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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
WMB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WMB: 0.06 )
WMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.06

0.02
0.3
Equity to Asset 0.18
WMB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WMB: 0.18 )
WMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.18

0.08
0.33
Interest Coverage 2.70
WMB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 17.81 vs. WMB: 2.70 )
WMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.39
Current: 2.7

0.63
4.39
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.72
M-Score: -2.84
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.04
WMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. WMB: 20.04 )
WMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.84   Max: 38.09
Current: 20.04

6.84
38.09
Net-margin (%) 6.27
WMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. WMB: 6.27 )
WMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.31   Max: 46.16
Current: 6.27

-20.31
46.16
ROE (%) 8.84
WMB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. WMB: 8.84 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.05   Max: 41.36
Current: 8.84

-15.05
41.36
ROA (%) 1.58
WMB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. WMB: 1.58 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.39   Max: 12.48
Current: 1.58

-4.39
12.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.55
WMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. WMB: 7.55 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.54   Max: 14.84
Current: 7.55

6.54
14.84
Revenue Growth (%) -3.90
WMB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. WMB: -3.90 )
WMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 50.8
Current: -3.9

-21.9
50.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -7.00
WMB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. WMB: -7.00 )
WMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 30
Current: -7

0
30
EPS Growth (%) 55.60
WMB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. WMB: 55.60 )
WMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.5   Max: 98.1
Current: 55.6

-50.5
98.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

WMB Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 1,427,800 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 10,147 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 527,585 sh (+101.08%)
John Burbank 2,074,231 sh (+11.24%)
Bill Frels 26,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 3,161,008 sh (-0.17%)
John Keeley 65,580 sh (-3.1%)
Caxton Associates 788,873 sh (-51.31%)
Andreas Halvorsen 6,478,991 sh (-66.68%)
Steven Cohen 15,681 sh (-97.09%)
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Q2 2013

WMB Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Daniel Loeb 1,750,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 93,531 sh (+496.46%)
Bill Frels 26,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
John Keeley 64,460 sh (-1.71%)
Leon Cooperman 2,129,838 sh (-32.62%)
Murray Stahl 264,652 sh (-49.84%)
John Burbank 490,652 sh (-76.35%)
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Q3 2013

WMB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Singer 228,600 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 31,069 sh (New)
Chuck Akre 19,610 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 349,022 sh (+273.16%)
Murray Stahl 265,901 sh (+0.47%)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Bill Frels Sold Out
John Keeley 63,820 sh (-0.99%)
Leon Cooperman 1,202,538 sh (-43.54%)
John Burbank 32,000 sh (-93.48%)
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Q4 2013

WMB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Eric Mindich 1,085,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 4,250,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 325,000 sh (+116.67%)
Pioneer Investments 34,537 sh (+11.16%)
Murray Stahl 281,875 sh (+6.01%)
John Keeley 63,920 sh (+0.16%)
Chuck Akre 19,610 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 228,600 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen 216,353 sh (-38.01%)
Leon Cooperman 550,000 sh (-54.26%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WMB

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 New Buy2.8%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 41.7916%4250000
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.26%0.36%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 41.7916%550000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 41.7916%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.3%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 41.7919%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -93.48%0.49%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 41.7919%32000
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Reduce -43.54%0.48%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 41.7919%1202538
Chuck Akre 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 41.7919%19610
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Reduce -76.35%2.37%$31.65 - $38.38 $ 41.7916%490652
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 New Buy1.3%$31.65 - $38.38 $ 41.7916%1750000
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.62%0.59%$31.65 - $38.38 $ 41.7916%2129838
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Add 11.24%0.31%$32.74 - $37.46 $ 41.7920%2074231
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 67.20
WMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. WMB: 67.20 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 182.04
Current: 67.2

3.87
182.04
P/B 5.70
WMB's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. WMB: 5.70 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 13.56
Current: 5.7

0.56
13.56
P/S 4.20
WMB's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. WMB: 4.20 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 4.28
Current: 4.2

0.23
4.28
EV-to-EBIT 27.80
WMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. WMB: 27.80 )
WMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 306.9
Current: 27.8

4.5
306.9
Shiller P/E 66.60
WMB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. WMB: 66.60 )
WMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.28   Max: 2965
Current: 66.6

8.28
2965

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.60
WMB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. WMB: 3.60 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 5.48
Current: 3.6

0.29
5.48
Dividend Payout 2.25
WMB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. WMB: 2.25 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.32
Current: 2.25

0.09
2.32
Dividend growth (3y) 43.70
WMB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WMB: 43.70 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -59.5   Max: 105.1
Current: 43.7

-59.5
105.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 18.48
WMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. WMB: 18.48 )
WMB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 28.13
Current: 18.48

1.49
28.13
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
WMB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. WMB: -5.20 )
WMB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -14.1
Current: -5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 11.10
WMB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WMB: 11.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 12.72
Current: 11.1

0.31
12.72
Price/DCF (Projected) 20.30
WMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
57% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WMB: 20.30 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 22.13
Current: 20.3

1.24
22.13
Price/Median PS Value 3.30
WMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WMB: 3.30 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.02
Current: 3.3

0.19
3.02
Price/Graham Number 4.60
WMB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WMB: 4.60 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 4.2
Current: 4.6

0.44
4.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
WMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. WMB: 3.60 )
WMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 22.4
Current: 3.6

0.3
22.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.21
WMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. WMB: -4.21 )
WMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -45.6   Max: 19.3
Current: -4.21

-45.6
19.3

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated
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Traded in other countries:WMB.Germany
Williams Companies, Inc. was originally incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada in 1949 and reincorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1987. It is a natural gas company, which mainly finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company's operations are conducted through its subsidiaries. The Company's activities in 2011 were mainly operated through the following business segments: Williams Partners comprised of its master limited partnership WPZ, which includes gas pipeline and domestic midstream businesses. The gas pipeline business includes interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint venture investments, and the midstream business provides natural gas gathering, treating and processing services; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing and transportation; deep water production handling and crude oil transportation services and is comprised of several wholly owned and partially owned subsidiaries and joint venture investments; Midstream Canada & Olefins mainly its Canadian midstream and domestic olefins operations. The Company's Canadian operations include oil sands off-gas processing plant located near Ft. McMurray, Alberta, and an NGL/olefin fractionation facility and butylene's/butane splitter (B/B splitter) facility, both of which are located at Redwater, Alberta, which is near Edmonton, Alberta. In the Gulf of Mexico region, it owns a 5/6 interest in and are the operator of an NGL light-feed olefins cracker plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The Company also own ethane and propane pipelines systems in Louisiana that provide feedstock to the Geismar plant. Additionally, the Company owns a refinery grade propylene splitter and associated pipeline. Its olefins business also operates an ethylene storage hub at Mont Belvieu using leased third-party underground storage wells. The Company owns and operates a combined total of approximately 13,700 miles of pipelines with a total annual throughput of approximately 3,000 trillion British Thermal Units of natural gas and peak-day delivery capacity of approximately 13 MMdt of gas. Gas Pipeline consists of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC 'Transco' and Northwest Pipeline GP 'Northwest Pipeline'. Gas Pipeline also holds interests in joint venture interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline systems including a 49 percent interest in Gulfstream Natural Gas System, L.L.C. The Company's midstream business, one of the nation's largest natural gas gatherers and processors, has main service areas concentrated in major producing basins in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico, and Pennsylvania. The main businesses are: (1) natural gas gathering, treating, and processing; (2) NGL fractionation, storage and transportation; and (3) oil transportation. These fall within the middle of the process of taking raw natural gas and crude oil from the producing fields to the consumer. The Company's operations are subject t

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