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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 0.01
WGL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. WGL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WGL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.01
0
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.25
WGL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WGL: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WGL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.25
0.24
0.44
Interest Coverage 5.23
WGL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. WGL: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WGL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65  Med: 4.67 Max: 7.3
Current: 5.23
2.65
7.3
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.37
WACC vs ROIC
7.00%
8.42%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.13
WGL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. WGL: 12.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.72  Med: 9.68 Max: 16.76
Current: 12.13
6.72
16.76
Net-margin (%) 6.45
WGL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. WGL: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.47  Med: 4.57 Max: 8.41
Current: 6.45
2.47
8.41
ROE (%) 13.41
WGL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. WGL: 13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.86  Med: 10.88 Max: 14.23
Current: 13.41
4.86
14.23
ROA (%) 3.53
WGL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. WGL: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.87  Med: 3.71 Max: 5.78
Current: 3.53
1.87
5.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.24
WGL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. WGL: 9.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.48  Med: 10.65 Max: 28.59
Current: 9.24
5.48
28.59
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.80
WGL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WGL: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.1  Med: 1.60 Max: 16.4
Current: -2.8
-6.1
16.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
WGL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WGL: -3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18  Med: 2.00 Max: 38.7
Current: -3.5
-18
38.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

WGL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 4,733 sh (+4.41%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,330 sh (+4.09%)
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Preferred stocks of WGL Holdings Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WGLCP99.505.03USD 5.00 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs
WGLCN95.004.47
WGLCO97.004.95USD 4.80 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.81
WGL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. WGL: 15.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WGL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.71  Med: 15.55 Max: 139.39
Current: 15.81
10.71
139.39
Forward P/E 19.16
WGL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. WGL: 19.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.70
WGL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. WGL: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WGL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.71  Med: 15.51 Max: 140.29
Current: 15.7
10.71
140.29
P/B 2.07
WGL's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WGL: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WGL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.61 Max: 2.33
Current: 2.07
1.19
2.33
P/S 1.02
WGL's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. WGL: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WGL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.09
Current: 1.02
0.47
1.09
POCF 6.14
WGL's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. WGL: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WGL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.09  Med: 7.08 Max: 36.5
Current: 6.14
4.09
36.5
EV-to-EBIT 11.85
WGL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. WGL: 11.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WGL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9  Med: 11.20 Max: 59.6
Current: 11.85
8.9
59.6
Shiller P/E 22.89
WGL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. WGL: 22.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WGL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.57  Med: 16.31 Max: 25.16
Current: 22.89
10.57
25.16
Current Ratio 1.03
WGL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WGL: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WGL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.03
0.7
1.63
Quick Ratio 0.90
WGL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WGL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WGL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.9
0.41
1.33
Days Inventory 49.18
WGL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. WGL: 49.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WGL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 49.2  Med: 71.89 Max: 155.66
Current: 49.18
49.2
155.66
Days Sales Outstanding 63.84
WGL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. WGL: 63.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WGL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.92  Med: 27.48 Max: 41.49
Current: 63.84
13.92
41.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.33
WGL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. WGL: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.64  Med: 4.07 Max: 6.2
Current: 3.33
2.64
6.2
Dividend Payout 0.52
WGL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. WGL: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.34 Max: 9.2
Current: 0.52
0.18
9.2
Dividend growth (3y) 3.80
WGL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
57% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WGL: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14.4  Med: 2.00 Max: 21.2
Current: 3.8
-14.4
21.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.96
WGL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. WGL: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WGL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.35  Med: 3.62 Max: 5.52
Current: 2.96
2.35
5.52
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
WGL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. WGL: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WGL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1  Med: -0.90 Max: -2.5
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.06
WGL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. WGL: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.21
Current: 2.06
1.42
2.21
Price/Projected FCF 1.74
WGL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WGL: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.37 Max: 7.22
Current: 1.74
0.91
7.22
Price/Median PS Value 1.48
WGL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WGL: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.48
0.79
1.7
Price/Graham Number 1.19
WGL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WGL: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.05 Max: 3.14
Current: 1.19
0.89
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.46
WGL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WGL: 8.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 8.90 Max: 11.3
Current: 8.46
1.7
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -3.86
WGL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. WGL: -3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WGL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 5.20 Max: 11.4
Current: -3.86
-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
Compare:SPH, HOKCY, TKGSF, PPAAY, NI » details
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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