ATO:NYE-Atmos Energy Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Utilities-Regulated Gas | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 102.53

Change

-1.02 (-0.99)%

Market Cap

USD 13.27B

Volume

0.60M

Average Target Price

USD 109.50 (+6.80%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

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 in 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 three million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers. As of September 30, 2020, it owned 71,558 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 to the pipeline industry, including parking arrangements, lending, and inventory sales. As of September 30, 2020, it owned 5,684 miles of gas transmission lines. Atmos Energy Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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ETFs Containing ATO

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
FUD:CA First Trust Value Line Di.. 0.00 % 0.70 %

N/A

USD8.43M
FXU First Trust Utilities Alp.. 0.00 % 0.62 %

-0.37 (-1.19%)

USD0.17B
PUI Invesco DWA Utilities Mom.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

-0.47 (-1.37%)

USD0.05B
RYU Invesco S&P 500 Equal Wei.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

-1.53 (-1.42%)

USD0.20B
TPYP Tortoise North American P.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

+0.18 (+0.84%)

USD0.43B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Utilities-Regulated Gas)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 7.44% 36% F 47% F
Dividend Return 0.65% 14% F 37% F
Total Return 8.09% 36% F 47% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 6.19% 43% F 16% F
Dividend Return 2.49% 15% F 36% F
Total Return 8.68% 29% F 15% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 39.33% 91% A- 55% F
Dividend Return 13.90% 27% F 47% F
Total Return 53.23% 91% A- 53% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 7.14% 93% A 65% D
Dividend Return 2.27% 36% F 54% F
Total Return 9.41% 93% A 65% D
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 12.59% 93% A 76% C
Risk Adjusted Return 74.76% 93% A 83% B
Market Capitalization 13.27B 93% A 84% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Utilities-Regulated Gas)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 20.12 64% D 43% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.84 82% B- 53% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.79 29% F 38% F
EV/EBITDA 13.63 55% F 52% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 9.60% 71% C- 61% D-
Return on Invested Capital 6.45% 64% D 62% D-
Return on Assets 3.50% 79% C+ 67% D+
Debt to Equity Ratio 66.61% 100% A+ 53% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.16 73% C 47% F
Short Percent 1.77% 82% B- 72% C-
Beta 0.38 57% F 85% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector