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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
CPN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. CPN: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CPN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.14 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.17
CPN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CPN: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CPN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.44  Med: 0.18 Max: 1
Current: 0.17
-0.44
1
Interest Coverage 3.08
CPN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. CPN: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CPN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.31 Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.08
0.64
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.55
M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
6.60%
13.62%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.03
CPN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.31 vs. CPN: 26.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -42.43  Med: 13.82 Max: 49.72
Current: 26.03
-42.43
49.72
Net-margin (%) 12.36
CPN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. CPN: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -96.48  Med: 3.50 Max: 33.79
Current: 12.36
-96.48
33.79
ROE (%) 28.45
CPN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. CPN: 28.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.28  Med: 3.46 Max: 27.45
Current: 28.45
-5.28
27.45
ROA (%) 5.39
CPN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. CPN: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.62  Med: 1.12 Max: 14.31
Current: 5.39
-41.62
14.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.91
CPN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. CPN: 11.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -286.36  Med: 7.45 Max: 32.18
Current: 11.91
-286.36
32.18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
CPN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CPN: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.9  Med: 2.90 Max: 77
Current: 11.9
-11.9
77
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 33.40
CPN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CPN: 33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 117.3
Current: 33.4
0
117.3
» CPN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CPN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 11,130 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,042,449 sh (+10.88%)
Robert Bruce 294,849 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 10,105,447 sh (-9.97%)
Murray Stahl 13,598 sh (-30.00%)
Jim Simons 1,584,800 sh (-40.47%)
RS Investment Management 5,169,325 sh (-75.42%)
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Q3 2014

CPN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 23,177 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 294,849 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 11,130 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 5,003,171 sh (-3.21%)
Lee Ainslie 9,684,808 sh (-4.16%)
Murray Stahl 12,783 sh (-5.99%)
John Burbank 921,362 sh (-11.62%)
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Q4 2014

CPN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,087,348 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 127,648 sh (New)
Jim Simons 468,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,684 sh (+157.51%)
Murray Stahl 12,783 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 4,660,929 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 294,849 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
RS Investment Management 4,660,929 sh (-6.84%)
Lee Ainslie 8,691,707 sh (-10.25%)
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Q1 2015

CPN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 92,423 sh (+54.85%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 19,047,208 sh (+26.25%)
RS Investment Management 4,720,491 sh (+1.28%)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,783 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 294,849 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 7.52
CPN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. CPN: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CPN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.11  Med: 44.28 Max: 625.71
Current: 7.52
2.11
625.71
Forward P/E 14.62
CPN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. CPN: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.40
CPN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
90% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. CPN: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CPN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.11  Med: 41.59 Max: 697.5
Current: 7.4
2.11
697.5
P/B 2.09
CPN's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CPN: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CPN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.94 Max: 2.97
Current: 2.09
0.47
2.97
P/S 0.91
CPN's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CPN: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CPN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.84
Current: 0.91
0.25
1.84
PFCF 41.95
CPN's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.72 vs. CPN: 41.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CPN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.09  Med: 17.40 Max: 1997
Current: 41.95
3.09
1997
POCF 9.95
CPN's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.83 vs. CPN: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CPN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.63  Med: 10.09 Max: 127.78
Current: 9.95
2.63
127.78
EV-to-EBIT 10.68
CPN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. CPN: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CPN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5  Med: 18.00 Max: 698.7
Current: 10.68
6.5
698.7
PEG 0.62
CPN's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. CPN: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CPN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 4.11 Max: 269.57
Current: 0.62
0.37
269.57
Shiller P/E 38.99
CPN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.42 vs. CPN: 38.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CPN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.13  Med: 45.13 Max: 348.67
Current: 38.99
13.13
348.67
Current Ratio 1.40
CPN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CPN: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CPN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.44 Max: 6.57
Current: 1.4
0.42
6.57
Quick Ratio 1.22
CPN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CPN: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CPN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.38 Max: 6.45
Current: 1.22
0.4
6.45
Days Inventory 28.33
CPN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 27.80 vs. CPN: 28.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CPN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 5.76  Med: 20.16 Max: 30.71
Current: 28.33
5.76
30.71
Days Sales Outstanding 23.81
CPN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 56.60 vs. CPN: 23.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CPN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.12  Med: 37.99 Max: 72.8
Current: 23.81
29.12
72.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.09
CPN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. CPN: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.93 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.09
0.64
2.96
Price/Projected FCF 1.37
CPN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CPN: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 1.61 Max: 5.02
Current: 1.37
1.32
5.02
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
CPN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CPN: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.57
Current: 0.82
0.31
1.57
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.37
CPN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CPN: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 4.89 Max: 15.15
Current: 0.37
0.48
15.15
Price/Graham Number 0.80
CPN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CPN: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.98 Max: 7.96
Current: 0.8
0.5
7.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.39
CPN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CPN: 9.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 5.60 Max: 15.4
Current: 9.39
0.1
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.50
CPN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. CPN: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CPN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -35.1  Med: -0.40 Max: 21.5
Current: 21.5
-35.1
21.5

Business Description

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Calpine Corp is a Delaware corporation founded in 1984. It owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. It sells wholesale power, steam, capacity, renewable energy credits and ancillary services to utilities, independent electric system operators, industrial and agricultural companies, retail power providers, municipalities, power marketers and others. The Company purchases natural gas and some fuel oil as fuel for its power plants and engage in related natural gas transportation and storage transactions. Its portfolio, including partnership interests, consists of 88 power plants, including one under construction, located throughout 18 states in the U.S. and in Canada, with an aggregate generation capacity of 26,548 MW and 309 MW under construction. The Company's fleet, including projects under construction, consists of 71 natural gas-fired combustion turbine-based plants, one fuel oil-fired steam-based plant, 15 geothermal steam turbine-based plants and one photovoltaic solar plant. The Company's operation is subject to complex and stringent energy, environmental and other laws and regulations at the federal, state and local levels as well as within the RTO and ISO markets in which it participates in connection with the development, ownership and operation of their power plants.
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