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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 0.25
NI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. NI: 0.25 )
NI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.25

0.18
0.33
Interest Coverage 2.88
NI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. NI: 2.88 )
NI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 3.72
Current: 2.88

1.69
3.72
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.83
WACC vs ROIC
4.03%
5.16%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.51
NI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.01 vs. NI: 19.51 )
NI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.42   Max: 21.34
Current: 19.51

9.42
21.34
Net-margin (%) 8.19
NI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NI: 8.19 )
NI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 9.92
Current: 8.19

0.89
9.92
ROE (%) 8.80
NI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. NI: 8.80 )
NI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 14.39
Current: 8.8

1.61
14.39
ROA (%) 2.25
NI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. NI: 2.25 )
NI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.25

0.42
4.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.19
NI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. NI: 8.19 )
NI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.45   Max: 22.15
Current: 8.19

7.45
22.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.40
NI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NI: -0.40 )
NI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 27.2
Current: -0.4

-17.8
27.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
NI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NI: 7.90 )
NI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 13.5
Current: 7.9

-13.1
13.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.90
NI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. NI: 17.90 )
NI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.9   Max: 22.3
Current: 17.9

-17.9
22.3
» NI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

NI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Eric Mindich 200,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 570,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 9,561,900 sh (-2.05%)
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Q3 2014

NI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 8,600 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Brian Rogers 9,461,900 sh (-1.05%)
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Q4 2014

NI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 305,500 sh (+3452.33%)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 9,261,900 sh (-2.11%)
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Q1 2015

NI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Brian Rogers 9,261,900 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.70
NI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. NI: 25.70 )
NI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.21   Max: 41.87
Current: 25.7

9.21
41.87
Forward P/E 22.73
NI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. NI: 22.73 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.70
NI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. NI: 25.70 )
NI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.49   Max: 26.53
Current: 25.7

6.49
26.53
P/B 2.20
NI's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NI: 2.20 )
NI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.26
Current: 2.2

0.47
2.26
P/S 2.11
NI's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NI: 2.11 )
NI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.16
Current: 2.11

0.26
2.16
POCF 10.39
NI's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. NI: 10.39 )
NI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 13.29
Current: 10.39

2.36
13.29
EV-to-EBIT 18.80
NI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.53 vs. NI: 18.80 )
NI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 19.1
Current: 18.8

10.3
19.1
PEG 6.76
NI's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NI: 6.76 )
NI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 6.92   Max: 45.68
Current: 6.76

6.92
45.68
Shiller P/E 32.80
NI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 33.73 vs. NI: 32.80 )
NI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.61   Max: 33.5
Current: 32.8

8.61
33.5
Current Ratio 0.62
NI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NI: 0.62 )
NI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.62

0.47
0.84
Quick Ratio 0.46
NI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. NI: 0.46 )
NI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.46

0.26
0.75
Days Inventory 91.95
NI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 31.48 vs. NI: 91.95 )
NI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.76   Max: 135.53
Current: 91.95

51.76
135.53
Days Sales Outstanding 60.36
NI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 65.57 vs. NI: 60.36 )
NI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.84   Max: 128.89
Current: 60.36

24.84
128.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.39
NI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. NI: 2.39 )
NI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 11.26
Current: 2.39

2.31
11.26
Dividend Payout 0.61
NI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NI: 0.61 )
NI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.33
Current: 0.61

0.56
3.33
Dividend growth (3y) 3.50
NI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NI: 3.50 )
NI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -7.4   Max: 7.2
Current: 3.5

-7.4
7.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.66
NI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. NI: 2.66 )
NI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 12.49
Current: 2.66

2.56
12.49
Share Buyback Rate -3.10
NI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. NI: -3.10 )
NI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -22.2
Current: -3.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.10
NI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NI: 6.10 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 28.49
Current: 6.1

1.81
28.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.80
NI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. NI: 3.80 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.71
Current: 3.8

0.63
3.71
Price/Median PS Value 2.40
NI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NI: 2.40 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.4

0.38
2.39
Price/Graham Number 2.60
NI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NI: 2.60 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.6

1.02
3.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
NI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NI: 5.30 )
NI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.3

5.2
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.89
NI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. NI: 0.89 )
NI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 5.1
Current: 0.89

-4.4
5.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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NiSource Inc is an Indiana corporation organized in 1987 under the name of NIPSCO Industries, Inc., which changed its name to NiSource on April 14, 1999. The Company is an energy holding company whose subsidiaries provide natural gas, electricity and other products and services to its customers within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. Its business segments are: Gas Distribution Operations; Columbia Pipeline Group Operations; and Electric Operations. The Company's natural gas distribution operations serve approximately 3.4 million customers in seven states and operate approximately 58,000 miles of pipeline. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary NiSource Gas Distribution Group, Inc., it owns six distribution subsidiaries that provide natural gas to approximately 2.6 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Massachusetts. It also distributes natural gas to approximately 807,000 customers in northern Indiana through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIPSCO. The Company's Columbia Pipeline Group Operations subsidiaries own and operate approximately 15,000 miles of interstate pipelines and operate underground natural gas storage systems, capable of operationally storing approximately 622 Bcf of natural gas. Through its subsidiaries, Columbia Transmission, Columbia Gulf, Columbia Midstream and Crossroads Pipeline, it owns and operates an interstate pipeline network extending from the Gulf of Mexico to New York and the eastern seaboard. Together, these companies serve customers in 16 northeastern, mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and southern states and the District of Columbia. The Company's Electric Operations generates, transmits and distributes electricity through its subsidiary NIPSCO to approximately 461,000 customers in 20 counties in the northern part of Indiana and engages in wholesale and transmission transactions. NIPSCO owns and operates three coal-fired electric generating stations. The three operating facilities have a net capability of 2,540 mw.
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