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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.58
ELP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. ELP: 0.58 )
ELP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.58

Equity to Asset 0.58
ELP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. ELP: 0.58 )
ELP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.58

0.5
0.66
Interest Coverage 1.48
ELP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ELP: 1.48 )
ELP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.48

1.46
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.29
M-Score: -2.36
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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Operating margin (%) 11.73
ELP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. ELP: 11.73 )
ELP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.73   Max: 100
Current: 11.73

11.73
100
Net-margin (%) 8.21
ELP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. ELP: 8.21 )
ELP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.99   Max: 26.29
Current: 8.21

-11.99
26.29
ROE (%) 5.73
ELP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. ELP: 5.73 )
ELP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.77   Max: 19.49
Current: 5.73

-6.77
19.49
ROA (%) 3.30
ELP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. ELP: 3.30 )
ELP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.74   Max: 10.41
Current: 3.3

-3.74
10.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.70
ELP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. ELP: 12.70 )
ELP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.13   Max: 63.17
Current: 12.7

11.13
63.17
Revenue Growth (%) 6.20
ELP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ELP: 6.20 )
ELP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 986.3
Current: 6.2

0
986.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.10
ELP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ELP: -0.10 )
ELP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11
Current: -0.1

0
11
EPS Growth (%) -15.70
ELP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ELP: -15.70 )
ELP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -92.4   Max: 1730.8
Current: -15.7

-92.4
1730.8
» ELP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ELP Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jeremy Grantham 136,601 sh (+45.47%)
Charles Brandes 768,610 sh (+3.32%)
Jim Simons 446,500 sh (-22.67%)
Steven Cohen 14,209 sh (-64.31%)
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Q2 2013

ELP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Charles Brandes 884,610 sh (+15.09%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 247,300 sh (-44.61%)
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Q3 2013

ELP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 289,001 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 166,957 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 1,011,262 sh (+14.32%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2013

ELP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 836,201 sh (+189.34%)
RS Investment Management 263,857 sh (+58.04%)
Charles Brandes 1,107,677 sh (+9.53%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ELP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Add 57.27%0.05%$12.75 - $16.4 $ 14.771%743900
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.0025%$20.44 - $26.03 $ 14.77-32%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 New Buy0.08%$17.8 - $21.47 $ 14.77-25%400800
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 Sold Out $25.44 - $29.41 $ 14.77-46%0
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Preferred stocks of Energy Company of Parana

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
XCOP.Spain10.683.47Class B
ELPA.Germany10.313.53Class B

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 7.90
ELP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
97% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. ELP: 7.90 )
ELP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 18368.86
Current: 7.9

3.65
18368.86
P/B 0.50
ELP's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ELP: 0.50 )
ELP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1020000
Current: 0.5

0.35
1020000
P/S 0.70
ELP's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ELP: 0.70 )
ELP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2029.63
Current: 0.7

0.47
2029.63
EV-to-EBIT 7.40
ELP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. ELP: 7.40 )
ELP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 5260.3
Current: 7.4

1.7
5260.3
PEG 2.00
ELP's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. ELP: 2.00 )
ELP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1607.84
Current: 2

0.05
1607.84
Shiller P/E 4.40
ELP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.49 vs. ELP: 4.40 )
ELP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 18767.12
Current: 4.4

3.1
18767.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.30
ELP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ELP: 3.30 )
ELP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.98
Current: 3.3

0.15
1.98
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
ELP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
57% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ELP: -100.00 )
ELP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13
Current: -100

0
13
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.30
ELP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. ELP: 3.30 )
ELP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.98
Current: 3.3

0.15
1.98

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.59
ELP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ELP: 0.59 )
ELP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 924000
Current: 0.59

0.51
924000
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.53
ELP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ELP: 0.53 )
ELP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 887.15
Current: 0.53

0.44
887.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.43
ELP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ELP: 0.43 )
ELP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1267.47
Current: 0.43

0.39
1267.47
Price/Graham Number 0.44
ELP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ELP: 0.44 )
ELP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 595000
Current: 0.44

0.33
595000
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.60
ELP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ELP: 13.60 )
ELP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 58.2
Current: 13.6

0.1
58.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.13
ELP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. ELP: 6.13 )
ELP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20   Max: 76.3
Current: 6.13

-20
76.3

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
Traded in other countries:XCOP.Spain, ELPVY.USA, ELPA.Germany, ELP.Germany
Energy Company of Parana is incorporated in Brazil. It was formed in 1954. The Company is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in the Brazilian State of Parana, pursuant to concessions granted by the Brazilian regulatory agency for the electricity sector, ANEEL. It also provides telecommunications and other services. At December 31, 2012, the Company operated 18 hydroelectric plants, one wind plant and one thermoelectric plant, with a total installed capacity of 4,737.1 MW. It produces electricity almost exclusively through its hydroelectric plants. It generated 20,372 GWh in 2008, 18,134 GWh in 2007, and 10,358 GWh in 2006. The generation of electrical energy at the Company's hydroelectric plants is supervised and coordinated by its generation operation center in the city of Curitiba. The Company holds concessions to distribute electricity in 394 of the 399 municipalities in the State of Paraná and in the municipality of Porto União in the State of Santa Catarina. Electricity is transferred from power plants to customers through transmission and distribution systems. Transmission is the bulk transfer of electricity from generating facilities to the distribution system by means of the Interconnected Transmission System. The Company's distribution system consists of a widespread network of overhead lines and substations with voltages up to 138 kV and a small portion of its 230 kV assets. At December 31, 2012, the Company provided electricity in a geographic area encompassing approximately 98% of the State of Parana and served over 4 million customers. At December 31, 2012, it owned and operated 2,023.3 km of transmission lines and 186,365.2 km of distribution lines. The Company provides services to the major Brazilian telecommunication companies that operate in the State of Parana. It has 3,141 clients, which also include supermarkets, universities, banks, internet service providers and television networks. It also provides a number of different telecommunication services to its subsidiaries. The Company is involved in various initiatives to study the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of certain hydroelectric generation projects. These proposed generation projects would have a total of 343.6 MW of installed capacity. The Company's construction and operation activities for the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy, distribution of natural gas and its telecommunications operations are subject to federal, state and municipal environmental regulations.

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