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Williams (NYSE:WMB) GF Value Rank

: 6 (As of Today)
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Williams has the GF Value Rank of 6.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Oil & Gas Midstream subindustry, Williams's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Williams GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Oil & Gas industry and Energy sector, Williams's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Williams's GF Value Rank falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the GF Value Rank's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.

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Williams (NYSE:WMB) Business Description

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One Williams Center, PO Box 2400, Tulsa, OK, USA, 74172
Williams is a midstream energy company that owns and operates the large Transco and Northwest pipeline systems and associated natural gas gathering, processing, and storage assets. In August 2018, the firm acquired the remaining 26% ownership of its limited partner, Williams Partners.
Larry C Larsen officer: Senior Vice President ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172
Richard E Muncrief director 333 W. SHERIDAN AVE, OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73102
Jesse J Tyson director ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172
Mary A. Hausman officer: VP Chief Accounting Officer ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74012
Stacey H Dore director 1807 ROSS AVE, 4TH FLOOR, DALLAS TX 75201
Rose M Robeson director 370 17TH STREET, SUITE 2775, DENVER CO 80202
Chad A. Teply officer: SVP Project Execution ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172
John Dean Porter officer: VP, Controller & CAO ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172
Scott A. Hallam officer: SVP Atlantic - Gulf 2800 POST OAK BLVD., HOUSTON TX 77056
Debbie L. Cowan officer: SVP & Chief HR Officer ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172
Vicki L Fuller director ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172
Nancy Buese director 1515 ARAPAHOE STREET, DENVER CO 80202-2126
John E Poarch officer: SVP - Engineering Services ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172
John D Chandler officer: Sr. Vice President & CFO ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, MD 4700, TULSA OK 74172
Chad J. Zamarin officer: Senior Vice President - CSD ONE WILLIAMS CENTER, TULSA OK 74172

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