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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
GAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. GAS: 0.03 )
GAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.25
GAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. GAS: 0.25 )
GAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.25

0.24
0.37
Interest Coverage 3.79
GAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. GAS: 3.79 )
GAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.79

1.94
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.81
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.86
GAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. GAS: 14.86 )
GAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.74   Max: 24.68
Current: 14.86

8.74
24.68
Net-margin (%) 6.78
GAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. GAS: 6.78 )
GAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 13.02
Current: 6.78

2.9
13.02
ROE (%) 8.62
GAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. GAS: 8.62 )
GAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5   Max: 13.53
Current: 8.62

5
13.53
ROA (%) 2.14
GAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. GAS: 2.14 )
GAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 4.06
Current: 2.14

1.24
4.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.29
GAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. GAS: 7.29 )
GAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.01   Max: 13.51
Current: 7.29

5.01
13.51
Revenue Growth (%) 8.60
GAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. GAS: 8.60 )
GAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.8   Max: 31.1
Current: 8.6

-23.8
31.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.80
GAS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GAS: 3.80 )
GAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.5
Current: 3.8

0
35.5
EPS Growth (%) -4.20
GAS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. GAS: -4.20 )
GAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -9   Max: 41.3
Current: -4.2

-9
41.3
» GAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GAS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 14,573 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 312,558 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 71,475 sh (-2.46%)
Mario Gabelli 67,039 sh (-4.5%)
Pioneer Investments 978,711 sh (-6.43%)
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Q2 2013

GAS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Pioneer Investments 982,131 sh (+0.35%)
Chuck Royce 312,558 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 64,846 sh (-3.27%)
David Dreman 68,375 sh (-4.34%)
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Q3 2013

GAS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 10,323 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 312,558 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 64,546 sh (-0.46%)
Pioneer Investments 842,291 sh (-14.24%)
» More
Q4 2013

GAS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,400 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 312,558 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 837,347 sh (-0.59%)
Mario Gabelli 63,746 sh (-1.24%)
Steven Cohen 9,514 sh (-7.84%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GAS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$42.55 - $46.74 $ 51.7515%0
David Dreman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.07%$36.84 - $39.34 $ 51.7536%76975
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$36.84 - $39.34 $ 51.7536%74132
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.60
GAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. GAS: 19.60 )
GAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.69   Max: 23.66
Current: 19.6

7.69
23.66
P/B 1.60
GAS's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. GAS: 1.60 )
GAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.6

1.1
2.12
P/S 1.30
GAS's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. GAS: 1.30 )
GAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.3

0.68
1.92
PFCF 27.00
GAS's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. GAS: 27.00 )
GAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 27

8.3
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 15.60
GAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. GAS: 15.60 )
GAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 19.3
Current: 15.6

7.2
19.3
PEG 6.10
GAS's PEG is ranked higher than
51% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. GAS: 6.10 )
GAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 116.93
Current: 6.1

0.97
116.93
Shiller P/E 18.70
GAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. GAS: 18.70 )
GAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.92   Max: 19.38
Current: 18.7

8.92
19.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.70
GAS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GAS: 3.70 )
GAS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 6.84
Current: 3.7

3.07
6.84
Dividend Payout 0.71
GAS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. GAS: 0.71 )
GAS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.08
Current: 0.71

0.5
2.08
Dividend growth (3y) 2.20
GAS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. GAS: 2.20 )
GAS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.6
Current: 2.2

0
12.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.01
GAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. GAS: 4.01 )
GAS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 7.4
Current: 4.01

3.32
7.4
Share Buyback Rate -15.00
GAS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. GAS: -15.00 )
GAS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.6   Max: -15.1
Current: -15

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.90
GAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. GAS: 3.90 )
GAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.58
Current: 3.9

1.3
3.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
GAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GAS: 1.70 )
GAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 3.79
Current: 1.7

0.89
3.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
GAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GAS: 1.10 )
GAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.1

0.52
1.54
Price/Graham Number 1.80
GAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GAS: 1.80 )
GAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.8

0.78
2.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
GAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. GAS: 6.40 )
GAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 13.9
Current: 6.4

5.2
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.79
GAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. GAS: 1.79 )
GAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 15.3
Current: 1.79

0.7
15.3

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:AG5.Germany
AGL Resources was organized and incorporated in 1995 under the laws of the State of Georgia. The Company is an energy services holding Company whose main business is the distribution of natural gas in seven states - Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee and Maryland - through its seven natural gas distribution utilities. The Company is also involved in several other businesses that are mainly related and complementary to its main business. Its retail operations segment serves more than one million retail customers and markets natural gas and related home services to end-use customers in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Florida and New York. Its wholesale services segment engages in natural gas storage and gas pipeline arbitrage and related activities. Additionally, it provides natural gas asset management and/or related logistics services for each of its utilities, as well as for non-affiliated companies. Its midstream operations segment provides natural gas storage arbitrage and related activities and engages in the development and operation of high-deliverability natural gas storage assets. The Company is also involved in the shipping industry through its cargo shipping segment, which owns and operates Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The Company's operating segments consist of the five operating and reporting segments - distribution operations, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations, cargo shipping and one non-operating segment - other. Its retail operations business competes with other energy marketers to provide natural gas and related services to customers in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York and the Southeast region. Wholesale services competes for asset management, long-term supply and seasonal peaking service contracts with other energy wholesalers, often through a competitive bidding process. Its natural gas storage facilities primarily compete with natural gas facilities in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations governing environmental quality and pollution control.

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