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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 0.26
DGAS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. DGAS: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DGAS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.26
0
0.36
Equity-to-Asset 0.40
DGAS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. DGAS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DGAS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.4
0.26
0.41
Debt-to-Equity 0.66
DGAS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
65% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. DGAS: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
DGAS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.66
0.66
1.81
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.86
DGAS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
63% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. DGAS: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
DGAS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 2.88 Max: 3.65
Current: 2.86
2.5
3.65
Interest Coverage 4.92
DGAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DGAS: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DGAS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.83  Med: 4.69 Max: 6.43
Current: 4.92
2.83
6.43
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.96
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 % 15.98
DGAS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. DGAS: 15.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DGAS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.11  Med: 16.32 Max: 17.91
Current: 15.98
12.11
17.91
Net Margin % 8.01
DGAS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
54% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. DGAS: 8.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DGAS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 7.74 Max: 8.93
Current: 8.01
4.93
8.93
ROE % 7.13
DGAS's ROE % is ranked lower than
56% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. DGAS: 7.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DGAS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.11  Med: 9.19 Max: 12.19
Current: 7.13
7.11
12.19
ROA % 2.91
DGAS's ROA % is ranked lower than
51% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. DGAS: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DGAS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 3.45 Max: 4.47
Current: 2.91
2.91
4.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.52
DGAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. DGAS: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DGAS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.52  Med: 9.27 Max: 12.14
Current: 7.52
7.52
12.14
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -11.30
DGAS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DGAS: -11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DGAS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.9  Med: 0.4 Max: 15.7
Current: -11.3
-11.9
15.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -8.00
DGAS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. DGAS: -8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DGAS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.5 Max: 14.2
Current: -8
0
14.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -13.50
DGAS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. DGAS: -13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DGAS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 1.6 Max: 28.2
Current: -13.5
-20.6
28.2
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas    NAICS: 221210    SIC: 4923
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Headquarter Location:USA
Delta Natural Gas Co Inc is engaged in distribution and transportation of natural gas. The Company's business segments are regulated segment and a non-regulated segment.

Delta Natural Gas Co Inc was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky on October 7, 1949. The Company distributes or transports natural gas. Its distribution and transmission systems are located in central and southeastern Kentucky, and it owns and operates an underground natural gas storage field in southeastern Kentucky. The Company transport natural gas to industrial customers who purchase their natural gas in the open market. It also transports natural gas on behalf of local producers and customers not on its distribution system and extract liquids from natural gas in its storage field and on its pipeline systems that are sold at market prices. The Company operates through two segments, a regulated segment and a non-regulated segment. Through regulated segment, the company distributes natural gas to their retail customers in 23 predominantly rural counties. In addition, the regulated segment transports natural gas to large-volume customers on its system who purchase their natural gas in the open market. The regulated segment also transports natural gas on behalf of local producers and other customers not on its distribution system. The non-regulated segment includes three wholly-owned subsidiaries. Two of these subsidiaries, Delta Resources and Delgasco, purchase natural gas in the open market, including natural gas from Kentucky producers. The Company resells this natural gas to industrial customers on its distribution system and to others not on its system. The competes with alternate sources of energy for its regulated distribution customers. These alternate sources include electricity, geo-thermal, coal, oil, propane, wood and solar.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 39.86
DGAS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.13 vs. DGAS: 39.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DGAS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.48  Med: 18.84 Max: 39.92
Current: 39.86
7.48
39.92
PE Ratio without NRI 39.86
DGAS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
85% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. DGAS: 39.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DGAS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.45  Med: 18.86 Max: 39.92
Current: 39.86
7.45
39.92
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 103.68
DGAS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
89% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.73 vs. DGAS: 103.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
DGAS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.26  Med: 16.01 Max: 488.67
Current: 103.68
4.26
488.67
PB Ratio 2.86
DGAS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. DGAS: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DGAS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.81 Max: 2.87
Current: 2.86
1.05
2.87
PS Ratio 3.17
DGAS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. DGAS: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DGAS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.29
Current: 3.17
0.5
3.29
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 144.76
DGAS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
95% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. DGAS: 144.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DGAS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.39  Med: 16.22 Max: 161.69
Current: 144.76
4.39
161.69
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 21.34
DGAS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
87% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. DGAS: 21.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DGAS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 8.69 Max: 27.64
Current: 21.34
3.06
27.64
EV-to-EBIT 23.32
DGAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
81% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. DGAS: 23.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DGAS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 13.1 Max: 23.32
Current: 23.32
6.7
23.32
EV-to-EBITDA 14.53
DGAS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
73% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. DGAS: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DGAS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 9.2 Max: 14.53
Current: 14.53
5.4
14.53
EV-to-Revenue 3.72
DGAS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
66% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. DGAS: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
DGAS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2 Max: 3.9
Current: 3.72
1
3.9
Shiller PE Ratio 30.17
DGAS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. DGAS: 30.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DGAS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.24  Med: 18.73 Max: 30.5
Current: 30.17
10.24
30.5
Current Ratio 2.33
DGAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. DGAS: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DGAS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.3
Current: 2.33
0.23
3.3
Quick Ratio 1.87
DGAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. DGAS: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DGAS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.63 Max: 2.89
Current: 1.87
0.13
2.89
Days Inventory 51.19
DGAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
77% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.52 vs. DGAS: 51.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DGAS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.57  Med: 56.21 Max: 80.73
Current: 51.19
44.57
80.73
Days Sales Outstanding 32.88
DGAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 47.64 vs. DGAS: 32.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DGAS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.12  Med: 27.87 Max: 39.56
Current: 32.88
14.12
39.56
Days Payable 90.96
DGAS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
65% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 65.53 vs. DGAS: 90.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DGAS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.76  Med: 52.88 Max: 90.96
Current: 90.96
23.76
90.96

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.64
DGAS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
65% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. DGAS: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
DGAS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.64  Med: 4 Max: 6.94
Current: 2.64
2.64
6.94
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.35
DGAS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. DGAS: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
DGAS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.35
0.6
1.35
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 11.00
DGAS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. DGAS: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
DGAS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: 1.2 Max: 11
Current: 11
-7.7
11
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.44
DGAS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. DGAS: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.72
DGAS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
61% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. DGAS: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
DGAS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.72  Med: 5.64 Max: 9.78
Current: 3.72
3.72
9.78
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
DGAS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. DGAS: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DGAS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.4  Med: -1.5 Max: -0.6
Current: -0.9
-12.4
-0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.86
DGAS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DGAS: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
DGAS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.86
Current: 2.86
1.2
2.86
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.72
DGAS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. DGAS: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DGAS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.35 Max: 48.44
Current: 1.72
0.97
48.44
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.24
DGAS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. DGAS: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DGAS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.24
Current: 2.24
0.45
2.24
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.25
DGAS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DGAS: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
DGAS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.26
Current: 2.25
0.76
2.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.29
DGAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. DGAS: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DGAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.29  Med: 7.6 Max: 14.9
Current: 4.29
4.29
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 0.28
DGAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. DGAS: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DGAS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: 4.5 Max: 15.5
Current: 0.28
-1.2
15.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $68.84
EPS (TTM) $ 0.77
Short Percentage of Float1.87%
52-Week Range $22.06 - 31.29
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7.13

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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