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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
DGAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. DGAS: 0.02 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.02

0
0.21
Equity to Asset 0.39
DGAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. DGAS: 0.39 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.39

0.24
0.39
Interest Coverage 5.41
DGAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. DGAS: 5.41 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 5.41
Current: 5.41

1.76
5.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.56
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.35
DGAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. DGAS: 16.35 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.88   Max: 22.31
Current: 16.35

10.88
22.31
Net-margin (%) 8.93
DGAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. DGAS: 8.93 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 8.93
Current: 8.93

4.03
8.93
ROE (%) 10.29
DGAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. DGAS: 10.29 )
DGAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 11.86
Current: 10.29

5.76
11.86
ROA (%) 3.92
DGAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. DGAS: 3.92 )
DGAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 4
Current: 3.92

1.76
4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.18
DGAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. DGAS: 9.18 )
DGAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 11.84
Current: 9.18

8.27
11.84
Revenue Growth (%) 0.90
DGAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. DGAS: 0.90 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.9   Max: 15.7
Current: 0.9

-11.9
15.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.90
DGAS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DGAS: 4.90 )
DGAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.5
Current: 4.9

0
20.5
EPS Growth (%) 7.30
DGAS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. DGAS: 7.30 )
DGAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.9   Max: 23.2
Current: 7.3

-13.9
23.2
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.30
DGAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. DGAS: 17.30 )
DGAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 28.14
Current: 17.3

7.48
28.14
P/B 1.80
DGAS's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. DGAS: 1.80 )
DGAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.8

1.04
2.46
P/S 1.50
DGAS's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DGAS: 1.50 )
DGAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.5

0.5
2.19
PFCF 23.60
DGAS's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. DGAS: 23.60 )
DGAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 169.15
Current: 23.6

4.41
169.15
EV-to-EBIT 12.80
DGAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. DGAS: 12.80 )
DGAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 15.9
Current: 12.8

6.7
15.9
PEG 5.30
DGAS's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. DGAS: 5.30 )
DGAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 24.51
Current: 5.3

1.76
24.51
Shiller P/E 18.10
DGAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. DGAS: 18.10 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.79   Max: 25.75
Current: 18.1

9.79
25.75

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.10
DGAS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. DGAS: 4.10 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 6.94
Current: 4.1

2.92
6.94
Dividend Payout 0.70
DGAS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. DGAS: 0.70 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 19
Current: 0.7

0.18
19
Dividend growth (3y) 3.50
DGAS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. DGAS: 3.50 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.4
Current: 3.5

0
9.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.80
DGAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. DGAS: 4.80 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 8.12
Current: 4.8

3.42
8.12
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
DGAS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. DGAS: -0.90 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.6   Max: -9.1
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 1.80
DGAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. DGAS: 1.80 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.8

1.09
2.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
DGAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DGAS: 0.90 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 16.79
Current: 0.9

0.95
16.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
DGAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DGAS: 1.50 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.5

0.61
2.01
Price/Graham Number 1.20
DGAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DGAS: 1.20 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.2

0.71
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
DGAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. DGAS: 7.80 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 14.9
Current: 7.8

6.3
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.56
DGAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. DGAS: 9.56 )
DGAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 10.7
Current: 9.56

-7.1
10.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Delta Natural Gas Company was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky on October 7, 1949. The Company distributes or transports natural gas. Its distribution and transmission systems are located in central and southeastern Kentucky and it own and operate an underground storage field in southeastern Kentucky. The Company transports natural gas to its industrial customers who purchase their natural gas in the open market and it transport natural gas on behalf of local producers and customers not on its distribution system. The Company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries. Delta Resources, Inc. ('Delta Resources') buys natural gas and resells it to industrial or other large use customers on Delta's system. Delgasco, Inc. ('Delgasco') buys natural gas and resells it to Delta Resources and to customers not on Delta's system. Enpro, Inc. ('Enpro') owns and operates production properties and undeveloped acreage. It also sells liquids extracted from natural gas in its system. It operates through two segments, a regulated segment and a non-regulated segment. Through its regulated segment, it distributes natural gas to its retail customers in 23 predominantly rural counties. In addition, its regulated segment transports natural gas to industrial customers on its system who purchase their natural gas in the open market. Its regulated segment also transports natural gas on behalf of local producers and other customers not on its distribution system. Its non-regulated segment includes three wholly-owned subsidiaries. Two of these subsidiaries, Delta Resources and Delgasco, purchase natural gas in the open market, including natural gas from Kentucky producers. The Company resells this gas to industrial customers on its distribution system and to others not on its system.

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