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48.92
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+0.56%
After Hours :
48.92
0.00
0.00%

Open

48.80

Previous Close

48.65

Volume (Avg)

141.25k (284.81k)

Day's Range

48.56-48.94

52Wk Range

43.95-49.95

Market Cap.

2.11B

Dividend Rate (Yield )

1.76 (3.60%)

Beta

0.45

Shares Outstanding

43.17M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

18.08 (2.70)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
  • Management effectiveness
Industry Utilities – Regulated Gas
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Buy
    • Revenue

    • 1.02B

    • Net Income

    • 52.76M

    • Market Cap.

    • 2.11B

    • Enterprise Value

    • -

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 5.79

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 4.42

    • Beta

    • 0.45

    • Forward P/E

    • 15.53

    • Price/Sales

    • 1.05

    • Price/Book Value

    • 1.38

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 8.90

      • EBITDA

      • 148.22M

      • Return on Capital %

      • 2.96

      • Return on Equity %

      • 6.87

      • Return on Assets %

      • 2.96

      • Book Value/Share

      • 35.53

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 43.17M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 0.44 (9/9/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 7/31/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/21/2014
      Buy
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • -

        • Credit Rating

        • -

        • Analysts

        • 1

        • EPS Estimate

        • 3.10

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • -

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 46.30

          • 4.60

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • -15.80

          • 11.11

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 77.30

          • 552.14

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • -14.37

          • 4.31

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • -1.70

          • -4.65

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 2.53

          • -0.03

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 42.26

            • 48.09

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 8.01

            • 10.79

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 5.79

            • 6.71

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 28.30

            • 47.99

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 6.10

            • 9.47

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 4.20

            • 25.52B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.64

              • 1.23

              • Current Ratio

              • 3.11

              • 0.82

              • Quick Ratio

              • 2.53

              • 0.50

              • Interest Coverage

              • 4.09

              • 3.32

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 2.38

              • 3.79

              • Book Value/Share

              • 35.53

              • 15.72

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 18.02

                • 22.17

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 18.47

                • 717.19

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 11.16

                • 147.71

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 1.04

                • 1.35

                • Price/Book Value

                • 1.37

                • 2.18

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 8.90

                • 8.41

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                  • Shares Short

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Short Ratio

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Short % of Float

                    as of -

                  • -

                  • Shares Short

                    prior month

                  • -

                  • Trailing Annual Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • 5 Year Average Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • Key Metrics

                  • Company

                    • Payout Ratio

                    • 64.53

                    • Dividend Date

                    • 7/31/2014

                    • Ex-Dividend Date

                    • 9/9/2014

                    • Last Split Factor

                      new per old

                    • -

                    • Last Split Date

                    • -

                    • Key Metrics

                    • Company

                    • Industry

                      • Return on Equity %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 6.87

                        (10.30)

                      • 10.83

                        (11.54)

                      • Return on Assets %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 2.96

                        (3.10)

                      • 2.80

                        (2.67)

                      • Return on Capital %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 5.86

                        (3.80)

                      • 4.42

                        (4.39)

                      • Income/Employee

                      • 38.63k

                      • 46.94k

                      • Inventory Turnover

                      • 8.61

                      • 8.15

                      • Asset Turnover

                      • 0.51

                      • 0.42

                      Current Historical
                      Financials
                      • Income Statement
                      • Balance Sheet
                      • Cash Flow
                      Operating Income
                      96.49M
                      Operating Margin
                      9.49
                      Total Equity
                      -
                      Retained Earnings
                      -
                      Free Cashflow
                      -
                      Price/Cashflow
                      8.90
                      Ownership

                      Institutional Ownership

                      76.93%

                      Top 10 Institutions

                      36.88%

                      Mutual Fund Ownership

                      46.26%

                      Float

                      95.71%

                      5% / Insider Ownership

                      1.28%

                      Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                      Top Mutual Fund Owners

