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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
EE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. EE: 0.01 )
EE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.34
EE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. EE: 0.34 )
EE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.34

0.23
0.36
Interest Coverage 3.47
EE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. EE: 3.47 )
EE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.47

1.68
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.34
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 (%) 18.60
EE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. EE: 18.60 )
EE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.99   Max: 28.23
Current: 18.6

10.99
28.23
Net-margin (%) 9.95
EE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. EE: 9.95 )
EE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 11.47
Current: 9.95

-6.6
11.47
ROE (%) 9.39
EE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.04 vs. EE: 9.39 )
EE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 14.17
Current: 9.39

6.34
14.17
ROA (%) 3.18
EE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. EE: 3.18 )
EE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 4.32
Current: 3.18

1.76
4.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.24
EE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. EE: 7.24 )
EE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.88   Max: 12.24
Current: 7.24

5.88
12.24
Revenue Growth (%) 3.10
EE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. EE: 3.10 )
EE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.3   Max: 20.4
Current: 3.1

-11.3
20.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.30
EE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EE: 3.30 )
EE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.2
Current: 3.3

0
38.2
EPS Growth (%) 2.20
EE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. EE: 2.20 )
EE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.2   Max: 44.6
Current: 2.2

-27.2
44.6
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

EE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 68,800 sh (+561.54%)
John Keeley 66,370 sh (+12.36%)
Mario Gabelli 1,860,734 sh (-0.09%)
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Q4 2013

EE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 12,207 sh (New)
John Keeley 70,370 sh (+6.03%)
Mario Gabelli 1,906,884 sh (+2.48%)
Jim Simons 39,700 sh (-42.3%)
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Q1 2014

EE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 7,200 sh (New)
John Keeley 71,370 sh (+1.42%)
Mario Gabelli 1,909,384 sh (+0.13%)
Jim Simons 39,110 sh (-1.49%)
Steven Cohen 6,107 sh (-49.97%)
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Q2 2014

EE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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

Latest Guru Trades with EE

(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
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 40.41%0.01%$32.77 - $38.7 $ 38.37%59070
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 28.38%0.01%$31.89 - $33.98 $ 38.315%42070
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$32.9 - $34.54 $ 38.314%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -73.37%0.06%$29.67 - $33.54 $ 38.323%8155
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Add 57.12%0.01%$29.67 - $33.54 $ 38.323%29570
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 54.62%0.03%$31.88 - $35.11 $ 38.322%30624
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 32.92%0.02%$30.8 - $35.53 $ 38.317%19806
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.08%$30.66 - $35.06 $ 38.315%14901
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Add 50.92%$29.29 - $32.02 $ 38.326%18020
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.80
EE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. EE: 17.80 )
EE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.67   Max: 40.45
Current: 17.8

7.67
40.45
P/B 1.59
EE's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. EE: 1.59 )
EE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.59

0.8
2.46
P/S 1.83
EE's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EE: 1.83 )
EE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.83

0.56
1.91
EV-to-EBIT 17.83
EE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.19 vs. EE: 17.83 )
EE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 19.7
Current: 17.83

9.1
19.7
PEG 2.23
EE's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EE: 2.23 )
EE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 21.75
Current: 2.23

0.94
21.75
Shiller P/E 17.22
EE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 25.53 vs. EE: 17.22 )
EE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 26.34
Current: 17.22

10.54
26.34
Current Ratio 0.88
EE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. EE: 0.88 )
EE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.16
Current: 0.88

0.37
2.16
Quick Ratio 0.67
EE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. EE: 0.67 )
EE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.97
Current: 0.67

0.32
1.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.80
EE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. EE: 2.80 )
EE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.16
Current: 2.8

0.64
3.16
Dividend Payout 0.50
EE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. EE: 0.50 )
EE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 8.83
Current: 0.5

0.16
8.83
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.80
EE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. EE: 2.80 )
EE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.16
Current: 2.8

0.64
3.16
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
EE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. EE: 2.50 )
EE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.5   Max: -19.6
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.58
EE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. EE: 1.58 )
EE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.58

0.86
2.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.26
EE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. EE: 2.26 )
EE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.04
Current: 2.26

0.21
3.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
EE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EE: 1.40 )
EE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.46
Current: 1.4

0.18
1.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.33
EE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EE: 2.33 )
EE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 8.19
Current: 2.33

0.4
8.19
Price/Graham Number 1.12
EE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. EE: 1.12 )
EE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.12

0.48
1.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
EE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. EE: 5.60 )
EE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 11
Current: 5.6

5.1
11
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.61
EE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. EE: 7.61 )
EE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 33.1
Current: 7.61

3.2
33.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, ENI, NGG, DTE, DUK » details
Traded in other countries:EPG.Germany
El Paso Electric Company was incorporated in Texas in 1901, 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 requirements of wholesale customer in Texas. The Company owns or has ownership interests in six electrical generating facilities providing it with a net dependable generating capability of approximately 1,785 MW. For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company's energy sources consisted of approximately 45% nuclear fuel, 30% natural gas, 6% coal, 19% purchased power and less than 1% generated by wind turbines. The Company serves approximately 380,000 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, representing approximately 63% and 11%, respectively, of the Company's retail revenues for the year ended December 31, 2011. 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, oil refining, two large universities, copper refining and steel production facilities. Palo Verde Station: The Company owns a 15.8% interest, or approximately 633 MW, in the three nuclear generating units and Common Facilities at Palo Verde, in Wintersburg, Arizona. Newman Power Station: The Company's Newman Power Station, located in El Paso, Texas, consists of three steam-electric generating units and two combined cycle generating units including a 278 MW combined cycle generating unit designated as Newman Unit 5. Rio Grande Power Station: The Company's Rio Grande Power Station, located in Sunland Park, New Mexico, adjacent to El Paso, Texas, consists of three steam-electric generating units with an aggregate net capability of approximately 229 MW. The units operate on natural gas but can also operate on fuel oil. Four Corners Station: The Company owns a 7% interest, or approximately 104 MW, in Units 4 and 5 at Four Corners, located in northwestern New Mexico. Copper Power Station: The Company's Copper Power Station, located in El Paso, Texas, consists of a 62 MW combustion turbine used to meet peak demands. The unit operates on natural gas but can also operate on fuel oil. Hueco Mountain Wind Ranch: The Company's Hueco Mountain Wind Ranch, located in Hudspeth County, east of El Paso County and adjacent to Horizon City, currently consists of two wind turbines with a total capacity of 1.32 MW of which a portion, currently 10%, is used as net capability for resource planning purposes. The Company is subject to regulation with respect to air, soil and water quality, s

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