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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
Equity to Asset 0.26
NI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NI: 0.26 )
NI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.26

0.18
0.34
Interest Coverage 2.78
NI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. NI: 2.78 )
NI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 3.72
Current: 2.78

1.69
3.72
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.83
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 (%) 20.13
NI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. NI: 20.13 )
NI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.42   Max: 21.34
Current: 20.13

9.42
21.34
Net-margin (%) 8.60
NI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. NI: 8.60 )
NI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 9.92
Current: 8.6

0.89
9.92
ROE (%) 9.03
NI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. NI: 9.03 )
NI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 15.01
Current: 9.03

1.67
15.01
ROA (%) 2.34
NI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. NI: 2.34 )
NI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 4.39
Current: 2.34

0.39
4.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.31
NI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NI: 8.31 )
NI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.95   Max: 12.9
Current: 8.31

5.95
12.9
Revenue Growth (%) -7.60
NI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NI: -7.60 )
NI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 27.2
Current: -7.6

-17.8
27.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.30
NI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NI: 3.30 )
NI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 27.8
Current: 3.3

-13.1
27.8
EPS Growth (%) 15.50
NI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NI: 15.50 )
NI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.9   Max: 22.3
Current: 15.5

-17.9
22.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

NI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 12,100 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 9,761,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,116,700 sh (-43.22%)
Steven Cohen 10,980 sh (-72.55%)
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Q4 2013

NI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 54,638 sh (+397.61%)
Mario Gabelli 12,100 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 9,761,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 243,400 sh (-78.2%)
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Q1 2014

NI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 9,761,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (-3.31%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.40
NI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. NI: 22.40 )
NI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.21   Max: 125.51
Current: 22.4

9.21
125.51
P/B 2.00
NI's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. NI: 2.00 )
NI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.11
Current: 2

0.47
2.11
P/S 1.90
NI's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. NI: 1.90 )
NI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.9

0.26
2.01
EV-to-EBIT 16.91
NI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. NI: 16.91 )
NI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 17.5
Current: 16.91

10.3
17.5
PEG 8.92
NI's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NI: 8.92 )
NI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.09   Max: 150.69
Current: 8.92

4.09
150.69
Shiller P/E 28.70
NI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.61 vs. NI: 28.70 )
NI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.7   Max: 32.78
Current: 28.7

8.7
32.78
Current Ratio 0.60
NI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NI: 0.60 )
NI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.6

0.41
0.88
Quick Ratio 0.44
NI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. NI: 0.44 )
NI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.44

0.16
0.75

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.60
NI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. NI: 2.60 )
NI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 11.26
Current: 2.6

2.48
11.26
Dividend Payout 0.58
NI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NI: 0.58 )
NI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 27
Current: 0.58

0.25
27
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
NI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NI: 2.10 )
NI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -7.4   Max: 7.2
Current: 2.1

-7.4
7.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.80
NI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. NI: 2.80 )
NI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 12.13
Current: 2.8

2.67
12.13
Share Buyback Rate -3.80
NI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. NI: -3.80 )
NI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -22.2
Current: -3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.87
NI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. NI: 5.87 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 28.49
Current: 5.87

1.58
28.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.13
NI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. NI: 3.13 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.72
Current: 3.13

0.49
3.72
Price/Median PS Value 2.25
NI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NI: 2.25 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.27
Current: 2.25

0.36
2.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.07
NI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NI: 4.07 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.1
Current: 4.07

0.5
4.1
Price/Graham Number 2.42
NI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. NI: 2.42 )
NI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 15.25
Current: 2.42

0.94
15.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
NI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. NI: 5.90 )
NI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.9

5.7
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.29
NI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. NI: 2.29 )
NI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 8.3
Current: 2.29

-5.2
8.3

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
Compare:SPH, HOKCY, TKGSF, PPAAY, APU » details
Traded in other countries:NOU.Germany
NiSource Inc, is a Delaware corporation. It is the successor to 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 approximately 3.8 million customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. The Company is one of the natural gas distribution companies. Its subsidiaries include Columbia, a vertically-integrated natural gas distribution, transmission and storage holding company whose subsidiaries provide service to customers in the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast; Northern Indiana, a vertically-integrated gas and electric company providing service to customers in northern Indiana; and Columbia of Massachusetts, a natural gas distribution company serving customers in Massachusetts. The Company derives substantially all of its revenues and earnings from the operating results of its thirteen direct subsidiaries. NiSource's business segments are: Gas Distribution Operations; Gas Transmission and Storage Operations; and Electric Operations. The Gas Distribution Operations segment provides natural gas service and transportation for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Company's natural gas distribution operations serve more than 3.3 million customers in seven states and operate approximately 58 thousand miles of pipeline. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Columbia, NiSource owns five distribution subsidiaries that provide natural gas to approximately 2.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland. It also distributes natural gas to approximately 798 thousand customers in northern Indiana through three subsidiaries: Northern Indiana, Kokomo Gas and Northern Indiana Fuel and Light. The Gas Transmission and Storage Operations segment offers gas transportation and storage services for LDCs, marketers and industrial and commercial customers located in northeastern, mid-Atlantic, midwestern and southern states and the District of Columbia. The Company's Gas Transmission and Storage Operations subsidiaries own and operate approximately 15 thousand miles of interstate pipelines and operate one underground natural gas storage systems capable of storing approximately 637.8 Bcf of natural gas. The Electric Operations segment provides electric service in 20 counties in the northern part of Indiana. Gas Distribution Operations competes with investor-owned, municipal, and cooperative electric utilities throughout its service area and to a lesser extent with other regulated natural gas utilities and propane and fuel oil suppliers. The Company's subsidiaries are subject to extensive federal, state and local environmental requirements that, among other things, regulate air emissions, water usa

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