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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
VVC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. VVC: 0.01 )
VVC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.05
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.05
Equity to Asset 0.31
VVC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. VVC: 0.31 )
VVC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.31

0.25
0.36
Interest Coverage 3.80
VVC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. VVC: 3.80 )
VVC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.8

2.34
3.8
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.38
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.39
VVC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. VVC: 13.39 )
VVC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.07   Max: 15.91
Current: 13.39

8.07
15.91
Net-margin (%) 5.48
VVC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. VVC: 5.48 )
VVC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 8.59
Current: 5.48

4.41
8.59
ROE (%) 8.79
VVC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. VVC: 8.79 )
VVC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 13.58
Current: 8.79

8.79
13.58
ROA (%) 2.68
VVC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. VVC: 2.68 )
VVC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 4.58
Current: 2.68

2.47
4.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.18
VVC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. VVC: 8.18 )
VVC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.94   Max: 13.22
Current: 8.18

7.94
13.22
Revenue Growth (%) 4.90
VVC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. VVC: 4.90 )
VVC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 10.8
Current: 4.9

-5.8
10.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.20
VVC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VVC: 1.20 )
VVC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 24.6
Current: 1.2

0.4
24.6
EPS Growth (%) 0.40
VVC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. VVC: 0.40 )
VVC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 21.2
Current: 0.4

-5.2
21.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

VVC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 151,300 sh (New)
John Keeley 288,716 sh (+2.65%)
Tom Russo 1,599 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 31,444 sh (-62.32%)
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Q2 2013

VVC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 19,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 13,837 sh (New)
John Keeley 1,047,206 sh (+262.71%)
Jim Simons 386,600 sh (+155.52%)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 8,108 sh (-74.21%)
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Q3 2013

VVC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 33,700 sh (+76.44%)
John Keeley 1,355,095 sh (+29.4%)
Jim Simons 447,900 sh (+15.86%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen 7,024 sh (-49.24%)
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Q4 2013

VVC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 11,498 sh (New)
Jim Simons 534,600 sh (+19.36%)
John Keeley 1,583,955 sh (+16.89%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 16,500 sh (-51.04%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VVC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Add 16.89%0.14%$32.56 - $35.45 $ 40.1916%1583955
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$32.56 - $35.45 $ 40.1916%11498
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Add 29.4%0.19%$32.12 - $37.23 $ 40.1917%1355095
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$32.12 - $37.23 $ 40.1917%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 262.71%0.51%$32.48 - $37.56 $ 40.1914%1047206
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -74.21%0.04%$32.48 - $37.56 $ 40.1914%8108
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -62.32%0.09%$29.4 - $35.42 $ 40.1924%31444
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 21.82%0.03%$27.62 - $30.19 $ 40.1938%83454
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.29%$27.84 - $30.27 $ 40.1938%0
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Reduce -26.26%0.07%$27.84 - $30.27 $ 40.1938%291640
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Reduce -47.11%0.21%$28.08 - $29.89 $ 40.1938%395520
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Reduce -59.82%0.44%$28.46 - $29.82 $ 40.1947%428698
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 371.2%0.12%$28.46 - $29.82 $ 40.1947%58688
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 30.26%0.01%$26.05 - $30.54 $ 40.1941%12455
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 23.44%0.01%$23.9 - $28.51 $ 40.1949%9562
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$26.72 - $28.73 $ 40.1945%7746
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $25.38 - $27.15 $ 40.1953%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.20
VVC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. VVC: 24.20 )
VVC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.91   Max: 180
Current: 24.2

10.91
180
P/B 2.13
VVC's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. VVC: 2.13 )
VVC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.13
Current: 2.13

1.09
2.13
P/S 1.33
VVC's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. VVC: 1.33 )
VVC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.86
Current: 1.33

0.63
3.86
PFCF 17.10
VVC's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. VVC: 17.10 )
VVC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.23   Max: 135.83
Current: 17.1

7.23
135.83
EV-to-EBIT 15.49
VVC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. VVC: 15.49 )
VVC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 39.1
Current: 15.49

10.8
39.1
PEG 8.96
VVC's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. VVC: 8.96 )
VVC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 24.71
Current: 8.96

0.45
24.71
Shiller P/E 22.32
VVC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.49 vs. VVC: 22.32 )
VVC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.59   Max: 22.33
Current: 22.32

10.59
22.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.60
VVC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VVC: 3.60 )
VVC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 7.09
Current: 3.6

2.11
7.09
Dividend Payout 0.97
VVC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
51% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. VVC: 0.97 )
VVC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.97

0.64
1.08
Dividend growth (3y) 1.40
VVC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. VVC: 1.40 )
VVC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 5.4
Current: 1.4

1.4
5.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.88
VVC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. VVC: 3.88 )
VVC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 7.64
Current: 3.88

2.27
7.64
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
VVC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. VVC: -0.40 )
VVC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3   Max: -7.3
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.62
VVC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VVC: 2.62 )
VVC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.62

1.73
2.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.66
VVC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
67% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VVC: 1.66 )
VVC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.66

1.43
4.33
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
VVC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VVC: 1.28 )
VVC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.28

0.76
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.92
VVC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
212% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VVC: 3.92 )
VVC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.46
Current: 3.92

0.68
3.46
Price/Graham Number 1.68
VVC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VVC: 1.68 )
VVC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.68

1.06
1.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
VVC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. VVC: 6.50 )
VVC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 9.3
Current: 6.5

2.6
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.06
VVC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. VVC: 4.06 )
VVC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 27.8
Current: 4.06

-2.4
27.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:VET.Germany
Vectren Corporation was incorporated under the laws of Indiana on June 10, 1999. The Company is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc., serves as the intermediate holding company for three public utilities: Indiana Gas Company, Inc., Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc. Utility Holdings also has other assets that provide information technology and other services to the three utilities. Utility Holdings' consolidated operations are collectively referred to as the Utility Group. Both Vectren and Utility Holdings are holding companies as defined by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Energy Act). Indiana Gas provides energy delivery services to approximately 566,000 natural gas customers located in central and southern Indiana. SIGECO provides energy delivery services to approximately 142,000 electric customers and approximately 110,000 gas customers located near Evansville in southwestern Indiana. SIGECO also owns and operates electric generation assets to serve its electric customers and optimizes those assets in the wholesale power market. Indiana Gas and SIGECO generally do business as Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana. VEDO provides energy delivery services to over 310,000 natural gas customers located near Dayton in west central Ohio. The Company, through Vectren Enterprises, Inc. (Enterprises), is involved in nonutility activities in four primary business areas: Infrastructure Services, Energy Services, Coal Mining, and Energy Marketing. Infrastructure Services provides underground construction and repair services. Energy Services provides performance contracting and renewable energy services. Coal Mining mines and sells coal. Energy Marketing markets and supplies natural gas and provides energy management services. Vectren Enterprises also has other legacy businesses that have invested in energy-related opportunities and services, real estate, and leveraged leases, among other investments. The Company is subject to federal, state, and local regulations with respect to environmental matters, principally air, solid waste, and water quality.

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