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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NWE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. NWE: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NWE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.29
NWE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NWE: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NWE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.25  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.29
-0.25
0.33
Interest Coverage 10.64
NWE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. NWE: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NWE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 2.45 Max: 2.72
Current: 10.64
1.97
2.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.81
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
4.83%
6.43%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.30
NWE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. NWE: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NWE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.74  Med: 14.07 Max: 16.55
Current: 20.3
9.74
16.55
Net-margin (%) 11.92
NWE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. NWE: 11.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NWE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.35  Med: 6.70 Max: 10.02
Current: 11.92
3.35
10.02
ROE (%) 10.09
NWE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.87 vs. NWE: 10.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NWE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.12  Med: 9.52 Max: 11.02
Current: 10.09
5.12
11.02
ROA (%) 2.97
NWE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. NWE: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NWE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 2.63 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.97
1.58
2.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.02
NWE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. NWE: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.84  Med: 8.25 Max: 11.31
Current: 7.02
5.84
11.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.90
NWE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NWE: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.6  Med: -0.35 Max: 81.2
Current: -0.9
-44.6
81.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.40
NWE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. NWE: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63  Med: 1.70 Max: 171.2
Current: 1.4
-63
171.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.60
NWE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NWE: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NWE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.05 Max: 26.7
Current: 5.6
0
26.7
» NWE's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-11)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

NWE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Keeley 656,620 sh (+146.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 436,200 sh (-1.13%)
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Q2 2015

NWE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 7,400 sh (New)
John Keeley 709,550 sh (+8.06%)
Mario Gabelli 412,200 sh (-5.50%)
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Q3 2015

NWE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Keeley 738,512 sh (+4.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 402,200 sh (-2.43%)
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Q4 2015

NWE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 379,700 sh (-5.59%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.72
NWE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
62% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. NWE: 18.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NWE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.55  Med: 15.55 Max: 37.07
Current: 18.72
10.55
37.07
Forward P/E 17.64
NWE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. NWE: 17.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.72
NWE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. NWE: 18.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NWE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.56  Med: 15.99 Max: 951.33
Current: 18.72
10.56
951.33
P/B 1.83
NWE's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. NWE: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NWE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.83
0.89
2.07
P/S 2.23
NWE's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. NWE: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NWE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.10 Max: 5.26
Current: 2.23
0.55
5.26
PFCF 46.86
NWE's PFCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. NWE: 46.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NWE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.83  Med: 19.15 Max: 1889.5
Current: 46.86
5.83
1889.5
POCF 7.76
NWE's POCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.69 vs. NWE: 7.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NWE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 5.97 Max: 10.91
Current: 7.76
2.79
10.91
EV-to-EBIT 18.90
NWE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. NWE: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NWE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 14.60 Max: 256.8
Current: 18.9
9.1
256.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.23
NWE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
76% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. NWE: 12.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NWE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 9.20 Max: 73.3
Current: 12.23
5.9
73.3
PEG 7.12
NWE's PEG is ranked lower than
75% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. NWE: 7.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NWE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.82 Max: 7.65
Current: 7.12
0.28
7.65
Shiller P/E 24.38
NWE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. NWE: 24.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NWE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.92  Med: 24.14 Max: 35.68
Current: 24.38
20.92
35.68
Current Ratio 0.55
NWE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NWE: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NWE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.55
0.34
1.47
Quick Ratio 0.45
NWE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. NWE: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NWE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.45
0.32
1.17
Days Inventory 53.90
NWE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
77% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.24 vs. NWE: 53.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NWE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.68  Med: 40.68 Max: 52.47
Current: 53.9
33.68
52.47
Days Sales Outstanding 35.66
NWE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 48.39 vs. NWE: 35.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NWE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.64  Med: 48.17 Max: 55.3
Current: 35.66
43.64
55.3
Days Payable 58.85
NWE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 64.81 vs. NWE: 58.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NWE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.46  Med: 59.12 Max: 77.3
Current: 58.85
49.46
77.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.30
NWE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. NWE: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NWE' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 3.98 Max: 7.42
Current: 3.3
0.77
7.42
Dividend Payout 0.59
NWE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
54% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. NWE: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NWE' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.69 Max: 7.94
Current: 0.59
0.24
7.94
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.60
NWE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
55% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. NWE: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
NWE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.15 Max: 9.7
Current: 3.6
0
9.7
Forward Dividend Yield 3.30
NWE's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. NWE: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.95
NWE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NWE: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NWE' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 4.75 Max: 8.86
Current: 3.95
0.92
8.86
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.50
NWE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. NWE: -3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NWE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -97.2  Med: -1.95 Max: 42.1
Current: -3.5
-97.2
42.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.35
NWE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. NWE: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NWE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.84  Med: 2.44 Max: 4.14
Current: 2.35
1.84
4.14
Price/Projected FCF 2.18
NWE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. NWE: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NWE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.47 Max: 105.48
Current: 2.18
0.71
105.48
Price/Median PS Value 2.03
NWE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. NWE: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NWE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.99 Max: 6.06
Current: 2.03
0.58
6.06
Price/Graham Number 1.40
NWE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NWE: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NWE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.29 Max: 11.32
Current: 1.4
0.99
11.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.26
NWE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NWE: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NWE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 6.80 Max: 11
Current: 5.26
0.4
11
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.51
NWE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. NWE: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NWE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.1  Med: 4.90 Max: 46.3
Current: 3.51
-2.1
46.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1202
EPS $ 3.11
Beta0.41
Short Percentage of Float4.28%
52-Week Range $48.44 - 58.65
Shares Outstanding(Mil)48.17

Analyst Estimate

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Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 3.06 3.23 3.30
EPS without NRI($) 3.06 3.23 3.30

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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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