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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WMB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. WMB: 0.01 )
WMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.31
Equity to Asset 0.18
WMB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WMB: 0.18 )
WMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.18

0.11
0.33
Interest Coverage 2.70
WMB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WMB: 2.70 )
WMB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.39
Current: 2.7

0.07
4.39
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.71
M-Score: -1.92
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.18
WMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 10.87 vs. WMB: 18.18 )
WMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 38.09
Current: 18.18

0.46
38.09
Net-margin (%) 26.65
WMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.62 vs. WMB: 26.65 )
WMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.31   Max: 46.16
Current: 26.65

-20.31
46.16
ROE (%) 30.35
WMB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. WMB: 30.35 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.94   Max: 56.18
Current: 30.35

-13.94
56.18
ROA (%) 5.72
WMB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. WMB: 5.72 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.37   Max: 16.7
Current: 5.72

-4.37
16.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.43
WMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. WMB: 6.43 )
WMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 15.02
Current: 6.43

0.23
15.02
Revenue Growth (%) -15.10
WMB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WMB: -15.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 50.8
Current: -15.1

-21.9
50.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.10
WMB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WMB: 20.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 25
Current: 20.1

0
25
EPS Growth (%) 55.60
WMB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WMB: 55.60 )
WMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.5   Max: 98.1
Current: 55.6

-50.5
98.1
» WMB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

WMB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Eric Mindich 1,085,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 4,250,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 325,000 sh (+116.67%)
Pioneer Investments 34,537 sh (+11.16%)
Murray Stahl 281,875 sh (+6.01%)
John Keeley 63,920 sh (+0.16%)
Paul Singer 228,600 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 19,610 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen 216,353 sh (-38.01%)
Leon Cooperman 550,000 sh (-54.26%)
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Q1 2014

WMB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 817,101 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 461,959 sh (+113.52%)
Eric Mindich 1,508,150 sh (+39%)
Daniel Loeb 5,000,000 sh (+17.65%)
Murray Stahl 305,487 sh (+8.38%)
Pioneer Investments 34,915 sh (+1.09%)
Eric Mindich 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
John Keeley 63,500 sh (-0.66%)
Paul Singer 221,900 sh (-2.93%)
Chuck Akre 18,880 sh (-3.72%)
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Q2 2014

WMB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 450,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,541 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 4,895,000 sh (New)
Paul Singer 662,350 sh (+198.49%)
Eric Mindich 2,883,150 sh (+91.17%)
Pioneer Investments 43,658 sh (+25.04%)
Murray Stahl 310,342 sh (+1.59%)
Eric Mindich 7,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 89,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Akre 18,230 sh (-3.44%)
John Keeley 60,900 sh (-4.09%)
Daniel Loeb 3,750,000 sh (-25%)
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Q3 2014

WMB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,061,400 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 13,274 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 54,900 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 4,207 sh (+18.81%)
Pioneer Investments 45,618 sh (+4.49%)
Chuck Akre 18,230 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 2,883,150 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 662,350 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Murray Stahl 307,746 sh (-0.84%)
Louis Moore Bacon 433,483 sh (-3.67%)
John Keeley 49,860 sh (-18.13%)
Daniel Loeb 1,500,000 sh (-60%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WMB

(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
Daniel Loeb 2014-09-30 Reduce -60%1.62%$54.37 - $59.44 $ 43.63-24%1500000
Steve Mandel 2014-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$54.37 - $59.44 $ 43.63-24%0
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 New Buy0.03%$54.37 - $59.44 $ 43.63-24%54900
Mariko Gordon 2014-09-30 New Buy0.03%$54.37 - $59.44 $ 43.63-24%13274
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 New Buy1.2%$39.64 - $58.86 $ 43.63-6%4895000
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 Reduce -25%0.75%$39.64 - $58.86 $ 43.63-6%3750000
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 New Buy$39.64 - $58.86 $ 43.63-6%3541
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Add 17.65%0.45%$38.03 - $42.69 $ 43.638%5000000
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.3%$38.03 - $42.69 $ 43.638%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 New Buy2.8%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 43.6322%4250000
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.26%0.36%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 43.6322%550000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$34.25 - $38.41 $ 43.6322%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Williams Companies Inc

KEELEY All Cap Value Fund Comments on Williams Companies Inc - Jul 30, 2014

Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) was the Fund’s top performer, rising over 43 percent and adding 61 basis points to our performance. Shares of the energy infrastructure company jumped sharply in June when they announced news of a major restructuring where they will pay $6 billion for the remaining portion of Access Midstream Partners LP (they had owned 50%) from hedge fund Global Infrastructure Partners II. Williams then plans to merge its Midstream spin-off, Williams Partners LP (WPZ), with Access Midstream Partners once the acquisition of that entity is finished. The final company will be named Williams Partners LP, transforming the pieces into a pure-play general partner holding company. We believe the merged entities are a strategic t and should provide a distinct path of long-term growth for the stand alone firm.

