WGL Holdings (WGL) dividend stock





  • Yield

     2.40%
  • Dividend

     2.04
  • 5 year dividend growth rate
     4.8%
  • Dividend increased

     40 yrs.
  • Payout ratio

     60%
  • Dividend pay date

     8/1/2017
  • Ex-dividend date

     7/6/2017
  • Uninterrupted
    dividends
     165 yrs.
  • Yield compared to 5 year average
     -33.3%
  • Dividend payback
    period
      yrs.
  • Chowder rule

     7.2
  • Tweed factor

     -17.9
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   
-33.3%
Payout ratio compared to 5 year average   
-58.5%
P/E compared to 5 year average   
-20.2%
Price per book value compared to 5 year average   
57.8%
Price change from 52 week high   
-0.3%
Price change from 50 days average   
1.7%
Price change from 200 days average   
3.2%
Price info
Change
0.06 (0.07%)


Last price
85.12 USD


Day range
84.84 - 85.40


Year range
58.66 - 85.40

Financial health
Current ratio
0.78


Debt/equity ratio
113.75


Cash
15.78M


Debt
1.50B


Credit rating
A

Valuation
Price/earning (P/E)
25.06


Price/book (P/B)
2.84


Forward price/earning (P/E)
23.32


Price/sales (P/S)
1.86


PEG
3.71


Market cap
4.36B

Recession performance (2007 - 2009)
1.3650,1.4080,1.4580
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Dvidend growth (annualized)   
3.4%
2.1900,2.3300,2.3900
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
4.5%
10 year history
1.3650,1.4080,1.4580,1.5000,1.5400,1.5880,1.6600,1.7400,1.8280,1.9500
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Dividend growth (annualized)   
4.0%
2.1900,2.3300,2.3900,2.1600,2.2800,2.7100,1.5500,2.0500,2.6200,2.7100
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Earnings per share growth (annualized)   
2.4%
20.4600,20.9900,21.8900,22.6300,23.4100,24.8400,25.9800,25.3900,25.4700,25.8600
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
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  • ttm
Book value per share growth (annualized)   
2.6%
59.1000,45.2000,75.0000,69.3000,67.5000,99.7000,45.2000,541.9000,53.6000,68.3000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
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  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Payout ratio growth (annualized)   
1.6%
49.0000,50.0000,50.0000,51.0000,51.0000,52.0000,52.0000,52.0000,50.0000,50.0000
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
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  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • ttm
Shares outstanding growth (annualized)   
0.2%
Other companies in the gas utilities industry
Company
Div. increase  
Yield
Div. growth
USA   Northwest Natural Gas 61 yrs3.00%1.3%
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
1,444


Sector


Website


Founded


Industry


SEC filings




WGL Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sells and delivers natural gas, and provides energy-related products and services. The company operates in four segments: Regulated Utility, Retail Energy-Marketing, Commercial Energy Systems, and Midstream Energy Services. The Regulated Utility segment ...
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Address:
101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, 20080

Phone:
+1 703 750-2000
The dividend of WGL Holdings is 2.04 USD and their yield is 2.40%. The dividend has been raised for 40 years in a row (since 1977). An earnings per share of 3.4 and a dividend of 2.04 gives WGL Holdings a payout ratio of 60%. The company has a dividend payback period of years. Their dividend has been growing by 4.8% a year for the last 5 years (on average). The ex-dividend date for WGL is 7/6/2017, and 8/1/2017 is their dividend pay date. This US company was founded in and has 1,444 employees. utilities is their sector and gas utilities is their industry. 2.3 out of 5 stars is our rating for it's dividend.






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