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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.01
TAC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. TAC: 0.01 )
TAC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.33
TAC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. TAC: 0.33 )
TAC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.33

0.26
0.34
Interest Coverage 1.87
TAC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. TAC: 1.87 )
TAC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.87

0.82
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.52
WACC vs ROIC
4.33%
6.89%
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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Operating margin (%) 16.85
TAC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. TAC: 16.85 )
TAC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 36.89
Current: 16.85

1.81
36.89
Net-margin (%) 6.94
TAC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. TAC: 6.94 )
TAC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26.43   Max: 19.4
Current: 6.94

-26.43
19.4
ROE (%) 7.47
TAC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. TAC: 7.47 )
TAC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.56   Max: 22.91
Current: 7.47

-18.56
22.91
ROA (%) 2.36
TAC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TAC: 2.36 )
TAC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.06   Max: 7.48
Current: 2.36

-6.06
7.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.56
TAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. TAC: 7.56 )
TAC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 26.16
Current: 7.56

0.55
26.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.60
TAC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. TAC: -6.60 )
TAC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 30.9
Current: -6.6

-12.6
30.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.60
TAC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. TAC: -9.60 )
TAC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.1
Current: -9.6

0
12.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -26.50
TAC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. TAC: -26.50 )
TAC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.1   Max: 59.9
Current: -26.5

-44.1
59.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TAC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2014

TAC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 45,700 sh (New)
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Q3 2014

TAC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 15,315 sh (New)
Jim Simons 506,341 sh (+1007.97%)
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Q4 2014

TAC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 492,939 sh (-2.65%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TAC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out $8.4 - $10.49 $ 9.19-4%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy$10.43 - $12.32 $ 9.19-20%15315
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Preferred stocks of TransAlta Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
TA.PR.D.Canada13.028.83Transalta --- Cum First Pfd Shs Series -A-
TA.PR.H.Canada19.376.45
TA.PR.F.Canada17.406.61
TA.PR.J.Canada20.863.99Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -G-

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.80
TAC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 36.20 vs. TAC: 22.80 )
TAC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 1772.22
Current: 22.8

8.47
1772.22
Forward P/E 31.45
TAC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TAC: 31.45 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.20
TAC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 35.30 vs. TAC: 22.20 )
TAC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.71   Max: 1595
Current: 22.2

8.71
1595
P/B 1.35
TAC's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. TAC: 1.35 )
TAC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.13
Current: 1.35

1.17
4.13
P/S 1.20
TAC's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. TAC: 1.20 )
TAC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.2

1.03
2.59
PFCF 9.22
TAC's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TAC: 9.22 )
TAC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.96   Max: 2196
Current: 9.22

7.96
2196
POCF 4.22
TAC's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. TAC: 4.22 )
TAC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.64   Max: 11.04
Current: 4.22

3.64
11.04
EV-to-EBIT 19.18
TAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 29.40 vs. TAC: 19.18 )
TAC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -168.6   Max: 2940.1
Current: 19.18

-168.6
2940.1
Shiller P/E 66.67
TAC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TAC: 66.67 )
TAC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.21   Max: 72.18
Current: 66.67

10.21
72.18
Current Ratio 0.59
TAC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. TAC: 0.59 )
TAC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.59

0.54
1.02
Quick Ratio 0.54
TAC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. TAC: 0.54 )
TAC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.54

0.49
0.97
Days Inventory 21.33
TAC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 38.94 vs. TAC: 21.33 )
TAC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 9.41   Max: 48.51
Current: 21.33

9.41
48.51
Days Sales Outstanding 57.75
TAC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 57.75 vs. TAC: 57.75 )
TAC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 55.47   Max: 321.88
Current: 57.75

55.47
321.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.83
TAC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. TAC: 6.83 )
TAC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 9.1
Current: 6.83

2.78
9.1
Dividend Payout 1.39
TAC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. TAC: 1.39 )
TAC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 4.55
Current: 1.39

0.13
4.55
Dividend growth (3y) -14.70
TAC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
69% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TAC: -14.70 )
TAC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 84.2
Current: -14.7

-14.7
84.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.36
TAC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. TAC: 7.36 )
TAC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 9.56
Current: 7.36

2.92
9.56
Share Buyback Rate -7.10
TAC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. TAC: -7.10 )
TAC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -7.1
Current: -7.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.05
TAC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. TAC: 2.05 )
TAC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.42
Current: 2.05

1.3
3.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
TAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. TAC: 5.20 )
TAC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8
Current: 5.2

0.3
8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.57
TAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. TAC: -5.57 )
TAC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 18
Current: -5.57

-17.1
18

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers
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Traded in other countries:TA.PR.D.Canada, TA.PR.H.Canada, TA.Canada, TA.PR.F.Canada, TZ1.Germany, TA.PR.J.Canada,
TransAlta Corp was incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act in March 1985. The Company became a public company in December 1992 after TransAlta Utilities Corporation became a subsidiary. It is a is a power generator and electricity marketer. It owns and operates hydro, wind, geothermal, natural gas- and coal-fired facilities, and related mining operations in Canada, the United States, and Australia. The Company's segments include Generation, Energy and Corporate. The Company's Generation Segment owns and operates hydro, wind, geothermal, natural gas- and coal-fired facilities, and related mining operations in Canada, the United States, and Australia. The Company's Energy Trading Segment is engaged in wholesale trading of electricity and other energy-related commodities and derivatives and also manages available generating capacity as well as the fuel and transmission needs of the Generation Segment by utilizing contracts of various durations for the forward sales of electricity and for the purchase of natural gas and transmission capacity and is also responsible for recommending portfolio optimization decisions. The Company's Corporate segment provides finance, tax, treasury, legal, regulatory, environmental, health and safety, sustainable development, corporate communications, government and investor relations, information technology, risk management, human resources, internal audit, and other administrative support to the Generation and Energy Trading segments.
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