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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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.10
WMB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WMB: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WMB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.1
0.08
0.33
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.10
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
9.18%
-1.01%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -8.62
WMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. WMB: -8.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WMB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.62  Med: 20.75 Max: 23.54
Current: -8.62
-8.62
23.54
Net-margin (%) -15.38
WMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. WMB: -15.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WMB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.53  Med: 5.84 Max: 27.68
Current: -15.38
-16.53
27.68
ROE (%) -19.44
WMB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. WMB: -19.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WMB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.44  Med: 8.85 Max: 30.99
Current: -19.44
-19.44
30.99
ROA (%) -2.30
WMB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WMB: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WMB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.37  Med: 1.74 Max: 5.55
Current: -2.3
-4.37
5.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.74
WMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. WMB: -3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WMB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.74  Med: 11.13 Max: 18.71
Current: -3.74
-3.74
18.71
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.40
WMB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -5.70 vs. WMB: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.9  Med: -7.4 Max: 32
Current: -6.4
-21.9
32
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -29.60
WMB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WMB: -29.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.6  Med: -3.7 Max: 25
Current: -29.6
-29.6
25
» WMB's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

WMB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ronald Muhlenkamp 8,365 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,794,796 sh (New)
Jana Partners 3,784,157 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 52,013 sh (+348.39%)
John Griffin 4,925,000 sh (+122.85%)
Steve Mandel 28,940,290 sh (+63.73%)
Paul Singer 68,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Richard Perry 8,065,690 sh (-3.46%)
Murray Stahl 241,400 sh (-15.67%)
Louis Moore Bacon 126,915 sh (-43.59%)
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Q1 2016

WMB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Daniel Loeb 2,000,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 278,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,217,952 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 433,500 sh (New)
John Griffin 5,695,000 sh (+15.63%)
Murray Stahl 248,744 sh (+3.04%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Richard Perry Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 23,300 sh (-55.20%)
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Q2 2016

WMB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 2,235,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 7,132,682 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,294,200 sh (+659.91%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 278,400 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 232,178 sh (-6.66%)
John Griffin 1,555,000 sh (-72.70%)
Joel Greenblatt 146,001 sh (-88.01%)
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Q3 2016

WMB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

First Eagle Investment 2,021,810 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 26,069 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,063,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,473 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 9,247,247 sh (New)
George Soros 3,171,321 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 8,438,558 sh (+18.31%)
Caxton Associates 170,000 sh (+13.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 147,844 sh (+1.26%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 278,400 sh (unchged)
John Griffin Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 227,384 sh (-2.06%)
Steven Cohen 2,292,700 sh (-30.40%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Williams Companies Inc is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas, NGLs, and olefins.

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'shydrocarbon 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 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 aequity investment in Access Midstream Partners, which owns midstream assets in unconventional producing areas. 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 - 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 it had 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 - comprises of corporate operations. The Company markets NGL products to a range of users in the energy and petrochemical industries. It also market olefin products to users in the energy and petrochemical industries.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 23.81
WMB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 22.62 vs. WMB: 23.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 4.76
WMB's P/B is ranked lower than
86% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WMB: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WMB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 2.4 Max: 13.54
Current: 4.76
0.56
13.54
P/S 3.17
WMB's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WMB: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WMB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 2.01 Max: 6.12
Current: 3.17
0.44
6.12
PFCF 65.18
WMB's PFCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. WMB: 65.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WMB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.43  Med: 55.4 Max: 270.19
Current: 65.18
17.43
270.19
POCF 8.65
WMB's POCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. WMB: 8.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WMB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 7.1 Max: 25.69
Current: 8.65
1.54
25.69
EV-to-EBITDA 81.83
WMB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
96% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. WMB: 81.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WMB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 9.2 Max: 264.1
Current: 81.83
3
264.1
Shiller P/E 40.51
WMB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 23.26 vs. WMB: 40.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WMB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.23  Med: 56.09 Max: 843.67
Current: 40.51
16.23
843.67
Current Ratio 0.66
WMB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WMB: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WMB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.71
Current: 0.66
0.33
1.71
Quick Ratio 0.61
WMB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. WMB: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WMB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.61
0.29
1.61
Days Inventory 15.29
WMB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. WMB: 15.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WMB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.75  Med: 16.77 Max: 23.7
Current: 15.29
9.75
23.7
Days Sales Outstanding 42.66
WMB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.13 vs. WMB: 42.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WMB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.33  Med: 37.19 Max: 56.43
Current: 42.66
27.33
56.43
Days Payable 70.96
WMB's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 39.77 vs. WMB: 70.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WMB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.18  Med: 72.14 Max: 91.84
Current: 70.96
38.18
91.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 6.90
WMB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WMB: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WMB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.99 Max: 18.19
Current: 6.9
1.22
18.19
Dividend Growth (3y) 27.00
WMB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. WMB: 27.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WMB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.5  Med: 8.5 Max: 105.1
Current: 27
-59.5
105.1
Forward Dividend Yield 2.66
WMB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. WMB: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 33.54
WMB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. WMB: 33.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WMB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.93  Med: 14.54 Max: 88.43
Current: 33.54
5.93
88.43
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.20
WMB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. WMB: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WMB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.8  Med: -4.8 Max: 0.8
Current: -3.2
-11.8
0.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Median PS Value 1.59
WMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WMB: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WMB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.81 Max: 4.11
Current: 1.59
0.12
4.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.90
WMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WMB: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WMB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 6.35 Max: 22.7
Current: -1.9
-1.9
22.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -30.20
WMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -2.93 vs. WMB: -30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WMB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.5  Med: -1.4 Max: 20.3
Current: -30.2
-30.5
20.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7,307
EPS (TTM) $ -1.50
Beta1.70
Short Percentage of Float2.79%
52-Week Range $10.22 - 36.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)750.84

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 7,356 7,828 8,137
EPS ($) 0.97 1.26 1.15
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.97 1.26 1.15
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.97 1.39 1.36
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