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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 0.05
WMB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WMB: 0.05 )
WMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.05

0.01
0.31
Equity to Asset 0.23
WMB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. WMB: 0.23 )
WMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.23

0.11
0.36
Interest Coverage 2.70
WMB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 20.05 vs. WMB: 2.70 )
WMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.12
Current: 2.7

0.07
4.12
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.93
M-Score: -2.53
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 (%) 20.04
WMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. WMB: 20.04 )
WMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 23.79
Current: 20.04

0.46
23.79
Net-margin (%) 6.27
WMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. WMB: 6.27 )
WMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.46   Max: 46.16
Current: 6.27

-13.46
46.16
ROE (%) 8.84
WMB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 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
78% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. WMB: 1.58 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.39   Max: 12.56
Current: 1.58

-4.39
12.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.55
WMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 11.77 vs. WMB: 7.55 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 14.9
Current: 7.55

0.22
14.9
Revenue Growth (%) -15.10
WMB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WMB: -15.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 33.1
Current: -15.1

-15.7
33.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.10
WMB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WMB: 20.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.5   Max: 50.6
Current: 20.1

-32.5
50.6
EPS Growth (%) 55.60
WMB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 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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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WMB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Akre 19,610 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (New)
Paul Singer 228,600 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 31,069 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 349,022 sh (+273.16%)
Murray Stahl 265,901 sh (+0.47%)
Bill Frels Sold Out
Daniel Loeb 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

Daniel Loeb 4,250,000 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 1,085,000 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 19,610 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 228,600 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen 216,353 sh (-38.01%)
Leon Cooperman 550,000 sh (-54.26%)
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Q1 2014

WMB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 817,101 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 461,959 sh (+113.52%)
Eric Mindich 1,508,150 sh (+39%)
Daniel Loeb 5,000,000 sh (+17.65%)
Murray Stahl 305,487 sh (+8.38%)
Pioneer Investments 34,915 sh (+1.09%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
John Keeley 63,500 sh (-0.66%)
Paul Singer 221,900 sh (-2.93%)
Chuck Akre 18,880 sh (-3.72%)
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Q2 2014

WMB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Steve Mandel 4,895,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,541 sh (New)
Paul Singer 662,350 sh (+198.49%)
Eric Mindich 2,883,150 sh (+91.17%)
Pioneer Investments 43,658 sh (+25.04%)
Murray Stahl 310,342 sh (+1.59%)
Eric Mindich 7,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 89,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Akre 18,230 sh (-3.44%)
John Keeley 60,900 sh (-4.09%)
Daniel Loeb 3,750,000 sh (-25%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WMB

(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
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 New Buy1.2%$39.64 - $58.86 $ 59.1228%4895000
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 Reduce -25%0.75%$39.64 - $58.86 $ 59.1228%3750000
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Add 17.65%0.45%$38.03 - $42.69 $ 59.1246%5000000
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.3%$38.03 - $42.69 $ 59.1246%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 New Buy2.8%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 59.1265%4250000
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.26%0.36%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 59.1265%550000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 59.1265%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.3%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 59.1269%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -93.48%0.49%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 59.1269%32000
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Reduce -43.54%0.48%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 59.1269%1202538
Chuck Akre 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$32.68 - $36.84 $ 59.1269%19610
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Guru Investment Theses on Williams Companies Inc

KEELEY All Cap Value Fund Comments on Williams Companies Inc - Jul 30, 2014

Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) was the Fund’s top performer, rising over 43 percent and adding 61 basis points to our performance. Shares of the energy infrastructure company jumped sharply in June when they announced news of a major restructuring where they will pay $6 billion for the remaining portion of Access Midstream Partners LP (they had owned 50%) from hedge fund Global Infrastructure Partners II. Williams then plans to merge its Midstream spin-off, Williams Partners LP (WPZ), with Access Midstream Partners once the acquisition of that entity is finished. The final company will be named Williams Partners LP, transforming the pieces into a pure-play general partner holding company. We believe the merged entities are a strategic t and should provide a distinct path of long-term growth for the stand alone firm.

From John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio)’s KEELEY All Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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KEELEY All Cap Value Fund Comments on Williams Companies Inc
Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) was the Fund’s top performer, rising over 43 percent and adding 61 basis points to our performance. Shares of the energy infrastructure company jumped sharply in June when they announced news of a major restructuring where they will pay $6 billion for the remaining portion of Access Midstream Partners LP (they had owned 50%) from hedge fund Global Infrastructure Partners II. Williams then plans to merge its Midstream spin-off, Williams Partners LP (WPZ), with Access Midstream Partners once the acquisition of that entity is finished. The final company will be named Williams Partners LP, transforming the pieces into a pure-play general partner holding company. We believe the merged entities are a strategic t and should provide a distinct path of long-term growth for the stand alone firm. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 111.50
WMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. WMB: 111.50 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 182.04
Current: 111.5

3.87
182.04
P/B 5.61
WMB's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. WMB: 5.61 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 10.32
Current: 5.61

0.56
10.32
P/S 6.09
WMB's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. WMB: 6.09 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 6.09
Current: 6.09

0.22
6.09
EV-to-EBIT 47.87
WMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. WMB: 47.87 )
WMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 562.8
Current: 47.87

4.6
562.8
Shiller P/E 146.23
WMB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. WMB: 146.23 )
WMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.28   Max: 2965
Current: 146.23

8.28
2965
Current Ratio 0.88
WMB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. WMB: 0.88 )
WMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.88

0.62
1.72
Quick Ratio 0.77
WMB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WMB: 0.77 )
WMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.77

0.52
1.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.66
WMB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. WMB: 2.66 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 5.48
Current: 2.66

0.29
5.48
Dividend Payout 2.96
WMB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. WMB: 2.96 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 7.5
Current: 2.96

0.02
7.5
Dividend growth (3y) 43.70
WMB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 143 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) 13.86
WMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. WMB: 13.86 )
WMB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 28.13
Current: 13.86

1.49
28.13
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
WMB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 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 7.88
WMB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. WMB: 7.88 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 31.33
Current: 7.88

0.24
31.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 21.74
WMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. WMB: 21.74 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 106.65
Current: 21.74

0.87
106.65
Price/Median PS Value 5.16
WMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. WMB: 5.16 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 5.11
Current: 5.16

0.09
5.11
Price/Graham Number 5.22
WMB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WMB: 5.22 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 6.3
Current: 5.22

0.46
6.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
WMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. WMB: 2.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 21.6
Current: 2.1

0.2
21.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.21
WMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. WMB: 0.21 )
WMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -55.2   Max: 19.1
Current: 0.21

-55.2
19.1

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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