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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
Cash to Debt N/A
EDE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. EDE: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EDE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity to Asset 0.33
EDE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. EDE: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EDE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.33
0.29
0.41
Interest Coverage 2.42
EDE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. EDE: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EDE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 2.36 Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.42
1.92
9999.99
WACC vs ROIC
4.38%
7.03%
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 (%) 15.53
EDE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. EDE: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EDE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.7  Med: 16.06 Max: 22.47
Current: 15.53
13.7
22.47
Net-margin (%) 9.13
EDE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. EDE: 9.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EDE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.78  Med: 9.53 Max: 10.68
Current: 9.13
6.78
10.68
ROE (%) 8.61
EDE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.87 vs. EDE: 8.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EDE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 8.01 Max: 14.45
Current: 8.61
6.6
14.45
ROA (%) 2.84
EDE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. EDE: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EDE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.32  Med: 2.74 Max: 4.74
Current: 2.84
2.32
4.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.83
EDE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. EDE: 5.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EDE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.14  Med: 5.75 Max: 9.6
Current: 5.83
5.14
9.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
EDE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. EDE: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EDE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 0.80 Max: 9.8
Current: -100
-100
9.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
EDE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. EDE: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EDE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: -0.10 Max: 5.6
Current: 0.9
-8.6
5.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
EDE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. EDE: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EDE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.4  Med: 2.30 Max: 16.3
Current: -0.7
-27.4
16.3
» EDE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2015

EDE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 959,517 sh (+17.36%)
Mario Gabelli 69,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2015

EDE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Pioneer Investments 117,713 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 69,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 891,800 sh (-7.06%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.17
EDE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
81% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. EDE: 25.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EDE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.87  Med: 16.93 Max: 30.39
Current: 25.17
9.87
30.39
Forward P/E 21.55
EDE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. EDE: 21.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.17
EDE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
79% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. EDE: 25.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EDE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.87  Med: 16.93 Max: 28.18
Current: 25.17
9.87
28.18
P/B 1.78
EDE's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. EDE: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EDE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.31 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.78
0.81
1.78
P/S 2.32
EDE's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. EDE: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EDE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.54 Max: 3.08
Current: 2.32
0.82
3.08
POCF 9.84
EDE's POCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. EDE: 9.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EDE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.29  Med: 6.41 Max: 12.82
Current: 9.84
4.29
12.82
EV-to-EBIT 23.66
EDE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. EDE: 23.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EDE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 16.60 Max: 23.66
Current: 23.66
10
23.66
EV-to-EBITDA 12.52
EDE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. EDE: 12.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EDE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 9.60 Max: 12.52
Current: 12.52
5.3
12.52
PEG 19.54
EDE's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. EDE: 19.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EDE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 14.89 Max: 164.89
Current: 19.54
7
164.89
Shiller P/E 24.02
EDE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. EDE: 24.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EDE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.27  Med: 16.81 Max: 24.02
Current: 24.02
10.27
24.02
Days Inventory 59.12
EDE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 23.24 vs. EDE: 59.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EDE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.54  Med: 63.78 Max: 91.71
Current: 59.12
53.54
91.71
Days Sales Outstanding 30.16
EDE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 48.39 vs. EDE: 30.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EDE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.17  Med: 41.45 Max: 48.51
Current: 30.16
34.17
48.51

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.16
EDE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. EDE: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EDE' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 5.45 Max: 10.22
Current: 3.16
2.31
10.22
Dividend Payout 0.79
EDE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
53% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. EDE: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EDE' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.17
Current: 0.79
0.49
2.17
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.30
EDE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. EDE: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
EDE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 0.00 Max: 17
Current: 1.3
-20.6
17
Forward Dividend Yield 3.15
EDE's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. EDE: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.34
EDE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
74% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. EDE: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EDE' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.44  Med: 5.76 Max: 10.79
Current: 3.34
2.44
10.79
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
EDE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. EDE: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EDE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.6  Med: -6.40 Max: -0.9
Current: -0.9
-12.6
-0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.88
EDE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. EDE: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EDE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.49 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.88
1.22
1.93
Price/Projected FCF 46.77
EDE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. EDE: 46.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EDE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 3.98 Max: 39.86
Current: 46.77
1.95
39.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.98
EDE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. EDE: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EDE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.98
0.74
1.27
Price/Graham Number 1.43
EDE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. EDE: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EDE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.43
0.9
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.25
EDE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. EDE: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EDE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.25  Med: 6.00 Max: 10
Current: 4.25
4.25
10
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.47
EDE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. EDE: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EDE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.4  Med: -4.40 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.47
-11.4
2.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $620
EPS $ 1.33
Beta0.17
Short Percentage of Float3.05%
52-Week Range $20.69 - 33.13
Shares Outstanding(Mil)43.79

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 656 679
EPS($) 1.45 1.53 1.75
EPS without NRI($) 1.45 1.53 1.75

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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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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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