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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
NU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. NU: 0.02 )
NU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.02

0
0.68
Equity to Asset 0.35
NU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. NU: 0.35 )
NU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.35

0.17
0.35
Interest Coverage 4.52
NU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NU: 4.52 )
NU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.52
Current: 4.52

0.68
4.52
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.06
M-Score: -2.81
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.47
NU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. NU: 20.47 )
NU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.08   Max: 23.11
Current: 20.47

-2.08
23.11
Net-margin (%) 10.15
NU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. NU: 10.15 )
NU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.35   Max: 10.77
Current: 10.15

-3.35
10.77
ROE (%) 7.99
NU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. NU: 7.99 )
NU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10   Max: 17.44
Current: 7.99

-10
17.44
ROA (%) 2.77
NU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NU: 2.77 )
NU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.05   Max: 3.99
Current: 2.77

-2.05
3.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.59
NU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. NU: 8.59 )
NU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.77   Max: 24.39
Current: 8.59

-2.77
24.39
Revenue Growth (%) -5.90
NU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NU: -5.90 )
NU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 20.7
Current: -5.9

-12.9
20.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.40
NU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NU: 2.40 )
NU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.7   Max: 32.6
Current: 2.4

-24.7
32.6
EPS Growth (%) 4.40
NU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NU: 4.40 )
NU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34   Max: 196.2
Current: 4.4

-34
196.2
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 901,250 sh (+35.85%)
Columbia Wanger 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 768,516 sh (-2.94%)
Steven Cohen 6,806 sh (-83.2%)
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Q1 2014

NU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 42,210 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 897,683 sh (-0.4%)
Mario Gabelli 761,251 sh (-0.95%)
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Q2 2014

NU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 722,756 sh (-5.06%)
Pioneer Investments 817,738 sh (-8.91%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 35,050 sh (-16.96%)
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Q3 2014

NU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 167,700 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 816,852 sh (-0.11%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 33,890 sh (-3.31%)
Columbia Wanger 1,900,000 sh (-5%)
Mario Gabelli 668,050 sh (-7.57%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NU

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Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 216.83%0.24%$35.2 - $38.9 $ 49.6435%1195427
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$31.09 - $36.24 $ 49.6446%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$30.46 - $35.67 $ 49.6446%55531
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.30
NU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. NU: 20.30 )
NU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.15   Max: 40.03
Current: 20.3

7.15
40.03
P/B 1.59
NU's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. NU: 1.59 )
NU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.59

0.98
1.83
P/S 2.06
NU's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. NU: 2.06 )
NU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.06

0.32
2.1
PFCF 40.03
NU's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NU: 40.03 )
NU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 215.05
Current: 40.03

8.96
215.05
EV-to-EBIT 16.10
NU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. NU: 16.10 )
NU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -107   Max: 1756.7
Current: 16.1

-107
1756.7
PEG 13.53
NU's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NU: 13.53 )
NU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 115.25
Current: 13.53

1.2
115.25
Shiller P/E 21.55
NU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 24.01 vs. NU: 21.55 )
NU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.74   Max: 62.95
Current: 21.55

14.74
62.95
Current Ratio 0.72
NU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. NU: 0.72 )
NU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.72

0.45
1.8
Quick Ratio 0.60
NU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. NU: 0.60 )
NU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.6

0.39
1.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.11
NU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. NU: 3.11 )
NU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 4.34
Current: 3.11

2.22
4.34
Dividend Payout 0.63
NU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. NU: 0.63 )
NU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 25
Current: 0.63

0.08
25
Dividend growth (3y) 12.80
NU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. NU: 12.80 )
NU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 73.8
Current: 12.8

0
73.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.44
NU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. NU: 5.44 )
NU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.89   Max: 7.61
Current: 5.44

3.89
7.61
Share Buyback Rate -21.40
NU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. NU: -21.40 )
NU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.6   Max: -21.4
Current: -21.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.46
NU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. NU: 2.46 )
NU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.53
Current: 2.46

0.13
2.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
NU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. NU: 1.90 )
NU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 68.27
Current: 1.9

0.38
68.27
Price/Median PS Value 2.74
NU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NU: 2.74 )
NU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.74

0.25
2.59
Price/Graham Number 1.48
NU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. NU: 1.48 )
NU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.48

0.42
1.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
NU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NU: 6.20 )
NU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 8.9
Current: 6.2

0.1
8.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.18
NU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. NU: 2.18 )
NU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.8   Max: 6.9
Current: 2.18

-23.8
6.9

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Traded in other countries:NWJ.Germany
Northeast Utilities is the parent company of the Northeast Utilities system. The NU system furnishes franchised retail electric service to customers in 419 cities and towns in Connecticut, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts through three of NU's wholly-owned subsidiaries: The Connecticut Light and Power Company, Public Service Company of New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. The NU system also furnishes franchised retail natural gas service in a large part of Connecticut through Yankee Gas Services Company, a subsidiary of Yankee Energy System, Inc., the natural gas distribution company in Connecticut. Yankee Gas serves approximately 199,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 71 cities and towns in Connecticut, including large portions of the central and southwest parts of the state. NU, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NU Enterprises, Inc., owns a number of competitive energy and related businesses, including Northeast Generation Company, Northeast Generation Services Company, Select Energy, Inc., Select Energy Services, Inc. and Mode 1 Communications, Inc. Holyoke Water Power Company, a subsidiary of NU, is a resource of NUEI through an output contract with Select Energy. Northeast Utilities Service Company provides centralized accounting, administrative, information technology, engineering, financial, legal, operational, planning, purchasing and other services to the NU system companies and, on a limited basis, to certain other New England utilities. Three other subsidiaries construct, acquire or lease some of the property and facilities used by the NU system companies. The NU system is regulated in virtually all aspects of its business by various federal and state agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and various state and/or local regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over the industry and the service areas in which each company operates, including the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy.
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