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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.

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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.

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

CNL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

David Abrams 1,200,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,661,595 sh (+253.91%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 307,574 sh (-0.84%)
Mario Gabelli 465,550 sh (-4.82%)
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Q4 2015

CNL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 62,330 sh (New)
David Abrams 2,362,366 sh (+96.86%)
Mario Gabelli 467,337 sh (+0.38%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 307,524 sh (-0.02%)
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Q1 2016

CNL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 44,564 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 9,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 99,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 155,979 sh (+150.25%)
David Abrams Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 332,855 sh (-28.78%)
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Q2 2016

CNL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric  
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Traded in other countries:83C.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Cleco Corp is a public utility holding company that owns a vertically integrated electric utility, Cleco Power, which is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in Louisiana.

Cleco Corp was incorporated on October 30, 1998, under the laws of the State of Louisiana. It is a public utility holding company that owns a vertically integrated electric utility, Cleco Power, which is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity primarily in Louisiana.

Guru Investment Theses on Cleco Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on Cleco Corp - Jan 29, 2016

Cleco Corp. (1.7%) (CNL – $52.21 – NYSE)(NYSE:CNL), headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, is a utility holding company. On October 20, 2014, the company agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. Cleco shareholders will receive $55.37 per share in cash, or $2.7 billion. The transaction is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.


From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund Merger and Arbitrage shareholder letter for the fourth quarter 2015.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Cleco Corp - Oct 19, 2015

Cleco Corp. (1.8%) (NYSE:CNL)(CNL – $53.24 – NYSE), headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, is a utility holding company. On October 20, 2014, the company agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. Cleco shareholders will receive $55.37 per share in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2015.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2015 ABC Fund commentary.

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Dividend Yield % 2.89
CNL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
56% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CNL: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CNL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 2.89
Current: 2.89
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Dividend Payout Ratio 0.73
CNL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. CNL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CNL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.73
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Forward Dividend Yield % 2.89
CNL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
61% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. CNL: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.89
CNL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. CNL: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CNL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 2.89
Current: 2.89
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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,209.40
EPS (TTM) $ 2.20
Short Percentage of Float2.99%
52-Week Range $44.78 - 55.37
Shares Outstanding (Mil)60.55

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Positive ROAN
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Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
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