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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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Cash to Debt 0.01
WGLCP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. WGLCP: 0.01 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.05
Current: 0.01

0
0.05
Equity to Asset 0.26
WGLCP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. WGLCP: 0.26 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.26

0.26
0.4
Interest Coverage 5.23
WGLCP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. WGLCP: 5.23 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 7.3
Current: 5.23

2.65
7.3
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.30
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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Operating margin (%) 7.10
WGLCP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. WGLCP: 7.10 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.72   Max: 16.76
Current: 7.1

6.72
16.76
Net-margin (%) 3.86
WGLCP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. WGLCP: 3.86 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 8.41
Current: 3.86

2.47
8.41
ROE (%) 8.35
WGLCP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. WGLCP: 8.35 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.86   Max: 14.46
Current: 8.35

4.86
14.46
ROA (%) 2.32
WGLCP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. WGLCP: 2.32 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 5.78
Current: 2.32

1.87
5.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.87
WGLCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. WGLCP: 5.87 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 28.75
Current: 5.87

5.35
28.75
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.80
WGLCP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WGLCP: -2.80 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 16.4
Current: -2.8

-5.7
16.4
EPS Growth (%) -3.50
WGLCP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WGLCP: -3.50 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18   Max: 38.7
Current: -3.5

-18
38.7
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Preferred stocks of WGL Holdings Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WGLCP102.754.90USD 5.00 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs
WGLCN95.004.50
WGLCO98.504.90USD 4.80 Cum.Red.Pfd Shs

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.60
WGLCP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. WGLCP: 25.60 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.71   Max: 139.39
Current: 25.6

10.71
139.39
P/B 2.20
WGLCP's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. WGLCP: 2.20 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 2.24
Current: 2.2

1.19
2.24
P/S 1.00
WGLCP's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

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

0.47
1
EV-to-EBIT 19.15
WGLCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. WGLCP: 19.15 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 59.1
Current: 19.15

8.9
59.1
Shiller P/E 22.60
WGLCP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 24.26 vs. WGLCP: 22.60 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.62   Max: 22.69
Current: 22.6

10.62
22.69
Current Ratio 0.82
WGLCP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. WGLCP: 0.82 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.82

0.7
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.47
WGLCP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. WGLCP: 0.47 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.47

0.41
0.83

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.90
WGLCP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. WGLCP: 4.90 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 6.2
Current: 4.9

2.64
6.2
Dividend growth (3y) 3.80
WGLCP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WGLCP: 3.80 )
WGLCP' 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) 5.05
WGLCP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
52% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. WGLCP: 5.05 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.72   Max: 6.39
Current: 5.05

2.72
6.39
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
WGLCP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. WGLCP: -0.30 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -2.5
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
WGLCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. WGLCP: 5.20 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 11.3
Current: 5.2

1.7
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.82
WGLCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. WGLCP: -7.82 )
WGLCP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 11.4
Current: -7.82

-7.8
11.4

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:WGL.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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