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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
WPZ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. WPZ: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WPZ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.02 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.46
WPZ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 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: 0.62 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.46
0.42
0.92
Interest Coverage 1.42
WPZ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. WPZ: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WPZ' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 8.94 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.42
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.15
Beneish M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
12.19%
3.02%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 17.34
WPZ's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
50% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.34 vs. WPZ: 17.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WPZ' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.22  Med: 25.53 Max: 44.64
Current: 17.34
5.22
44.64
Net Margin % 5.76
WPZ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. WPZ: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WPZ' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.77  Med: 28.17 Max: 49.67
Current: 5.76
-19.77
49.67
ROE % -0.45
WPZ's ROE % is ranked lower than
70% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. WPZ: -0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WPZ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.53  Med: 5.42 Max: 15.7
Current: -0.45
-8.53
15.7
ROA % 0.91
WPZ's ROA % is ranked lower than
63% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. WPZ: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WPZ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.98  Med: 4.65 Max: 30.83
Current: 0.91
-2.98
30.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 4.79
WPZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. WPZ: 4.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WPZ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.95  Med: 7.74 Max: 30.96
Current: 4.79
-1.95
30.96
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.80
WPZ's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -11.40 vs. WPZ: -13.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WPZ' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -13.8 Max: 84.7
Current: -13.8
0
84.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -8.20
WPZ's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. WPZ: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WPZ' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -8.2 Max: 52.2
Current: -8.2
0
52.2
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-15 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

WPZ Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 2,116,799 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,191,600 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

John Hussman 866 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 4,622 sh (unchged)
David Tepper 9,266,864 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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Q4 2016

WPZ Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 265,434 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 352,278 sh (+588.98%)
David Tepper 9,487,301 sh (+2.38%)
First Eagle Investment 4,622 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 866 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 720,000 sh (-16.86%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream    NAICS: 486210    SIC: 1389
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Traded in other countries:C2S1.Germany,
Williams Partners LP is an energy infrastructure company. It owns and operates midstream gathering and processing assets, and interstate natural gas pipelines.

Williams Partners is a master limited partnership that owns the Transco and Northwest natural gas pipelines, has a 49% interest in the Gulfstream pipeline, and runs one of the country's largest midstream natural gas gathering and processing operations, with particular strength in the Marcellus Shale. The combination of a core interstate gas transmission system and a liquids-leveraged midstream business has helped Williams Partners maintain significant cash flow growth.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 24.21
WPZ's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 23.15 vs. WPZ: 24.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 54.80
WPZ's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
86% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 20.49 vs. WPZ: 54.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WPZ' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 8.53 Max: 57.52
Current: 54.8
6.8
57.52
PB Ratio 1.20
WPZ's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. WPZ: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WPZ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.37
Current: 1.2
0.37
3.37
PS Ratio 3.18
WPZ's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. WPZ: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WPZ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.28 Max: 13.04
Current: 3.18
1.08
13.04
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 11.87
WPZ's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
70% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. WPZ: 11.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WPZ' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.18  Med: 43.51 Max: 274.13
Current: 11.87
10.18
274.13
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.00
WPZ's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
79% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. WPZ: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WPZ' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 8.82 Max: 22.38
Current: 6
2.96
22.38
EV-to-EBIT 43.45
WPZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
92% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 22.18 vs. WPZ: 43.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WPZ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.9  Med: 20.25 Max: 43.67
Current: 43.45
-93.9
43.67
EV-to-EBITDA 19.13
WPZ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. WPZ: 19.13 )
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: 19.13
6.5
60.2
Current Ratio 0.52
WPZ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WPZ: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WPZ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.52
0.48
1.42
Quick Ratio 0.47
WPZ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. WPZ: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WPZ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.47
0.47
1.42
Days Inventory 14.48
WPZ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. WPZ: 14.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WPZ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.82  Med: 14.76 Max: 19.19
Current: 14.48
9.82
19.19
Days Sales Outstanding 45.18
WPZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 35.92 vs. WPZ: 45.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WPZ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.88  Med: 66.27 Max: 166.62
Current: 45.18
11.88
166.62
Days Payable 65.83
WPZ's Days Payable is ranked higher than
66% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 44.11 vs. WPZ: 65.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WPZ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.33  Med: 79.05 Max: 737.19
Current: 65.83
3.33
737.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 8.48
WPZ's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
74% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. WPZ: 8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WPZ' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 4.69 Max: 24.2
Current: 8.48
0.75
24.2
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 23.00
WPZ's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. WPZ: 23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WPZ' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 18 Max: 107.6
Current: 23
0
107.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 8.48
WPZ's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
70% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. WPZ: 8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 23.74
WPZ's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
93% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. WPZ: 23.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WPZ' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.09  Med: 13.1 Max: 67.58
Current: 23.74
2.09
67.58
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -42.40
WPZ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -8.10 vs. WPZ: -42.40 )
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: -14.2 Max: 0
Current: -42.4
-45.6
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.08
WPZ's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. WPZ: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WPZ' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 1.85 Max: 3.04
Current: 2.08
1.29
3.04
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.35
WPZ's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WPZ: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WPZ' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 2.23 Max: 2.54
Current: 2.35
1.58
2.54
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.97
WPZ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WPZ: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WPZ' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.9 Max: 2.55
Current: 0.97
0.64
2.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.29
WPZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. WPZ: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WPZ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 4.4 Max: 9.9
Current: 2.29
2.28
9.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -5.12
WPZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -3.08 vs. WPZ: -5.12 )
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: -6.7  Med: -1.6 Max: 44.2
Current: -5.12
-6.7
44.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7,481
EPS (TTM) $ -0.17
Beta1.74
Short Percentage of Float0.75%
52-Week Range $17.08 - 42.32
Shares Outstanding (Mil)963.71

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 7,549 7,659
EPS ($) 1.67 1.94
EPS without NRI ($) 1.67 1.94
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 2.80 2.75
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