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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.22
NI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NI: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.22
0.18
0.31
Interest Coverage 2.32
NI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. NI: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 2.38 Max: 2.88
Current: 2.32
2.01
2.88
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.50
WACC vs ROIC
2.95%
4.26%
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 (%) 19.98
NI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. NI: 19.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.35  Med: 13.43 Max: 20.21
Current: 19.98
10.35
20.21
Net-margin (%) 6.18
NI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. NI: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 4.32 Max: 9.41
Current: 6.18
0.89
9.41
ROE (%) 6.02
NI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. NI: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 6.12 Max: 9.3
Current: 6.02
1.61
9.3
ROA (%) 1.38
NI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. NI: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.39
Current: 1.38
0.42
2.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.86
NI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. NI: 5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.86  Med: 8.34 Max: 9.26
Current: 5.86
5.86
9.26
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
NI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NI: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.7  Med: -0.95 Max: 27.2
Current: -0.7
-17.7
27.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
NI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. NI: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.1  Med: 1.05 Max: 13.5
Current: 7.5
-13.1
13.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.90
NI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NI: -8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.9  Med: -8.2 Max: 22.3
Current: -8.9
-17.9
22.3
» NI's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-03)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

NI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 251,457 sh (New)
David Dreman 500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 288,598 sh (+534.73%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 10,906,700 sh (+25.19%)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2015

NI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 90,000 sh (New)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 11,154,100 sh (+2.27%)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 168,126 sh (-41.74%)
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Q1 2016

NI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Pioneer Investments 775,951 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 626,588 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 10,799,300 sh (-3.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones 134,982 sh (-19.71%)
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Q2 2016

NI Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 12,761 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
NWQ Managers 624,265 sh (-0.37%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 10,750,000 sh (-0.46%)
Mario Gabelli 11,300 sh (-3.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 111,659 sh (-17.28%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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NiSource Inc 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.

NiSource Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1987. It is an energy holding company whose subsidiaries are fully regulated natural gas and electric utility companies serving customers in seven states. Its business segments are: Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. Its natural gas distribution operations serve approximately 3.4 million customers in seven states and operate approximately 59,000 miles of pipeline. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary NiSource Gas Distribution Group, Inc., the Company 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 812,000 customers in northern Indiana through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIPSCO. The Electric Operations segment provides electric service in 20 counties in the northern part of Indiana. 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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.50
NI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. NI: 30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.61  Med: 8.08 Max: 39.54
Current: 30.5
3.61
39.54
Forward P/E 21.65
NI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.89 vs. NI: 21.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.16
NI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
77% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. NI: 27.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 7.95 Max: 40.88
Current: 27.16
2.55
40.88
P/B 2.10
NI's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. NI: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.5 Max: 2.25
Current: 2.1
0.19
2.25
P/S 1.90
NI's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. NI: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.35 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.9
0.1
2.02
POCF 9.60
NI's POCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. NI: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.78 Max: 10.35
Current: 9.6
0.93
10.35
EV-to-EBIT 19.81
NI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.32 vs. NI: 19.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 10.6 Max: 20.6
Current: 19.81
6.1
20.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.69
NI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. NI: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 6.6 Max: 12.2
Current: 11.69
3.9
12.2
PEG 7.67
NI's PEG is ranked lower than
78% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. NI: 7.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NI' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 9.67 Max: 81.39
Current: 7.67
3.81
81.39
Shiller P/E 21.08
NI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 24.45 vs. NI: 21.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 7.09 Max: 22.79
Current: 21.08
2.68
22.79
Current Ratio 0.47
NI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. NI: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.47
0.41
0.93
Quick Ratio 0.31
NI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. NI: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.31
0.24
0.75
Days Inventory 134.00
NI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
93% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.07 vs. NI: 134.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.76  Med: 82.13 Max: 134
Current: 134
51.76
134
Days Sales Outstanding 40.72
NI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 46.70 vs. NI: 40.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.72  Med: 54.92 Max: 65.43
Current: 40.72
40.72
65.43
Days Payable 106.11
NI's Days Payable is ranked higher than
71% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 67.44 vs. NI: 106.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.96  Med: 71.4 Max: 127.6
Current: 106.11
44.96
127.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.57
NI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. NI: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 10.29 Max: 28.66
Current: 2.57
2.33
28.66
Dividend Payout 0.69
NI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NI: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.85 Max: 7.67
Current: 0.69
0.25
7.67
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.50
NI's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
54% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. NI: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
NI' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 0.3 Max: 6.7
Current: 3.5
-7.4
6.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.53
NI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. NI: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.85
NI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. NI: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.59  Med: 11.42 Max: 31.8
Current: 2.85
2.59
31.8
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.90
NI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. NI: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: -3.5 Max: -0.2
Current: -3.9
-26.1
-0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.24
NI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NI: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 2.15 Max: 11.22
Current: 4.24
0.66
11.22
Price/Projected FCF 88.18
NI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NI: 88.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.39 Max: 94.71
Current: 88.18
0.21
94.71
Price/Median PS Value 5.33
NI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. NI: 5.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.01 Max: 5.73
Current: 5.33
0.35
5.73
Price/Graham Number 2.26
NI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NI: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.64
Current: 2.26
0.4
2.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.03
NI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. NI: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 9.45 Max: 16.5
Current: 5.03
4.8
16.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -4.40
NI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. NI: -4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: -0.8 Max: 26.1
Current: -4.4
-6.5
26.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,249
EPS (TTM) $ 0.81
Beta0.17
Short Percentage of Float2.97%
52-Week Range $17.67 - 26.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)322.19

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 4,959 5,211 4,932
EPS ($) 1.07 1.15 1.23
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.07 1.15 1.23
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.38%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.65 0.68 0.71
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