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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 0.13
CPN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. CPN: 0.13 )
CPN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13

Equity to Asset 0.20
CPN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CPN: 0.20 )
CPN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.44   Max: 1
Current: 0.2

-0.44
1
Interest Coverage 1.26
CPN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. CPN: 1.26 )
CPN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.26

0.64
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.63
M-Score: -2.24
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.19
CPN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. CPN: 23.19 )
CPN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -42.43   Max: 49.72
Current: 23.19

-42.43
49.72
Net-margin (%) 8.49
CPN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. CPN: 8.49 )
CPN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -96.48   Max: 33.79
Current: 8.49

-96.48
33.79
ROE (%) 18.29
CPN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. CPN: 18.29 )
CPN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.28   Max: 16.38
Current: 18.29

-5.28
16.38
ROA (%) 3.76
CPN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CPN: 3.76 )
CPN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.62   Max: 14.31
Current: 3.76

-41.62
14.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.70
CPN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CPN: 12.70 )
CPN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -135.68   Max: 30.61
Current: 12.7

-135.68
30.61
Revenue Growth (%) 1.80
CPN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CPN: 1.80 )
CPN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.9   Max: 77
Current: 1.8

-11.9
77
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.80
CPN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CPN: 7.80 )
CPN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 117.3
Current: 7.8

0
117.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CPN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Lee Ainslie 9,418,271 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 400,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 750,000 sh (+151.44%)
Jim Simons 1,221,700 sh (+42.42%)
Ray Dalio 53,076 sh (+37.59%)
RS Investment Management 24,248,424 sh (+12.67%)
Larry Robbins 4,426,959 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 20,489 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 294,849 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 1,068,043 sh (-0.05%)
Steven Cohen 40,360 sh (-69.26%)
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Q1 2014

CPN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 203,422 sh (+404.02%)
Jim Simons 2,662,249 sh (+117.91%)
Lee Ainslie 11,225,032 sh (+19.18%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 294,849 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl 19,427 sh (-5.18%)
John Burbank 940,184 sh (-11.97%)
RS Investment Management 21,028,938 sh (-13.28%)
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Q2 2014

CPN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 11,130 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,042,449 sh (+10.88%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 294,849 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 10,105,447 sh (-9.97%)
Murray Stahl 13,598 sh (-30%)
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)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CPN

(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
Lee Ainslie 2014-09-30 Reduce -4.16%0.15%$21.37 - $24.03 $ 21.29-6%9684808
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Reduce -9.97%0.33%$20.58 - $24.21 $ 21.29-6%10105447
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy$20.58 - $24.21 $ 21.29-6%11130
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Add 19.18%0.53%$18.53 - $20.8 $ 21.299%11225032
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$18.53 - $20.8 $ 21.299%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 New Buy2.4%$18.88 - $20.92 $ 21.2910%9418271
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 37.59%$18.88 - $20.92 $ 21.2910%53076
Richard Perry 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.8%$18.69 - $21.91 $ 21.297%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -48.96%0.73%$18.69 - $21.91 $ 21.297%1068586
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$18.69 - $21.91 $ 21.297%38576
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Add 65.39%0.59%$19.68 - $22.01 $ 21.292%2093756
Richard Perry 2013-06-30 Reduce -17.65%0.48%$19.68 - $22.01 $ 21.292%3386423
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -99.93%0.09%$19.68 - $22.01 $ 21.292%1000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy1%$18.05 - $20.6 $ 21.2910%1265965
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -71.65%0.22%$18.05 - $20.6 $ 21.2910%1340630
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Add 472723%0.31%$16.58 - $18.6 $ 21.2921%4728233
Richard Perry 2012-09-30 New Buy3%$16.57 - $18.53 $ 21.2923%4100000
T Boone Pickens 2012-09-30 Sold Out 2%$16.57 - $18.53 $ 21.2923%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$16.57 - $18.53 $ 21.2923%0
T Boone Pickens 2012-06-30 Reduce -44.15%1.28%$16.01 - $19.01 $ 21.2923%161952
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$16.01 - $19.01 $ 21.2923%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$16.01 - $19.01 $ 21.2923%10700
T Boone Pickens 2012-03-31 New Buy2.9%$14.51 - $17.58 $ 21.2945%290000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 Reduce -99.96%0.17%$14.51 - $17.58 $ 21.2945%1000
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$14.51 - $17.58 $ 21.2945%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$14.51 - $17.58 $ 21.2945%10526
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Reduce -60.34%0.26%$13.37 - $16.54 $ 21.2943%2438134
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0024%$13.37 - $16.54 $ 21.2943%0
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Reduce -36.52%0.01%$12.95 - $16.88 $ 21.2941%94195
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$12.95 - $16.88 $ 21.2941%10100
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 13.40
CPN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 54.10 vs. CPN: 13.40 )
CPN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 625.71
Current: 13.4

