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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.29
SR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SR: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.29
0.25
0.35
Interest Coverage 3.66
SR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.99 vs. SR: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 3.72 Max: 4.65
Current: 3.66
2.96
4.65
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.82
M-Score: 25.97
WACC vs ROIC
3.11%
4.88%
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 (%) 18.36
SR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. SR: 18.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.04  Med: 8.44 Max: 18.36
Current: 18.36
5.04
18.36
Net-margin (%) 9.38
SR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. SR: 9.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 4.59 Max: 9.38
Current: 9.38
2.68
9.38
ROE (%) 8.55
SR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. SR: 8.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.41  Med: 10.47 Max: 17.01
Current: 8.55
6.41
17.01
ROA (%) 2.63
SR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. SR: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 3.05 Max: 4.57
Current: 2.63
2.06
4.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.25
SR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. SR: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.42  Med: 10.47 Max: 13.45
Current: 9.25
6.42
13.45
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.90
SR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SR: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.2  Med: -3.3 Max: 415.2
Current: -3.9
-77.2
415.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.20
SR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SR: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.2  Med: 1.1 Max: 397.6
Current: 19.2
-78.2
397.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.10
SR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SR: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.6  Med: 2.7 Max: 417.9
Current: 17.1
-77.6
417.9
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Q4 2015

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NWQ Managers 939,345 sh (-1.65%)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas    NAICS: 221210    SIC: 4924
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Traded in other countries:LGR.Germany, LGPRU.USA,
Laclede Group Inc along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the purchase, retail distribution and sale of natural gas. The Company is also indulged in marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis.

Spire Inc, formerly Laclede Group Inc is a public utility holding company formed through a corporate restructuring that became effective October 1, 2001. The Company has two business segments: Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. The Gas Utility segment includes the regulated operations of Laclede Gas, Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco), and EnergySouth, Inc. (EnergySouth). Laclede Gas, a public utility engaged in the purchase, retail distribution and sale of natural gas, and is the natural gas distribution utility system in Missouri, serving residential, commercial and industrial customers, and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Laclede Gas serves St. Louis and eastern Missouri and, through Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), Kansas City and western Missouri. Alagasco is a public utility engaged in the purchase, retail distribution and sale of natural gas in central and northern Alabama, serving residential, commercial and industrial customers with offices located in Birmingham, Alabama. The Gas Marketing segment includes Laclede Energy Resources, Inc, engaged in the marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis.

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.64
SR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. SR: 19.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.96  Med: 15.31 Max: 161.37
Current: 19.64
8.96
161.37
Forward P/E 18.12
SR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. SR: 18.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.64
SR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. SR: 19.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.77  Med: 15.97 Max: 160.64
Current: 19.64
9.77
160.64
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 0.06
SR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
100% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. SR: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 14.9 Max: 61.43
Current: 0.06
0.06
61.43
P/B 1.66
SR's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SR: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.52 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.66
1.24
2.4
P/S 1.83
SR's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SR: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.52 Max: 2.09
Current: 1.83
0.28
2.09
EV-to-EBIT 18.68
SR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. SR: 18.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 10.95 Max: 24.7
Current: 18.68
7.9
24.7
EV-to-EBITDA 12.61
SR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
66% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.49 vs. SR: 12.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 8.1 Max: 16.4
Current: 12.61
6
16.4
PEG 2.52
SR's PEG is ranked higher than
52% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. SR: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SR' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 3.17 Max: 35.54
Current: 2.52
1.31
35.54
Shiller P/E 21.34
SR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. SR: 21.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.16  Med: 19.47 Max: 28.99
Current: 21.34
16.16
28.99
Current Ratio 0.49
SR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SR: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.59
Current: 0.49
0.49
1.59
Quick Ratio 0.32
SR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SR: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.04
Current: 0.32
0.32
1.04
Days Inventory 131.87
SR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.77 vs. SR: 131.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.68  Med: 49.86 Max: 154.88
Current: 131.87
33.68
154.88
Days Sales Outstanding 52.40
SR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
55% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 47.52 vs. SR: 52.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.11  Med: 35.89 Max: 61.48
Current: 52.4
23.11
61.48
Days Payable 156.40
SR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
83% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 68.67 vs. SR: 156.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.86  Med: 37.71 Max: 156.4
Current: 156.4
17.86
156.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.07
SR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SR: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75  Med: 4.06 Max: 5.1
Current: 3.07
2.75
5.1
Dividend Payout 0.60
SR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SR: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.72 Max: 75.28
Current: 0.6
0.53
75.28
Dividend Growth (3y) 4.90
SR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SR: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
SR' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.5 Max: 4.9
Current: 4.9
0
4.9
Forward Dividend Yield 3.06
SR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. SR: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.70
SR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. SR: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.31  Med: 4.89 Max: 6.15
Current: 3.7
3.31
6.15
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -11.80
SR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. SR: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.4  Med: -2.3 Max: -0.1
Current: -11.8
-24.4
-0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.83
SR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SR: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 1.71 Max: 4.92
Current: 4.83
1.38
4.92
Price/Median PS Value 3.50
SR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SR: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.08 Max: 3.56
Current: 3.5
0.7
3.56
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.42
SR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SR: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SR' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.23 Max: 3.05
Current: 2.42
0.95
3.05
Price/Graham Number 2.05
SR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SR: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.08 Max: 12.45
Current: 2.05
0.83
12.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.36
SR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SR: 5.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 9.1 Max: 12.6
Current: 5.36
4
12.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -7.00
SR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. SR: -7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: 6.55 Max: 11.8
Current: -7
-7.8
11.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,537
EPS (TTM) $ 3.27
Beta0.19
Short Percentage of Float2.88%
52-Week Range $55.24 - 71.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)45.66

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 3.54 3.69 3.90
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.54 3.69 3.90
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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