Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) is a leading utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Atmos Energy Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 4,694 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$76.5395 - $118.3613|
|50-day moving average||$93.3981|
|200-day moving average||$97.2205|
|Wall St. target price||$105.9|
|Dividend yield||$2.5 (2.81%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.89|
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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 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.
However, Atmos Energy Corporation's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the utilities-regulated gas industry or those of similar companies.
Atmos Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3443. 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.
However, it's sensible to consider Atmos Energy Corporation's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Atmos Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Atmos Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Atmos Energy Corporation's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||29.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.2 million Atmos Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Atmos Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% down from 5.8 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) is the quantity of Atmos Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atmos Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 993648.47328244). Atmos Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.24. In other words for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5240 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Atmos Energy Corporation's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Atmos Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0537% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Atmos Energy Corporation shares, roughly 54 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Atmos Energy Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Atmos Energy Corporation stock.
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.
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 01/01/2019) 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Atmos Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
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.
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.
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.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||40.15|
|Total ESG percentile||80.88|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 49.58% of net profits
Recently Atmos Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 49.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.81% 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 2.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Atmos Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.5 per share.
While Atmos Energy Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Atmos Energy Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Atmos Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Atmos Energy Corporation's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Atmos Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 17 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.
Over the last 12 months, Atmos Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $76.5395 up to $118.3613. 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 0.2952. This would suggest that Atmos Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Atmos Energy Corporation's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
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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