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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
WPZ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. WPZ: 0.06 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.41
WPZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WPZ: 0.41 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.41

0.04
0.94
Interest Coverage 3.47
WPZ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. WPZ: 3.47 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.47

1.68
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.28
M-Score: -2.35
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.07
WPZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. WPZ: 20.07 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 27.56
Current: 20.07

10.05
27.56
Net-margin (%) 31.92
WPZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. WPZ: 31.92 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 34.64
Current: 31.92

9.33
34.64
ROE (%) 21.04
WPZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. WPZ: 21.04 )
WPZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 108.47
Current: 21.04

2.18
108.47
ROA (%) 9.54
WPZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. WPZ: 9.54 )
WPZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 15.74
Current: 9.54

2.01
15.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.14
WPZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.61 vs. WPZ: 8.14 )
WPZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.12   Max: 22.95
Current: 8.14

3.12
22.95
Revenue Growth (%) -16.00
WPZ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. WPZ: -16.00 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.3
Current: -16

0
48.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -18.00
WPZ's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. WPZ: -18.00 )
WPZ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 79.4
Current: -18

0
79.4
EPS Growth (%) -18.30
WPZ's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WPZ: -18.30 )
WPZ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 84.6
Current: -18.3

0
84.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WPZ Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 23,530 sh (+2.75%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 105,647 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

WPZ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 92,958 sh (New)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 23,530 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 105,647 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

WPZ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley 19,300 sh (-17.98%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,833 sh (-87.85%)
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Q2 2014

WPZ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 187,941 sh (New)
Jim Simons 377,958 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,833 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 19,300 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WPZ

(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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Reduce -87.85%0.01%$48.46 - $51.08 $ 52.866%12833
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -98.82%0.16%$47.37 - $54.65 $ 52.863%1000
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 59.47%0.01%$47.37 - $54.65 $ 52.863%22900
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Reduce -21.94%0.01%$45.88 - $55.08 $ 52.864%105647
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Reduce -70.11%0.06%$50.75 - $55.38 $ 52.860%135333
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Reduce -66.09%0.24%$51.94 - $60.56 $ 52.86-8%465333
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Add 44.06%0.01%$51.94 - $60.56 $ 52.86-8%13830
John Hussman 2011-06-30 New Buy0.09%$49.66 - $55.8 $ 52.861%100000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 47.40
WPZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 38.60 vs. WPZ: 47.40 )
WPZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 55.63
Current: 47.4

2.76
55.63
P/B 2.30
WPZ's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. WPZ: 2.30 )
WPZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 15.73
Current: 2.3

1.69
15.73
P/S 3.60
WPZ's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. WPZ: 3.60 )
WPZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 13.37
Current: 3.6

0.82
13.37
EV-to-EBIT 26.11
WPZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 27.64 vs. WPZ: 26.11 )
WPZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 822.6
Current: 26.11

8.5
822.6
PEG 4.61
WPZ's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WPZ: 4.61 )
WPZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 15.49
Current: 4.61

0.36
15.49
Shiller P/E 75.90
WPZ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 43.82 vs. WPZ: 75.90 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.27   Max: 78.28
Current: 75.9

29.27
78.28
Current Ratio 0.76
WPZ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WPZ: 0.76 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.23
Current: 0.76

0.31
4.23
Quick Ratio 0.64
WPZ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. WPZ: 0.64 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.23
Current: 0.64

0.31
4.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 6.80
WPZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. WPZ: 6.80 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 27.02
Current: 6.8

1.04
27.02
Dividend Payout 3.19
WPZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WPZ: 3.19 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 8.23
Current: 3.19

0.22
8.23
Dividend growth (3y) 8.80
WPZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. WPZ: 8.80 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.5
Current: 8.8

0
16.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.95
WPZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. WPZ: 9.95 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 39.52
Current: 9.95

1.52
39.52
Share Buyback Rate -25.40
WPZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -11.80 vs. WPZ: -25.40 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -86.4
Current: -25.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.90
WPZ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. WPZ: 2.90 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 15.22
Current: 2.9

1.79
15.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.40
WPZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WPZ: 2.40 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.42
Current: 2.4

0.43
2.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
WPZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. WPZ: 1.40 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 5.1
Current: 1.4

0.39
5.1
Price/Graham Number 1.70
WPZ's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. WPZ: 1.70 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.88
Current: 1.7

0.67
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
WPZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WPZ: 3.80 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11.8
Current: 3.8

0.1
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.52
WPZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. WPZ: 1.52 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 59.4
Current: 1.52

2.5
59.4

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Traded in other countries:WP8.Germany
Williams Partners LP is publicly traded Delaware limited partnership formed by The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams) in 2005. The Company was formed to own, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of complementary energy assets. The Company is engaged in natural gas transportation; gathering, treating, and processing; storage; NGL fractionation; and oil transportation. Williams owns an approximate 70 percent limited partnership interest in the company and all of its 2 percent general partner interest. Operations of the Company's businesses are located in the United States. It manages its business and analyzes its results of operations on a segment basis. Its operations are divided into two business segments: Gas Pipeline — this segment includes its interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint venture investments; Midstream Gas & Liquids- this segment includes its natural gas gathering, treating and processing business and is comprised of several wholly owned and partially owned subsidiaries. The Company owns and operates a combined total of approximately 13,700 miles of pipelines with a total annual throughput of approximately 3,000 TBtu of natural gas and peak-day delivery capacity of approximately 13 MMdth of natural gas. Gas Pipeline consists primarily of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) and Northwest Pipeline GP (Northwest Pipeline). Its Midstream Gas & Liquids segment (Midstream), one of the nation's largest natural gas gatherers and processors, has primary service areas concentrated in major producing basins in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico and Pennsylvania. The main businesses are natural gas gathering, treating, and processing; NGL fractionation, storage and transportation; and 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 to federal environmental laws and regulations as well as the state, local and tribal laws and regulations adopted by the jurisdictions in which it operates.
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