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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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Equity to Asset 0.34
OTTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. OTTR: 0.34 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.34

0.33
0.41
Interest Coverage 3.59
OTTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. OTTR: 3.59 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 5.44
Current: 3.59

0.65
5.44
F-Score: 7
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 10.84
OTTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. OTTR: 10.84 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 19.6
Current: 10.84

2.7
19.6
Net-margin (%) 5.69
OTTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. OTTR: 5.69 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.58   Max: 9.94
Current: 5.69

-1.58
9.94
ROE (%) 9.51
OTTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. OTTR: 9.51 )
OTTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.32   Max: 16.22
Current: 9.51

-2.32
16.22
ROA (%) 3.19
OTTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. OTTR: 3.19 )
OTTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.78   Max: 6.65
Current: 3.19

-0.78
6.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.84
OTTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. OTTR: 7.84 )
OTTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 15.88
Current: 7.84

1.77
15.88
Revenue Growth (%) -0.50
OTTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. OTTR: -0.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 12.8
Current: -0.5

-17.5
12.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.20
OTTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. OTTR: 16.20 )
OTTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 19.6
Current: 16.2

0
19.6
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

OTTR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 6,995 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 74,602 sh (+14.98%)
Mario Gabelli 305,000 sh (+1.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2013

OTTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 28,210 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,200 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 305,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2013

OTTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 305,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 18,200 sh (-18.02%)
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Q4 2013

OTTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 305,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,800 sh (-7.69%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with OTTR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$27.01 - $31.59 $ 29.610%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.09%$23.12 - $25.18 $ 29.6122%64883
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -68.08%0.11%$21.26 - $23.29 $ 29.6132%281000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.00
OTTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. OTTR: 21.00 )
OTTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.22   Max: 669.15
Current: 21

12.22
669.15
P/B 3.00
OTTR's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. OTTR: 3.00 )
OTTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.19
Current: 3

0.84
3.19
P/S 1.20
OTTR's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. OTTR: 1.20 )
OTTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.34
Current: 1.2

0.37
1.34
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
OTTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. OTTR: 17.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 56.9
Current: 17.5

9.9
56.9
PEG 3.00
OTTR's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. OTTR: 3.00 )
OTTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3   Max: 97.5
Current: 3

3
97.5
Shiller P/E 66.10
OTTR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. OTTR: 66.10 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.82   Max: 69.13
Current: 66.1

8.82
69.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.00
OTTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. OTTR: 4.00 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 7.4
Current: 4

2.62
7.4
Dividend Payout 0.87
OTTR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
52% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. OTTR: 0.87 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.87

0.53
1.68
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.00
OTTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. OTTR: 4.00 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 7.4
Current: 4

2.62
7.4
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
OTTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. OTTR: -0.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -6.4
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.60
OTTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. OTTR: 3.60 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3.53
Current: 3.6

1.41
3.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.40
OTTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
54% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. OTTR: 2.40 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.42
Current: 2.4

0.94
4.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
OTTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. OTTR: 1.40 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.4

0.65
1.45
Price/Graham Number 1.50
OTTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. OTTR: 1.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.5

0.96
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
OTTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. OTTR: 5.70 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 10.1
Current: 5.7

1.8
10.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.38
OTTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. OTTR: 1.38 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.7   Max: 8
Current: 1.38

-18.7
8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Otter Tail Corporation formerly known as 'Otter Tail Power Company' was incorporated in 1907 under the laws of the State of Minnesota. In 2001, the name was changed to 'Otter Tail Corporation'. The Company and its subsidiaries conduct business in all 50 states and in international markets. The company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the business of Electric, Wind Energy, Manufacturing, Construction and Plastics. The Electric segment produces, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy. It provides electricity to approximately 129,000 customers in a 50,000 square mile area of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. This segment also acts as a wholesale participant in the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator markets; and offers technical and engineering services. The Wind Energy segment produces wind towers and other heavy metal fabricated products. The Manufacturing segment manufactures metal components primarily for the recreational vehicle, agricultural, lawn and garden, industrial equipment, health and fitness, and enclosure industries; and manufactures and fabricates parts for off-road equipment, mining machinery, oil fields, offshore oil rigs, wind industry components, broadcast antennae, and farm equipment for various equipment manufacturers. It also produces and markets residential and commercial waterfront equipment, including boatlifts, docks, and full marina systems; thermoformed products for the horticulture industry; and clamshell packing, blister packs, returnable pallets, and handling trays for shipping and storing odd-shaped or difficult-to-handle parts. The Construction segment offers mechanical and prime contracting services for water and wastewater treatment plants, power generation plants, hospital and pharmaceutical facilities, and other industrial and manufacturing projects; and electrical design and construction services for the industrial, commercial, and municipal business markets. The Plastics segment produces PVC pipes for municipal water, rural water, wastewater, storm drainage systems, water reclamation systems, and other uses.

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