Natural Gas Distribution
National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. It operates through four segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, and Utility. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil in California and in the Appalachian region of the United States. As of September 30, 2022, it had proved developed and undeveloped reserves of 4,170,662 MMcf of natural gas and 250 Mbbl of oil. The Pipeline and Storage segment provides interstate natural gas transportation and storage services through an integrated gas pipeline system in Pennsylvania and New York; and owns and operates underground natural gas storage fields. This segment also transports natural gas for National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, as well as for other utilities, industrial companies, and power producers in New York State. The Gathering segment builds, owns, and operates natural gas processing and pipeline gathering facilities in the Appalachian region, as well as provides gathering services to Seneca. The Utility segment sells natural gas or provides natural gas utility services to approximately 754,000 customers in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Jamestown, New York; and Erie and Sharon, Pennsylvania. National Fuel Gas Company was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Williamsville, New York.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of National Fuel Gas Co
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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 +17.21%.
The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is +1.13%.
The average ROA over the past 5 years is +7.4%.
The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is +0.59%.
The average ROE over the past 5 years is +15.3%.
The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is +1.29%.
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 11.76.
The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is 385.22.
Graham’s Stability measure stands at -0.38.
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 +6.42%.
The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is +0.99%.
The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is +4.02%.
The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is -1.04%.
The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is +8.87%.
The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is +4.89%.
The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is +48.65%.
The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is +3.04K%.