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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
NGG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.18 vs. NGG: 0.15 )
NGG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.23
NGG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NGG: 0.23 )
NGG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1
Current: 0.23

0.05
1
Interest Coverage 3.25
NGG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. NGG: 3.25 )
NGG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.25

1.04
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.29
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 25.22
NGG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. NGG: 25.22 )
NGG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.59   Max: 69.21
Current: 25.22

8.59
69.21
Net-margin (%) 16.72
NGG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. NGG: 16.72 )
NGG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.21   Max: 69.49
Current: 16.72

-11.21
69.49
ROE (%) 20.79
NGG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. NGG: 20.79 )
NGG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.43   Max: 110.22
Current: 20.79

-15.43
110.22
ROA (%) 4.73
NGG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. NGG: 4.73 )
NGG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.83   Max: 19.41
Current: 4.73

-2.83
19.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.05
NGG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. NGG: 10.05 )
NGG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 139.53
Current: 10.05

2.56
139.53
Revenue Growth (%) -1.70
NGG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NGG: -1.70 )
NGG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 44.2
Current: -1.7

-15.6
44.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -7.90
NGG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NGG: -7.90 )
NGG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 41.2
Current: -7.9

-12.6
41.2
EPS Growth (%) 1.60
NGG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NGG: 1.60 )
NGG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.9   Max: 49
Current: 1.6

-45.9
49
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

NGG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 1,058,965 sh (+101.18%)
John Hussman 10,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

NGG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 3,751 sh (New)
John Hussman 10,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 576,100 sh (-45.6%)
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Q1 2014

NGG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 674,900 sh (+17.15%)
John Hussman 10,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2014

NGG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,149,765 sh (+70.36%)
John Hussman 10,500 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NGG

(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
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.70
NGG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. NGG: 13.70 )
NGG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.09   Max: 18.56
Current: 13.7

4.09
18.56
P/B 2.92
NGG's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. NGG: 2.92 )
NGG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 15.64
Current: 2.92

2.29
15.64
P/S 2.29
NGG's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. NGG: 2.29 )
NGG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.62
Current: 2.29

0.84
2.62
PFCF 37.63
NGG's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 85.80 vs. NGG: 37.63 )
NGG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.95   Max: 83.6
Current: 37.63

9.95
83.6
EV-to-EBIT 14.34
NGG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. NGG: 14.34 )
NGG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 19
Current: 14.34

10.6
19
Shiller P/E 15.82
NGG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. NGG: 15.82 )
NGG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 19.58
Current: 15.82

6.5
19.58
Current Ratio 1.02
NGG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. NGG: 1.02 )
NGG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.02

0.67
1.98
Quick Ratio 0.99
NGG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. NGG: 0.99 )
NGG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.99

0.65
1.96

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.60
NGG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. NGG: 4.60 )
NGG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 7.53
Current: 4.6

3.18
7.53
Dividend Payout 0.61
NGG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NGG: 0.61 )
NGG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.23
Current: 0.61

0.21
3.23
Dividend growth (3y) 2.80
NGG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NGG: 2.80 )
NGG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -43   Max: 12
Current: 2.8

-43
12
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.28
NGG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. NGG: 5.28 )
NGG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 8.64
Current: 5.28

3.65
8.64
Share Buyback Rate -2.80
NGG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. NGG: -2.80 )
NGG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.2   Max: -26.6
Current: -2.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.25
NGG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. NGG: 5.25 )
NGG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1   Max: 15.07
Current: 5.25

1
15.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.86
NGG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. NGG: 1.86 )
NGG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.86

0.94
2.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
NGG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. NGG: 1.33 )
NGG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.2
Current: 1.33

0.5
3.2
Price/Graham Number 1.81
NGG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. NGG: 1.81 )
NGG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.81

0.59
2.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
NGG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. NGG: 7.00 )
NGG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 9.5
Current: 7

5.3
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.64
NGG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. NGG: -3.64 )
NGG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 48.7
Current: -3.64

-3.1
48.7

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Electric
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, DTE, DUK » details
Traded in other countries:NGGTF.USA, NG..UK, NNGB.Germany, NNGE.Germany
National Grid PLC was incorporated on 11 July 2000. The Company is engaged in the transmission and distribution of electricity and gas in Great Britain and northeastern US. Its segment includes UK Transmission, UK Gas Distribution, and US Regulated. In UK Transmission segment, the Company owns the electricity transmission system in England and Wales. Its networks comprise approximately 4,470 miles of overhead line, 870 miles of underground cable and 329 substations. It is also the national electricity transmission system operator, responsible for both the England and Wales transmission system, and the two high voltage transmission networks in Scotland, which it does not own. Day-to-day operation of the system involves the continuous real-time matching of demand and generation output. The segment is also designated as system operator for the new offshore electricity transmission regime. This segment owns and operates the gas national transmission system in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing demand. Its network comprises approximately 4,760 miles of high pressure pipe and 23 compressor stations. In the UK Gas Distribution, the Company owns and operates four of the eight regional gas distribution networks in Great Britain. Its networks comprise approximately 82,000 miles of gas distribution pipeline and it transports gas from the gas national transmission system to around 10.9 million consumers on behalf of 26 gas shippers. In the US Regulated, the Company owns and operates electricity distribution networks in upstate New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Through these networks the Company serves approximately 3.4 million electricity consumers in New England and upstate New York. It also owns and operates 50 electricity generation units on Long Island that together provide 3.8 GW of power under contract to LIPA. Its US gas distribution networks provide services to around3. 5 million consumers across the northeastern US, located in the service territories in upstate New York, New York City, Long Island, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It also owns and operates an electricity transmission system of approximately 8,700 miles spanning upstate New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont operating nearly 100 miles of underground cable and 522 substations. The segment also maintains and operates the electricity transmission and distribution system on Long Island owned by LIPA, covering 3,185 square kilometres. The Company has operations in the United Kingdom and USA.
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