Atmos Energy Company Profile (NYSE:ATO)

About Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)

Atmos Energy logoAtmos Energy Corporation is engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. The Company operates through three segments: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes the pipeline and storage operations of its Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division, and nonregulated segment, which includes its nonregulated natural gas management, nonregulated natural gas transmission, storage and other services. The Company's nonregulated businesses provide natural gas management, marketing, transportation and storage services to municipalities, local gas distribution companies, including certain of its natural gas distribution divisions and industrial customers principally in the Midwest and Southeast.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:ATO
  • CUSIP: 04956010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $8.75 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 105,288,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $80.88
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $76.74
  • 52 Week Range: $68.51 - $83.24
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.11
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.87
  • P/E Growth: 3.20
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.46
  • Book Value: $36.43 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.28
  • Annual Dividend: $1.80
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBIDTA: $1.02 billion
  • Return on Equity: 10.54%
  • Return on Assets: 3.70%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.63%
  • Current Ratio: 0.50%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.42%
  • Average Volume: 358,656 shs.
  • Beta: 0.29
  • Short Ratio: 2.19

Frequently Asked Questions for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)

What is Atmos Energy's stock symbol?

Atmos Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ATO."

How often does Atmos Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Atmos Energy?

Atmos Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Investors of record on Monday, May 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share on Monday, June 5th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 18th. View Atmos Energy's Dividend History.

How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.10. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.40 EPS. View Atmos Energy's Earnings History.

When will Atmos Energy make its next earnings announcement?

Atmos Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy.

What guidance has Atmos Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?

Atmos Energy updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.45-3.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.55.

Where is Atmos Energy's stock going? Where will Atmos Energy's stock price be in 2017?

5 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Atmos Energy's stock. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $87.00. On average, they expect Atmos Energy's stock price to reach $80.80 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Atmos Energy.

Who are some of Atmos Energy's key competitors?

Who owns Atmos Energy stock?

Atmos Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), State Street Corp (6.42%), FMR LLC (0.00%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.60%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy stock include Christopher T Forsythe, Louis P Gregory, Marvin L Sweetin and Thomas C Meredith. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Atmos Energy.

Who sold Atmos Energy stock? Who is selling Atmos Energy stock?

Atmos Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, Janus Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Chicago Equity Partners LLC and First Quadrant L P CA. Company insiders that have sold Atmos Energy stock in the last year include Louis P Gregory and Thomas C Meredith. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy.

Who bought Atmos Energy stock? Who is buying Atmos Energy stock?

Atmos Energy's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Scout Investments Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., State Street Corp and BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy.

How do I buy Atmos Energy stock?

Shares of Atmos Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Atmos Energy stock cost?

