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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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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 : 6/10

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Preferred stocks of PG&E Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
PCG.PR.D0.005.305% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, Redeemable
PCG.PR.A0.005.426% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, NonRedeemable
PCGPE0.005.275% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, Redeemable Series A
PCGPI0.005.024.36% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, Redeemable
PCG.PR.H0.005.264.50% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, Redeemable
PCG.PR.B0.005.295.50% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, NonRedeemable
PCG.PR.G0.005.344.80% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, Redeemable
PCGPC0.005.005% First Preferred Stock, Cumulative, NonRedeemable

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Dividend Yield 5.29
PCG.PR.B's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PCG.PR.B: 5.29 )
PCG.PR.B' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.29

Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.29
PCG.PR.B's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. PCG.PR.B: 5.29 )
PCG.PR.B' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.29

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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
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Traded in other countries:PCG.Switzerland, PCG.USA, PCG.Germany
PG&E Corporation, incorporated in California in 1995, is a holding Company that conducts its business through Pacific Gas and Electric Company ('Utility'), a public utility operating in northern and central California. The Utility was incorporated in California in 1905. PG&E Corporation became the holding Company of the Utility and its subsidiaries on January 1, 1997. The Utility's revenues are generated mainly through the sale and delivery of electricity and natural gas to customers. The Utility served approximately 5.2 million electricity distribution customers and approximately 4.3 million natural gas distribution customers at December 31, 2011. The Utility had approximately $49.2 billion in assets at December 31, 2011 and generated revenues of $15 billion in 2011. The Utility is regulated mainly by the California Public Utilities Commission ('CPUC') and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ('FERC'). In addition, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ('NRC') oversees the licensing, construction, operation, and decommissioning of the Utility's nuclear generation facilities. The Utility's electricity distribution network extends through 47 of California's 58 counties, comprising most of northern and central California. The Utility's network consists of approximately 141,000 circuit miles of distribution lines (of which approximately 20% are underground and approximately 80% are overhead). There are 91 transmission substations and 57 transmission-switching stations. The Utility's distribution network interconnects to the Utility's electricity transmission system at approximately 1,758 points. The Utility owns and operates an integrated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution system in California that extends throughout all or a part of 40 of California's 58 counties and includes most of northern and central California. In 2011, the Utility served approximately 4 million natural gas distribution customers. The Utility owns three underground natural gas storage fields and has a 25% interest in the Gill Ranch underground natural gas storage facility located near Fresno, California. As a public utility holding Company, PG&E Corporation is subject to the requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 ('PUHCA'). The Utility's facilities are subject to the requirements issued by the EPA under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ('RCRA') and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended ('CERCLA'), as well as other state hazardous waste laws and other environmental requirements.

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