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TransAlta Corp

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Volume: 111,369 Avg Vol (1m): 175,092
Market Cap $: 1.83 Bil Enterprise Value $: 5.75 Bil
P/E (TTM): 0.00 P/B: 1.30
Earnings Power Value -9.26
Net Current Asset Value -15.65
Tangible Book 2.81
Projected FCF 11.64
Median P/S Value 8.26
Graham Number 0
Peter Lynch Value 0
DCF (FCF Based) 0
DCF (Earnings Based) 0
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 4/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.03
Cash-To-Debt ranked lower than
63.49% of 189 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 0.17, Min: 0.01
TAC: 0.03
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.01, Med: 0.03, Max: 0.21
Current: 0.03
0.01
0.21
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
Equity-to-Asset ranked lower than
57.38% of 183 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 0.97, Med: 0.37, Min: -0.93
TAC: 0.31
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.24, Med: 0.32, Max: 0.35
Current: 0.31
0.24
0.35
Debt-to-Equity 1.15
Debt-to-Equity ranked higher than
52.47% of 162 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 51.45, Med: 1.18, Min: 0.01
TAC: 1.15
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.93, Med: 1.23, Max: 1.75
Current: 1.15
0.93
1.75
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.01
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
58.12% of 160 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 62.26, Med: 4.86, Min: 0.02
TAC: 5.01
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.43, Med: 4.19, Max: 12.33
Current: 5.01
3.43
12.33
Interest Coverage 0.33
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
91.72% of 157 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 3.27, Min: 0.02
TAC: 0.33
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.33, Med: 1.52, Max: 3.36
Current: 0.33
0.33
3.36
Piotroski F-Score 5
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3
4
5
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7
8
9
Altman Z-Score 0.34
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.65
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 0.74%
WACC 10.37%

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 2.64
Operating Margin ranked lower than
71.35% of 185 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 6831.67, Med: 16.93, Min: -2385.28
TAC: 2.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.64, Med: 12.01, Max: 25.29
Current: 2.64
2.64
25.29
Net Margin % -14.64
Net Margin ranked lower than
83.24% of 185 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 7121.11, Med: 7.5, Min: -2132.03
TAC: -14.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: -26.43, Med: 3.75, Max: 11.65
Current: -14.64
-26.43
11.65
ROE % -12.03
ROE ranked lower than
80.98% of 184 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 87.55, Med: 6.91, Min: -559.34
TAC: -12.03
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: -19.55, Med: 1.35, Max: 9.07
Current: -12.03
-19.55
9.07
ROA % -3.54
ROA ranked lower than
80.21% of 192 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 843.97, Med: 2.08, Min: -552.02
TAC: -3.54
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: -6.06, Med: 0.88, Max: 3.14
Current: -3.54
-6.06
3.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -0.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked lower than
77.49% of 191 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 3248.55, Med: 7.62, Min: -1105.81
TAC: -0.94
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -3.03, Med: 5.46, Max: 8.75
Current: -0.94
-3.03
8.75
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate -0.30
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked lower than
65.56% of 151 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 979.2, Med: 1.9, Min: -100
TAC: -1.1
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -12.6, Med: -1.4, Max: 27.4
Current: -1.1
-12.6
27.4
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate -7.80
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked lower than
74.44% of 133 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 753.8, Med: 4.6, Min: -156
TAC: -8.6
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -41.9, Med: -3.6, Max: 57.1
Current: -8.6
-41.9
57.1
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate -112.20
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate ranked lower than
100.00% of 117 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 261.3, Med: 5.2, Min: -194.2
TAC: -112.2
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate only.
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Business Description

