Calpine Corporation

Calpine Corporation is America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources. Because we use clean fuel and renewable resources, Calpine also ranks among the cleanest power generators in the nation. Through wholesale power operations and our retail business, Champion Energy, we serve customers in 21 states and Canada. We specialize in developing, constructing, owning and operating natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants that use advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner. Our clean, efficient, modern and flexible fleet is uniquely positioned to benefit from the secular trends affecting our industry, including the abundant and affordable supply of clean natural gas, stricter environmental regulation, aging power generation infrastructure and the increasing need for dispatchable power plants to successfully integrate intermittent renewables into the grid.

Houston, US
Size (employees)
2,372 (est)+8%
Calpine Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, US

Key People at Calpine Corporation

Thad Hill

Thad Hill

President and Chief Executive Officer
Thad Miller

Thad Miller

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Zamir Rauf

Zamir Rauf

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Calpine Corporation Office Locations

Calpine Corporation has offices in Houston, Wilmington, Hayward, San Jose and in 7 other locations
Houston, US (HQ)
1000 717 Texas Ave

Calpine Corporation Metrics

Calpine Corporation Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$6.7 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$111 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$3.8 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$418 m
Calpine Corporation's current market capitalization is $3.8 b.
Calpine Corporation's revenue was reported to be $6.7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3.8% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$6.3 b$8 b$6.5 b$6.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$5.5 b$6.7 b$5.6 b$6 b


$874 m$2 b$855 m$839 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$696 m$645 m$628 m$631 m

Pre tax profit

$20 m$983 m$173 m$159 m

Income tax expense

$2 m$22 m($76 m)$48 m

Net Income

$18 m$961 m$249 m$111 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$941 m$717 m$906 m$418 m


$447 m$475 m$581 m

Current Assets

$2.9 b$4.2 b$4.1 b$4.4 b


$13 b$13.2 b$13 b$13 b

Total Assets

$16.6 b$18.4 b$18.8 b$19.3 b

Accounts Payable

$462 m$580 m$552 m$671 m

Total Debt

Current Liabilities

$1.5 b$3.2 b$3 b$3.7 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$12.4 b$12.4 b$9.6 b$9.6 b

Retained Earnings

($7.5 b)($6.5 b)($6.3 b)($6.2 b)

Total Equity

$3.2 b$3.3 b

Financial Leverage

5.9 x5.8 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$18 m$961 m$249 m$111 m

Accounts Receivable

($113 m)($87 m)$169 m($128 m)

Accounts Payable

($1 m)$185 m($221 m)($6 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$549 m$854 m$863 m$1 b

Purchases of PP&E

($575 m)($492 m)($565 m)($489 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($593 m)($84 m)($841 m)($1.9 b)

Interest Paid

$672 m$610 m$620 m$584 m

Income Taxes Paid

$24 m$23 m$21 m$12 m

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