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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
WGL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. WGL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WGL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.01
0
0.28
Equity-to-Asset 0.24
WGL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. WGL: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WGL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.24
0.22
0.44
Debt-to-Equity 1.31
WGL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
65% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. WGL: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
WGL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.44
Current: 1.31
0.52
1.44
Debt-to-EBITDA 4.16
WGL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
56% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. WGL: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
WGL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.84  Med: 2.35 Max: 4.16
Current: 4.16
1.84
4.16
Interest Coverage 4.63
WGL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WGL: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WGL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.48  Med: 5.31 Max: 7.29
Current: 4.63
4.48
7.29
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.20
WACC vs ROIC
3.59%
5.96%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 13.41
WGL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. WGL: 13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WGL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.72  Med: 8.84 Max: 13.41
Current: 13.41
6.72
13.41
Net Margin % 7.62
WGL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. WGL: 7.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WGL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.31  Med: 4.37 Max: 7.62
Current: 7.62
3.31
7.62
ROE % 12.29
WGL's ROE % is ranked higher than
70% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. WGL: 12.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WGL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.24  Med: 10.66 Max: 12.8
Current: 12.29
6.24
12.8
ROA % 2.93
WGL's ROA % is ranked higher than
50% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. WGL: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WGL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 3.18 Max: 3.71
Current: 2.93
1.95
3.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.63
WGL'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. WGL: 7.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WGL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 8.88 Max: 10.79
Current: 7.63
5.48
10.79
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.80
WGL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WGL: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WGL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 2.1 Max: 16.4
Current: -0.8
-4.4
16.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 19.20
WGL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. WGL: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WGL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.9 Max: 19.2
Current: 19.2
0
19.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 28.80
WGL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WGL: 28.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WGL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.4  Med: 2.4 Max: 39.2
Current: 28.8
-18.4
39.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

WGL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 3,750 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2017

WGL Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Mario Gabelli 4,450 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 331,000 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,435 sh (-35.07%)
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Q2 2017

WGL Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 150,600 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 15,650 sh (+251.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 337,600 sh (+1.99%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,435 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2017

WGL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 400,800 sh (+166.14%)
Mario Gabelli 15,650 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas    NAICS: 221210    SIC: 4924
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Traded in other countries:WGL.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
WGL Holdings Inc sells and delivers natural gas and provides energy-related products and services to customers in the District of Columbia and the surrounding metropolitan areas in Maryland and Virginia.

WGL Holdings' primary operating segment, Washington Gas Light, is a regulated gas distribution utility. This segment serves about 1.1 million customers in Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., metro area. The nonregulated energy marketing segment buys and resells natural gas and electricity in competitive markets, in addition to designing, building, and operating energy systems including solar installations. WGL is signed on to some sizable midstream pipeline projects and angles to expand this business around its utility footprint.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 24.14
WGL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.13 vs. WGL: 24.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WGL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.62  Med: 16.83 Max: 140.29
Current: 24.14
10.62
140.29
Forward PE Ratio 22.99
WGL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. WGL: 22.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 24.14
WGL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
68% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. WGL: 24.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WGL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.62  Med: 16.63 Max: 140.29
Current: 24.14
10.62
140.29
PB Ratio 2.85
WGL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. WGL: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WGL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.85
1.18
2.96
PS Ratio 1.82
WGL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. WGL: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WGL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.85
Current: 1.82
0.47
1.85
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.00
WGL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
86% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. WGL: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WGL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 7.48 Max: 36.81
Current: 20
4.08
36.81
EV-to-EBIT 18.79
WGL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. WGL: 18.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WGL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 11.6 Max: 54.6
Current: 18.79
8
54.6
EV-to-EBITDA 13.10
WGL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. WGL: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WGL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 8.4 Max: 18.9
Current: 13.1
5.7
18.9
EV-to-Revenue 2.67
WGL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
51% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. WGL: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WGL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.7
Current: 2.67
0.7
2.7
PEG Ratio 4.25
WGL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. WGL: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WGL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.05  Med: 4.95 Max: 43.57
Current: 4.25
2.05
43.57
Shiller PE Ratio 31.52
WGL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.33 vs. WGL: 31.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WGL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.34  Med: 17.06 Max: 32.66
Current: 31.52
11.34
32.66
Current Ratio 0.67
WGL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WGL: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WGL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.67
0.67
1.63
Quick Ratio 0.51
WGL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. WGL: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WGL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.51
0.41
1.33
Days Inventory 55.74
WGL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
79% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.52 vs. WGL: 55.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WGL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.2  Med: 66.15 Max: 155.66
Current: 55.74
49.2
155.66
Days Sales Outstanding 63.13
WGL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 47.64 vs. WGL: 63.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WGL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.22  Med: 26.95 Max: 63.13
Current: 63.13
20.22
63.13
Days Payable 89.29
WGL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 65.53 vs. WGL: 89.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WGL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.46  Med: 67.17 Max: 102.08
Current: 89.29
58.46
102.08

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.39
WGL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. WGL: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WGL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.32  Med: 3.84 Max: 6.2
Current: 2.39
2.32
6.2
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.57
WGL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. WGL: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WGL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.57
0.45
0.87
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 15.80
WGL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. WGL: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WGL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.4  Med: 2.1 Max: 21.2
Current: 15.8
-14.4
21.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.42
WGL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. WGL: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.42
WGL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
64% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. WGL: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WGL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.32  Med: 5.49 Max: 8.86
Current: 3.42
3.32
8.86
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.40
WGL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. WGL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WGL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: -1.1 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.4
-5
1.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.84
WGL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WGL: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WGL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.85
Current: 2.84
1.41
2.85
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 13.03
WGL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WGL: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WGL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.52 Max: 18.89
Current: 13.03
0.91
18.89
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.30
WGL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WGL: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WGL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.31
Current: 2.3
0.69
2.31
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.08
WGL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WGL: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
WGL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.52 Max: 3.67
Current: 2.08
0.54
3.67
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.75
WGL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WGL: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
WGL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.07 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.75
0.88
3.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.31
WGL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
61% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 vs. WGL: 5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WGL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 8.6 Max: 12.5
Current: 5.31
1.8
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.26
WGL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. WGL: 9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WGL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.2  Med: 4.15 Max: 11.7
Current: 9.26
-8.2
11.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,385.50
EPS (TTM) $ 3.49
Beta0.29
Short Percentage of Float4.67%
52-Week Range $63.09 - 86.89
Shares Outstanding (Mil)51.22

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,337 2,634 2,873
EPS ($) 3.34 3.63 3.89
EPS without NRI ($) 3.34 3.63 3.89
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
7.14%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.03 2.14 2.26

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 yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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