Industry Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers    NAICS : 221121    SIC : 4911
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Address 110 - 12th Avenue SW, P.O Box 1900, Station M, Calgary, AB, CAN, T2P 2M1
TransAlta Corp is an independent power producer based in Alberta, Canada. The company owns more than 70 power plants in Canada, the Western United States, and Australia. TransAlta's net generating capacity is approximately 32% coal-fired and 18% natural gas-fired. The remaining 50% consists primarily of hydroelectric plants and wind energy farms. TransAlta also has an energy trading and marketing business, owns transmission lines, and owns a coal mine supplying its plants in Alberta.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PB Ratio 1.30
PB Ratio ranked higher than
76.37% of 182 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 674, Med: 1.34, Min: 0.09
TAC: 1.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.44, Med: 1.52, Max: 4.13
Current: 1.3
0.44
4.13
PS Ratio 1.08
PS Ratio ranked higher than
75.29% of 174 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 187.22, Med: 2.06, Min: 0.05
TAC: 1.08
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.46, Med: 1.41, Max: 2.57
Current: 1.08
0.46
2.57
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 14.84
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
56.10% of 82 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 222.88, Med: 9.38, Min: 0.08
TAC: 14.84
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.12, Med: 13.64, Max: 288.95
Current: 14.84
3.12
288.95
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked higher than
85.84% of 113 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 200.59, Med: 7.17, Min: 0.08
TAC: 5.33
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.99, Med: 4.66, Max: 10.71
Current: 5.33
1.99
10.71
EV-to-EBIT -123.80
EV-to-EBIT ranked lower than
87.90% of 157 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 1467.43, Med: 15.44, Min: 2.59
TAC: -123.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: -128.5, Med: 18.45, Max: 71.4
Current: -123.8
-128.5
71.4
EV-to-EBITDA 11.81
EV-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
65.85% of 164 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 1467.43, Med: 10.63, Min: 1.66
TAC: 11.81
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.1, Med: 8.3, Max: 41.7
Current: 11.81
3.1
41.7
EV-to-Revenue 3.36
EV-to-Revenue ranked higher than
56.35% of 181 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 203.43, Med: 4.25, Min: 0.16
TAC: 3.36
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.4, Med: 3.4, Max: 4.4
Current: 3.36
1.4
4.4
Current Ratio 1.63
Current Ratio ranked lower than
60.34% of 179 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 18.46, Med: 1.32, Min: 0.01
TAC: 1.63
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.46, Med: 0.85, Max: 1.63
Current: 1.63
0.46
1.63
Quick Ratio 1.34
Quick Ratio ranked lower than
61.45% of 179 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 18.46, Med: 1.14, Min: 0.01
TAC: 1.34
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.46, Med: 0.76, Max: 1.35
Current: 1.34
0.46
1.35
Days Inventory 75.95
Days Inventory ranked lower than
84.85% of 132 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 345.43, Med: 26.27, Min: 0.03
TAC: 75.95
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 20.95, Med: 44, Max: 81.87
Current: 75.95
20.95
81.87
Days Sales Outstanding 115.55
Days Sales Outstanding ranked lower than
84.14% of 145 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 537.73, Med: 54.16, Min: 1
TAC: 115.55
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 55.47, Med: 72.58, Max: 115.55
Current: 115.55
55.47
115.55
Days Payable 140.60
Days Payable ranked lower than
100.00% of 110 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 719.62, Med: 71.32, Min: 0.01
TAC: 140.6
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 120.94, Med: 162.84, Max: 226.69
Current: 140.6
120.94
226.69

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 1.88
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
70.78% of 243 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 14.81, Med: 3.33, Min: 0.23
TAC: 1.88
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.62, Med: 5.66, Max: 19.15
Current: 1.88
1.62
19.15
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) -39.40
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate ranked lower than
84.62% of 78 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 105.7, Med: 7.3, Min: -100
TAC: -39.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -48.3, Med: -0.2, Max: 10.5
Current: -39.4
-48.3
10.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.87
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
76.45% of 242 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 18.95, Med: 4.11, Min: 0.23
TAC: 1.87
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 0.19
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked lower than
100.00% of 288 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 717.82, Med: 4.09, Min: 0.01
TAC: 0.19
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.17, Med: 0.58, Max: 1.96
Current: 0.19
0.17
1.96
3-Year Share Buyback Rate -0.30
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked higher than
73.96% of 96 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 26.3, Med: -6.9, Min: -371
TAC: -0.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -7.1, Med: -2.5, Max: 0.3
Current: -0.3
-7.1
0.3

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.29
Price-to-Tangible-Book ranked higher than
57.56% of 172 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 674, Med: 1.54, Min: 0.11
TAC: 2.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.88, Med: 1.96, Max: 4.98
Current: 2.29
0.88
4.98
Price-to-Projected-FCF 0.55
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked higher than
77.08% of 48 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 21.16, Med: 0.89, Min: 0.16
TAC: 0.55
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.34, Med: 1.39, Max: 28.05
Current: 0.55
0.34
28.05
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.78
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked higher than
82.31% of 130 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 25.7, Med: 0.91, Min: 0.07
TAC: 0.78
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.43, Med: 1.13, Max: 3.34
Current: 0.78
0.43
3.34
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % -0.80
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked lower than
71.88% of 192 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 38.61, Med: 5.28, Min: -107.53
TAC: -0.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -3.8, Med: 4.7, Max: 7.8
Current: -0.8
-3.8
7.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 3.64
Forward Rate of Return ranked higher than
91.57% of 83 companies
in the Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.
Industry Max: 51.88, Med: 4.85, Min: -161.89
TAC: 3.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: -23, Med: 5, Max: 26
Current: 3.64
-23
26

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 1,742.34
EPS (TTM) $ -1
Beta 1.6
Volatility % 51.14
52-Week Range $ 3.99 - 7.61
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 284.6

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 5
Positive ROA N
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy N
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy N
Higher Current Ratio yoy Y
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy Y