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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
Equity to Asset 0.30
LG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. LG: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.3
0.24
0.45
Interest Coverage 3.66
LG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. LG: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 3.72 Max: 4.65
Current: 3.66
2.96
4.65
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.02
M-Score: -2.89
WACC vs ROIC
4.02%
5.03%
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 (%) 15.50
LG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. LG: 15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.04  Med: 6.99 Max: 13.79
Current: 15.5
5.04
13.79
Net-margin (%) 7.78
LG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. LG: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 3.76 Max: 6.93
Current: 7.78
2.67
6.93
ROE (%) 8.61
LG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. LG: 8.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 11.09 Max: 17.01
Current: 8.61
6.4
17.01
ROA (%) 2.60
LG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. LG: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 3.18 Max: 4.57
Current: 2.6
2.06
4.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.11
LG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. LG: 9.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.42  Med: 11.03 Max: 13.45
Current: 9.11
6.42
13.45
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.20
LG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LG: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.2  Med: -3.20 Max: 415.5
Current: -3.2
-77.2
415.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.40
LG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LG: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.6  Med: 0.40 Max: 386.3
Current: 10.4
-77.6
386.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
LG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LG: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LG' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.6  Med: 0.60 Max: 417.9
Current: 4.1
-77.6
417.9
» LG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

LG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

NWQ Managers 981,670 sh (+37.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 210,000 sh (-40.51%)
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Q1 2015

LG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

NWQ Managers 1,229,018 sh (+25.20%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2015

LG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 17,191 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,217,001 sh (-0.98%)
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Q3 2015

LG Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 4,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 50,514 sh (+193.84%)
NWQ Managers 941,318 sh (-22.65%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.30
LG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. LG: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LG' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.94  Med: 14.54 Max: 20.8
Current: 20.3
8.94
20.8
Forward P/E 18.18
LG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. LG: 18.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.20
LG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. LG: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LG' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.64  Med: 14.87 Max: 20.69
Current: 20.2
9.64
20.69
P/B 1.74
LG's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LG: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.51 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.74
1.24
2.4
P/S 1.58
LG's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LG: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.49 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.58
0.29
1.58
PFCF 27.97
LG's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. LG: 27.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 15.39 Max: 81.08
Current: 27.97
3.51
81.08
POCF 7.09
LG's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. LG: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 6.89 Max: 97.03
Current: 7.09
2.8
97.03
EV-to-EBIT 18.11
LG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. LG: 18.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.7  Med: 11.80 Max: 3090.8
Current: 18.11
8.7
3090.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.21
LG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
80% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. LG: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 8.70 Max: 2393.3
Current: 12.21
6.7
2393.3
PEG 4.93
LG's PEG is ranked lower than
70% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. LG: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LG' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 3.35 Max: 37.67
Current: 4.93
1.29
37.67
Shiller P/E 22.00
LG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.76 vs. LG: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LG' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.85  Med: 15.88 Max: 22.84
Current: 22
12.85
22.84
Current Ratio 0.75
LG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LG: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.07 Max: 4.6
Current: 0.75
0.62
4.6
Quick Ratio 0.51
LG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. LG: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.75 Max: 4.21
Current: 0.51
0.34
4.21
Days Inventory 94.91
LG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
86% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.25 vs. LG: 94.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.68  Med: 42.77 Max: 117.07
Current: 94.91
33.68
117.07
Days Sales Outstanding 61.83
LG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 47.36 vs. LG: 61.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.11  Med: 32.67 Max: 61.47
Current: 61.83
23.11
61.47
Days Payable 80.12
LG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 64.13 vs. LG: 80.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.86  Med: 30.67 Max: 88.14
Current: 80.12
17.86
88.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.92
LG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. LG: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LG' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.84  Med: 4.14 Max: 5.1
Current: 2.92
2.84
5.1
Dividend Payout 0.59
LG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LG: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LG' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.39 Max: 33.5
Current: 0.59
0.16
33.5
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.50
LG's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
53% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. LG: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LG' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.50 Max: 3.5
Current: 3.5
0
3.5
Forward Dividend Yield 3.06
LG's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. LG: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.39
LG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. LG: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LG' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.29  Med: 4.80 Max: 5.91
Current: 3.39
3.29
5.91
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -24.70
LG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. LG: -24.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -381.5  Med: -1.30 Max: 78.2
Current: -24.7
-381.5
78.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.25
LG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LG: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.62 Max: 3.87
Current: 4.25
1.24
3.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.50
LG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. LG: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 8.50 Max: 11.5
Current: 5.5
3.7
11.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.45
LG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. LG: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 6.40 Max: 11.8
Current: 7.45
0.6
11.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1756
EPS $ 3.15
Beta0.30
Short Percentage of Float6.31%
52-Week Range $49.07 - 65.13
Shares Outstanding(Mil)43.35

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue(Mil) 1,991 2,072 2,117
EPS($) 3.39 3.53 3.66
EPS without NRI($) 3.39 3.53 3.66

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:LGR.Germany, LGPRU.USA,
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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