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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NWN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. NWN: 0.01 )
NWN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.05
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.05
Equity to Asset 0.25
NWN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. NWN: 0.25 )
NWN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.25

0.25
0.53
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.84
WACC vs ROIC
3.21%
5.20%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.96
NWN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.02 vs. NWN: 18.96 )
NWN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.5   Max: 25.05
Current: 18.96

13.5
25.05
Net-margin (%) 7.78
NWN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NWN: 7.78 )
NWN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.26   Max: 12.31
Current: 7.78

6.26
12.31
ROE (%) 7.68
NWN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. NWN: 7.68 )
NWN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.25   Max: 12.5
Current: 7.68

6.25
12.5
ROA (%) 2.03
NWN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NWN: 2.03 )
NWN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 4.88
Current: 2.03

1.94
4.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.56
NWN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. NWN: 6.56 )
NWN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.38   Max: 25.12
Current: 6.56

6.38
25.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.40
NWN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NWN: -4.40 )
NWN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.7   Max: 16
Current: -4.4

-10.7
16
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
NWN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NWN: -0.20 )
NWN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 10.1
Current: -0.2

-2.9
10.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.30
NWN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NWN: -3.30 )
NWN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.3   Max: 22.6
Current: -3.3

-14.3
22.6
» NWN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NWN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 11,100 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 262,307 sh (-1.41%)
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Q2 2014

NWN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 20,556 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 31,100 sh (+180.18%)
Ken Fisher 263,632 sh (+0.51%)
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Q3 2014

NWN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 39,574 sh (+27.25%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 256,077 sh (-2.87%)
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Q4 2014

NWN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 39,574 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 250,787 sh (-2.07%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.40
NWN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. NWN: 22.40 )
NWN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.14   Max: 24
Current: 22.4

14.14
24
Forward P/E 20.70
NWN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.64 vs. NWN: 20.70 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.40
NWN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. NWN: 22.40 )
NWN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.12   Max: 24.04
Current: 22.4

14.12
24.04
P/B 1.70
NWN's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. NWN: 1.70 )
NWN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.7

0.89
2.36
P/S 1.76
NWN's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. NWN: 1.76 )
NWN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.76

0.94
1.87
PFCF 14.00
NWN's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NWN: 14.00 )
NWN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 163.4
Current: 14

6.33
163.4
POCF 6.08
NWN's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. NWN: 6.08 )
NWN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.47   Max: 35.12
Current: 6.08

3.47
35.12
EV-to-EBIT 15.43
NWN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. NWN: 15.43 )
NWN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 22.1
Current: 15.43

7.1
22.1
Shiller P/E 19.20
NWN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 60.87 vs. NWN: 19.20 )
NWN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.99   Max: 23.5
Current: 19.2

14.99
23.5
Current Ratio 0.77
NWN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NWN: 0.77 )
NWN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.77

0.53
1.03
Quick Ratio 0.61
NWN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NWN: 0.61 )
NWN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.61

0.44
0.85
Days Inventory 63.79
NWN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 31.94 vs. NWN: 63.79 )
NWN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 72.91
Current: 63.79

5.74
72.91
Days Sales Outstanding 33.80
NWN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 65.58 vs. NWN: 33.80 )
NWN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.53   Max: 44.23
Current: 33.8

24.53
44.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.80
NWN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. NWN: 3.80 )
NWN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 4.52
Current: 3.8

2.71
4.52
Dividend Payout 0.86
NWN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. NWN: 0.86 )
NWN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.86

0.52
1.2
Dividend growth (3y) 1.80
NWN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. NWN: 1.80 )
NWN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.3
Current: 1.8

0.6
5.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.38
NWN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. NWN: 4.38 )
NWN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 5.21
Current: 4.38

3.13
5.21
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
NWN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. NWN: -0.60 )
NWN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -3.7
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.70
NWN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NWN: 1.70 )
NWN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 2.28
Current: 1.7

0.95
2.28
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
NWN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. NWN: 1.20 )
NWN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 4.87
Current: 1.2

0.45
4.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
NWN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NWN: 1.30 )
NWN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.3

0.75
1.53
Price/Graham Number 1.30
NWN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 1227 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NWN: 1.30 )
NWN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.3

0.8
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
NWN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NWN: 6.60 )
NWN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 14.1
Current: 6.6

4.5
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.58
NWN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. NWN: 1.58 )
NWN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 14.4
Current: 1.58

-2.2
14.4

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Northwest Natural Gas was incorporated under the laws of Oregon in 1910. The Company has operations in Oregon, Washington and California and conduct business through NW Natural and its subsidiaries. The Company has two businesses: regulated local gas distribution business, referred to as the Utility segment, which serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington; and gas storage businesses, referred to as the Gas Storage segment, which provides storage services for utilities, gas marketers, electric generators, and large industrial users from storage facilities located in Oregon and California. The utility is principally engaged in the regulated distribution of natural gas in Oregon and southwest Washington to approximately 695,000 customers with around 90% of customers located in Oregon and 10% located in Washington. In total, the Company provides natural gas service to over 100 cities in 18 counties with an estimated population of 3.4 million in service territory. The OPUC and WUTC have allocated the Company an exclusive service territory, which includes a portion of western Oregon, including the Portland metropolitan area, Willamette Valley, the Coastal area from Astoria to Coos Bay, and portions of Washington along the Columbia River. The Company serves residential, commercial and industrial customers with no individual customer or industry accounting for over 10% of its utility revenues. On an annual basis, residential and commercial customers typically account for around 60% of utility's total volumes delivered and 90% of the Company's utility margin. Industrial customers largely account for the remaining volumes and utility margin. Residential and commercial customers purchase both their natural gas commodity and natural gas delivery services from the utility. Industrial customers also purchase transportation services from the utility, but may buy the gas commodity either from the utility or directly from a third-party gas marketer or supplier. The Company has no direct competition from other natural gas distributors but competes with other forms of energy supply in each customer class. For residential and small to mid-size commercial customers, the Company competes primarily with electricity, fuel oil, propane and renewable energy providers. In the industrial and large commercial markets the Company competes with all forms of energy, including competition from wholesale natural gas marketers. In addition, large industrial customers could bypass the Company's local gas distribution system by installing their own direct pipeline connection to the interstate pipeline system. The Company has properties and facilities that are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations related to environmental matters.
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