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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
TAC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.18 vs. TAC: 0.02 )
TAC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.31
TAC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. TAC: 0.31 )
TAC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.31

0.24
0.35
Interest Coverage 1.16
TAC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. TAC: 1.16 )
TAC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.16

0.86
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.35
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 (%) 12.96
TAC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.96 vs. TAC: 12.96 )
TAC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 36.89
Current: 12.96

1.81
36.89
Net-margin (%) -1.44
TAC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. TAC: -1.44 )
TAC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26.43   Max: 19.4
Current: -1.44

-26.43
19.4
ROE (%) -1.14
TAC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. TAC: -1.14 )
TAC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.35   Max: 14.95
Current: -1.14

-19.35
14.95
ROA (%) -0.34
TAC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. TAC: -0.34 )
TAC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.15   Max: 4.3
Current: -0.34

-6.15
4.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.10
TAC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. TAC: 4.10 )
TAC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 13.08
Current: 4.1

0.56
13.08
Revenue Growth (%) -10.80
TAC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. TAC: -10.80 )
TAC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 30.9
Current: -10.8

-12.6
30.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -9.70
TAC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. TAC: -9.70 )
TAC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38
Current: -9.7

0
38
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

TAC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 16,087 sh (-17.86%)
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Q2 2013

TAC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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Q3 2013

TAC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 17,229 sh (-29.55%)
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Q4 2013

TAC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TAC

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Preferred stocks of TransAlta Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
TA.PR.D.Canada19.096.02Transalta --- Cum First Pfd Shs Series -A-
TA.PR.H.Canada24.115.18
TA.PR.F.Canada22.145.19

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.60
TAC's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. TAC: 1.60 )
TAC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 4.13
Current: 1.6

1.2
4.13
P/S 1.33
TAC's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. TAC: 1.33 )
TAC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.33

1.16
2.59
PFCF 13.60
TAC's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAC: 13.60 )
TAC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.57   Max: 2196
Current: 13.6

11.57
2196
EV-to-EBIT 24.17
TAC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 26.58 vs. TAC: 24.17 )
TAC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.5   Max: 2940.1
Current: 24.17

12.5
2940.1
Shiller P/E 41.40
TAC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAC: 41.40 )
TAC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.21   Max: 48.06
Current: 41.4

10.21
48.06
Current Ratio 0.66
TAC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. TAC: 0.66 )
TAC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.31
Current: 0.66

0.46
1.31
Quick Ratio 0.60
TAC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. TAC: 0.60 )
TAC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.6

0.46
1.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 7.58
TAC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. TAC: 7.58 )
TAC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 9.1
Current: 7.58

2.78
9.1
Dividend Payout 0.99
TAC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAC: 0.99 )
TAC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 5.8
Current: 0.99

0.09
5.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.60
TAC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. TAC: 7.60 )
TAC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 9.1
Current: 7.6

2.78
9.1
Share Buyback Rate -6.40
TAC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. TAC: -6.40 )
TAC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -6.4
Current: -6.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.60
TAC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. TAC: 2.60 )
TAC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 4.97
Current: 2.6

1.23
4.97
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
TAC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAC: 1.50 )
TAC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 25.93
Current: 1.5

0.92
25.93
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
TAC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. TAC: 0.80 )
TAC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.8

0.62
2.84
Price/Graham Number 2.20
TAC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. TAC: 2.20 )
TAC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 18.2
Current: 2.2

0.91
18.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.10
TAC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. TAC: 4.10 )
TAC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8
Current: 4.1

0.3
8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -11.52
TAC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -3.66 vs. TAC: -11.52 )
TAC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.5   Max: 29.7
Current: -11.52

-22.5
29.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers
Compare:HGKGY, CRPJY, BRPFF, RSHYY, NRG » details
Traded in other countries:TA.PR.D.Canada, TA.PR.H.Canada, TA.Canada, TA.PR.F.Canada, TZ1.Germany
TransAlta Corporation 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. The three reportable segments of the Company are as follows: The 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. Generation's revenues are derived from the availability and production of electricity and steam as well as ancillary services such as system support. The Energy Trading Segment derives revenue and earnings from the wholesale trading of electricity and other energy-related commodities and derivatives. Energy Trading is also responsible for recommending portfolio optimization decisions. The 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. Environmental risks are risks to the Company business associated with existing and/or changes in environmental regulations. New emission reduction objectives for the power sector are being established by governments in Canada and the U.S.

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