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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 0.02
MDU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. MDU: 0.02 )
MDU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.02

0.02
0.17
Equity to Asset 0.40
MDU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 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
82% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MDU: 5.87 )
MDU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 8.26
Current: 5.87

0.25
8.26
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.07
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 : 8/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 11.05
MDU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. MDU: 11.05 )
MDU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.67   Max: 21.64
Current: 11.05

-3.67
21.64
Net-margin (%) 6.25
MDU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. MDU: 6.25 )
MDU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.95   Max: 10.17
Current: 6.25

-2.95
10.17
ROE (%) 9.88
MDU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. MDU: 9.88 )
MDU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.79   Max: 17.07
Current: 9.88

-4.79
17.07
ROA (%) 3.95
MDU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. MDU: 3.95 )
MDU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.06   Max: 7.73
Current: 3.95

-2.06
7.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.40
MDU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. MDU: 9.40 )
MDU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 16.05
Current: 9.4

-3.7
16.05
Revenue Growth (%) 4.20
MDU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 640 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
79% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MDU: 4.10 )
MDU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.7   Max: 58.7
Current: 4.1

-38.7
58.7
EPS Growth (%) 4.50
MDU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MDU: 4.50 )
MDU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.8   Max: 51.1
Current: 4.5

-50.8
51.1
» MDU's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MDU Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 346,450 sh (New)
Bill Frels 469,072 sh (+65.41%)
Mario Gabelli 10,125 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 25,233 sh (-70%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,100 sh (-83.96%)
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Q2 2013

MDU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Keeley 9,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,300 sh (+212.35%)
Jim Simons 356,150 sh (+2.8%)
Mario Gabelli 10,125 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Bill Frels 466,522 sh (-0.54%)
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Q3 2013

MDU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 44,737 sh (New)
Bill Frels 913,832 sh (+95.88%)
John Keeley 13,280 sh (+42.8%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,900 sh (-9.49%)
Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (-20.99%)
Jim Simons 224,950 sh (-36.84%)
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Q4 2013

MDU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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

Latest Guru Trades with MDU

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Reduce -20.99%$26.23 - $30.2 $ 35.0826%8000
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Add 42.8%$26.23 - $30.2 $ 35.0826%13280
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy$23.62 - $27.09 $ 35.0839%9300
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 New Buy$19.76 - $22.15 $ 35.0866%10125
James Barrow 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.19%$18.42 - $21.95 $ 35.0871%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$18.42 - $21.95 $ 35.0871%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$18.66 - $23.2 $ 35.0868%49694
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $20.27 - $22.75 $ 35.0865%0
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Preferred stocks of MDU Resources Group Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
MDURP90.704.904 1/2 % Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
MDURN92.755.104.70% Cum.Red.Preferred Shares
MDURI0.000.005.10 % Cum.Pfd.Shs

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.00
MDU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. MDU: 24.00 )
MDU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.73   Max: 539.29
Current: 24

7.73
539.29
P/B 2.30
MDU's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MDU: 2.30 )
MDU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.61
Current: 2.3

1.01
2.61
P/S 1.50
MDU's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MDU: 1.50 )
MDU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.5

0.49
1.5
EV-to-EBIT 17.20
MDU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. MDU: 17.20 )
MDU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 329
Current: 17.2

6.5
329
PEG 0.90
MDU's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. MDU: 0.90 )
MDU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 247.95
Current: 0.9

0.46
247.95
Shiller P/E 42.40
MDU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. MDU: 42.40 )
MDU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 42.8
Current: 42.4

9.23
42.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.00
MDU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MDU: 2.00 )
MDU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 4.62
Current: 2

1.7
4.62
Dividend Payout 0.47
MDU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. MDU: 0.47 )
MDU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.19
Current: 0.47

0.24
1.19
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
MDU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 471 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) 2.30
MDU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MDU: 2.30 )
MDU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 5.3
Current: 2.3

1.95
5.3
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
MDU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 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 3.10
MDU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MDU: 3.10 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 2.67
Current: 3.1

1.58
2.67
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
MDU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
56% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MDU: 2.60 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 16.99
Current: 2.6

1.16
16.99
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
MDU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MDU: 1.30 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.3

0.71
1.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
MDU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MDU: 1.00 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.17
Current: 1

0.49
2.17
Price/Graham Number 1.80
MDU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MDU: 1.80 )
MDU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.03
Current: 1.8

0.93
2.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
MDU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MDU: 5.80 )
MDU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 15.3
Current: 5.8

0.3
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.01
MDU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. MDU: 29.01 )
MDU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 29.4
Current: 29.01

-21.5
29.4

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 distributes natural gas. As of December 31, 2012, it provided retail electric services to approximately 131,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in 177 communities and adjacent rural areas; and sold retail natural gas to approximately 859,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in 334 communities and adjacent rural areas, as well as offered natural gas transportation services. The company is also involved in the construction and maintenance of electric and communication lines, gas pipelines, fire suppression systems, and external lighting and traffic signalization equipment; provides utility excavation services, and inside electrical wiring, cabling, and mechanical services; sells and distributes electrical materials; and manufactures and distributes specialty equipment for utilities and large manufacturing, commercial, industrial, institutional, and government customers. In addition, it owns and operates approximately 3,800 miles of transmission, gathering, and storage lines, as well as owns, leases, and operates 33 compressor stations in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Further, the company engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil resources in Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent/Gulf States. Additionally, it mines, processes, and sells construction aggregates, including crushed stone, sand, and gravel; produces and sells asphalt mix, and supplies liquid asphalt for commercial and roadway applications; and provides ready-mixed concrete, cement, finished concrete products, and other building materials for use in various types of construction, as well as offers related contracting services.

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