Atmos Energy Company Profile (NYSE:ATO)

About Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)

Atmos Energy logoAtmos Energy Corporation is a fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. It operates through three segments: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes 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. Its nonregulated businesses provide natural gas management, transportation and storage services to local gas distribution companies, including certain of its natural gas distribution divisions and industrial customers in the Midwest and Southeast. It also manages its natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including its intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Natural Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:ATO
  • CUSIP: 04956010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $8.89 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 106,065,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $87.55
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $83.37
  • 52 Week Range: $68.51 - $89.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.47
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.83
  • P/E Growth: 3.20
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.62 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.46
  • Book Value: $36.79 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.28
  • Annual Dividend: $1.80
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBIDTA: $1.04 billion
  • Net Margins: 13.45%
  • Return on Equity: 7.33%
  • Return on Assets: 2.72%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.79%
  • Current Ratio: 0.72%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.51%
  • Average Volume: 349,278 shs.
  • Beta: 0.4
  • Short Ratio: 2.08

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, August 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share on Tuesday, September 5th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. View Atmos Energy's Dividend History.

How were Atmos Energy's earnings last quarter?

Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The business earned $526.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $596.52 million. Atmos Energy had a net margin of 13.45% and a return on equity of 7.33%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. 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 Wednesday, November, 8th 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, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.59-3.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.60.

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

5 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Atmos Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $77.00 to $97.00. On average, they expect Atmos Energy's stock price to reach $85.40 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Atmos Energy.

Who are some of Atmos Energy's key competitors?

Who are Atmos Energy's key executives?

Atmos Energy's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert W. Best, Director
  • Michael E. Haefner, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director
  • Kim R. Cocklin, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Christopher T. Forsythe, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Karen E. Hartsfield, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • J. Matt Robbins, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Kevin Akers, Senior Vice President - Safety and Enterprise Services
  • David J. Park, Senior Vice President - Utility Operations
  • Richard M. Thomas, Vice President, Controller
  • Richard K. Gordon, Lead Independent Director

Who owns Atmos Energy stock?

Atmos Energy's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.66%), BlackRock Inc. (9.06%), State Street Corp (6.13%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.50%), FMR LLC (2.46%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.43%). Company insiders that own Atmos Energy stock include Christopher T Forsythe, Louis P Gregory, Marvin L Sweetin, Richard A Sampson 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 State Street Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Reaves W H & Co. Inc., FMR LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., APG Asset Management N.V. and American Century Companies Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Atmos Energy.

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

Atmos Energy's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Wace North America L.P., BlackRock Inc., Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC, First Quadrant L P CA, Vanguard Group Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Prudential Financial Inc. and BRYN MAWR TRUST Co. 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.

What is Atmos Energy's stock price today?

One share of Atmos Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.82.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Atmos Energy (NYSE ATO)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  142 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  141 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  283
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $85.40 (1.88% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/1/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutral$67.00 -> $77.00LowView Rating Details
8/23/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$92.00 -> $97.00LowView Rating Details
8/6/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetSell$84.00LowView Rating Details
6/1/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweight$88.00 -> $89.00LowView Rating Details
11/18/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$80.00N/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$58.00 -> $81.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy$80.00N/AView Rating Details
3/18/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$72.00N/AView Rating Details
2/6/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuy$68.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2015 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
11/7/2017N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q3 2017$0.66$0.67$596.52 million$526.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)
Most Recent Dividend:9/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:2.15%
Dividend Growth:6.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:48.13% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
49.72% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
46.88% (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: 71.05%
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
8/15/2017Richard A SampsonDirectorBuy1,500$88.12$132,180.00View SEC Filing  
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 logoOwn Natural Gas Stocks For Dividends, M&A - September 22 at 6:14 PM logoAtmos Energy Corp. : ATO-US: Dividend Analysis : August 21st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 18, 2017 - September 18 at 4:33 PM logo$594.61 Million in Sales Expected for Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) This Quarter - September 17 at 8:05 AM logoAtmos Energy Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ATO-US : September 14, 2017 - September 14 at 4:46 PM logoETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : September 13, 2017 - September 13 at 10:22 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 5 at 4:32 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Questar (STR) vs. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) - September 4 at 8:20 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) and Spire (SR) Head to Head Analysis - September 4 at 6:24 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) PT Raised to $77 at Goldman Sachs - - September 1 at 9:43 PM logoHead to Head Review: Spire (SR) vs. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) - September 1 at 6:24 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Given Neutral Rating at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) - September 1 at 12:56 PM logoETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : August 31, 2017 - August 31 at 9:07 PM logoAtmos Energy Corp. :ATO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017 - August 28 at 4:12 PM logoHead to Head Contrast: Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) versus Spire (SR) - August 25 at 12:24 AM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Price Target Increased to $97.00 by Analysts at Argus - August 23 at 7:10 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Lifted to Buy at BidaskClub - August 19 at 1:32 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for ... - Nasdaq - August 17 at 5:36 PM logoFinancial Analysis: Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) vs. Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) - August 16 at 2:18 PM logoRichard A. Sampson Purchases 1,500 Shares of Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Stock - August 15 at 4:36 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 11 at 4:52 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Atmos Energy Corp. - August 10 at 2:22 AM logoETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 8:58 PM logoPiedmont Natural Gas (PNY) vs. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Financial Review - August 8 at 8:22 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation Promotes Karen E. Hartsfield to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary - August 7 at 10:02 PM logoVanguard Small-Cap Value ETF Experiences Big Inflow - Nasdaq - August 7 at 4:59 PM logoSeaport Global Securities Brokers Raise Earnings Estimates for Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) - August 7 at 8:09 AM logoAtmos Energy's (ATO) CEO Kim Cocklin on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - August 5 at 8:55 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - August 4 at 9:56 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS - August 4 at 6:14 PM logoAtmos Energy (ATO) Declares $0.45 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield - - August 4 at 3:33 AM logoAtmos Energy Corp Earnings Drop 1% In Q3 - August 3 at 10:32 PM logoEdited Transcript of ATO earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 2:00pm GMT - August 3 at 10:32 PM logoInvestor Network: Atmos Energy Corporation to Host Earnings Call - August 3 at 5:32 PM logoAtmos beats 3Q profit forecasts - August 3 at 5:32 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.45 - August 3 at 3:26 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation Names Haefner as President and Chief Executive Officer; Cocklin Named Executive Chairman - Business Wire (press release) - August 3 at 3:10 AM logoAtmos Energy Corporation Reports Earnings for Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter and Nine Months; Tightens Fiscal 2017 ... - Business Wire (press release) - August 3 at 3:10 AM logoAtmos Energy Corporation Reports Earnings for Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter and Nine Months; Tightens Fiscal 2017 Guidance - August 2 at 10:06 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation Names Haefner as President and Chief Executive Officer; Cocklin Named Executive Chairman - August 2 at 10:06 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 2 at 9:26 PM logoAtmos Energy President/COO Haefner to become CEO, succeeding Cocklin - August 2 at 5:41 PM logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Atmos Energy (ATO) - Nasdaq - August 1 at 11:43 PM logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Atmos Energy (ATO) - July 31 at 4:18 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) and JP Energy Partners (JPEP) - July 31 at 2:23 PM logoVanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF Experiences Big Inflow - Nasdaq - July 26 at 4:47 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday - July 26 at 7:24 AM logoETFs with exposure to Atmos Energy Corp. : July 24, 2017 - July 24 at 3:23 PM logoFinancial Review: Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) & Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) - July 24 at 12:11 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation's (NYSE:ATO) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLC - July 22 at 10:44 PM logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $596.52 Million - July 22 at 11:12 AM



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