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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
Cash to Debt 0.05
NI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. NI: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.05
0
0.2
Equity to Asset 0.25
NI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NI: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.25
0.18
0.33
Interest Coverage 2.88
NI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. NI: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.40 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.88
1.69
3.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.58
WACC vs ROIC
4.42%
4.91%
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 (%) 19.63
NI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. NI: 19.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.42  Med: 14.41 Max: 21.34
Current: 19.63
9.42
21.34
Net-margin (%) 6.81
NI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. NI: 6.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 4.96 Max: 9.92
Current: 6.81
0.89
9.92
ROE (%) 6.68
NI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. NI: 6.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 6.37 Max: 14.39
Current: 6.68
1.61
14.39
ROA (%) 1.71
NI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. NI: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.78 Max: 4.26
Current: 1.71
0.42
4.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.54
NI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. NI: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.11  Med: 9.18 Max: 22.85
Current: 7.54
7.11
22.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.40
NI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NI: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8  Med: -0.40 Max: 27.2
Current: -0.4
-17.8
27.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
NI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NI: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.1  Med: 1.20 Max: 13.5
Current: 7.9
-13.1
13.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.90
NI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. NI: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.9  Med: -2.50 Max: 22.3
Current: 17.9
-17.9
22.3
» NI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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

Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 9,261,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2015

NI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 45,468 sh (New)
Jim Simons 117,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 8,711,900 sh (-5.94%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.90
NI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. NI: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.62  Med: 7.64 Max: 16.45
Current: 12.9
3.62
16.45
Forward P/E 16.31
NI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. NI: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.10
NI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. NI: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.55  Med: 7.32 Max: 14.3
Current: 13.1
2.55
14.3
P/B 0.81
NI's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. NI: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.81
0.19
0.92
P/S 0.88
NI's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. NI: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.88
0.1
0.98
POCF 3.02
NI's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. NI: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.64 Max: 5.22
Current: 3.02
0.93
5.22
EV-to-EBIT 12.20
NI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.35 vs. NI: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5  Med: 10.40 Max: 12.9
Current: 12.2
7.5
12.9
PEG 3.45
NI's PEG is ranked lower than
60% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. NI: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.33  Med: 4.07 Max: 17.95
Current: 3.45
2.33
17.95
Shiller P/E 12.52
NI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.99 vs. NI: 12.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 7.14 Max: 13.88
Current: 12.52
3.39
13.88
Current Ratio 0.93
NI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NI: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.93
0.41
0.93
Quick Ratio 0.74
NI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. NI: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.74
0.17
0.75
Days Inventory 109.65
NI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.09 vs. NI: 109.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.76  Med: 79.10 Max: 135.53
Current: 109.65
51.76
135.53
Days Sales Outstanding 40.03
NI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 45.90 vs. NI: 40.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.84  Med: 44.08 Max: 128.89
Current: 40.03
24.84
128.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.48
NI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. NI: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.48  Med: 10.66 Max: 28.66
Current: 5.48
5.48
28.66
Dividend Payout 0.79
NI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
71% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NI: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.79 Max: 27
Current: 0.79
0.25
27
Dividend growth (3y) 3.50
NI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
53% of the 309 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 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -7.4  Med: 0.60 Max: 7.2
Current: 3.5
-7.4
7.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.08
NI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. NI: 6.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.08  Med: 11.83 Max: 31.8
Current: 6.08
6.08
31.8
Share Buyback Rate -3.10
NI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. NI: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
NI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5  Med: -2.90 Max: -22.2
Current: -3.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
NI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NI: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 2.12 Max: 11.2
Current: 2.1
0.66
11.2
Price/Projected FCF 1.97
NI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. NI: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.38 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.97
0.19
2.07
Price/Median PS Value 2.52
NI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. NI: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.52
0.35
2.65
Price/Graham Number 1.09
NI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NI: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.83 Max: 5.99
Current: 1.09
0.37
5.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.16
NI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NI: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 9.60 Max: 13.3
Current: 8.16
7.8
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.43
NI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. NI: -1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.1  Med: 4.50 Max: 18.1
Current: -1.43
-5.1
18.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 5,456 5,412 5,530
EPS($) 1.49 1.05 1.06
EPS without NRI($) 1.49 1.05 1.06

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:NOU.Germany,
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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