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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.46
WPZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WPZ: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WPZ' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.46
0.42
0.97
Interest Coverage 0.05
WPZ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. WPZ: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WPZ' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 14.23 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.70
M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
10.36%
0.15%
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 0.59
WPZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. WPZ: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WPZ' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 29.33 Max: 44.64
Current: 0.59
0.59
44.64
Net-margin (%) -38.51
WPZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. WPZ: -38.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WPZ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.53  Med: 32.07 Max: 49.67
Current: -38.51
-39.53
49.67
ROE (%) -7.68
WPZ's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. WPZ: -7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WPZ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.43  Med: 5.45 Max: 15.7
Current: -7.68
-8.43
15.7
ROA (%) -5.87
WPZ's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WPZ: -5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WPZ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.97  Med: 6.24 Max: 30.83
Current: -5.87
-5.97
30.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.66
WPZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. WPZ: -1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPZ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.95  Med: 8.59 Max: 30.96
Current: -1.66
-1.95
30.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 52.80
WPZ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -6.60 vs. WPZ: 52.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPZ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 26.4 Max: 84.7
Current: 52.8
0
84.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.00
WPZ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WPZ: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPZ' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -3 Max: 52.2
Current: -6
0
52.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

WPZ Guru Trades in Q4 2015

David Tepper 2,372,159 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 53,600 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 4,622 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 866 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
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Q1 2016

WPZ Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Leon Cooperman 1,191,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,116,799 sh (New)
David Tepper 13,237,383 sh (+458.03%)
John Hussman 866 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 4,622 sh (unchged)
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
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Q2 2016

WPZ Guru Trades in Q2 2016

T Boone Pickens 88,103 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 4,622 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 866 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 1,013,900 sh (-14.91%)
David Tepper 9,266,864 sh (-29.99%)
Jim Simons 78,134 sh (-96.31%)
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Q3 2016

WPZ Guru Trades in Q3 2016

David Tepper 9,266,864 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 866 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 4,622 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 866,000 sh (-14.59%)
T Boone Pickens 51,130 sh (-41.97%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream    NAICS: 486210    SIC: 1389
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Williams Partners LP is an energy infrastructure company. It owns and operates midstream gathering and processing assets, and interstate natural gas pipelines.

Williams Partners LP was incorporated in Delaware on January 21, 2010. The Company is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and olefins. Its operations span from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian oil sands. It owns and operates midstream gathering and processing assets, and interstate natural gas pipelines. The Company's operations are located in North America and are organized into the reportable segments: Access Midstream, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services. Access Midstream provides domestic gathering, treating, and compression services to producers under long-term, fixed-fee contracts. Northeast G&P is comprised of its midstream gathering and processing businesses in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions. Atlantic-Gulf is comprised of interstate natural gas pipeline, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco), and natural gas gathering and processing and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region. West is comprised of its gathering, processing, and treating operations in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming and interstate natural gas pipeline, Northwest Pipeline LLC. NGL & Petchem Services is comprised of undivided interest in an olefins production facility in Geismar, Louisiana, along with a refinery grade propylene splitter and pipelines in the Gulf Coast region, an oil sands offgas processing plant located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, and a natural gas liquid (NGL)/olefin fractionation facility and butylene/butane splitter facility at Redwater, Alberta.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 28.90
WPZ's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. WPZ: 28.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.15
WPZ's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. WPZ: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WPZ' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.37
Current: 1.15
0.37
3.37
P/S 3.15
WPZ's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. WPZ: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WPZ' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 5.77 Max: 13.04
Current: 3.15
1.08
13.04
PFCF 34.99
WPZ's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 vs. WPZ: 34.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WPZ' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.93  Med: 65.17 Max: 274.13
Current: 34.99
29.93
274.13
POCF 7.89
WPZ's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.49 vs. WPZ: 7.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WPZ' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 9 Max: 22.38
Current: 7.89
2.96
22.38
EV-to-EBIT -93.56
WPZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 21.65 vs. WPZ: -93.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WPZ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -97.2  Med: 19.8 Max: 38.9
Current: -93.56
-97.2
38.9
EV-to-EBITDA 34.82
WPZ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
90% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 16.71 vs. WPZ: 34.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WPZ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 14 Max: 60.2
Current: 34.82
6.5
60.2
Current Ratio 0.63
WPZ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WPZ: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WPZ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.7 Max: 4.33
Current: 0.63
0.32
4.33
Quick Ratio 0.57
WPZ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WPZ: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WPZ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.7 Max: 4.33
Current: 0.57
0.27
4.33
Days Inventory 15.47
WPZ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.16 vs. WPZ: 15.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WPZ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.82  Med: 14.51 Max: 19.19
Current: 15.47
9.82
19.19
Days Sales Outstanding 41.91
WPZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.13 vs. WPZ: 41.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WPZ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.88  Med: 80.11 Max: 166.62
Current: 41.91
11.88
166.62
Days Payable 68.77
WPZ's Days Payable is ranked higher than
68% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 39.77 vs. WPZ: 68.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WPZ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.33  Med: 88.62 Max: 737.19
Current: 68.77
3.33
737.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 8.64
WPZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. WPZ: 8.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WPZ' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 4.66 Max: 24.2
Current: 8.64
0.75
24.2
Dividend Growth (3y) 29.80
WPZ's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. WPZ: 29.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WPZ' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9 Max: 107.6
Current: 29.8
0
107.6
Forward Dividend Yield 8.64
WPZ's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. WPZ: 8.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 81.44
WPZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. WPZ: 81.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WPZ' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.09  Med: 44.03 Max: 228.64
Current: 81.44
7.09
228.64
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -45.60
WPZ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. WPZ: -45.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WPZ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.6  Med: -7.1 Max: 0
Current: -45.6
-45.6
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.05
WPZ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. WPZ: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WPZ' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.91 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.05
0.82
3.59
Price/Projected FCF 3.99
WPZ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. WPZ: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WPZ' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 2.2 Max: 4.18
Current: 3.99
1.59
4.18
Price/Median PS Value 0.55
WPZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WPZ: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WPZ' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.98
Current: 0.55
0.28
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.01
WPZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WPZ: -1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPZ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.01  Med: 4.6 Max: 9.9
Current: -1.01
-1.01
9.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -4.71
WPZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -3.26 vs. WPZ: -4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WPZ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.8  Med: -0.4 Max: 44.2
Current: -4.71
-6.8
44.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7,289
EPS (TTM) $ -3.09
Beta1.65
Short Percentage of Float3.47%
52-Week Range $12.69 - 41.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)612.23

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 7,337 7,814 8,137
EPS ($) 0.03 1.18 1.71
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.03 1.18 1.71
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 3.40 2.90 2.53
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