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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.32
OTTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. OTTR: 0.32 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.32

0.32
0.43
Interest Coverage 3.36
OTTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. OTTR: 3.36 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 5.44
Current: 3.36

0.65
5.44
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.23
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
9.41%
6.66%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.83
OTTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.76 vs. OTTR: 11.83 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 16.9
Current: 11.83

2.7
16.9
Net-margin (%) 7.12
OTTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. OTTR: 7.12 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.58   Max: 9.26
Current: 7.12

-1.58
9.26
ROE (%) 9.60
OTTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. OTTR: 9.60 )
OTTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.17   Max: 16.68
Current: 9.6

-2.17
16.68
ROA (%) 3.13
OTTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. OTTR: 3.13 )
OTTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.76   Max: 6.78
Current: 3.13

-0.76
6.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.56
OTTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. OTTR: 6.56 )
OTTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 24.22
Current: 6.56

1.81
24.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
OTTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. OTTR: -2.20 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.5   Max: 12.8
Current: -2.2

-17.5
12.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.00
OTTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. OTTR: 6.00 )
OTTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15
Current: 6

0
15
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.70
OTTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. OTTR: 17.70 )
OTTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.1   Max: 17.7
Current: 17.7

-25.1
17.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

OTTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 120,410 sh (+99.48%)
Mario Gabelli 355,000 sh (+16.39%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,936 sh (+7.04%)
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Q3 2014

OTTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 405,000 sh (+14.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 39,965 sh (-66.81%)
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Q4 2014

OTTR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 400,000 sh (-1.23%)
Jim Simons 16,610 sh (-58.44%)
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Q1 2015

OTTR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 58,210 sh (+250.45%)
Mario Gabelli 400,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
OTTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. OTTR: 18.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.22   Max: 669.15
Current: 18.5

12.22
669.15
Forward P/E 9.53
OTTR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 27.93 vs. OTTR: 9.53 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.10
OTTR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. OTTR: 20.10 )
OTTR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.51   Max: 137
Current: 20.1

13.51
137
P/B 1.70
OTTR's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. OTTR: 1.70 )
OTTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.18
Current: 1.7

0.84
3.18
P/S 1.30
OTTR's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. OTTR: 1.30 )
OTTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.3

0.37
1.57
POCF 8.07
OTTR's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. OTTR: 8.07 )
OTTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 23.57
Current: 8.07

3.8
23.57
EV-to-EBIT 18.60
OTTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. OTTR: 18.60 )
OTTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.5   Max: 56.9
Current: 18.6

10.5
56.9
PEG 2.79
OTTR's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. OTTR: 2.79 )
OTTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 35.22
Current: 2.79

1.93
35.22
Shiller P/E 47.10
OTTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 28.10 vs. OTTR: 47.10 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.82   Max: 69.59
Current: 47.1

8.82
69.59
Current Ratio 1.41
OTTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. OTTR: 1.41 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.47
Current: 1.41

0.68
2.47
Quick Ratio 1.01
OTTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. OTTR: 1.01 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.01

0.45
2.11
Days Inventory 68.06
OTTR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 29.62 vs. OTTR: 68.06 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 34.65   Max: 270.32
Current: 68.06

34.65
270.32
Days Sales Outstanding 35.50
OTTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.13 vs. OTTR: 35.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.48   Max: 58.19
Current: 35.5

27.48
58.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.50
OTTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. OTTR: 4.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 7.4
Current: 4.5

2.62
7.4
Dividend Payout 0.92
OTTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. OTTR: 0.92 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.96
Current: 0.92

0.37
5.96
Dividend growth (3y) 0.60
OTTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. OTTR: 0.60 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.2
Current: 0.6

0
3.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.55
OTTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. OTTR: 4.55 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 7.47
Current: 4.55

2.65
7.47
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
OTTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. OTTR: -0.60 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -6.4
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
OTTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. OTTR: 1.90 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 3.53
Current: 1.9

1.22
3.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
OTTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. OTTR: 1.70 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.89
Current: 1.7

0.94
4.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
OTTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. OTTR: 1.50 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.5

0.64
1.8
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
OTTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. OTTR: 2.00 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 3.8
Current: 2

0.77
3.8
Price/Graham Number 1.30
OTTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. OTTR: 1.30 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 5.53
Current: 1.3

0.95
5.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
OTTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. OTTR: 5.40 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 9.6
Current: 5.4

1.8
9.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.06
OTTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. OTTR: 13.06 )
OTTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.8   Max: 13.1
Current: 13.06

-16.8
13.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:OT4.Germany,
Otter Tail Corp formerly known as 'Otter Tail Power Company' was incorporated in 1907 under the laws of the State of Minnesota. In 2001, the Company has changed its name to Otter Tail Corporation. The Company's businesses have been classified into four segments, namely, Electric, Manufacturing, Plastics and Construction. Electric segment includes the production, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota by OTP. In addition, OTP is an active wholesale participant in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) markets. OTP's operations have been the Company's primary business since 1907. Manufacturing segment consists of businesses in the manufacturing activities such as contract machining, metal parts stamping and fabrication, and production of material and handling trays and horticultural containers. These businesses have manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Minnesota, and sell products in the United States. Plastic segment consists of businesses producing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe at plants in North Dakota and Arizona. The PVC pipe is sold in the upper Midwest and Southwest regions of the United States. Construction segment consists of businesses involved in commercial and industrial electric contracting and construction of fiber optic, electric distribution, water, wastewater and HVAC systems in the central United States.
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