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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 0.12
EGAS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. EGAS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
EGAS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: N/A
Current: 0.12
Equity-to-Asset 0.50
EGAS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. EGAS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
EGAS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.5
0.17
0.59
Interest Coverage 1.05
EGAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. EGAS: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EGAS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 3.47 Max: 7.3
Current: 1.05
0.96
7.3
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.70
Beneish M-Score: -2.91
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 % 3.45
EGAS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.81 vs. EGAS: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
EGAS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 9.72 Max: 12.68
Current: 3.45
3.07
12.68
Net Margin % 1.17
EGAS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
79% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EGAS: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
EGAS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 5.76 Max: 13.19
Current: 1.17
0.52
13.19
ROE % 1.25
EGAS's ROE % is ranked lower than
81% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. EGAS: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
EGAS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 7.46 Max: 38.27
Current: 1.25
0.54
38.27
ROA % 0.62
EGAS's ROA % is ranked lower than
79% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. EGAS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
EGAS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 3.59 Max: 17.98
Current: 0.62
0.26
17.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 2.76
EGAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. EGAS: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
EGAS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 9.78 Max: 36.04
Current: 2.76
1.98
36.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -6.90
EGAS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. EGAS: -6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
EGAS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: 1.9 Max: 37.6
Current: -6.9
-16.6
37.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -17.80
EGAS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. EGAS: -17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
EGAS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -8.4 Max: 32.3
Current: -17.8
0
32.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -57.00
EGAS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
95% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. EGAS: -57.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
EGAS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57  Med: -1.2 Max: 53.8
Current: -57
-57
53.8
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas    NAICS: 221210    SIC: 4924
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Traded in other countries:38G.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Gas Natural Inc is a natural gas company, operating local distribution companies in six states. The Company's operating business segments are Natural Gas, Marketing and Production, and Corporate and Other.

Gas Natural Inc was incorporated in Montana in 1909 and was reorganized as a holding company in 2009 as a means to facilitate future acquisitions and corporate level financing of natural gas utility and energy-related businesses. On July 9, 2010 the Company moved its state of incorporation to Ohio and changed its name from Energy, Inc. to Gas Natural Inc. The Company is a natural gas company, operating local distribution companies in six states and serving approximately 69,400 customers in total. It reports results in three business segments; Natural Gas, Marketing and Production, Corporate and Other. Natural Gas represents the majority of the Company's revenue, it annually distributes approximately 21 Bcf of natural gas to approximately 68,000 customers through regulated utilities operating in Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In the Marketing and Production segment, the Company markets approximately 3.6 Bcf of natural gas to commercial and industrial customers in Montana, Wyoming, Ohio, and Pennsylvania through EWR and GNR subsidiaries. Its EWR subsidiary also manages midstream supply and production assets for transportation customers and utilities. Corporate and Other encompasses the results of corporate acquisitions and other equity transactions and discontinued operations. Included in corporate and other are costs associated with business development and acquisitions, dividend income and recognized gains from the sale of marketable securities. In the Company's natural gas operations, it generally faces competition in the distribution and sales of natural gas from suppliers of other fuels, including coal, electricity, oil and propane. Its utility operations are subject to regulation by the KPSC, MPUC, MPSC, NCUC, PUCO, and the PaPUC. These authorities regulate many aspects of Company's distribution operations, including construction and maintenance of facilities, operations, safety, and regulatory rates charged to customers which control the rate of return it is allowed to realize.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 107.51
EGAS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. EGAS: 107.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
EGAS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 14.84 Max: 211.67
Current: 107.51
2.53
211.67
PE Ratio without NRI 107.51
EGAS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
96% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.91 vs. EGAS: 107.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
EGAS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 17.2 Max: 211.67
Current: 107.51
5.3
211.67
PB Ratio 1.45
EGAS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. EGAS: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
EGAS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.45
0.71
2.08
PS Ratio 1.37
EGAS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. EGAS: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
EGAS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.37
0.31
1.37
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.74
EGAS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
63% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.22 vs. EGAS: 23.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
EGAS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.28  Med: 18.81 Max: 200
Current: 23.74
3.28
200
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.53
EGAS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.93 vs. EGAS: 10.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
EGAS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 7.78 Max: 18.37
Current: 10.53
2.02
18.37
EV-to-EBIT 47.08
EGAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. EGAS: 47.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EGAS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 11.1 Max: 76.3
Current: 47.08
2.8
76.3
EV-to-EBITDA 15.57
EGAS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. EGAS: 15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EGAS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 8 Max: 18.5
Current: 15.57
2.3
18.5
Shiller PE Ratio 12.59
EGAS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. EGAS: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
EGAS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.19  Med: 12.53 Max: 28.57
Current: 12.59
6.19
28.57
Current Ratio 1.21
EGAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EGAS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EGAS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.21
0.36
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.11
EGAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. EGAS: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EGAS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.11
0.29
2.08
Days Inventory 30.92
EGAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.01 vs. EGAS: 30.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EGAS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.87  Med: 42.63 Max: 64.15
Current: 30.92
30.87
64.15
Days Sales Outstanding 36.55
EGAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 49.80 vs. EGAS: 36.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EGAS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.71  Med: 36.94 Max: 51.15
Current: 36.55
21.71
51.15
Days Payable 49.24
EGAS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 64.52 vs. EGAS: 49.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
EGAS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.86  Med: 55.83 Max: 73.66
Current: 49.24
37.86
73.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 2.33
EGAS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. EGAS: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
EGAS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 4.83 Max: 8.53
Current: 2.33
1.5
8.53
Dividend Payout Ratio 3.41
EGAS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. EGAS: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
EGAS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.84 Max: 6
Current: 3.41
0.25
6
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -17.80
EGAS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. EGAS: -17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
EGAS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.9 Max: 51.8
Current: -17.8
0
51.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.33
EGAS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
74% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. EGAS: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.51
EGAS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
98% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. EGAS: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
EGAS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 3.13 Max: 5.53
Current: 1.51
0.97
5.53
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
EGAS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. EGAS: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EGAS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.3  Med: -2.1 Max: 0.3
Current: -0.2
-24.3
0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.75
EGAS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. EGAS: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
EGAS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.54 Max: 2.27
Current: 1.75
0.96
2.27
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 7.41
EGAS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. EGAS: 7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
EGAS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.79 Max: 393.5
Current: 7.41
0.71
393.5
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.75
EGAS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. EGAS: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
EGAS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.75
0.25
1.75
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.89
EGAS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
91% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. EGAS: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
EGAS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.06 Max: 4.05
Current: 2.89
0.61
4.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.10
EGAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
85% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. EGAS: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
EGAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 9 Max: 36.1
Current: 2.1
1.3
36.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -14.52
EGAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. EGAS: -14.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
EGAS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.3  Med: -6.2 Max: 33
Current: -14.52
-25.3
33

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $100.99
EPS (TTM) $ 0.12
Beta-0.49
Short Percentage of Float0.66%
52-Week Range $6.83 - 12.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)10.52
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