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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 0.25
PAM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. PAM: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PAM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.32 Max: N/A
Current: 0.25
Equity to Asset 0.08
PAM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. PAM: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PAM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.08
0.08
0.57
Interest Coverage 0.37
PAM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.99 vs. PAM: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PAM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 2.43 Max: 13.89
Current: 0.37
0.37
13.89
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.64
M-Score: -0.76
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 6.61
PAM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. PAM: 6.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PAM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.19  Med: 13.28 Max: 80.69
Current: 6.61
-10.19
80.69
Net-margin (%) 5.31
PAM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. PAM: 5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PAM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.18  Med: 5.31 Max: 361.13
Current: 5.31
-14.18
361.13
ROE (%) 16.99
PAM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. PAM: 16.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PAM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.65  Med: 6.33 Max: 61.85
Current: 16.99
-30.65
61.85
ROA (%) 2.72
PAM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. PAM: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PAM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.8  Med: 2.35 Max: 13.32
Current: 2.72
-6.8
13.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.55
PAM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. PAM: 18.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PAM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.73  Med: 12.22 Max: 6501.64
Current: 18.55
-12.73
6501.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.40
PAM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PAM: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PAM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.1 Max: 330.1
Current: 1.4
0
330.1
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

PAM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 61,000 sh (+14.66%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Q1 2016

PAM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 100,456 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 187,149 sh (New)
George Soros 92,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 161,600 sh (+164.92%)
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Q2 2016

PAM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

George Soros 123,977 sh (+34.17%)
Jim Simons 203,200 sh (+25.74%)
Caxton Associates 223,203 sh (+19.26%)
RS Investment Management 100,456 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2016

PAM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Caxton Associates 244,454 sh (+9.52%)
George Soros 108,440 sh (-12.53%)
Jim Simons 84,400 sh (-58.46%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Traded in other countries:PAMP.Argentina, PMPAF.USA,
Pampa Energia SA generates, transmits and distributes electric power. The Company distributes electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Pampa Energia SA was incorporatd on February 20, 1945. The Company is an integrated electricity company which, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, is engaged in of the electricity generation, transmission, distribution and oil & gas in Argentina. Its business segment includes generation, transmission and distribution. In the generation business, the Company has an installed capacity of approximately 2,217 MW, which accounts for approximately 7.1% of the installed capacity in Argentina. In the transmission business, the Company joint-controls Citelec, which is the controlling company of Transener, that performs the operation and maintenance of the high-tension transmission network in Argentina which covers 12,214 km of lines of its own, as well as 6,159 km of high-tension lines belonging to Transba in the province of Buenos Aires. Both companies together carry 90% of the electricity in Argentina. In the distribution business, the Company, through Edenor, distributes electricity among over 2.8 million customers throughout the northern region of Buenos Aires City, the north and northwest of Greater Buenos Aires. In other sectors, the Company conducts financial investment operations, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, and it keeps investments in other companies that have complementary activities.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.38
PAM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. PAM: 24.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PAM' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.83  Med: 13.17 Max: 3135
Current: 24.38
4.83
3135
PE(NRI) 24.38
PAM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
70% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. PAM: 24.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PAM' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.84  Med: 12.79 Max: 257
Current: 24.38
4.84
257
P/B 6.40
PAM's P/B is ranked lower than
95% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. PAM: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PAM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.11 Max: 6.4
Current: 6.4
0.36
6.4
P/S 1.86
PAM's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. PAM: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PAM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.63 Max: 14.4
Current: 1.86
0.17
14.4
POCF 22.97
PAM's POCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. PAM: 22.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PAM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 3.14 Max: 22.97
Current: 22.97
0.92
22.97
EV-to-EBIT 19.38
PAM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. PAM: 19.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PAM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: 8.3 Max: 120.9
Current: 19.38
-16.6
120.9
EV-to-EBITDA 17.08
PAM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. PAM: 17.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PAM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -112.6  Med: 5.6 Max: 19.4
Current: 17.08
-112.6
19.4
Shiller P/E 128.24
PAM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. PAM: 128.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PAM' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.25  Med: 71.52 Max: 128.24
Current: 128.24
41.25
128.24
Current Ratio 0.81
PAM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. PAM: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PAM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.01 Max: 15.22
Current: 0.81
0.59
15.22
Quick Ratio 0.70
PAM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. PAM: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PAM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.99 Max: 15.02
Current: 0.7
0.57
15.02
Days Inventory 17.91
PAM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 21.77 vs. PAM: 17.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PAM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.41  Med: 6.72 Max: 755.35
Current: 17.91
3.41
755.35
Days Sales Outstanding 143.12
PAM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
89% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 47.52 vs. PAM: 143.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PAM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.68  Med: 85.82 Max: 143.12
Current: 143.12
51.68
143.12
Days Payable 244.61
PAM's Days Payable is ranked higher than
92% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 68.67 vs. PAM: 244.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PAM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.53  Med: 134.55 Max: 1329.46
Current: 244.61
57.53
1329.46

Buy Back

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Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.20
PAM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. PAM: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PAM' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 0.2
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.90
PAM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. PAM: -8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PAM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -533.6  Med: 0 Max: 4.9
Current: -8.9
-533.6
4.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 9.83
PAM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. PAM: 9.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PAM' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.95 Max: 475
Current: 9.83
0.58
475
Price/Projected FCF 6.34
PAM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. PAM: 6.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PAM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.88 Max: 6.34
Current: 6.34
0.28
6.34
Price/Median PS Value 2.96
PAM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PAM: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PAM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.01 Max: 39
Current: 2.96
0.31
39
Price/Graham Number 3.26
PAM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
91% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PAM: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PAM' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.04 Max: 7.82
Current: 3.26
0.49
7.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.15
PAM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. PAM: 5.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PAM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 10.65 Max: 30.1
Current: 5.15
0.8
30.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,393
EPS (TTM) $ 1.91
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float2.61%
52-Week Range $17.52 - 37.11
Shares Outstanding (Mil)73.46
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