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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.33
OTTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. OTTR: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.33
0.32
0.43
Interest Coverage 3.36
OTTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. OTTR: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 3.76 Max: 5.44
Current: 3.36
0.65
5.44
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.19
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
9.92%
6.86%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.52
OTTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. OTTR: 13.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 11.54 Max: 17.84
Current: 13.52
2.7
17.84
Net-margin (%) 7.78
OTTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. OTTR: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.58  Med: 6.44 Max: 9.26
Current: 7.78
-1.58
9.26
ROE (%) 9.71
OTTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. OTTR: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.35  Med: 10.42 Max: 15.87
Current: 9.71
-2.35
15.87
ROA (%) 3.16
OTTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. OTTR: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.76  Med: 4.19 Max: 6.78
Current: 3.16
-0.76
6.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.05
OTTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. OTTR: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 11.39 Max: 23.43
Current: 7.05
1.89
23.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
OTTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. OTTR: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.5  Med: 7.50 Max: 12.8
Current: -2.2
-17.5
12.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.00
OTTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. OTTR: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.70 Max: 15
Current: 6
0
15
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.70
OTTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. OTTR: 17.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.1  Med: 1.70 Max: 17.7
Current: 17.7
-25.1
17.7
» OTTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

OTTR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 122,105 sh (+109.77%)
Mario Gabelli 400,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.30
OTTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. OTTR: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.22  Med: 20.18 Max: 669.15
Current: 17.3
12.22
669.15
Forward P/E 9.19
OTTR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. OTTR: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.10
OTTR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. OTTR: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.51  Med: 20.42 Max: 137
Current: 18.1
13.51
137
P/B 1.64
OTTR's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. OTTR: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
OTTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.18
Current: 1.64
0.84
3.18
P/S 1.34
OTTR's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. OTTR: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
OTTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.34
0.37
1.66
POCF 6.39
OTTR's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. OTTR: 6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
OTTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 8.29 Max: 23.57
Current: 6.39
3.8
23.57
EV-to-EBIT 15.30
OTTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. OTTR: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
OTTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.5  Med: 17.00 Max: 56.9
Current: 15.3
10.5
56.9
PEG 2.51
OTTR's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. OTTR: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
OTTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.87  Med: 4.09 Max: 35.22
Current: 2.51
1.87
35.22
Shiller P/E 41.83
OTTR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. OTTR: 41.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.82  Med: 17.49 Max: 69.59
Current: 41.83
8.82
69.59
Current Ratio 1.33
OTTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. OTTR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.47
Current: 1.33
0.68
2.47
Quick Ratio 0.91
OTTR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. OTTR: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.91
0.45
2.11
Days Inventory 78.58
OTTR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
86% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. OTTR: 78.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 34.65  Med: 117.95 Max: 270.32
Current: 78.58
34.65
270.32
Days Sales Outstanding 34.36
OTTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. OTTR: 34.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.48  Med: 41.17 Max: 58.19
Current: 34.36
27.48
58.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.74
OTTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. OTTR: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.62  Med: 4.29 Max: 7.4
Current: 4.74
2.62
7.4
Dividend Payout 0.83
OTTR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
58% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. OTTR: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.75 Max: 5.96
Current: 0.83
0.37
5.96
Dividend growth (3y) 0.60
OTTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
64% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. OTTR: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.90 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.6
0
3.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.78
OTTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. OTTR: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.65  Med: 4.33 Max: 7.47
Current: 4.78
2.65
7.47
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
OTTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. OTTR: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5  Med: -3.60 Max: -6.4
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.77
OTTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. OTTR: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.32 Max: 3.43
Current: 1.77
1.22
3.43
Price/Projected FCF 1.78
OTTR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. OTTR: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.01 Max: 4.89
Current: 1.78
0.94
4.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.52
OTTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. OTTR: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.52
0.64
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
OTTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. OTTR: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 2.31 Max: 3.8
Current: 1.9
0.77
3.8
Price/Graham Number 1.20
OTTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. OTTR: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.33 Max: 5.53
Current: 1.2
0.88
5.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.50
OTTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. OTTR: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 5.90 Max: 9.6
Current: 6.5
1.8
9.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.28
OTTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. OTTR: 11.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
OTTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -16.8  Med: -1.70 Max: 12.6
Current: 11.28
-16.8
12.6

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
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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