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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
EE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. EE: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.32
EE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. EE: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.32
0.23
0.36
Interest Coverage 2.74
EE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. EE: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.64 Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.74
1.68
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.35
WACC vs ROIC
5.62%
4.96%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.69
EE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. EE: 16.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.99  Med: 18.60 Max: 28.23
Current: 16.69
10.99
28.23
Net-margin (%) 10.08
EE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. EE: 10.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.6  Med: 8.30 Max: 11.47
Current: 10.08
-6.6
11.47
ROE (%) 9.21
EE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. EE: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.39  Med: 11.46 Max: 19.06
Current: 9.21
6.39
19.06
ROA (%) 3.05
EE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. EE: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.76  Med: 3.59 Max: 4.54
Current: 3.05
1.76
4.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.68
EE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. EE: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.75  Med: 9.82 Max: 20.63
Current: 7.68
6.75
20.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.10
EE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. EE: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.3  Med: 4.70 Max: 20.4
Current: 1.1
-11.3
20.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.50
EE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. EE: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.20 Max: 17.3
Current: 0.5
0
17.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
EE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. EE: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.6  Med: 11.30 Max: 44.6
Current: -3
-26.6
44.6
» EE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

EE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,955,584 sh (+2.42%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley 67,970 sh (-4.76%)
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Q3 2014

EE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,976,084 sh (+1.05%)
John Keeley 63,670 sh (-6.33%)
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Q4 2014

EE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 52,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,584 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,904,674 sh (-3.61%)
John Keeley 56,870 sh (-10.68%)
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Q1 2015

EE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,872,792 sh (-1.67%)
Jim Simons 51,200 sh (-3.21%)
John Keeley 28,240 sh (-50.34%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.85
EE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. EE: 15.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.67  Med: 14.93 Max: 40.45
Current: 15.85
7.67
40.45
Forward P/E 13.91
EE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. EE: 13.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.70
EE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. EE: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.68  Med: 15.04 Max: 43.28
Current: 15.7
7.68
43.28
P/B 1.47
EE's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EE: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.59 Max: 2.46
Current: 1.47
0.8
2.46
P/S 1.60
EE's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. EE: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.6
0.56
1.8
POCF 6.03
EE's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. EE: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 5.54 Max: 9.94
Current: 6.03
2.7
9.94
EV-to-EBIT 13.97
EE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. EE: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.1  Med: 13.40 Max: 19.7
Current: 13.97
9.1
19.7
PEG 2.49
EE's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. EE: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.66 Max: 45.06
Current: 2.49
0.91
45.06
Shiller P/E 15.98
EE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 19.44 vs. EE: 15.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.45  Med: 17.07 Max: 26.09
Current: 15.98
10.45
26.09
Current Ratio 0.81
EE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. EE: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.16
Current: 0.81
0.37
2.16
Quick Ratio 0.57
EE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. EE: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.57
0.32
1.97
Days Inventory 56.86
EE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 23.47 vs. EE: 56.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.14  Med: 46.33 Max: 83.88
Current: 56.86
27.14
83.88
Days Sales Outstanding 26.62
EE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 50.66 vs. EE: 26.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.79  Med: 35.58 Max: 54.54
Current: 26.62
26.79
54.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.18
EE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. EE: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.86 Max: 3.27
Current: 3.18
0.64
3.27
Dividend Payout 0.50
EE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EE: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.84 Max: 8.83
Current: 0.5
0.16
8.83
Dividend growth (3y) 18.70
EE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. EE: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 18.7
Current: 18.7
0
18.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.19
EE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. EE: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.86 Max: 3.27
Current: 3.19
0.64
3.27
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
EE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. EE: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.5  Med: 2.50 Max: -19.6
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.47
EE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. EE: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.47
0.86
2.23
Price/Projected FCF 2.78
EE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. EE: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.90 Max: 3.14
Current: 2.78
0.28
3.14
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.90
EE's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
76% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. EE: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
EE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EE: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.17
0.18
1.3
Price/Graham Number 1.02
EE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. EE: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.88
Current: 1.02
0.47
1.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.19
EE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. EE: 7.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.1  Med: 7.40 Max: 11
Current: 7.19
5.1
11
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.50
EE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. EE: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 7.80 Max: 13.4
Current: 1.5
1.2
13.4

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, ENI, NGG, DTE, DUK » details
Traded in other countries:EPG.Germany,
El Paso Electric Co was incorporated in Texas in 1901.It is a public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in an area of approximately 10,000 square miles in west Texas and southern New Mexico. The Company also serves the requirements of wholesale customer in Texas. The Company owns or has significant ownership interests in several electrical generating facilities providing it with a net dependable generating capability of approximately 1,852 MW. The Company's current generation portfolio exhibits lower carbon intensity than any other utility in the southwestern United States and the Company continues to expand its portfolio of renewable energy sources, particularly solar photovoltaic generation. As of December 31, 2013, the Company has power purchase agreements for 107 MW from solar photovoltaic generation facilities. The Company serves approximately 394,000 residential, commercial, industrial, public authority and wholesale customers. The Company distributes electricity to retail customers principally in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico. In addition, the Company's wholesale sales include sales for resale to other electric utilities and power marketers. Principal industrial, public authority and other large retail customers of the Company include United States military installations, including Fort Bliss in Texas and White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, an oil refinery, two large universities, several medical centers and a steel production facility. The Company owns an interest, along with six other utilities, in the three nuclear generating units and common facilities at Palo Verde. The Arizona Public Service Company serves, as operating agent for Palo Verde, and under the ANPP Participation Agreement, the Company has limited ability to influence operations and costs at Palo Verde. The Company is subject to regulation with respect to air, soil and water quality, solid waste disposal and other environmental matters by federal, state, tribal and local authorities.
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