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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
EGAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. EGAS: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EGAS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.14
0.01
0.54
Equity to Asset 0.50
EGAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. EGAS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EGAS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.5
0.17
0.59
Interest Coverage 0.84
EGAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. EGAS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EGAS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.47 Max: 7.3
Current: 0.84
0.84
7.3
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.00
M-Score: -2.58
WACC vs ROIC
1.41%
1.48%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.78
EGAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. EGAS: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EGAS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 9.72 Max: 12.68
Current: 2.78
2.78
12.68
Net-margin (%) 2.41
EGAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. EGAS: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EGAS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.41  Med: 5.76 Max: 13.19
Current: 2.41
2.41
13.19
ROE (%) 2.43
EGAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. EGAS: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EGAS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 9.14 Max: 38.27
Current: 2.43
2.43
38.27
ROA (%) 1.20
EGAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. EGAS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EGAS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.8 Max: 17.98
Current: 1.2
1.2
17.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.49
EGAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. EGAS: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EGAS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 11.51 Max: 36.04
Current: 1.49
1.49
36.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
EGAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. EGAS: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EGAS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: 0.6 Max: 37.6
Current: 2.4
-16.6
37.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.40
EGAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. EGAS: -7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EGAS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.8  Med: -4.4 Max: 32.3
Current: -7.4
-21.8
32.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -34.40
EGAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. EGAS: -34.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EGAS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.3  Med: -5 Max: 53.8
Current: -34.4
-37.3
53.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-10)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

EGAS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 171,300 sh (+7.58%)
Mario Gabelli 17,500 sh (unchged)
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EGAS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 200,157 sh (+16.85%)
Mario Gabelli 18,500 sh (+5.71%)
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EGAS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 18,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 191,443 sh (-4.35%)
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EGAS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 245,600 sh (+28.29%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Gas Natural Inc is a natural gas company, operating local distribution companies in six states and serving approximately 68,000 customers.

Gas Natural Inc was 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, operating local distribution companies in six states and serving approximately 68,000 customers in total.It reports results in three business segments; Natural Gas, Marketing and Production, Corporate and Other. Natural Gas represents the majority of the Company's revenue, it annually distributes approximately 26 Bcf of natural gas to approximately 68,000 customers through regulated utilities operating in Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In the Marketing and Production segment, the Company markets approximately 1.3 Bcf of natural gas to commercial and industrial customers in Montana, Wyoming, Ohio, and Pennsylvania through EWR and GNR subsidiaries. Its EWR subsidiary also manages midstream supply and production assets for transportation customers and utilities. Corporate and Other encompasses the results of corporate acquisitions and other equity transactions and discontinued operations. 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. Its utility operations are subject to regulation by the KPSC, MPUC, MPSC, NCUC, PUCO, and the PaPUC. These authorities regulate many aspects of Company's distribution operations, including construction and maintenance of facilities, operations, safety, and regulatory rates charged to customers which control the rate of return it is allowed to realize.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 34.30
EGAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
85% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. EGAS: 34.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EGAS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 14.32 Max: 34.74
Current: 34.3
2.53
34.74
P/B 0.87
EGAS's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. EGAS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EGAS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.08
Current: 0.87
0.71
2.08
P/S 0.85
EGAS's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EGAS: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EGAS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.85
0.31
1.03
PFCF 20.98
EGAS's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. EGAS: 20.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EGAS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.28  Med: 8.48 Max: 85.56
Current: 20.98
3.28
85.56
POCF 6.54
EGAS's POCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. EGAS: 6.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EGAS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 7.39 Max: 17.83
Current: 6.54
2.02
17.83
EV-to-EBIT 60.82
EGAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
94% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.02 vs. EGAS: 60.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EGAS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 10.2 Max: 63.7
Current: 60.82
2.8
63.7
EV-to-EBITDA 13.49
EGAS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
71% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.29 vs. EGAS: 13.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EGAS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 7.4 Max: 14.6
Current: 13.49
2.3
14.6
Shiller P/E 7.82
EGAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.61 vs. EGAS: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EGAS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.19  Med: 12.71 Max: 28.57
Current: 7.82
6.19
28.57
Current Ratio 0.36
EGAS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. EGAS: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EGAS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.36
0.36
2.33
Quick Ratio 0.29
EGAS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. EGAS: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EGAS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.08
Current: 0.29
0.29
2.08
Days Inventory 38.54
EGAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
67% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.97 vs. EGAS: 38.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EGAS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.26  Med: 42.63 Max: 64.15
Current: 38.54
28.26
64.15
Days Sales Outstanding 25.84
EGAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. EGAS: 25.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EGAS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.39  Med: 34.53 Max: 51.15
Current: 25.84
19.39
51.15
Days Payable 33.17
EGAS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
76% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 67.88 vs. EGAS: 33.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
EGAS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.71  Med: 52.53 Max: 73.66
Current: 33.17
21.71
73.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.32
EGAS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. EGAS: 5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EGAS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 4.83 Max: 8.53
Current: 5.32
0.4
8.53
Forward Dividend Yield 3.80
EGAS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. EGAS: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.15
EGAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. EGAS: 5.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EGAS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 4.66 Max: 8.24
Current: 5.15
0.39
8.24
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.90
EGAS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. EGAS: -7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EGAS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.3  Med: -3.3 Max: 0.3
Current: -7.9
-24.3
0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.08
EGAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. EGAS: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EGAS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.51 Max: 2.03
Current: 1.08
0.96
2.03
Price/Projected FCF 6.21
EGAS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. EGAS: 6.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EGAS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.45 Max: 66.17
Current: 6.21
0.7
66.17
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
EGAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EGAS: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EGAS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.14
0.26
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.60
EGAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. EGAS: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EGAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 9.8 Max: 36.1
Current: 1.6
1.6
36.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -23.43
EGAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. EGAS: -23.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EGAS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.2  Med: -0.25 Max: 32.9
Current: -23.43
-26.2
32.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $97.92
EPS (TTM) $ 0.23
Beta-0.28
Short Percentage of Float0.68%
52-Week Range $6.50 - 9.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)10.52
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