Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) dividend stock





  • Yield

     3.02%
  • Dividend

     1.88
  • 5 year dividend growth rate
     1.3%
  • Dividend increased

     60 yrs.
  • Payout ratio

     85%
  • Dividend pay date

     8/15/2017
  • Ex-dividend date

     4/26/2017
  • Uninterrupted
    dividends
     N/A yrs.
  • Yield compared to 5 year average
     -22.6%
  • Dividend payback
    period
      yrs.
  • Chowder rule

     4.3
  • Tweed factor

     -23.7
Rating
Overall rating
The overall rating measures the general health and sustainabilty of the company's dividend. It is an average of the five ratings below.





Dividend increased years
This rating looks at the number of years the company has increased their dividend consecutively. 1 star is given for 7 years or below and 5 stars are given for 23 years or more.





Dividend yield
This rating evaluates the size of the yield. 1 star is given for a yield below 0.75% and 5 stars for yields above 6.75%.





Payout ratio
The payout ratio shows how much of the earnings are being paid out as dividends. We award 0 stars for payout ratios above 100% and 5 stars for ratios below 10%.





Dividend growth rate
This rating takes into account the growth of the dividend. Companies that have a dividend growth rate below 1.5% get 1 star while 5 stars are given for rates above 13.5%.





Yield compared to 5 year average
If the current yield is below the 5 year average, it tends to indicate that the stock is cheap. A rating of 0 is given if the current yield is below 0 percent compared to the average and a rating of 5 is given if it's more than 22.5% above.
Relative valuations
Yield compared to 5 year average   
-22.6%
Payout ratio compared to 5 year average   
15.0%
P/E compared to 5 year average   
37.9%
Price per book value compared to 5 year average   
20.6%
Price change from 52 week high   
-5.9%
Price change from 50 days average   
1.7%
Price change from 200 days average   
4.1%
Price info
Change
0.40 (0.64%)


Last price
62.30 USD


Day range
61.65 - 62.95


Year range
53.50 - 66.17

Financial health
Current ratio
0.70


Debt/equity ratio
111.62


Cash
4.21M


Debt
871.73M


Valuation
Price/earning (P/E)
28


Price/book (P/B)
2.05


Forward price/earning (P/E)
27.21


Price/sales (P/S)
2.50


PEG
7.14


Market cap
1.78B

Recession performance (2007 - 2009)
1.4400,1.5200,1.6000
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Dvidend growth (annualized)   
5.4%
2.7600,2.6100,2.8300
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
1.3%
10 year history
1.4400,1.5200,1.6000,1.6800,1.7500,1.7900,1.8250,1.8450,1.8550,1.8700
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Dividend growth (annualized)   
2.9%
2.7600,2.6100,2.8300,2.7300,2.3900,2.2200,2.2400,2.1600,1.9600,1.9600
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
-3.7%
22.4800,23.7400,47.5600,25.9900,26.0400,27.2300,26.9700,27.5700,27.6800,28.4700
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Book value per share growth (annualized)   
2.7%
52.2000,58.1000,56.6000,61.6000,72.4000,80.5000,80.9000,84.4000,97.1000,95.1000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Payout ratio growth (annualized)   
6.9%
27.0000,27.0000,27.0000,27.0000,27.0000,27.0000,27.0000,27.0000,27.0000,27.0000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Shares outstanding growth (annualized)   
0.0%
Other companies in the gas utilities industry
Company
Div. increase  
Yield
Div. growth
USA   WGL Holdings 41 yrs2.39%4.8%
USA   Piedmont Natural Gas 39 yrs2.27%3.4%
USA   Questar 38 yrs0.00%7.3%
USA   Atmos Energy 33 yrs2.08%4.2%
USA   New Jersey Resources 22 yrs2.46%5.9%
USA   South Jersey Industries 18 yrs3.20%7.2%
USA   AGL Resources 15 yrs0.00%3.3%
Company profile
Empoloyees
1,103


Sector


Website


Founded
1859


Industry


SEC filings




Northwest Natural Gas Company stores and distributes natural gas in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. The Local Gas Distribution segment engages in the purchase, sale, and delivery of natural gas and related services to residential,...
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Address:
220 Northwest Second Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209

Phone:
+1 503 226-4211
Northwest Natural Gas has a dividend of 1.88 USD and this gives the stock a yield of 3.02%. The company has increased the dividend for 60 years. An earnings per share of 2.22 and a dividend of 1.88 gives Northwest Natural Gas a payout ratio of 85%. If their dividend growth rate stays the same, the dividend payback period would be years. They have increased their dividend by 1.3% on average in the last 5 years. The ex-dividend date for NWN is 4/26/2017, and 8/15/2017 is their dividend pay date. 1,103 people work for them (a US company) and it has been founded back in 1859. The stock belongs to the gas utilities industry in the utilities sector. We have awarded the company a dividend rating of 1.8 out of 5 stars.






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