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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.32
EDE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. EDE: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EDE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.32
0.27
0.42
Interest Coverage 2.61
EDE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. EDE: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EDE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.36
Current: 2.61
1.23
3.36
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.78
M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
5.49%
5.66%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.75
EDE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. EDE: 14.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.7  Med: 19.77 Max: 26.47
Current: 14.75
13.7
26.47
Net-margin (%) 9.07
EDE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. EDE: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.91  Med: 9.11 Max: 11.8
Current: 9.07
3.91
11.8
ROE (%) 7.22
EDE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. EDE: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.09  Med: 8.31 Max: 10.07
Current: 7.22
4.09
10.07
ROA (%) 2.41
EDE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. EDE: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.79 Max: 4.42
Current: 2.41
1.21
4.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.77
EDE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. EDE: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.14  Med: 7.35 Max: 18.98
Current: 4.77
5.14
18.98
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
EDE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. EDE: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.8  Med: 0.80 Max: 9.8
Current: 3
-6.8
9.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.80
EDE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. EDE: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.6  Med: -0.10 Max: 6.1
Current: 0.8
-8.6
6.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.80
EDE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. EDE: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.2  Med: 3.30 Max: 16
Current: 5.8
-27.2
16
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

EDE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 332,700 sh (+25.08%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 69,000 sh (-1.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,832 sh (-43.21%)
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Q4 2014

EDE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 491,400 sh (+47.70%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,800 sh (+11.04%)
Mario Gabelli 69,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

EDE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 30,600 sh (+54.55%)
Jim Simons 564,900 sh (+14.96%)
Mario Gabelli 69,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

EDE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 817,553 sh (+44.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,100 sh (+34.31%)
Mario Gabelli 69,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.21
EDE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. EDE: 16.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EDE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.81  Med: 16.98 Max: 30.46
Current: 16.21
9.81
30.46
Forward P/E 13.93
EDE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. EDE: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.80
EDE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. EDE: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EDE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.79  Med: 16.97 Max: 30.35
Current: 16.8
9.79
30.35
P/B 1.18
EDE's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. EDE: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EDE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.18
0.81
1.73
P/S 1.47
EDE's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. EDE: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EDE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.47
0.82
2.08
POCF 5.85
EDE's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. EDE: 5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EDE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.29  Med: 6.41 Max: 12.82
Current: 5.85
4.29
12.82
EV-to-EBIT 19.19
EDE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. EDE: 19.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EDE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.2  Med: 16.40 Max: 22.4
Current: 19.19
13.2
22.4
PEG 8.00
EDE's PEG is ranked lower than
79% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. EDE: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EDE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.99  Med: 10.46 Max: 286
Current: 8
4.99
286
Shiller P/E 15.20
EDE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. EDE: 15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EDE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.62  Med: 17.28 Max: 23.45
Current: 15.2
10.62
23.45
Current Ratio 1.00
EDE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EDE: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EDE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.07
Current: 1
0.35
2.07
Quick Ratio 0.70
EDE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EDE: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EDE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.55
Current: 0.7
0.27
1.55
Days Inventory 61.40
EDE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. EDE: 61.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EDE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 48.88  Med: 64.24 Max: 97.95
Current: 61.4
48.88
97.95
Days Sales Outstanding 25.27
EDE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. EDE: 25.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EDE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.13  Med: 37.61 Max: 48.51
Current: 25.27
23.13
48.51

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.95
EDE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. EDE: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 5.57 Max: 10.22
Current: 4.95
2.31
10.22
Dividend Payout 0.80
EDE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. EDE: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.30 Max: 64
Current: 0.8
0.39
64
Dividend growth (3y) 17.00
EDE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. EDE: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6  Med: 0.00 Max: 17
Current: 17
-20.6
17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.05
EDE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. EDE: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EDE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 4.57 Max: 8.38
Current: 4.05
1.89
8.38
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
EDE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. EDE: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EDE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.1  Med: -6.40 Max: -12.6
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.23
EDE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. EDE: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.45 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.23
1
1.99
Price/Projected FCF 1.50
EDE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. EDE: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 3.96 Max: 39.87
Current: 1.5
1.56
39.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
EDE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. EDE: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.95
0.61
1.27
Price/Graham Number 0.94
EDE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. EDE: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.98
Current: 0.94
0.71
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.19
EDE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. EDE: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.5  Med: 6.10 Max: 7.6
Current: 5.19
4.5
7.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.92
EDE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. EDE: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EDE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -12.6  Med: -4.55 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.92
-12.6
2.7

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 654 686 719 796
EPS($) 1.40 1.51 1.64 1.85
EPS without NRI($) 1.40 1.51 1.64 1.85

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, DTE, DUK » details
Traded in other countries:EDE.Germany,
Empire District Electric Co is a Kansas corporation organized in 1909. The Company is an operating public utility engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in parts of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Company operates its businesses as three segments; Electric, Gas and Other. The Company also provides water service to three towns in Missouri. The Company, along with its subsidiary The Empire District Gas Company, is engaged in the distribution of natural gas in Missouri. The Other segment consists of fiber optics business. As of December 31, 2013 the Company's electric operations serve approximately 168,800 customers and gas operations serve approximately 44,000 customers. The territory served by electric operations embraces an area of about 10,000 square miles, located principally in southwestern Missouri, and also includes smaller areas in southeastern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. The Company supplies electric service at retail to 119 incorporated communities as of December 31, 2013, and to various unincorporated areas and at wholesale to four municipally owned distribution systems. The Company operates under franchises having original terms of twenty years or longer in the incorporated communities. The three largest classes of on-system customers are residential, commercial and industrial. The largest single on-system wholesale customer is the city of Monett, Missouri. The Company currently supplements its on-system generating capacity with purchases of capacity and energy from other sources in order to meet the demands of its customers and the capacity margins applicable under current pooling agreements and National Electric Reliability Council rules. The generating facilities consist of three coal-fired generating plants, two natural gas generating plants and one hydroelectric generating plant. The Company's gas operations serve customers in northwest, north central and west central Missouri. As of December 31, 2013, gas operations served approximately 44,000 customers. The Company provides natural gas distribution to 48 communities and 377 transportation customers as of December 31, 2013. At December 31, 2013 the principal gas utility properties of the Company consisted of approximately 87 miles of transmission mains and approximately 1,160 miles of distribution mains. The three pipelines that serve the Company's gas customers are Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company and ANR Pipeline Company. The Company is subject to the jurisdiction of the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC), the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas (KCC), the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma (OCC) and the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) with respect to services and facilities, rates and charges, regulatory accounting, valuation of property, depreciation and various other matters.
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