One share of Atmos Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.10.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $80.80 (2.77% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/6/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetSell$75.00LowView Rating Details
11/18/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$80.00N/AView Rating Details
10/31/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$81.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$88.00 -> $87.00N/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$58.00 -> $81.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T Co.Initiated CoverageBuy$80.00N/AView Rating Details
3/18/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$72.00N/AView Rating Details
2/6/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$68.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Earnings by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/3/2017Q2 2017$1.42$1.52$1.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2017Q117$1.04$1.08$973.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q416$0.32$0.40$685.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q316$0.59$0.67$719.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q216$1.40$1.40$1.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q116$1.00$0.93$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q415$0.27$0.29$715.95 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q315$0.51$0.54$959.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q215$1.31$1.36$2.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q115$0.87$0.91$1.29 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q414$0.19$0.24$737.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q314$0.45$0.45$933.18 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q214$1.27$1.37$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q214$0.86$0.88$880.45 million$1.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q413$0.12$0.08$465.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q3 2013($0.14)$0.42$605.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q2 2013$1.22$1.27$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q1 2013$0.78$0.74$1.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.08$0.09$717.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.15$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$1.44$1.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2012$0.85$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.04$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.10($0.01)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.39$1.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$0.86$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20171$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q4 20171$0.35$0.35$0.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Next Dividend:6/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:2.17%
Dividend Growth:6.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:50.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
50.14% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
47.37% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:34 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.57%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.86%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/16/2016Louis P GregorySVPSell10,000$74.08$740,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Thomas C. MeredithDirectorSell1,020$75.24$76,744.80View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Louis P GregorySVPSell4,000$78.10$312,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Marvin L SweetinSVPSell4,000$74.16$296,640.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Christopher T ForsytheVPSell3,000$62.00$186,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015Louis P GregorySVPSell1,000$54.66$54,660.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2014Bret J EckertCFOSell5,000$54.00$270,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Louis P GregorySVPSell1,500$54.28$81,420.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Louis GregorySVPSell3,000$50.03$150,090.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Louis P GregorySVPSell2,000$45.73$91,460.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Christopher T ForsytheVPSell3,900$41.10$160,290.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Charles K VaughanDirectorSell25,000$40.17$1,004,250.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
Latest Headlines for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
DateHeadline logoAtmos Energy Corp. : ATO-US: Dividend Analysis : May 22nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 23, 2017 - May 23 at 3:48 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Cut by Analyst - May 8 at 9:08 AM logoAtmos Energy's (ATO) CEO Kim Cocklin on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - May 7 at 11:24 AM logoEdited Transcript of ATO earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 2:00pm GMT - May 5 at 3:44 PM logoAtmos Energy Co. (ATO) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.10 EPS - May 5 at 2:30 PM logoAtmos beats 2Q profit forecasts - May 4 at 3:47 PM logoAtmos Energy Co. (ATO) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 4 at 1:05 AM logoAtmos Energy Co. (ATO) Declares $0.45 Quarterly Dividend - May 3 at 10:24 PM logoAtmos Energy Corp Q2 Profit Rises 16% - May 3 at 8:50 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation Reports Earnings for Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter and Six Months; Reaffirms Fiscal 2017 Guidance - May 3 at 8:50 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds - May 2 at 7:32 PM logoAtmos Energy Co. (ATO) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - May 1 at 8:28 PM logoAtmos Energy Co. (ATO) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday - May 1 at 12:50 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Earning Positive News Coverage, Report Shows - April 29 at 9:57 AM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Earns News Impact Score of 0.30 - April 26 at 4:54 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.27 - April 23 at 10:17 AM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows - April 20 at 3:25 PM logoAtmos Energy Co. (ATO) Short Interest Update - April 18 at 7:04 AM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Atmos Energy (ATO) Share Price - April 17 at 4:04 PM logo$1.08 Billion in Sales Expected for Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) This Quarter - April 16 at 9:48 AM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.27 - April 14 at 5:21 PM logoAtmos Energy Co. (ATO) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.42 Per Share - April 14 at 11:06 AM logoETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : April 11, 2017 - April 11 at 3:43 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation to Host Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call - April 7 at 8:13 AM logoATMOS ENERGY CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events - March 28 at 8:41 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Atmos Energy Co. (ATO) Boosted by US Capital Advisors - March 23 at 9:32 AM logoAtos and Siemens expand their strategic relationship to provide cybersecurity solutions for utilities, oil and gas industry in the U.S. - March 20 at 4:00 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Tractor Supply, Great Plains Energy and Atmos Energy Corp. - February 21 at 3:58 PM logoAtos launches industry-leading Next Generation 9-1-1 solution to improve Public Safety in the US - February 20 at 3:36 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Announces Retirement of Thomas Meredith from Board of Directors - - February 11 at 3:41 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Announces Retirement of Thomas Meredith from Board of Directors - - February 11 at 3:41 PM logoATMOS ENERGY CORP Financials - February 11 at 3:41 PM logoATMOS ENERGY CORP Financials - February 11 at 3:41 PM logoATMOS ENERGY CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote of S - February 10 at 9:12 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Announces Retirement of Thomas Meredith from Board of Directors - February 9 at 8:51 PM logoATMOS ENERGY CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit - February 9 at 1:37 AM logoEdited Transcript of ATO earnings conference call or presentation 8-Feb-17 1:00pm GMT - February 8 at 8:36 PM logoAtmos Energy's (ATO) CEO Kim Cocklin on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - February 8 at 3:34 PM logoAtmos Energy Corp Q1 Income Advances 22% - February 8 at 2:40 AM logoAtmos Energy Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend - February 8 at 2:40 AM logoAtmos Energy Corporation Reports Earnings for Fiscal 2017 First Quarter; Reaffirms Fiscal 2017 Guidance - February 8 at 2:40 AM logo5:09 pm Atmos Energy beats by $0.03; guides FY17 EPS in-line; co reaffirms guidance for FY17 - February 8 at 2:40 AM logoQ1 2017 Atmos Energy Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close - February 7 at 4:36 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA - Nasdaq - January 30 at 4:44 PM



Atmos Energy (ATO) Chart for Friday, May, 26, 2017

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