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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.17
EGAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. EGAS: 0.17 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.17

0.01
0.54
Equity to Asset 0.48
EGAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. EGAS: 0.48 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.48

0.17
0.59
Interest Coverage 4.18
EGAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. EGAS: 4.18 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 7.3
Current: 4.18

0.48
7.3
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.73
M-Score: -2.31
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 (%) 11.17
EGAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.87 vs. EGAS: 11.17 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.09   Max: 12.68
Current: 11.17

-0.09
12.68
Net-margin (%) 5.61
EGAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. EGAS: 5.61 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 13.19
Current: 5.61

-1.1
13.19
ROE (%) 6.84
EGAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. EGAS: 6.84 )
EGAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.14   Max: 33.05
Current: 6.84

-6.14
33.05
ROA (%) 3.27
EGAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. EGAS: 3.27 )
EGAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.43   Max: 16.94
Current: 3.27

-1.43
16.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.26
EGAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. EGAS: 9.26 )
EGAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.17   Max: 19.32
Current: 9.26

-0.17
19.32
Revenue Growth (%) -4.30
EGAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. EGAS: -4.30 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.6   Max: 37.6
Current: -4.3

-16.6
37.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.90
EGAS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. EGAS: -4.90 )
EGAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.3
Current: -4.9

0
32.3
EPS Growth (%) -6.60
EGAS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. EGAS: -6.60 )
EGAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.8   Max: 54.3
Current: -6.6

-32.8
54.3
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.70
EGAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. EGAS: 19.70 )
EGAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 33.13
Current: 19.7

2.53
33.13
P/B 1.30
EGAS's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. EGAS: 1.30 )
EGAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.3

0.86
2.08
P/S 0.90
EGAS's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EGAS: 0.90 )
EGAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.9

0.19
1.02
EV-to-EBIT 14.35
EGAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. EGAS: 14.35 )
EGAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 102
Current: 14.35

6
102
PEG 16.40
EGAS's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. EGAS: 16.40 )
EGAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 19.27
Current: 16.4

0.22
19.27
Shiller P/E 13.30
EGAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 26.33 vs. EGAS: 13.30 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 111.11
Current: 13.3

6.6
111.11
Current Ratio 0.99
EGAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. EGAS: 0.99 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.99

0.58
2.33
Quick Ratio 0.92
EGAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. EGAS: 0.92 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.08
Current: 0.92

0.39
2.08

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.30
EGAS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. EGAS: 4.30 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 8.53
Current: 4.3

0.4
8.53
Dividend Payout 0.35
EGAS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EGAS: 0.35 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 6.75
Current: 0.35

0.09
6.75
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.89
EGAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. EGAS: 5.89 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 11.69
Current: 5.89

0.55
11.69
Share Buyback Rate -14.00
EGAS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. EGAS: -14.00 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.6   Max: -23.7
Current: -14

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
EGAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. EGAS: 1.60 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.6

1.03
2.42
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.10
EGAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. EGAS: 3.10 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 22.04
Current: 3.1

0.71
22.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
EGAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EGAS: 1.40 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.4

0.29
1.55
Price/Graham Number 1.20
EGAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. EGAS: 1.20 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.5
Current: 1.2

0.57
2.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
EGAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. EGAS: 7.00 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 16.6
Current: 7

1
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.73
EGAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. EGAS: -5.73 )
EGAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.7   Max: 37.2
Current: -5.73

-19.7
37.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Gas Natural Inc was originally incorporated in Montana in 1909 and was reorganized as a holding company in 2009 as a means to facilitate future acquisitions and corporate level financings of natural gas utility and energy-related businesses. On July 9, 2010 the Company moved its state of incorporation to Ohio and changed its name from Energy, Inc. to Gas Natural Inc. The Company is a natural gas company, primarily operating local distribution companies in seven states and serving approximately 73,000 customers in total. It report results in five business segments. Natural Gas Operations: Representing the majority of the Company's revenue, it annually distributes approximately 33 Bcf of natural gas to approximately 69,000 customers through regulated utilities operating in Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. Marketing and Production: Annually, the Company markets approximately 1.4 Bcf of natural gas to commercial and industrial customers in Montana and Wyoming and manage midstream supply and production assets for transportation customers and utilities through its subsidiary, EWR. Pipeline Operations: The Company owns the Shoshone interstate and the Glacier gathering natural gas pipelines located in Montana and Wyoming through its subsidiary EWD. Propane Operations: The Company delivers liquid propane, heating oil and kerosene to approximately 3,400 residential, commercial and agricultural customers in North Carolina and Virginia through the Company's subsidiary, Independence. The operations were acquired in August 2011. Corporate and Other: Corporate and other encompasses the results of corporate acquisitions and other equity transactions. Included in corporate and other are costs associated with business development and acquisitions, dividend income and recognized gains from the sale of marketable securities. In the Company's natural gas operations, it generally faces competition in the distribution and sales of natural gas from suppliers of other fuels, including coal, electricity, oil and propane. The Company's interstate natural gas operations are also subject to federal regulations with respect to rates, services, construction/maintenance and safety standards.
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