2.11
625.71
P/B 2.40
CPN's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CPN: 2.40 )
CPN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.97
Current: 2.4

0.47
2.97
P/S 1.20
CPN's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CPN: 1.20 )
CPN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.2

0.25
1.84
PFCF 48.00
CPN's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPN: 48.00 )
CPN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 1997
Current: 48

3.09
1997
EV-to-EBIT 10.44
CPN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 35.36 vs. CPN: 10.44 )
CPN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 698.7
Current: 10.44

6.5
698.7
PEG 4.47
CPN's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPN: 4.47 )
CPN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 262.31
Current: 4.47

1.15
262.31
Shiller P/E 62.50
CPN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPN: 62.50 )
CPN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.13   Max: 348.67
Current: 62.5

13.13
348.67
Current Ratio 2.05
CPN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CPN: 2.05 )
CPN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 6.57
Current: 2.05

0.42
6.57
Quick Ratio 1.83
CPN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CPN: 1.83 )
CPN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 6.45
Current: 1.83

0.4
6.45

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.39
CPN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CPN: 2.39 )
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.39

0.64
2.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.68
CPN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPN: 1.68 )
CPN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 5.02
Current: 1.68

1.32
5.02
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
CPN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CPN: 1.04 )
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.04

0.3
1.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.21
CPN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPN: 1.21 )
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 15.15
Current: 1.21

1.25
15.15
Price/Graham Number 1.17
CPN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CPN: 1.17 )
CPN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.96
Current: 1.17

0.5
7.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
CPN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
94% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CPN: 9.70 )
CPN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 15.4
Current: 9.7

0.1
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.92
CPN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. CPN: 12.92 )
CPN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -35.1   Max: 13
Current: 12.92

-35.1
13

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers
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Calpine Corp is a Delaware corporation, which was established in 1984. It is a power producer with operations throughout the U.S. The Company owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America and has a presence in wholesale power markets in California, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. The Company sells wholesale power, steam, capacity, renewable energy credits and ancillary services to its customers, which include utilities, electric system operators, industrial and agricultural companies, retail power providers, municipalities, power marketers and others. The Company purchase natural gas and fuel oil as fuel for the power plants and engage in related natural gas transportation and storage transactions. The Company also purchases electric transmission rights to deliver power to their customers. Its portfolio, including partnership interests, consists of 93 power plants, including three under construction (one new power plant and two expansions of existing power plants), located throughout 20 states in the U.S. and Canada, with an aggregate generation capacity of 28,104 MW and 699 MW under construction. It provides ancillary service products to wholesale power markets. These products include the right for the purchaser to call on its generation to provide flexibility to the market and support operation of the electric grid. The Company is a buyers and sellers of emission allowances and credits, including those under California's AB 32 GHG reduction program, RGGI, the federal Acid Rain and CAIR programs and emission reduction credits under the federal Nonattainment New Source Review program. The Company own 93 power plants, including three under construction (one new power plant and two expansions of existing power plants), with an aggregate generation capacity of 28,104 MW and 699 MW under construction. The Company also has approximately 4 MW of capacity from solar power generation technology at their Vineland Solar Energy Center in New Jersey. The Company is subject to 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 participate in connection with the development, ownership and operation of its power plants.
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