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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
MDU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. MDU: 0.11 )
MDU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.11

0.02
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.40
MDU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. MDU: 0.40 )
MDU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.4

0.34
0.45
Interest Coverage 5.87
MDU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MDU: 5.87 )
MDU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 8.18
Current: 5.87

0.25
8.18
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.82
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 (%) 11.20
MDU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. MDU: 11.20 )
MDU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.67   Max: 21.64
Current: 11.2

-3.67
21.64
Net-margin (%) 6.51
MDU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. MDU: 6.51 )
MDU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.95   Max: 10.17
Current: 6.51

-2.95
10.17
ROE (%) 10.50
MDU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. MDU: 10.50 )
MDU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.62   Max: 18.4
Current: 10.5

-4.62
18.4
ROA (%) 4.12
MDU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. MDU: 4.12 )
MDU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.96   Max: 8.23
Current: 4.12

-1.96
8.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.51
MDU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. MDU: 9.51 )
MDU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.52   Max: 25.27
Current: 9.51

-3.52
25.27
Revenue Growth (%) 4.20
MDU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MDU: 4.20 )
MDU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 29.7
Current: 4.2

-7.6
29.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.10
MDU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MDU: 4.10 )
MDU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.7   Max: 27.2
Current: 4.1

-38.7
27.2
EPS Growth (%) 4.50
MDU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MDU: 4.50 )
MDU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.8   Max: 51.1
Current: 4.5

-50.8
51.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MDU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Frels 1,272,857 sh (+39.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,972 sh (+35.25%)
John Keeley 13,280 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 39,144 sh (-12.5%)
Jim Simons 175,650 sh (-21.92%)
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Q1 2014

MDU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 92,880 sh (+599.4%)
Jim Simons 482,788 sh (+174.86%)
Bill Frels 1,595,251 sh (+25.33%)
Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 29,956 sh (-3.28%)
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Q2 2014

MDU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 45,645 sh (+52.37%)
Jim Simons 517,250 sh (+7.14%)
Bill Frels 1,595,461 sh (+0.01%)
Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 91,880 sh (-1.08%)
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Q3 2014

MDU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 165,570 sh (+80.2%)
Bill Frels 2,150,235 sh (+34.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 57,866 sh (+26.77%)
Jim Simons 628,550 sh (+21.52%)
Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MDU

(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
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Add 80.2%0.04%$27.6 - $34.17 $ 25.07-20%165570
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Add 599.4%0.05%$29.83 - $34.83 $ 25.07-23%92880
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Reduce -20.99%$26.23 - $30.2 $ 25.07-10%8000
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Add 42.8%$26.23 - $30.2 $ 25.07-10%13280
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy$23.62 - $27.09 $ 25.07-1%9300
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 New Buy$19.76 - $22.15 $ 25.0719%10125
James Barrow 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.19%$18.42 - $21.95 $ 25.0722%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$18.42 - $21.95 $ 25.0722%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$18.66 - $23.2 $ 25.0720%49694
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Preferred stocks of MDU Resources Group Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MDURP94.004.804 1/2 % Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
MDURN99.504.804.70% Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
MDURI0.000.005.10 % Cum.Pfd.Shs

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.40
MDU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. MDU: 15.40 )
MDU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.73   Max: 539.29
Current: 15.4

7.73
539.29
P/B 1.60
MDU's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. MDU: 1.60 )
MDU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.6

1.01
2.61
P/S 1.00
MDU's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MDU: 1.00 )
MDU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.48
Current: 1

0.49
1.48
EV-to-EBIT 12.98
MDU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. MDU: 12.98 )
MDU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -38.3   Max: 329
Current: 12.98

-38.3
329
PEG 0.60
MDU's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MDU: 0.60 )
MDU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 247.95
Current: 0.6

0.46
247.95
Shiller P/E 34.00
MDU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.01 vs. MDU: 34.00 )
MDU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 46.16
Current: 34

9.23
46.16
Current Ratio 1.51
MDU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MDU: 1.51 )
MDU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.51

0.86
2.01
Quick Ratio 1.19
MDU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MDU: 1.19 )
MDU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.19

0.71
1.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.80
MDU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. MDU: 2.80 )
MDU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 4.62
Current: 2.8

1.7
4.62
Dividend Payout 0.45
MDU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. MDU: 0.45 )
MDU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.45

0.13
0.98
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
MDU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MDU: 3.10 )
MDU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 6.8
Current: 3.1

2.4
6.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.21
MDU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. MDU: 3.21 )
MDU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 5.3
Current: 3.21

1.95
5.3
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
MDU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. MDU: -0.30 )
MDU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3   Max: -12.2
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.00
MDU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. MDU: 2.00 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 3.03
Current: 2

1.44
3.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
MDU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. MDU: 1.80 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 24.67
Current: 1.8

1.05
24.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
MDU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MDU: 0.90 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.9

0.54
1.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.60
MDU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MDU: 2.60 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 215.92
Current: 2.6

0.77
215.92
Price/Graham Number 1.20
MDU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MDU: 1.20 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 6.53
Current: 1.2

0.79
6.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
MDU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. MDU: 7.70 )
MDU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 14.8
Current: 7.7

0.3
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.52
MDU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. MDU: 4.52 )
MDU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.3   Max: 28.7
Current: 4.52

-22.3
28.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
Traded in other countries:MDURP.USA, MDURN.USA, MRE.Germany
MDU Resources Group Inc was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1924. The company operates as a diversified natural resource company in the United States. The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, as well as distribute natural gas. The public utility division of the Company, Montana-Dakota, through the electric and natural gas distribution segments, generates, transmits and distributes electricity and distributes natural gas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Its subsidiaries, distribute natural gas in Oregon and Washington, Idaho, western Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota. These operations also supply related value-added services. Its other subsidiaries, comprise of the pipeline and energy services and the exploration and production segments, construction materials and contracting segment, and construction services segment. Operations of the Company segment wise are as follows: Montana-Dakota provides electric service at retail, serving more than 134,000 residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers in 177 communities and adjacent rural areas. The Company's natural gas distribution operations consist of Montana-Dakota, Great Plains, Cascade and Intermountain, which sell natural gas at retail, serving over 876,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 334 communities and adjacent rural areas across eight states. WBI Energy owns and operates both regulated and nonregulated businesses. The regulated business of this segment, WBI Energy Transmission, owns and operates approximately 3,800 miles of transmission, gathering and storage lines in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Three underground storage fields in Montana and Wyoming provide storage services to local distribution companies, producers, natural gas marketers and others, and serve to enhance system deliverability. Its system is strategically located near five natural gas producing basins, making natural gas supplies available to its transportation and storage customers. The system has 13 interconnecting points with other pipeline facilities allowing for the receipt and/or delivery of natural gas to and from other regions of the country and from Canada. Fidelity is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas resources. Knife River operates construction materials and contracting businesses headquartered in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. These operations mine, process and sell construction aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel); produce and sell asphalt mix and supply ready-mixed concrete for use in most types of construction, including roads, freeways and bridges, as well as homes, schools, shopping centers, office buildings and industrial parks. Although not common to all locations, other products include the sale of cement, liquid asph
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