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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
LG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. LG: 0.01 )
LG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.18
Equity to Asset 0.30
LG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. LG: 0.30 )
LG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.3

0.25
0.36
Interest Coverage 3.60
LG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. LG: 3.60 )
LG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 5.05
Current: 3.6

2.32
5.05
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.88
M-Score: -1.97
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.23
LG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. LG: 10.23 )
LG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 17.24
Current: 10.23

5.04
17.24
Net-margin (%) 5.20
LG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. LG: 5.20 )
LG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.51   Max: 5.89
Current: 5.2

2.51
5.89
ROE (%) 6.76
LG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. LG: 6.76 )
LG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 17.02
Current: 6.76

6.4
17.02
ROA (%) 2.32
LG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. LG: 2.32 )
LG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 4.95
Current: 2.32

2.06
4.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.75
LG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. LG: 7.75 )
LG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.26   Max: 24.39
Current: 7.75

6.26
24.39
Revenue Growth (%) -14.40
LG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LG: -14.40 )
LG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -77.2   Max: 415.5
Current: -14.4

-77.2
415.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.30
LG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LG: -1.30 )
LG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 386.3
Current: -1.3

0
386.3
EPS Growth (%) -6.40
LG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LG: -6.40 )
LG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -76.8   Max: 409.2
Current: -6.4

-76.8
409.2
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 14,617 sh (New)
Jim Simons 68,800 sh (+233.98%)
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Q1 2014

LG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 44,569 sh (-35.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,636 sh (-47.76%)
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Q2 2014

LG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

NWQ Managers 446,243 sh (New)
Jim Simons 303,700 sh (+581.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,457 sh (+246.48%)
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Q3 2014

LG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

NWQ Managers 711,920 sh (+59.54%)
Jim Simons 353,000 sh (+16.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,790 sh (-74.34%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Add 59.54%0.13%$45.41 - $49.56 $ 51.598%711920
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 New Buy0.22%$45.11 - $48.5 $ 51.5910%446243
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$37.37 - $41.96 $ 51.5930%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$33.52 - $39.74 $ 51.5936%5420
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
LG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. LG: 19.40 )
LG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.94   Max: 19.46
Current: 19.4

8.94
19.46
P/B 1.48
LG's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. LG: 1.48 )
LG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.48

1.24
2.4
P/S 1.14
LG's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LG: 1.14 )
LG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.14

0.29
1.12
EV-to-EBIT 26.15
LG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. LG: 26.15 )
LG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 3151.8
Current: 26.15

8.8
3151.8
Shiller P/E 18.29
LG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 24.26 vs. LG: 18.29 )
LG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.12   Max: 19.83
Current: 18.29

11.12
19.83
Current Ratio 0.77
LG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LG: 0.77 )
LG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.77

0.69
1.59
Quick Ratio 0.43
LG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. LG: 0.43 )
LG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.43

0.34
1.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.45
LG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. LG: 3.45 )
LG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 5.1
Current: 3.45

2.84
5.1
Dividend Payout 0.75
LG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. LG: 0.75 )
LG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 75.28
Current: 0.75

0.42
75.28
Dividend growth (3y) 2.80
LG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LG: 2.80 )
LG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 3
Current: 2.8

0
3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.88
LG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. LG: 3.88 )
LG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.24   Max: 5.83
Current: 3.88

3.24
5.83
Share Buyback Rate -17.40
LG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. LG: -17.40 )
LG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 78.2   Max: -381.5
Current: -17.4

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.91
LG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. LG: 3.91 )
LG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 3.51
Current: 3.91

1.38
3.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.29
LG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. LG: 1.29 )
LG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 1461.5
Current: 1.29

1.02
1461.5
Price/Median PS Value 2.26
LG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LG: 2.26 )
LG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.23
Current: 2.26

0.76
2.23
Price/Graham Number 2.14
LG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. LG: 2.14 )
LG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.92
Current: 2.14

0.82
1.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
LG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. LG: 3.80 )
LG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 11.4
Current: 3.8

3.8
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.61
LG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. LG: 4.61 )
LG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 11.8
Current: 4.61

1.4
11.8

Analyst Estimate


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Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 3.15 3.40 3.55
EPS without NRI($) 3.15 3.40 3.55

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Laclede Group Inc is a public utility holding company formed through a corporate restructuring that became effective October 1, 2001. The Company has two business segments: Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. The Gas Utility segment includes the regulated operations of Laclede Gas Company (the Utility). It is engaged in the retail distribution and sale of natural gas, and is the natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving more than 1.13 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Gas Marketing segment includes Laclede Energy Resources, Inc. (LER), a wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis. The Utility focuses its gas supply portfolio around a number of natural gas suppliers with equity ownership or control of assets strategically situated to complement its regionally diverse firm transportation arrangements. It also engages in other businesses, including transportation of liquid propane regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as non-regulated activities, including, among other activities, real estate development, the compression of natural gas, and financial investments in other enterprises. It is engaged in the marketing of natural gas and providing energy services to both on-system utility transportation customers and customers outside of the Utilitys traditional service area. The Utility's business has monopoly characteristics in that it is the only distributor of natural gas within its franchised service areas. The principal competition are the local electric companies. Other competitors in the Utility's service areas include suppliers of fuel oil, coal, propane, natural gas pipelines which can directly connect to large volume customers, and district steam systems in the downtown areas of both St. Louis and Kansas City. The Company is subject to various environmental laws and regulations. Laclede Group is also engaged in other activities such as real estate development, compression of natural gas, and financial investments in other enterprises.
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