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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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Cash to Debt N/A
WPZ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.11 vs. WPZ: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WPZ' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
Equity to Asset 0.46
WPZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 73 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: 0.67 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.46
0.42
0.92
Interest Coverage 1.42
WPZ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 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
WACC vs ROIC
14.42%
2.96%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 17.34
WPZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 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 higher than
51% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. WPZ: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WPZ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.53  Med: 30.7 Max: 49.67
Current: 5.76
-39.53
49.67
ROE (%) -0.21
WPZ's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. WPZ: -0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WPZ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.43  Med: 5.42 Max: 15.7
Current: -0.21
-8.43
15.7
ROA (%) 0.90
WPZ's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. WPZ: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WPZ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.97  Med: 5.69 Max: 30.83
Current: 0.9
-5.97
30.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.77
WPZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. WPZ: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPZ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.95  Med: 8.75 Max: 30.96
Current: 4.77
-1.95
30.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -26.70
WPZ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -10.60 vs. WPZ: -26.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPZ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -26.7 Max: 84.7
Current: -26.7
0
84.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -22.00
WPZ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. WPZ: -22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPZ' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -22 Max: 52.2
Current: -22
0
52.2
GuruFocus has detected 8 Warning Signs with Williams Partners LP $WPZ.
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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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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.

Top Ranked Articles about Williams Partners LP

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During the second quarter, T Boone Pickens of BP Capital Fund Advisors LLC acquired three new holdings associated with the energy and oil and gas industries. They are Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ), Newpark Resources Inc. (NYSE:NR) and PBF Logistics LP (NYSE:PBFX). Read more...

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Dividend Yield % 8.38
WPZ's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
74% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. WPZ: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WPZ' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 8.38
Current: 8.38
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Forward Dividend Yield % 8.47
WPZ's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
71% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.27 vs. WPZ: 8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 23.40
WPZ's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
94% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. WPZ: 23.40 )
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: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 23.4

Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7,481
EPS (TTM) $ -0.17
Beta1.74
Short Percentage of Float4.61%
52-Week Range $17.08 - 42.32
Shares Outstanding (Mil)963.71

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 7,549 7,659
EPS ($) 1.61 1.75
EPS without NRI ($) 1.61 1.75
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 2.80 2.75
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