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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 : 4/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.97
FCEL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. FCEL: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FCEL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 10.51 Max: 192.54
Current: 0.97
0.97
192.54
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
FCEL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. FCEL: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FCEL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.07  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.33
-0.07
0.96
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: -3.07
Beneish M-Score: -16.09
WACC vs ROIC
14.64%
-61.54%
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 : 1/10

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Operating Margin % -42.82
FCEL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
90% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. FCEL: -42.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FCEL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -151.65  Med: -40.05 Max: -15.15
Current: -42.82
-151.65
-15.15
Net Margin % -47.07
FCEL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
90% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. FCEL: -47.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FCEL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -142.38  Med: -42.19 Max: -18
Current: -47.07
-142.38
-18
ROE % -51.40
FCEL's ROE % is ranked lower than
95% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. FCEL: -51.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FCEL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7314.93  Med: -106.65 Max: -33.34
Current: -51.4
-7314.93
-33.34
ROA % -16.40
FCEL's ROA % is ranked lower than
93% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. FCEL: -16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FCEL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.56  Med: -23.14 Max: -10.53
Current: -16.4
-42.56
-10.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -43.99
FCEL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.19 vs. FCEL: -43.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FCEL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -218.01  Med: -127.96 Max: -27.55
Current: -43.99
-218.01
-27.55
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -33.00
FCEL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. FCEL: -33.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FCEL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33  Med: -8.7 Max: 32.7
Current: -33
-33
32.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -7.50
FCEL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. FCEL: -7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FCEL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.8  Med: -15.35 Max: 161.5
Current: -7.5
-40.8
161.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -8.80
FCEL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FCEL: -8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FCEL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.5  Med: -11.55 Max: 215
Current: -8.8
-38.5
215
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Q3 2015

FCEL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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FCEL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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Jim Simons Sold Out
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
FCELB210.000.005 % Perpetual Conv Pfd Shs Series -B-

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers    NAICS: 221118    SIC: 4911
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Fuelcell Energy Inc is an integrated fuel cell company. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates and services ultra-clean, efficient stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation.

FuelCell Energy Inc was founded in Connecticut in 1969 and became a publicly traded company in 1992. The Company reincorporated in Delaware in 1999 and began selling commercialized fuel cell power plants in 2003. The Company is an integrated fuel cell company. It designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates and services ultra-clean, efficient stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed baseload power generation. Its power plants offers scalable on-site power and utility grid support, helping customers solve their energy, environmental and business challenges. The Company's customer base includes electric utility companies, municipalities, universities, government entities and businesses in a variety of commercial and industrial enterprises. The Company services two markets: ultra-clean power and renewable power. Its geographic markets are South Korea and the United States and it is pursuing expanding opportunities in Asia, Europe, and Canada. The Company's products are subject to various federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations relating to, among other things, land use, safe working conditions, handling and disposal of hazardous and potentially hazardous substances and emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.47
FCEL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FCEL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FCEL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 5.61 Max: 188.3
Current: 0.47
0.43
188.3
PS Ratio 0.40
FCEL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. FCEL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FCEL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.93 Max: 20.36
Current: 0.4
0.37
20.36
Current Ratio 3.87
FCEL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. FCEL: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FCEL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 3.07 Max: 22.16
Current: 3.87
1.16
22.16
Quick Ratio 2.46
FCEL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. FCEL: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FCEL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.76 Max: 21.67
Current: 2.46
0.81
21.67
Days Inventory 231.39
FCEL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.12 vs. FCEL: 231.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FCEL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.78  Med: 113.7 Max: 234.51
Current: 231.39
65.78
234.51
Days Sales Outstanding 82.92
FCEL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 58.61 vs. FCEL: 82.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FCEL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.32  Med: 88.71 Max: 136.06
Current: 82.92
58.32
136.06
Days Payable 62.09
FCEL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 67.45 vs. FCEL: 62.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FCEL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.14  Med: 41.88 Max: 62.09
Current: 62.09
31.14
62.09

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -29.10
FCEL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. FCEL: -29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FCEL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.1  Med: -16.4 Max: -7.3
Current: -29.1
-30.1
-7.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.53
FCEL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. FCEL: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FCEL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 4.04 Max: 15.42
Current: 0.53
0.52
15.42
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.21
FCEL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FCEL: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FCEL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.54 Max: 26.77
Current: 0.21
0.21
26.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -70.54
FCEL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. FCEL: -70.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FCEL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -263.2  Med: 100 Max: 127.8
Current: -70.54
-263.2
127.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $108.3
EPS (TTM) $ -1.83
Beta2.22
Short Percentage of Float11.57%
52-Week Range $1.25 - 8.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil)40.27

Analyst Estimate

Oct17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.96
EPS without NRI ($) -0.96
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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