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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WPZ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.04 vs. WPZ: 0.01 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.40
WPZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. WPZ: 0.40 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.4

0.04
0.94
Interest Coverage 3.47
WPZ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 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: 3
Z-Score: 1.36
M-Score: -2.02
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.59
WPZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. WPZ: 19.59 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 27.56
Current: 19.59

10.05
27.56
Net-margin (%) 31.25
WPZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. WPZ: 31.25 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 34.64
Current: 31.25

9.33
34.64
ROE (%) 19.45
WPZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. WPZ: 19.45 )
WPZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 110.9
Current: 19.45

1.58
110.9
ROA (%) 8.46
WPZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. WPZ: 8.46 )
WPZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 25.02
Current: 8.46

1.45
25.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.18
WPZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. WPZ: 7.18 )
WPZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 39.67
Current: 7.18

2.09
39.67
Revenue Growth (%) -16.00
WPZ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 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
60% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 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
58% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 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


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

WPZ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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

Jim Simons 377,958 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 187,941 sh (New)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 19,300 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,833 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

WPZ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Howard Marks 217,146 sh (New)
John Keeley 29,300 sh (+51.81%)
John Hussman 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,833 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 150,358 sh (-60.22%)
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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
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Add 51.81%0.01%$49.17 - $55.12 $ 54.583%29300
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Reduce -87.85%0.01%$48.46 - $51.08 $ 54.589%12833
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -98.82%0.16%$47.37 - $54.65 $ 54.586%1000
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 59.47%0.01%$47.37 - $54.65 $ 54.586%22900
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Reduce -21.94%0.01%$45.88 - $55.08 $ 54.587%105647
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Reduce -70.11%0.06%$50.75 - $55.38 $ 54.584%135333
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Reduce -66.09%0.24%$51.94 - $60.56 $ 54.58-5%465333
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Add 44.06%0.01%$51.94 - $60.56 $ 54.58-5%13830
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 82.10
WPZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 39.00 vs. WPZ: 82.10 )
WPZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 82.08
Current: 82.1

2.76
82.08
P/B 2.48
WPZ's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. WPZ: 2.48 )
WPZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 15.73
Current: 2.48

1.69
15.73
P/S 3.68
WPZ's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. WPZ: 3.68 )
WPZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 13.37
Current: 3.68

0.82
13.37
EV-to-EBIT 29.82
WPZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 27.84 vs. WPZ: 29.82 )
WPZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 822.6
Current: 29.82

8.5
822.6
PEG 7.88
WPZ's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WPZ: 7.88 )
WPZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 17.64
Current: 7.88

0.29
17.64
Shiller P/E 102.19
WPZ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 64.17 vs. WPZ: 102.19 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.44   Max: 102.98
Current: 102.19

29.44
102.98
Current Ratio 0.49
WPZ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WPZ: 0.49 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.23
Current: 0.49

0.31
4.23
Quick Ratio 0.37
WPZ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. WPZ: 0.37 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.23
Current: 0.37

0.31
4.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 6.65
WPZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. WPZ: 6.65 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 27.02
Current: 6.65

1.04
27.02
Dividend Payout 5.43
WPZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WPZ: 5.43 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 12.93
Current: 5.43

0.22
12.93
Dividend growth (3y) 8.80
WPZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 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
91% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 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 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 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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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.17
WPZ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. WPZ: 3.17 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 15.22
Current: 3.17

1.79
15.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.14
WPZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WPZ: 3.14 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.07
Current: 3.14

0.44
3.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.45
WPZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. WPZ: 1.45 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.04
Current: 1.45

0.38
5.04
Price/Graham Number 1.92
WPZ's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. WPZ: 1.92 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.88
Current: 1.92

0.67
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.40
WPZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WPZ: 3.40 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11.8
Current: 3.4

0.1
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.05
WPZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. WPZ: -9.05 )
WPZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9   Max: 85
Current: -9.05

-9
85

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Traded in other countries:WP8.Germany
Williams Partners LP is a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership formed by The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams) in 2005. It is an energy infrastructure company. The Company is engaged in natural gas transportation; gathering, treating, and processing; storage; NGL fractionation; olefins production; and oil transportation. The operations of its businesses are located in North America. The Company's operations are divided into four business segments: Northeast G&P — this segment includes its natural gas gathering and processing and NGL fractionation businesses in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, Atlantic-Gulf — this segment includes its interstate natural gas pipeline, Transco, and significant natural gas gathering and processing and crude oil production handling and transportation in the Gulf Coast region, West — this segment includes its natural gas gathering, processing and treating operations in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming and its interstate natural gas pipeline, Northwest Pipeline, and NGL & Petchem Services — this segment includes its NGL and natural gas marketing business, an NGL fractionator and storage facilities near Conway, Kansas. The Company markets NGL products to a wide range of users in the energy and petrochemical industries. The NGL marketing business transports and markets its equity NGLs from the production at its processing plants, and also markets NGLs on behalf of third-party NGL producers, including some of our fee-based processing customers, and the NGL volumes owned by Discovery. The Company also market olefin products to a wide range of users in the energy and petrochemical industries. Its gathering and processing business competes with other midstream companies, interstate and intrastate pipelines, producers and independent gatherers and processors. 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 they operate.
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