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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 N/A
MDU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. MDU: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MDU' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.21
Current: N/A
0.02
0.21
Equity to Asset 0.38
MDU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MDU: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MDU' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.38
0.34
0.45
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.31
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.21
MDU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. MDU: -6.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MDU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.67  Med: 10.48 Max: 13.12
Current: -6.21
-3.67
13.12
Net-margin (%) -14.65
MDU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. MDU: -14.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MDU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.95  Med: 6.21 Max: 10.17
Current: -14.65
-2.95
10.17
ROE (%) -23.29
MDU's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. MDU: -23.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MDU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.65  Med: 10.08 Max: 18.37
Current: -23.29
-4.65
18.37
ROA (%) -8.64
MDU's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. MDU: -8.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MDU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.96  Med: 4.04 Max: 8.23
Current: -8.64
-1.96
8.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.86
MDU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. MDU: -5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.11  Med: 10.21 Max: 19.35
Current: -5.86
-3.11
19.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
MDU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MDU: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 5.55 Max: 29.7
Current: 4.2
-7.6
29.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
MDU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MDU: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 7.95 Max: 27.2
Current: 5
-38.7
27.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
MDU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MDU: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MDU' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.8  Med: 10.60 Max: 50.2
Current: 8.7
-50.8
50.2
» MDU's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

MDU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mairs and Power 2,495,795 sh (+9.09%)
John Keeley 182,190 sh (+4.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 64,179 sh (-40.47%)
Jim Simons 266,350 sh (-48.63%)
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Q2 2015

MDU Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 175,000 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 2,569,615 sh (+2.96%)
John Keeley 185,940 sh (+2.06%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 24,700 sh (-61.51%)
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Q3 2015

MDU Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Keeley 251,696 sh (+35.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (-14.29%)
Mairs and Power 2,170,306 sh (-15.54%)
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Q4 2015

MDU Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 55,550 sh (New)
John Keeley 186,715 sh (-25.82%)
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Preferred stocks of MDU Resources Group Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MDURP90.005.004 1/2 % Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
MDURN99.004.754.70% Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
MDURI0.000.005.10 % Cum.Pfd.Shs

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 12.47
MDU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. MDU: 12.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.27
MDU's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MDU: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MDU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.61
Current: 1.27
1.01
2.61
P/S 0.67
MDU's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. MDU: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MDU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.48
Current: 0.67
0.49
1.48
POCF 5.51
MDU's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. MDU: 5.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MDU' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.72  Med: 7.33 Max: 10.07
Current: 5.51
2.72
10.07
EV-to-EBITDA 14.22
MDU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. MDU: 14.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MDU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 7.40 Max: 82.7
Current: 14.22
4.4
82.7
Shiller P/E 19.77
MDU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.66 vs. MDU: 19.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MDU' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.89  Med: 19.13 Max: 28.88
Current: 19.77
10.89
28.88
Current Ratio 1.27
MDU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MDU: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MDU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.51 Max: 2.01
Current: 1.27
0.86
2.01
Quick Ratio 1.00
MDU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MDU: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MDU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.7
Current: 1
0.72
1.7
Days Inventory 130.68
MDU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 81.07 vs. MDU: 130.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MDU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.64  Med: 31.51 Max: 146.4
Current: 130.68
23.64
146.4
Days Sales Outstanding 58.25
MDU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 59.38 vs. MDU: 58.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MDU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.49  Med: 57.49 Max: 63.55
Current: 58.25
46.49
63.55
Days Payable 153.02
MDU's Days Payable is ranked lower than
85% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 65.69 vs. MDU: 153.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MDU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.03  Med: 42.60 Max: 240.73
Current: 153.02
32.03
240.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.47
MDU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. MDU: 4.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MDU' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.76 Max: 4.62
Current: 4.47
1.7
4.62
Dividend Payout 0.52
MDU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
65% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. MDU: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MDU' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.52
0.13
0.98
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.00
MDU's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
56% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MDU: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MDU' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 4.75 Max: 6.8
Current: 3
2.7
6.8
Forward Dividend Yield 4.56
MDU's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. MDU: 4.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.16
MDU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. MDU: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MDU' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.18 Max: 5.33
Current: 5.16
1.96
5.33
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
MDU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. MDU: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MDU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: -1.80 Max: -0.3
Current: -0.6
-12.2
-0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.27
MDU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. MDU: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MDU' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.19 Max: 3.03
Current: 1.27
1.5
3.03
Price/Projected FCF 3.22
MDU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. MDU: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MDU' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.26 Max: 24.67
Current: 3.22
1.05
24.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.62
MDU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. MDU: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MDU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.62
0.56
1.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.20
MDU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MDU: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MDU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 8.60 Max: 15
Current: -1.2
0.5
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -11.64
MDU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. MDU: -11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MDU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.4  Med: 6.50 Max: 28
Current: -11.64
-19.4
28

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $4248
EPS $ -3.20
Beta1.00
Short Percentage of Float1.81%
52-Week Range $15.58 - 23.36
Shares Outstanding(Mil)195.27

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 4,509 4,833
EPS($) 1.11 1.32
EPS without NRI($) 1.11 1.32

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
Traded in other countries:MRE.Germany, MDURP.USA,
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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Mairs and Power Sells Baxalta, Walt Disney, Target Dec 16 2015 
5-Year Lows: MDU Resources Group, National Fuel Gas, AmeriGas Partners, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners Dec 14 2015 
26 Income Securities For A Well-Rounded Asset Allocation May 27 2015 
Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: MDU, PMT, CTCM, DX May 11 2015 
Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: APD, MDAS, PNNT, MDU, SRV Feb 23 2015 
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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: KMI, PSEC, ACRE, GOGO, MDU Jun 30 2013 
Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: BXP, FSC, MDU, RENT, KAMN Jun 25 2013 
Three CEOs Reporting $100 Thousand Insider Buys Jun 24 2013 
Pres. & CEO-MDU Resources of MDU Resources Group Inc David L Goodin bought 5,000 shares Jun 24 2013 

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