From John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio)’s KEELEY All Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) was the Fund’s top performer, rising over 43 percent and adding 61 basis points to our performance. Shares of the energy infrastructure company jumped sharply in June when they announced news of a major restructuring where they will pay $6 billion for the remaining portion of Access Midstream Partners LP (they had owned 50%) from hedge fund Global Infrastructure Partners II. Williams then plans to merge its Midstream spin-off, Williams Partners LP (WPZ), with Access Midstream Partners once the acquisition of that entity is finished. The final company will be named Williams Partners LP, transforming the pieces into a pure-play general partner holding company. We believe the merged entities are a strategic t and should provide a distinct path of long-term growth for the stand alone firm. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.10
WMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 32.20 vs. WMB: 17.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 182.04
Current: 17.1

3.87
182.04
P/B 3.60
WMB's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. WMB: 3.60 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 10.32
Current: 3.6

0.56
10.32
P/S 4.40
WMB's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. WMB: 4.40 )
WMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 6.13
Current: 4.4

0.23
6.13
EV-to-EBIT 49.38
WMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 25.83 vs. WMB: 49.38 )
WMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 562.8
Current: 49.38

4.7
562.8
Shiller P/E 65.70
WMB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 56.37 vs. WMB: 65.70 )
WMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.19   Max: 2965
Current: 65.7

8.19
2965
Current Ratio 0.65
WMB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WMB: 0.65 )
WMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.65

0.62
1.71
Quick Ratio 0.55
WMB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. WMB: 0.55 )
WMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.55

0.52
1.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.50
WMB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. WMB: 4.50 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 5.48
Current: 4.5

0.29
5.48
Dividend Payout 0.66
WMB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WMB: 0.66 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 7.5
Current: 0.66

0.02
7.5
Dividend growth (3y) 43.70
WMB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WMB: 43.70 )
WMB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -59.5   Max: 105.1
Current: 43.7

-59.5
105.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 23.10
WMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. WMB: 23.10 )
WMB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 28.13
Current: 23.1

1.49
28.13
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
WMB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. WMB: -5.20 )
WMB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -14.1
Current: -5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 17.40
WMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 30.86 vs. WMB: 17.40 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 84.54
Current: 17.4

0.89
84.54
Price/Median PS Value 3.30
WMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WMB: 3.30 )
WMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 4.56
Current: 3.3

0.18
4.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.00
WMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WMB: 2.00 )
WMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 21.2
Current: 2

0.2
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.86
WMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. WMB: 2.86 )
WMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -47.1   Max: 18.8
Current: 2.86

-47.1
18.8

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
Compare:XOM, RDS.B, CVX, EC, PBR » details
Traded in other countries:WMB.Germany,
Williams Companies Inc was founded in 1908, originally incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada in 1949 and reincorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1987. The Company is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America's significant hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas, NGLs, and olefins. Its operations are located principally in the United States, but span from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian oil sands. The Company's interstate gas pipelines, domestic midstream, and domestic olefins production interests are largely held through its significant investment in Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ). The Company also own a Canadian midstream business, which processes oil sands and offgas and produces olefins for petrochemical feedstocks, as well as a significant equity investment in Access Midstream Partners, which owns midstream assets in unconventional producing areas. Substantially all our operations are conducted through its subsidiaries. Its activities in 2013 were primarily operated through the following business segments: Williams Partners — comprised of its master limited partnership WPZ, which includes gas pipeline and domestic midstream businesses. The gas pipeline business includes interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint project investments, and the midstream business provides natural gas gathering, treating and processing services; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing and transportation; deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation services; an olefin production business and is comprised of several wholly owned and partially owned subsidiaries and joint project investments; Williams NGL & Petchem Services — primarily comprised of its Canadian midstream operations and certain domestic olefins pipeline assets. The Company's Canadian assets include an oil sands offgas processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta, an NGL/olefin fractionation facility and B/B splitter facility at Redwater, Alberta, the Boreal Pipeline, certain Canadian growth projects including a propane dehydrogenation facility, and the Bluegrass Pipeline, a new joint project, which would connect processing facilities in the Marcellus and Utica shale-gas areas in the U.S. Northeast to growing petrochemical and export markets in the U.S. Gulf Coast; Access Midstream Partners — comprised of an indirect equity interest in Access GP and limited partner interests in ACMP, which we purchased in the fourth quarter of 2012. ACMP is a publicly traded master limited partnership that provides gathering, processing, treating and compression services to Chesapeake Energy Corporation and other producers under long-term, fee-based contracts; Other — primarily comprised of corporate operations. The Company markets NGL products to a wide range of users in the energy and petrochemical industries. They also market olefin products to a wide range of users in
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