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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.

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Financial Strength : 4/10

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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
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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 : 2/10

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» GAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2017-05-04)


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

GAS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 628,600 sh (+143.77%)
Mario Gabelli 76,134 sh (+6.95%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 9,102 sh (-88.58%)
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Q1 2016

GAS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jeremy Grantham 422,770 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,001,061 sh (+218.34%)
Mario Gabelli 136,734 sh (+79.60%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,102 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

GAS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 24,246 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,279,161 sh (+63.87%)
Mario Gabelli 199,173 sh (+45.66%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 4,484 sh (-50.74%)
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Q3 2016

GAS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas  
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Traded in other countries:AG5.Germany,
AGL Resources Inc is an energy services holding Company. The Company is engaged in the distribution of natural gas through our natural gas distribution utilities.

AGL Resources Inc was incorporated on November 27, 1995 under the laws of the State of Georgia. It is an energy services holding company. The Company is engaged in 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's business segments are Distribution Operations, Retail Operations, Wholesale Services and Midstream Operations. The distribution operations segment includes seven natural gas local distribution utilities with a focus of providing safe and reliable delivery of natural gas. The retail operations segment serves natural gas commodity customers and service contracts. The wholesale services segment is engaged in asset management and optimization, storage, transportation, producer and peaking services and wholesale marketing of natural gas across the U.S. and Canada. Wholesale services utilizes a portfolio of natural gas storage assets, contracted supply from all of the main producing regions, as well as contracted storage and transportation capacity to provide these services to its customers. The midstream operations segment includes a number of businesses that are related and complementary to its primary business. The Company competes with electric utilities and fuel oil and propane providers serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets and natural gas facilities. The Company's business is subject to substantial regulation by federal, state and local regulatory authorities.

Guru Investment Theses on AGL Resources Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on AGL Resources Inc. - Oct 19, 2015

AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE:GAS) (less than 0.1% of net assets as of September 30, 2015) (GAS – $61.04 – NYSE), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, and midstream operations. On August 24, 2015, The Southern Company announced that it would acquire AGL for $66 in cash per share, or $12 billion. The transaction would create the second largest utility company by customer base in the U.S. Subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, the deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund third quarter commentary.



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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 3.15
GAS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
56% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. GAS: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
GAS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 3.15
Current: 3.15
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Dividend Payout Ratio 0.73
GAS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. GAS: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
GAS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.73
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0.73
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.21
GAS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
56% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. GAS: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.15
GAS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. GAS: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
GAS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 3.15
Current: 3.15
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Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,554
EPS (TTM) $ 2.84
Short Percentage of Float1.46%
52-Week Range $46.36 - 66.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)120.68

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 3,940 4,083
EPS ($) 3.12 3.28
EPS without NRI ($) 3.12 3.28
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.68%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.12 2.21
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Southern Company: Invest While the Yield Is Still High Nov 30 2015 
Mario Gabelli Comments on AGL Resources Inc. Oct 19 2015 
I Own Southern Company and AGL Resources – Now What Do I Do? Aug 25 2015 
AGL Resources: This Is A Cash Machine Sep 03 2014 
AGL Resources Seems to Be Overvalued in Absolute and Relative Valuation Models Apr 07 2014 
This Natural Gas Could Be in Your Value or Growth Portfolio Mar 28 2014 
Wilbur Ross on investing like a billionaire Mar 07 2014 
23 Stocks with Expected Dividend Growth Over the Next 3 Months Dec 17 2013 
Expansion and Acquisitions in the Gas Industry Oct 07 2013 
9 High-Yielding Utilities with a Growing Dividends Jul 02 2013 

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