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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
ATO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. ATO: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ATO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.61
Equity to Asset 0.36
ATO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. ATO: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ATO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.36
0.25
0.4
Interest Coverage 4.73
ATO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. ATO: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ATO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.88 Max: 4.73
Current: 4.73
1.46
4.73
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.45
M-Score: -3.13
WACC vs ROIC
6.05%
6.72%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 14.96
ATO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. ATO: 14.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.93  Med: 9.22 Max: 13.3
Current: 14.96
5.93
13.3
Net-margin (%) 7.38
ATO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. ATO: 7.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 3.84 Max: 6.52
Current: 7.38
2.4
6.52
ROE (%) 10.08
ATO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. ATO: 10.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.73  Med: 9.39 Max: 16.89
Current: 10.08
4.73
16.89
ROA (%) 3.59
ATO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. ATO: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.49  Med: 2.99 Max: 5.66
Current: 3.59
1.49
5.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.20
ATO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. ATO: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.84  Med: 10.27 Max: 24.98
Current: 9.2
6.84
24.98
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.30
ATO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ATO: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.1  Med: 2.30 Max: 30.8
Current: 2.3
-16.1
30.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.50
ATO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ATO: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6  Med: 2.80 Max: 13.6
Current: 5.5
-6
13.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.70
ATO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ATO: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.2  Med: 5.70 Max: 35.9
Current: 12.7
-26.2
35.9
» ATO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ATO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 174,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2014

ATO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 519,800 sh (+198.05%)
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Q1 2015

ATO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 177,400 sh (-65.87%)
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Q2 2015

ATO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 179,200 sh (+1.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,100 sh (-9.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.89
ATO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. ATO: 17.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ATO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.52  Med: 15.05 Max: 19.4
Current: 17.89
9.52
19.4
Forward P/E 17.09
ATO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. ATO: 17.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.00
ATO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. ATO: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ATO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.42  Med: 15.58 Max: 19.46
Current: 18
9.42
19.46
P/B 1.73
ATO's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ATO: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ATO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.73
0.88
1.93
P/S 1.31
ATO's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. ATO: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ATO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.31
0.26
1.37
POCF 6.80
ATO's POCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. ATO: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ATO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.71  Med: 5.45 Max: 17.07
Current: 6.8
2.71
17.07
EV-to-EBIT 13.06
ATO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. ATO: 13.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ATO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9  Med: 12.40 Max: 17.2
Current: 13.06
8.9
17.2
PEG 5.14
ATO's PEG is ranked lower than
70% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. ATO: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ATO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 4.71 Max: 14.29
Current: 5.14
2.31
14.29
Shiller P/E 20.91
ATO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. ATO: 20.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ATO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.92  Med: 15.43 Max: 23.09
Current: 20.91
9.92
23.09
Current Ratio 0.67
ATO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ATO: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ATO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.67
0.29
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.44
ATO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ATO: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ATO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.44
0.16
1.74
Days Inventory 31.49
ATO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. ATO: 31.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ATO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 21.3  Med: 36.25 Max: 54.69
Current: 31.49
21.3
54.69
Days Sales Outstanding 25.77
ATO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 44.97 vs. ATO: 25.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ATO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.51  Med: 24.49 Max: 49.14
Current: 25.77
12.51
49.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.83
ATO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. ATO: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ATO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 4.30 Max: 6.32
Current: 2.83
2.56
6.32
Dividend Payout 0.50
ATO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ATO: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ATO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.40 Max: 19.71
Current: 0.5
0.21
19.71
Dividend growth (3y) 2.90
ATO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
53% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ATO: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ATO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 1.70 Max: 4.8
Current: 2.9
1.5
4.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.11
ATO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. ATO: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ATO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 4.77 Max: 7.01
Current: 3.11
2.84
7.01
Share Buyback Rate -2.50
ATO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. ATO: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ATO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3  Med: -4.00 Max: -24.2
Current: -2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.26
ATO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ATO: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ATO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.02 Max: 2.73
Current: 2.26
1.14
2.73
Price/Projected FCF 2.79
ATO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. ATO: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ATO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.49 Max: 21.2
Current: 2.79
0.91
21.2
Price/Median PS Value 2.36
ATO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ATO: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ATO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.26
Current: 2.36
0.53
2.26
Price/Graham Number 1.34
ATO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. ATO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ATO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.34
0.68
2.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.63
ATO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ATO: 7.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.8  Med: 8.10 Max: 11.3
Current: 7.63
5.8
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.60
ATO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. ATO: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ATO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 5.30 Max: 8.2
Current: 2.6
1.5
8.2

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 5,584 5,729
EPS($) 3.04 3.25
EPS without NRI($) 3.04 3.25

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:AEO.Germany,
Atmos Energy Corp. was incorporated in Texas in 1983. The Company is engaged in the regulated natural gas businesses as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. It has grown through a series of acquisitions, the most recent of which was the acquisition in October 2004 of the natural gas distribution and operations of TXU Gas Company. It distributes natural gas through regulated sales and transppipeline ortation arrangements to over three million residential, commercial, public authority and industrial customers in 12 states located in the South, which makes one of the country's largest natural-gas-only distributors based on number of customers. It also operates one of the largest intrastate pipelines in Texas based on miles of pipe. Through its nonregulated businesses, the Company provides natural gas management and marketing services to municipalities, other local gas distribution companies and industrial customers mainly in the Midwest and Southeast and natural gas transportation along with storage services to certain of its natural gas distribution divisions and third parties. Its core values include focusing on its employees and customers while conducting its business with honesty and integrity. The Company's business is operated through the following four segments: The natural gas distribution segment, which includes its regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations; The regulated transmission and storage segment, which includes the regulated pipeline and storage operations of the Atmos Pipeline - Texas Division; The natural gas marketing segment, which includes a variety of nonregulated natural gas management services; and The pipeline, storage and other segment, which includes its nonregulated natural gas transmission and storage services. The Company's natural gas distribution segment consists of six regulated divisions, presented in order of total rate base, covering service areas in 12 states, which are: Atmos Energy Mid-Tex Division; Atmos Energy Kentucky/Mid-States Division; Atmos Energy Louisiana Division; Atmos Energy West Texas Division; Atmos Energy Colorado-Kansas Division and Atmos Energy Mississippi Division. The Company's regulated transmission and storage segment consists of the regulated pipeline and storage operations of its Atmos Pipeline - Texas Division. This division transports natural gas to its Mid-Tex Division, transports natural gas for third parties and manages five underground storage reservoirs in Texas. The Company's natural gas marketing activities are conducted through Atmos Energy Marketing (AEM), which is wholly-owned by Atmos Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEH). AEH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEC and operates mainly in the Midwest and Southeast areas of the United States. AEM's main business is to aggregate and purchase gas supply, arrange transportation and storage logistics and ultimately deliver gas to customers at competitive prices. The Company's pipeline, stor
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