                      Top Institutional Owners

                      Mutual Fund Name

                      Institution Name

                      • Mutual Fund Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • American Century Mid Cap Value Fund

                      •  

                        1,716,284

                      • 30.81

                      • 3.97

                      • Franklin Utilities

                      •  

                        1,200,000

                      • 29.05

                      • 2.78

                      • iShares Core S&P Small-Cap (AU)

                      •  

                        872,709

                      • 0.20

                      • 2.12

                      • AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value Fund

                      •  

                        752,500

                      • 3.84

                      • 1.74

                      • Vanguard Small Cap Index

                      •  

                        712,359

                      • 2.94

                      • 1.65

                      • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                      •  

                        645,387

                      • 1.22

                      • 1.50

                      • iShares Russell 2000 (AU)

                      •  

                        641,924

                      • -1.46

                      • 1.56

                      • Hennessy Gas Utility Index Fund

                      •  

                        509,111

                      • 52.14

                      • 1.18

                      • American Century Value Fund

                      •  

                        391,249

                      • 30.43

                      • 0.91

                      • Institution Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • American Century Inv Mgt, Inc.

                      •  

                        3,804,597

                      • +26.72%

                      • 8.81

                      • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                      •  

                        2,690,024

                      • +30.78%

                      • 6.23

                      • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                      •  

                        1,973,495

                      • +13.17%

                      • 4.57

                      • Luminus Management LLC

                      •  

                        1,518,024

                      • +204.99%

                      • 3.51

                      • Millennium Management LLC

                      •  

                        1,085,642

                      • +6,552.63%

                      • 2.51

                      • Wellington Management Company, LLP

                      •  

                        1,018,209

                      • +27.79%

                      • 2.36

                      Company Profile

                      Sector

                      Utilities

                      Industry

                      Utilities – Regulated Gas

                      Type

                      Slow Growth

                      Style

                      Small Value

                      Laclede Group Inc is a public utility holding company formed through a corporate restructuring that became effective October 1, 2001. The Company has two business segments: Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. The Gas Utility segment inclu...moredes the regulated operations of Laclede Gas Company (the Utility). It is engaged in the retail distribution and sale of natural gas, and is the natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving more than 1.13 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Gas Marketing segment includes Laclede Energy Resources, Inc. (LER), a wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis. The Utility focuses its gas supply portfolio around a number of natural gas suppliers with equity ownership or control...more of assets strategically situated to complement its regionally diverse firm transportation arrangements. It also engages in other businesses, including transportation of liquid propane regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as non-regulated activities, including, among other activities, real estate development, the compression of natural gas, and financial investments in other enterprises. It is engaged in the marketing of natural gas and providing energy services to both on-system utility transportation customers and customers outside of the Utilitys traditional service area. The Utility's business has monopoly characteristics in that it is the only distributor of natural gas within its franchised service areas. The principal competition are the local electric companies. Other competitors in the Utility's service areas include suppliers of fuel oil, coal, propane, natural gas pipelines which can directly connect to large volume customers, and district steam systems in the downtown areas of both St. Louis and Kansas City. The Company is subject to various environmental laws and regulations. Laclede Group is also engaged in other activities such as real estate development, compression of natural gas, and financial investments in other enterprises.lessless

                      Key People

                      Suzanne Sitherwood

                      CEO/CEO, Subsidiary/Chairman of the Board, Subsidiary/Director/President

                      William E. Nasser

                      Chairman of the Board/Director

                      Steven P. Rasche

                      CFO/CFO, Subsidiary/Senior VP/Chief Accounting Officer

                      Steve Lindsey

                      COO, Divisional/Executive VP, Divisional/President, Subsidiary

                      Edward L. Glotzbach

                      Director

                      • Laclede Group Inc

                      • 720 Olive Street

                      • St. Louis, MO 63101

                      • USA.Map

                      • Phone: +1 314 342-0500

                      • Fax: +1 314 421-1979

                      • thelacledegroup.com

                      Incorporated

                      2001

                      Employees

                      2,326

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