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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.01
NWE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. NWE: 0.01 )
NWE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.28
NWE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. NWE: 0.28 )
NWE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.28

-0.25
0.34
Interest Coverage 2.43
NWE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. NWE: 2.43 )
NWE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 3.27
Current: 2.43

0.53
3.27
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.93
M-Score: -2.67
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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Operating margin (%) 14.65
NWE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. NWE: 14.65 )
NWE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -31.62   Max: 19.21
Current: 14.65

-31.62
19.21
Net-margin (%) 9.05
NWE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. NWE: 9.05 )
NWE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.38   Max: 9.8
Current: 9.05

-43.38
9.8
ROE (%) 10.42
NWE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. NWE: 10.42 )
NWE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.26   Max: 15.81
Current: 10.42

-11.26
15.81
ROA (%) 2.92
NWE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. NWE: 2.92 )
NWE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -32.66   Max: 3.97
Current: 2.92

-32.66
3.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.56
NWE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. NWE: 6.56 )
NWE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -60.77   Max: 21.04
Current: 6.56

-60.77
21.04
Revenue Growth (%) -0.50
NWE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. NWE: -0.50 )
NWE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.7   Max: 82
Current: -0.5

-68.7
82
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.00
NWE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NWE: 2.00 )
NWE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -46.7   Max: 171.2
Current: 2

-46.7
171.2
EPS Growth (%) 4.80
NWE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NWE: 4.80 )
NWE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.6
Current: 4.8

0
26.6
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

NWE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 14,861 sh (+48.12%)
John Keeley 298,190 sh (+11.5%)
Mario Gabelli 478,200 sh (-1.46%)
Jim Simons 19,926 sh (-79.78%)
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Q1 2014

NWE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 998 sh (New)
Jim Simons 64,847 sh (+225.44%)
John Keeley 298,875 sh (+0.23%)
Mario Gabelli 476,200 sh (-0.42%)
Steven Cohen 10,957 sh (-26.27%)
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Q2 2014

NWE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 85,826 sh (+32.35%)
Mario Gabelli 476,200 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
John Keeley 280,235 sh (-6.24%)
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Q3 2014

NWE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 473,200 sh (-0.63%)
John Keeley 274,445 sh (-2.07%)
Jim Simons 21,526 sh (-74.92%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NWE

(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
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out $45.63 - $51.77 $ 52.5510%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy$42.67 - $46.98 $ 52.5517%998
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -40.29%0.15%$33.43 - $36.6 $ 52.5550%285798
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Add 25.92%0.08%$35.53 - $37.79 $ 52.5543%478650
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Add 128.52%0.17%$33.83 - $36.88 $ 52.5549%380120
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Add 811.95%0.11%$31.09 - $36.59 $ 52.5554%166340
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.70
NWE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. NWE: 18.70 )
NWE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.55   Max: 37.07
Current: 18.7

10.55
37.07
P/B 1.90
NWE's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. NWE: 1.90 )
NWE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.9

0.89
2.07
P/S 1.70
NWE's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. NWE: 1.70 )
NWE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 5.17
Current: 1.7

0.55
5.17
EV-to-EBIT 19.22
NWE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. NWE: 19.22 )
NWE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 95
Current: 19.22

9.2
95
PEG 5.78
NWE's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NWE: 5.78 )
NWE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 7.05
Current: 5.78

0.24
7.05
Shiller P/E 20.40
NWE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.89 vs. NWE: 20.40 )
NWE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.68   Max: 102.54
Current: 20.4

15.68
102.54
Current Ratio 0.65
NWE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. NWE: 0.65 )
NWE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.65

0.34
1.54
Quick Ratio 0.52
NWE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. NWE: 0.52 )
NWE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.52

0.32
1.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.00
NWE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. NWE: 3.00 )
NWE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 7.42
Current: 3

0.77
7.42
Dividend Payout 0.56
NWE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. NWE: 0.56 )
NWE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 7.94
Current: 0.56

0.24
7.94
Dividend growth (3y) 3.80
NWE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NWE: 3.80 )
NWE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.7
Current: 3.8

0
9.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.55
NWE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. NWE: 3.55 )
NWE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 8.77
Current: 3.55

0.91
8.77
Share Buyback Rate -1.80
NWE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. NWE: -1.80 )
NWE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 42.1   Max: -97.2
Current: -1.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.80
NWE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. NWE: 2.80 )
NWE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 4.13
Current: 2.8

1.84
4.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
NWE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. NWE: 2.60 )
NWE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.84
Current: 2.6

0.79
2.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
NWE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NWE: 1.60 )
NWE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.79
Current: 1.6

0.6
4.79
Price/Graham Number 1.50
NWE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NWE: 1.50 )
NWE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 5.27
Current: 1.5

0.97
5.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
NWE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NWE: 5.20 )
NWE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 10.9
Current: 5.2

1.1
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.62
NWE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. NWE: 2.62 )
NWE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 55.5
Current: 2.62

-2.5
55.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:NWZA.Germany
NorthWestern Corp was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923. The Company provides electricity and natural gas to approximately 678,200 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. They have generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska and generates and distributes electricity natural gas in Montana. The regulated electric utility business in Montana includes generation, transmission and distribution. The Company also transmit electricity for nonregulated entities owning generation facilities, other utilities and power marketers serving the Montana electricity market. In South Dakota electric utility business operates as a vertically integrated generation, transmission and distribution utility. The Company distribute natural gas to approximately 184,300 customers in 105 Montana communities, along with propane to 563 customers in the Townsend area. They also serve several smaller distribution companies that provide service to approximately 32,000 customers. Its natural gas distribution system consists of approximately 5,000 miles of underground distribution pipelines. The Company own and operate three working natural gas storage fields in Montana with aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 17.75 Bcf and maximum aggregate daily deliverability of approximately 195,000 dekatherms. The Company provide natural gas to approximately 86,700 customers in 60 South Dakota communities and four Nebraska communities. The Company is subject to FERC's jurisdiction and regulations with respect to rates for electric transmission service in interstate commerce and electricity sold at wholesale rates, the issuance of certain securities, incurrence of certain long-term debt, and compliance with mandatory reliability regulations, among other things.
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