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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WGL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. WGL: 0.01 )
WGL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.01

0
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.24
WGL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WGL: 0.24 )
WGL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.24

0.24
0.44
Interest Coverage 5.23
WGL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. WGL: 5.23 )
WGL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 7.3
Current: 5.23

2.65
7.3
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.36
WACC vs ROIC
6.00%
7.57%
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 (%) 10.06
WGL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.12 vs. WGL: 10.06 )
WGL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.72   Max: 16.76
Current: 10.06

6.72
16.76
Net-margin (%) 5.35
WGL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WGL: 5.35 )
WGL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 8.41
Current: 5.35

2.47
8.41
ROE (%) 11.93
WGL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. WGL: 11.93 )
WGL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.86   Max: 14.46
Current: 11.93

4.86
14.46
ROA (%) 3.18
WGL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. WGL: 3.18 )
WGL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 5.78
Current: 3.18

1.87
5.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.25
WGL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 vs. WGL: 8.25 )
WGL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 28.75
Current: 8.25

5.35
28.75
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.80
WGL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. WGL: -2.80 )
WGL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 16.4
Current: -2.8

-5.7
16.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
WGL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. WGL: -3.50 )
WGL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18   Max: 38.7
Current: -3.5

-18
38.7
» WGL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

WGL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 67,712 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,150 sh (unchged)
CI Can Am Small Cap Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 13,361 sh (-49.88%)
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Q2 2014

WGL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Diamond Hill Capital 5,150 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 5,477 sh (-59.01%)
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Q3 2014

WGL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 14,105 sh (+157.53%)
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
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Q4 2014

WGL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Diamond Hill Capital 4,160 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,533 sh (-67.86%)
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Preferred stocks of WGL Holdings Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WGLCP101.754.90USD 5.00 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs
WGLCN96.944.30
WGLCO100.004.80USD 4.80 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
WGL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. WGL: 18.70 )
WGL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.71   Max: 139.39
Current: 18.7

10.71
139.39
Forward P/E 19.65
WGL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 24.15 vs. WGL: 19.65 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.50
WGL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. WGL: 18.50 )
WGL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.71   Max: 140.29
Current: 18.5

10.71
140.29
P/B 2.20
WGL's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WGL: 2.20 )
WGL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 2.33
Current: 2.2

1.19
2.33
P/S 1.00
WGL's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WGL: 1.00 )
WGL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.05
Current: 1

0.47
1.05
POCF 7.03
WGL's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.92 vs. WGL: 7.03 )
WGL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 36.5
Current: 7.03

4.08
36.5
EV-to-EBIT 14.27
WGL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.57 vs. WGL: 14.27 )
WGL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 59.1
Current: 14.27

8.9
59.1
Shiller P/E 24.20
WGL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 32.70 vs. WGL: 24.20 )
WGL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.62   Max: 25.05
Current: 24.2

10.62
25.05
Current Ratio 1.00
WGL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WGL: 1.00 )
WGL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.63
Current: 1

0.7
1.63
Quick Ratio 0.68
WGL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WGL: 0.68 )
WGL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.68

0.41
1.33
Days Inventory 49.27
WGL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 32.07 vs. WGL: 49.27 )
WGL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 49.2   Max: 155.66
Current: 49.27

49.2
155.66
Days Sales Outstanding 41.78
WGL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 65.99 vs. WGL: 41.78 )
WGL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.92   Max: 41.49
Current: 41.78

13.92
41.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.20
WGL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. WGL: 3.20 )
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 6.2
Current: 3.2

2.64
6.2
Dividend Payout 0.74
WGL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. WGL: 0.74 )
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 9.2
Current: 0.74

0.18
9.2
Dividend growth (3y) 3.80
WGL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WGL: 3.80 )
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 21.2
Current: 3.8

-14.4
21.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.85
WGL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. WGL: 2.85 )
WGL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.35   Max: 5.52
Current: 2.85

2.35
5.52
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
WGL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. WGL: -0.30 )
WGL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -2.5
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.30
WGL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WGL: 2.30 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 2.21
Current: 2.3

1.42
2.21
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
WGL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. WGL: 1.80 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 7.07
Current: 1.8

0.91
7.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
WGL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WGL: 1.50 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.5

0.79
1.72
Price/Graham Number 1.40
WGL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. WGL: 1.40 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.4

0.87
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
WGL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. WGL: 6.90 )
WGL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 11.3
Current: 6.9

1.7
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.60
WGL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. WGL: -6.60 )
WGL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 11.4
Current: -6.6

-7.7
11.4

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 2,582 2,646
EPS($) 2.73 2.80
EPS without NRI($) 2.73 2.80

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:WGLCP.USA, WGLCN.USA, WGLCO.USA, WGL.Germany,
WGL Holdings Inc was established on November 1, 2000 as a Virginia corporation. The Company through its wholly owned subsidiaries, sells and delivers natural gas and provides energy-related products and services to customers mainly in the District of Columbia and the surrounding metropolitan areas in Maryland and Virginia, though its non-utility segments now provide various energy services in twenty-nine states. It main segments include Regulated Utility, Retail Energy-Marketing, Commercial Energy Systems and Midstream Energy Services. The regulated utility segment consists of Washington Gas and Hampshire. Washington Gas is a regulated public utility that sells and delivers natural gas to retail customers in accordance with tariffs approved by regulatory commissions in the District of Columbia and adjoining areas in Maryland, Virginia and several cities and towns in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Hampshire owns full and partial interests in underground natural gas storage facilities, including pipeline delivery facilities located in and around Hampshire County, West Virginia, and operates those facilities to serve Washington Gas, which purchases all of the storage services of Hampshire. The retail energy-marketing segment consists of the operations of WGEServices, which competes with regulated utilities and other unregulated third party marketers to sell natural gas and/or electricity directly to residential, commercial and industrial customers in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. The commercial energy systems segment consists of the operations of WGESystems, WGSW and the results of operations of affiliate owned commercial solar projects. The Midstream Energy Services segment, which consists of the operations of WGL Midstream, engages in developing, acquiring, managing and optimizing natural gas storage and transportation assets. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations related to environmental matters.
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