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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 0.02
WGL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. WGL: 0.02 )
WGL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.02

0
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.29
WGL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WGL: 0.29 )
WGL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.29

0.28
0.44
Interest Coverage 4.62
WGL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. WGL: 4.62 )
WGL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 7.3
Current: 4.62

2.65
7.3
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.08
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.95
WGL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. WGL: 1.95 )
WGL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.74   Max: 16.76
Current: 1.95

6.74
16.76
Net-margin (%) 0.64
WGL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. WGL: 0.64 )
WGL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 8.41
Current: 0.64

2.47
8.41
ROE (%) 1.33
WGL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. WGL: 1.33 )
WGL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.86   Max: 14.46
Current: 1.33

4.86
14.46
ROA (%) 0.39
WGL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. WGL: 0.39 )
WGL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 5.78
Current: 0.39

1.87
5.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.63
WGL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. WGL: 1.63 )
WGL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.37   Max: 28.75
Current: 1.63

5.37
28.75
Revenue Growth (%) -3.70
WGL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WGL: -3.70 )
WGL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 16.4
Current: -3.7

-4.4
16.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -5.70
WGL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WGL: -5.70 )
WGL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 16.4
Current: -5.7

-5.7
16.4
EPS Growth (%) -10.50
WGL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. WGL: -10.50 )
WGL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18   Max: 38.7
Current: -10.5

-18
38.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WGL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 22,000 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
CI Can Am Small Cap 63,600 sh (-46.1%)
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Q4 2013

WGL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Diamond Hill Capital 5,150 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,658 sh (+21.17%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WGL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$37.34 - $44.7 $ 45.599%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -50.31%0.05%$35.3 - $41.6 $ 45.5916%9941
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Preferred stocks of WGL Holdings Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WGLCP98.155.10USD 5.00 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs
WGLCN98.254.30
WGLCO97.005.00USD 4.80 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 146.00
WGL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. WGL: 146.00 )
WGL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.71   Max: 146
Current: 146

10.71
146
P/B 1.80
WGL's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WGL: 1.80 )
WGL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.8

1.19
1.86
P/S 0.90
WGL's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WGL: 0.90 )
WGL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.9

0.47
0.97
PFCF 55.60
WGL's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 230.00 vs. WGL: 55.60 )
WGL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.26   Max: 4114
Current: 55.6

6.26
4114
EV-to-EBIT 61.53
WGL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. WGL: 61.53 )
WGL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 60.8
Current: 61.53

8.9
60.8
Shiller P/E 20.80
WGL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. WGL: 20.80 )
WGL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.53   Max: 20.8
Current: 20.8

10.53
20.8
Current Ratio 0.97
WGL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WGL: 0.97 )
WGL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.97

0.7
1.63
Quick Ratio 0.65
WGL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. WGL: 0.65 )
WGL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.65

0.41
1.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.80
WGL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WGL: 3.80 )
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 6.2
Current: 3.8

2.64
6.2
Dividend Payout 5.42
WGL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. WGL: 5.42 )
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 9.2
Current: 5.42

0.18
9.2
Dividend growth (3y) -6.10
WGL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
69% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WGL: -6.10 )
WGL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 21.2
Current: -6.1

-14.4
21.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.67
WGL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. WGL: 2.67 )
WGL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 4.36
Current: 2.67

1.86
4.36
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
WGL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. WGL: -0.70 )
WGL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -2.5
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
WGL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. WGL: 1.80 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.8

1.4
2.21
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
WGL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. WGL: 1.50 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 7.07
Current: 1.5

0.91
7.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
WGL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WGL: 1.30 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.3

0.8
1.73
Price/Graham Number 3.30
WGL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. WGL: 3.30 )
WGL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.1
Current: 3.3

0.86
3.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
WGL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WGL: 1.60 )
WGL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 11.3
Current: 1.6

1.6
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.40
WGL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. WGL: -7.40 )
WGL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 10.4
Current: -7.4

-6.8
10.4

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. is a holding company that was established on November 1, 2000 as a Virginia corporation to own subsidiaries that sell and deliver natural gas and/or provide a variety of energy-related products and services to customers mainly in the District of Columbia and the surrounding metropolitan areas in Maryland and Virginia. The Company promotes the efficient use of clean natural gas and renewable energy to improve its environment for the benefit of its customers, investors, employees, and the communities it serve. It owns all of the shares of common stock of Washington Gas, Washington Gas Resources, Hampshire Gas Company (Hampshire) and Crab Run Gas Company (Crab Run). Washington Gas Resources owns four unregulated subsidiaries that include WGEServices, WGESystems, CEV, and WGSW. The Company through its wholly owned subsidiaries sells and delivers natural gas and provides a variety of energy-related products and services to customers mainly in the District of Columbia and the surrounding metropolitan areas in Maryland and Virginia. It has three operating segments: regulated utility; retail energy-marketing; and design-build energy systems. The regulated utility segment consists of Washington Gas and Hampshire. Washington Gas is regulated by the PSC of DC, the PSC of MD and the SCC of VA. Hampshire is regulated by the FERC.The retail energy-marketing segment consists of the operations of WGEServices which competes with regulated utilities and other unregulated third party marketers by selling the natural gas and electric commodity directly to residential, commercial and industrial customers with the objective of earning a profit through competitively priced contracts. The design-build energy systems segment, which consists of the operations of WGESystems, provides design-build energy-efficient and sustainable solutions to governmental and commercial clients. WGEServices competes with the commodity prices offered by regulated gas utilities and other third party marketers to sell natural gas to customers both inside and outside of the Washington Gas service area. Its competitors include manufacturers of equipment and control systems and consulting firms. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations related to environmental matters.
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