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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
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history
Equity to Asset 0.35
EDE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. EDE: 0.35 )
EDE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.35

0.27
0.42
Interest Coverage 2.53
EDE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. EDE: 2.53 )
EDE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 3.36
Current: 2.53

1.37
3.36
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.01
M-Score: -2.74
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 (%) 16.08
EDE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. EDE: 16.08 )
EDE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.87   Max: 26.47
Current: 16.08

14.87
26.47
Net-margin (%) 10.95
EDE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. EDE: 10.95 )
EDE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.94   Max: 11.8
Current: 10.95

3.94
11.8
ROE (%) 9.35
EDE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. EDE: 9.35 )
EDE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.09   Max: 11.01
Current: 9.35

4.09
11.01
ROA (%) 3.24
EDE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. EDE: 3.24 )
EDE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.42
Current: 3.24

1.22
4.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.64
EDE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. EDE: 5.64 )
EDE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.21   Max: 18.28
Current: 5.64

5.21
18.28
Revenue Growth (%) 1.40
EDE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. EDE: 1.40 )
EDE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 7.7
Current: 1.4

-5.9
7.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.90
EDE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. EDE: 2.90 )
EDE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 6.1
Current: 2.9

-7.1
6.1
EPS Growth (%) 8.10
EDE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. EDE: 8.10 )
EDE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.2   Max: 16
Current: 8.1

-27.2
16
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

EDE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 34,000 sh (+13.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 190,100 sh (-21.19%)
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Q1 2014

EDE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 18,895 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 60,000 sh (+76.47%)
Jim Simons 179,900 sh (-5.37%)
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Q2 2014

EDE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 25,669 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,400 sh (+66.18%)
Jim Simons 266,000 sh (+47.86%)
Mario Gabelli 70,000 sh (+16.67%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EDE

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$24.09 - $25.89 $ 27.811%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$23.38 - $25.44 $ 27.815%25669
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 76.47%$22.17 - $24.35 $ 27.820%60000
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy$20.92 - $24.16 $ 27.824%30000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$19.68 - $21.99 $ 27.834%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -28.43%0.01%$21.11 - $21.93 $ 27.830%10345
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -71.94%0.07%$19.59 - $21.15 $ 27.836%14454
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.09%$19.69 - $21.31 $ 27.844%51509
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.90
EDE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. EDE: 16.90 )
EDE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.81   Max: 30.46
Current: 16.9

9.81
30.46
P/B 1.54
EDE's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. EDE: 1.54 )
EDE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.54

0.81
1.68
P/S 1.85
EDE's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. EDE: 1.85 )
EDE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.85

0.82
1.91
EV-to-EBIT 19.25
EDE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. EDE: 19.25 )
EDE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 20.7
Current: 19.25

11.7
20.7
PEG 12.14
EDE's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EDE: 12.14 )
EDE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 29.49
Current: 12.14

2.26
29.49
Shiller P/E 19.90
EDE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.89 vs. EDE: 19.90 )
EDE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.53   Max: 23.24
Current: 19.9

10.53
23.24
Current Ratio 1.00
EDE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. EDE: 1.00 )
EDE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.07
Current: 1

0.35
2.07
Quick Ratio 0.71
EDE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. EDE: 0.71 )
EDE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.71

0.27
1.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.67
EDE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. EDE: 3.67 )
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 10.22
Current: 3.67

2.31
10.22
Dividend Payout 0.62
EDE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. EDE: 0.62 )
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 64
Current: 0.62

0.39
64
Dividend growth (3y) -7.70
EDE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
68% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. EDE: -7.70 )
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 0
Current: -7.7

-20.6
0
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.56
EDE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
63% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. EDE: 2.56 )
EDE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 7.07
Current: 2.56

1.6
7.07
Share Buyback Rate -1.80
EDE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. EDE: -1.80 )
EDE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.6   Max: -12.6
Current: -1.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.63
EDE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. EDE: 1.63 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.63

1
2.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.99
EDE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. EDE: 1.99 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 53.7
Current: 1.99

1.74
53.7
Price/Median PS Value 1.22
EDE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EDE: 1.22 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.22

0.63
1.22
Price/Graham Number 1.11
EDE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. EDE: 1.11 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.11

0.71
1.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
EDE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. EDE: 5.20 )
EDE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 8.6
Current: 5.2

4.8
8.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.80
EDE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. EDE: 1.80 )
EDE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.8

-16
1.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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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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