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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas  
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Traded in other countries:AG5.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
AGL Resources Inc is an energy services holding Company. The Company is engaged in the distribution of natural gas through our natural gas distribution utilities.

AGL Resources Inc was incorporated on November 27, 1995 under the laws of the State of Georgia. It is an energy services holding company. The Company is engaged in the distribution of natural gas in seven states; Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee and Maryland through its seven natural gas distribution utilities. The Company's business segments are Distribution Operations, Retail Operations, Wholesale Services and Midstream Operations. The distribution operations segment includes seven natural gas local distribution utilities with a focus of providing safe and reliable delivery of natural gas. The retail operations segment serves natural gas commodity customers and service contracts. The wholesale services segment is engaged in asset management and optimization, storage, transportation, producer and peaking services and wholesale marketing of natural gas across the U.S. and Canada. Wholesale services utilizes a portfolio of natural gas storage assets, contracted supply from all of the main producing regions, as well as contracted storage and transportation capacity to provide these services to its customers. The midstream operations segment includes a number of businesses that are related and complementary to its primary business. The Company competes with electric utilities and fuel oil and propane providers serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets and natural gas facilities. The Company's business is subject to substantial regulation by federal, state and local regulatory authorities.

Guru Investment Theses on AGL Resources Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on AGL Resources Inc. - Oct 19, 2015

AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE:GAS) (less than 0.1% of net assets as of September 30, 2015) (GAS – $61.04 – NYSE), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, and midstream operations. On August 24, 2015, The Southern Company announced that it would acquire AGL for $66 in cash per share, or $12 billion. The transaction would create the second largest utility company by customer base in the U.S. Subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, the deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund third quarter commentary.



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Dividend Yield % 3.15
GAS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
53% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. GAS: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
GAS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 3.15
Current: 3.15
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Dividend Payout Ratio 0.73
GAS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. GAS: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
GAS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.73
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Forward Dividend Yield % 3.21
GAS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
54% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. GAS: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.15
GAS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. GAS: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
GAS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 3.15

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,554.00
EPS (TTM) $ 2.84
Short Percentage of Float1.46%
52-Week Range $46.36 - 66.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)120.68

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 3,940 4,083
EPS ($) 3.12 3.28
EPS without NRI ($) 3.12 3.28
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.68%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.12 2.21
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Southern Company: Invest While the Yield Is Still High Nov 30 2015 
Mario Gabelli Comments on AGL Resources Inc. Oct 19 2015 
I Own Southern Company and AGL Resources – Now What Do I Do? Aug 25 2015 
AGL Resources: This Is A Cash Machine Sep 03 2014 
AGL Resources Seems to Be Overvalued in Absolute and Relative Valuation Models Apr 07 2014 
This Natural Gas Could Be in Your Value or Growth Portfolio Mar 28 2014 
Wilbur Ross on investing like a billionaire Mar 07 2014 
23 Stocks with Expected Dividend Growth Over the Next 3 Months Dec 17 2013 
Expansion and Acquisitions in the Gas Industry Oct 07 2013 
9 High-Yielding Utilities with a Growing Dividends Jul 02 2013 

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