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How to buy Atmos Energy Corporation stock | $99.17

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Atmos Energy Corporation
NYSE: ATO - USD
UTILITIES-REGULATED GAS
$98.59
-$1.60 (-1.60%)

Atmos Energy Corporation is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Atmos Energy Corporation shares (ATO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Atmos Energy Corporation employs 4,694 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Atmos Energy Corporation stock price (NYSE: ATO)

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Atmos Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$99.17
52-week range$84.05 - $104.37
50-day moving average $99.00
200-day moving average $96.30
Wall St. target price$107.44
PE ratio 18.0946
Dividend yield $2.4 (2.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.54

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Atmos Energy Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $99.17 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 2.12%
3 months (2021-04-30) -4.27%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Atmos Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Atmos Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Atmos Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Atmos Energy Corporation's P/E ratio

Atmos Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Atmos Energy Corporation shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Atmos Energy Corporation's PEG ratio

Atmos Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6212. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Atmos Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Atmos Energy Corporation's EBITDA

Atmos Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Atmos Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Atmos Energy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.68%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.36%
Return on equity TTM 9.88%
Profit margin 21.79%
Book value $59.85
Market capitalisation $13.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Atmos Energy Corporation shares

There are currently 2.4 million Atmos Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 45.9% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Atmos Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Atmos Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atmos Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 702784.47761194). Atmos Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.35. In other words for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3350 shares are currently held short.

However Atmos Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Atmos Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Atmos Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Atmos Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0182% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Atmos Energy Corporation shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Atmos Energy Corporation.

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Atmos Energy Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Atmos Energy Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Atmos Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 40.15

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Atmos Energy Corporation's overall score of 40.15 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Atmos Energy Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Atmos Energy Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.85/100

Atmos Energy Corporation's environmental score of 18.85 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Atmos Energy Corporation's social score

Social score: 19/100

Atmos Energy Corporation's social score of 19 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Atmos Energy Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 9.8/100

Atmos Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Atmos Energy Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Atmos Energy Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Atmos Energy Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Atmos Energy Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 40.15
Total ESG percentile 80.88
Environmental score 18.85
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 19
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.8
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Atmos Energy Corporation share dividends

54%

Dividend payout ratio: 53.96% of net profits

Recently Atmos Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 53.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Atmos Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Atmos Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.4 per share.

Atmos Energy Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Atmos Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 6 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Atmos Energy Corporation's shares ever split?

Atmos Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 16 May 1994. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Atmos Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Atmos Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Atmos Energy Corporation's share price.

Atmos Energy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atmos Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $84.0523 up to $104.3728. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Atmos Energy Corporation's is 0.4032. This would suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Atmos Energy Corporation overview

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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Atmos Energy Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.955% of Atmos Energy Corporation shares are held by insiders and 86.08% by institutions.
How many people work for Atmos Energy Corporation?
Latest data suggests 4,694 work at Atmos Energy Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Atmos Energy Corporation?
Atmos Energy Corporation's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Atmos Energy Corporation based?
Atmos Energy Corporation's address is: 1800 Three Lincoln Centre, Dallas, TX, United States, 75240
What is Atmos Energy Corporation's ISIN number?
Atmos Energy Corporation's international securities identification number is: US0495601058
What is Atmos Energy Corporation's CUSIP number?
Atmos Energy Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 049560105

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