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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
Cash to Debt 0.01
EDE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. EDE: 0.01 )
EDE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.06
Current: 0.01

0
0.06
Equity to Asset 0.35
EDE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. EDE: 0.35 )
EDE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.35

0.29
0.41
Interest Coverage 2.53
EDE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. EDE: 2.53 )
EDE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.36
Current: 2.53

1.23
3.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.84
M-Score: -2.66
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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history
Operating margin (%) 16.77
EDE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. EDE: 16.77 )
EDE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.7   Max: 26.47
Current: 16.77

13.7
26.47
Net-margin (%) 10.68
EDE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. EDE: 10.68 )
EDE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 11.8
Current: 10.68

3.91
11.8
ROE (%) 8.46
EDE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. EDE: 8.46 )
EDE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 10.79
Current: 8.46

3.88
10.79
ROA (%) 2.96
EDE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. EDE: 2.96 )
EDE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.33
Current: 2.96

1.17
4.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.48
EDE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. EDE: 5.48 )
EDE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 11.1
Current: 5.48

4.95
11.1
Revenue Growth (%) 1.40
EDE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. EDE: 1.40 )
EDE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 9.8
Current: 1.4

-6.8
9.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.50
EDE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. EDE: 0.50 )
EDE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 20.2
Current: 0.5

-8.6
20.2
EPS Growth (%) 8.10
EDE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 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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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

EDE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 278,500 sh (+6.99%)
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Q2 2013

EDE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 10,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 264,900 sh (-4.88%)
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Q3 2013

EDE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 30,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,400 sh (+39.81%)
Jim Simons 241,200 sh (-8.95%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EDE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy$20.92 - $24.16 $ 24.298%30000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$19.68 - $21.99 $ 24.2917%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -28.43%0.01%$21.11 - $21.93 $ 24.2913%10345
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -71.94%0.07%$19.59 - $21.15 $ 24.2919%14454
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.09%$19.69 - $21.31 $ 24.2926%51509
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $20.79 - $22.27 $ 24.2913%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.50
EDE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. EDE: 16.50 )
EDE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.81   Max: 30.46
Current: 16.5

9.81
30.46
P/B 1.40
EDE's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. EDE: 1.40 )
EDE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.4

0.81
1.68
P/S 1.80
EDE's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. EDE: 1.80 )
EDE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.8

0.82
1.97
PFCF 346.90
EDE's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. EDE: 346.90 )
EDE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.77   Max: 770.33
Current: 346.9

9.77
770.33
EV-to-EBIT 18.20
EDE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. EDE: 18.20 )
EDE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.1   Max: 23.7
Current: 18.2

11.1
23.7
PEG 23.60
EDE's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. EDE: 23.60 )
EDE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.69   Max: 108.75
Current: 23.6

4.69
108.75
Shiller P/E 18.20
EDE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. EDE: 18.20 )
EDE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.62   Max: 23.45
Current: 18.2

10.62
23.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.20
EDE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. EDE: 4.20 )
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 10.22
Current: 4.2

2.31
10.22
Dividend Payout 0.68
EDE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. EDE: 0.68 )
EDE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.68

0.49
2.17
Dividend growth (3y) -7.70
EDE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
66% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 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) 2.91
EDE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. EDE: 2.91 )
EDE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 7.07
Current: 2.91

1.6
7.07
Share Buyback Rate -1.80
EDE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 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 1.50
EDE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. EDE: 1.50 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.5

1.22
1.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
EDE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
59% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. EDE: 2.10 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 14.07
Current: 2.1

1.95
14.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
EDE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EDE: 1.20 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.2

0.76
1.23
Price/Graham Number 1.00
EDE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EDE: 1.00 )
EDE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.49
Current: 1

0.73
1.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
EDE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. EDE: 5.50 )
EDE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 9
Current: 5.5

4.2
9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.84
EDE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. EDE: -2.84 )
EDE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 2
Current: -2.84

-14.9
2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, DTE, DUK » details
Empire District Electric 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. It operates its businesses as three segments: electric, gas and other. As part of its electric segment, the Company also provides water service to three towns in Missouri. The Empire District Gas Company is the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, which is engaged in the distribution of natural gas in Missouri. Its other segment consists of fiber optics business. As a public utility, the Company's electric segment operations are subject to the jurisdiction of the MPSC, the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas, the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma and the Arkansas Public Service Commission with respect to services and facilities, rates and charges, regulatory accounting, valuation of property, depreciation and various other matters.

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