57
Beta1.69
Short Percentage of Float0.19%
52-Week Range $6.38 - 14.69
Shares Outstanding (Mil)508.96

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 8,666 9,127
EPS ($) 0.75 0.88
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.75 0.88
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
16.76%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.23 0.26
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