Natural Gas Distribution
Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated natural gas distribution, and pipeline and storage businesses in the United States. It operates through two segments, Distribution, and Pipeline and Storage. The Distribution segment is involved in the regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations in eight states. This segment distributes natural gas to approximately 3.3 million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. As of September 30, 2022, it owned 73,243 miles of underground distribution and transmission mains. The Pipeline and Storage segment engages in the pipeline and storage operations. This segment transports natural gas for third parties and manages five underground storage reservoirs in Texas; and provides ancillary services customary to the pipeline industry, including parking arrangements, lending, and inventory sales. As of September 30, 2022, it owned 5,652 miles of gas transmission lines. Atmos Energy Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Atmos Energy Corp
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High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.
The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +19.48%.
The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is +0.21%.
The average ROA over the past 5 years is +5.11%.
The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is -0.34%.
The average ROE over the past 5 years is +9.19%.
The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is -0.71%.
Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.
The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is 10.48.
The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is 2.96.
Graham’s Stability measure stands at 1.00.
Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.
The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is +6.53%.
The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is +4.41%.
The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is +8%.
The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is -0.03%.
The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is +17.91%.
The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is +1.39%.
The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is -.
The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is -.