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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 0.02
SWX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. SWX: 0.02 )
SWX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.1
Current: 0.02

0.01
0.1
Equity to Asset 0.29
SWX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. SWX: 0.29 )
SWX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.29

0.22
0.31
Interest Coverage 3.95
SWX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. SWX: 3.95 )
SWX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.3
Current: 3.95

1.07
4.3
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.19
M-Score: -2.06
WACC vs ROIC
5.74%
6.92%
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 (%) 13.41
SWX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.89 vs. SWX: 13.41 )
SWX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 14.08
Current: 13.41

8.79
14.08
Net-margin (%) 6.65
SWX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. SWX: 6.65 )
SWX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.63   Max: 7.45
Current: 6.65

-2.63
7.45
ROE (%) 9.67
SWX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. SWX: 9.67 )
SWX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 11.02
Current: 9.67

1.79
11.02
ROA (%) 2.99
SWX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. SWX: 2.99 )
SWX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.21
Current: 2.99

0.43
3.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.89
SWX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.62 vs. SWX: 7.89 )
SWX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.97   Max: 11.18
Current: 7.89

5.97
11.18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
SWX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SWX: 3.50 )
SWX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.4   Max: 11
Current: 3.5

-7.4
11
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
SWX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SWX: 6.40 )
SWX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.7
Current: 6.4

0
9.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
SWX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SWX: 7.40 )
SWX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.3   Max: 154.6
Current: 7.4

-11.3
154.6
» SWX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SWX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Paul Tudor Jones 13,595 sh (+13.29%)
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Q3 2014

SWX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 19,395 sh (+42.66%)
Mario Gabelli 1,388,502 sh (-0.44%)
Jim Simons 179,200 sh (-8.62%)
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Q4 2014

SWX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,385,175 sh (-0.24%)
Jim Simons 73,200 sh (-59.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,898 sh (-59.28%)
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Q1 2015

SWX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.00
SWX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. SWX: 18.00 )
SWX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.66   Max: 24.65
Current: 18

12.66
24.65
Forward P/E 16.16
SWX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 27.93 vs. SWX: 16.16 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.90
SWX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. SWX: 18.90 )
SWX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.61   Max: 24.75
Current: 18.9

12.61
24.75
P/B 1.80
SWX's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SWX: 1.80 )
SWX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.8

0.72
1.96
P/S 1.22
SWX's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SWX: 1.22 )
SWX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.22

0.38
1.39
POCF 7.71
SWX's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. SWX: 7.71 )
SWX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 8.51
Current: 7.71

2.62
8.51
EV-to-EBIT 15.02
SWX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. SWX: 15.02 )
SWX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 16.7
Current: 15.02

9.8
16.7
PEG 3.32
SWX's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SWX: 3.32 )
SWX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 97.29
Current: 3.32

2.32
97.29
Shiller P/E 20.20
SWX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SWX: 20.20 )
SWX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.31   Max: 26.13
Current: 20.2

10.31
26.13
Current Ratio 1.29
SWX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SWX: 1.29 )
SWX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.29
Current: 1.29

0.54
1.29
Quick Ratio 1.29
SWX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SWX: 1.29 )
SWX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.29
Current: 1.29

0.54
1.29
Days Sales Outstanding 48.48
SWX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 64.94 vs. SWX: 48.48 )
SWX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.74   Max: 52.59
Current: 48.48

24.74
52.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.66
SWX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. SWX: 2.66 )
SWX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 5.13
Current: 2.66

2.09
5.13
Dividend Payout 0.47
SWX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. SWX: 0.47 )
SWX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 4.04
Current: 0.47

0.4
4.04
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
SWX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SWX: 10.90 )
SWX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 15.5
Current: 10.9

-6.7
15.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.27
SWX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. SWX: 4.27 )
SWX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.31   Max: 8.11
Current: 4.27

3.31
8.11
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
SWX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. SWX: -0.50 )
SWX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.5   Max: -8
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
SWX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SWX: 1.90 )
SWX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.9

0.86
1.83
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
SWX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. SWX: 1.80 )
SWX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 51.85
Current: 1.8

1.3
51.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
SWX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SWX: 1.70 )
SWX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.7

0.7
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.30
SWX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SWX: 3.30 )
SWX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.66
Current: 3.3

0.73
3.66
Price/Graham Number 1.20
SWX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SWX: 1.20 )
SWX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.93
Current: 1.2

0.88
2.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
SWX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SWX: 6.80 )
SWX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6   Max: 10.2
Current: 6.8

6
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.27
SWX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. SWX: 5.27 )
SWX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.5   Max: 7.5
Current: 5.27

-6.5
7.5

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:SZR.Germany,
Southwest Gas Corp was incorporated in March 1931 under the laws of the state of California. The Company is composed of two business segments: natural gas operations ("Southwest" or the "natural gas operations" segment) and construction services. Southwest or natural gas operations segment is engaged in the business of purchasing, distributing, and transporting natural gas for customers in portions of Arizona, Nevada, and California. Southwest is the distributor of natural gas in Arizona, selling and transporting natural gas in of central and southern Arizona, including the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. It distributes and transports natural gas for customers in portions of California, including the Lake Tahoe area and the high desert and mountain areas in San Bernardino County. It arranges for transportation of natural gas to its Arizona, Nevada, and California service territories through the pipeline systems of El Paso Natural Gas Company ("El Paso"), Kern River Gas Transmission Company ("Kern River"), Transwestern Pipeline Company ("Transwestern"), NWPL, Tuscarora Gas Pipeline Company ("Tuscarora"), Southern California Gas Company, and Paiute. Electric utilities are the principal competitors of Southwest for the residential and small commercial markets throughout its service areas. Southwest competes with interstate transmission pipeline companies, such as El Paso, Kern River, Transwestern and Tuscarora, to provide service to certain large end-users. NPL" or the "construction services" segment is engaged in full-service underground piping contractor that primarily provides utility companies with trenching and installation, replacement, and maintenance services for energy distribution systems. The operations of this segment are conducted from 23 field locations. The Company's operations are subject to inherent hazards and risks such as gas leaks, fires, natural disasters, explosions, pipeline ruptures, and other hazards and risks that might cause unforeseen interruptions, personal injury, or property damage.
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Southwest Gas Corp. (SWX) Exec VP/CFO/Corporate Sec George C Biehl sells 9,000 Shares Sep 30 2010 
Southwest Gas Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 09 2010 
Southwest Gas Corp. (SWX) CEO Jeffrey W Shaw sells 30,000 Shares May 13 2010 
Southwest Gas Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 07 2010 
Southwest Gas Corp. (SWX) Exec VP/CFO/Corporate Sec George C Biehl sells 4,500 Shares Apr 01 2010 
Southwest Gas Corp. (SWX) CEO Jeffrey W Shaw sells 17,000 Shares Mar 29 2010 

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