Northwest Natural Gas Company Profile (NYSE:NWN)

About Northwest Natural Gas

Northwest Natural Gas logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company is engaged in the distribution of natural gas. The Company's segments include Local Gas Distribution, Gas Storage and other. The Company maintains operations in Oregon, Washington and California and conducts businesses through NW Natural and its subsidiaries. The local gas distribution business, referred to as the utility segment, serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. The Company gas storage business, referred to as the gas storage segment, provides storage services for utilities, gas marketers, electric generators and industrial users from storage facilities located in Oregon and California. The Company's other segment is referred to as non-utility and consists of non-utility investments and other business activities. The other segment consists of an equity method investment in Trail West Holdings, LLC (TWH) and other pipeline assets in NNG Financial Corporation.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: NWN
  • CUSIP: 66765510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $57.44
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $59.41
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $59.08
  • 52-Week Range: $45.38 - $66.17
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.62
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.19
  • P/E Growth: 7.27
  • Market Cap: $1.58B
  • Outstanding Shares: 27,550,000
  • Beta: 0.36
  • Net Margins: 9.09%
  • Return on Equity: 8.09%
  • Return on Assets: 2.12%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.71%
  • Current Ratio: 0.64%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.43%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $66.00 (14.90% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/26/2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
4/25/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$66.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2016Q216$0.06$0.07$111.12 million$99.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$1.25$1.40$273.05 million$255.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2016Q415$1.03$1.96$248.89 million$230.72 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315($0.33)($0.24)$72.99 million$93.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.06$0.08$137.59 million$138.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$1.51$1.37$303.80 million$261.67 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2015Q414$1.11$1.04$268.61 million$326.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314($0.34)($0.32)$72.74 million$87.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.09$0.04$104.88 million$133.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2014Q114$1.45$1.40$211.51 million$293.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2014Q413$1.04$1.07$177.80 million$260.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313($0.30)($0.31)$93.39 million$88.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.09$0.08$129.27 million$131.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$1.49$1.40$138.17 million$277.86 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2013Q4 2012$1.10$1.05$282.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312($0.30)($0.29)$50.59 million$49.92 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2012$0.16$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2012$1.52$1.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$1.06$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2011($0.32)($0.31)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.20$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2011$1.57$1.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2011$1.12$1.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.19 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.28 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$1.33$1.33$1.33
Q2 20161$0.10$0.10$0.10
Q3 20161$0.28$0.28$0.28
Q4 20161$1.01$1.01$1.01
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
Annual Dividend:$1.87
Dividend Yield:3.26%
Dividend Growth:1.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:83.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
85.39% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
82.02% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:60 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.07%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 61.10%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/11/2016Gregg S. KantorCEOSell1,000$63.91$63,910.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016David A WeberCEOSell2,000$59.38$118,760.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016Lori L RussellVPSell1,200$59.26$71,112.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016Mardilyn SaathoffSVPSell5,000$59.22$296,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Grant M YoshiharaVPSell2,000$59.15$118,300.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell1,000$59.16$59,160.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Lea Anne DoolittleSVPSell3,000$57.63$172,890.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Ngoni MuranduVPSell198$55.44$10,977.12View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell1,000$56.86$56,860.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016Lea Anne DoolittleSVPSell6,113$52.17$318,915.21View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016David Hugo AndersonCOOSell13,307$52.26$695,423.82View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell7,000$50.47$353,290.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016David R WilliamsVPSell2,000$51.34$102,680.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell4,130$50.24$207,491.20View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Gregg S KantorCEOSell25,000$50.15$1,253,750.00View SEC Filing  
1/14/2016Gregg S. KantorCEOSell233$50.47$11,759.51View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Lea Anne DoolittleSVPSell350$49.10$17,185.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015C Scott GibsonDirectorSell1,200$47.91$57,492.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Shawn M. FilippiVPSell1,200$46.90$56,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015Margaret D KirkpatrickSVPSell6,000$42.86$257,160.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Mark S DodsonDirectorSell600$47.91$28,746.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2015Mark S DodsonDirectorSell600$48.20$28,920.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Stephen P FeltzCFOSell2,500$47.53$118,825.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2015Mark S DodsonDirectorSell600$47.82$28,692.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2015David R WilliamsVPSell2,500$46.91$117,275.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Gregg S KantorCEOSell2,524$45.86$115,750.64View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014David KushnirukDirectorBuy329,000$0.09$27,965.00
11/6/2014Grant M YoshiharaVPSell2,500$46.97$117,425.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2013David Hugo AndersonVPSell6,696$43.18$289,133.28View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013David Hugo AndersonVPSell6,772$42.41$287,200.52View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013J Keith WhiteVPSell1,000$41.58$41,580.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Lea Anne DoolittleVPSell3,000$41.68$125,040.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Stephen FeltzCFOSell4,198$42.00$176,316.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013J Keith WhiteVPSell1,000$42.72$42,720.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Grant YoshiharaVPSell3,000$42.45$127,350.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN)
News IconBremik Construction post on Facebook acknowledges natural gas explosion (NYSE:NWN) - October 20 at 6:51 PM logoAnalysts EPS Target At $-0.28 For Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) (NYSE:NWN) - October 20 at 6:51 PM logoUpdate from NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) - October 20 at 12:22 PM logoNW Natural responds to Natural Gas Incident in NW Portland (NYSE:NWN) - October 19 at 6:53 PM logoFour Companies Rewarding Shareholders with a Raise (NYSE:NWN) - October 18 at 11:51 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) Deferred Tax Assets At $0 (NYSE:NWN) - October 12 at 11:55 AM logoOversold Conditions For Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) (NYSE:NWN) - October 9 at 10:45 AM logoNW Natural Schedules Conference Call to Review Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - October 7 at 6:15 PM logoNorthwest Natural Gas (NWN) Raises Quarterly Dividend 0.5% to $0.47; 3.3% Yield (NYSE:NWN) - October 7 at 11:38 AM logoNW Natural Increases Dividend for 61st Consecutive Year (NYSE:NWN) - October 7 at 11:38 AM
News IconBroker Roundup For Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) (NYSE:NWN) - October 5 at 6:23 PM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. : NWN-US: Dividend Analysis : July 29th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 5, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - October 5 at 6:23 PM logoNORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:NWN) - October 3 at 11:06 AM logoNW Natural Receives Notice to Proceed on its North Mist Expansion Project (NYSE:NWN) - October 3 at 11:06 AM
News IconNorthwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) Updated Broker Price Targets (NYSE:NWN) - September 30 at 11:45 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NWN) : September 28, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - September 28 at 11:33 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWN-US : September 27, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - September 27 at 11:07 AM logoNORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO Files SEC form 8-K/A, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NYSE:NWN) - September 23 at 11:12 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) Held $4.211 In Cash And Short-Term Investments (NYSE:NWN) - September 18 at 6:02 PM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) Accounts Payable Is $57.756 (NYSE:NWN) - September 15 at 6:35 PM logoNorthwest Natural Gas : NW Natural files for rate reduction in Oregon (NYSE:NWN) - September 15 at 6:35 PM logoNW Natural Posts Highest Score in West, Second in Nation for Satisfaction (NYSE:NWN) - September 14 at 6:38 PM logoDividend King in Focus: Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) - September 12 at 6:12 PM logoThe Cost of Natural Gas Drops Again (NYSE:NWN) - September 12 at 6:12 PM
News IconNW Natural Contributes $15,000 to Help Oregon Kids Attend Outdoor School (NYSE:NWN) - September 10 at 10:47 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas : NW Natural contributes $15,000 to help Oregon kids attend Outdoor School (NYSE:NWN) - September 9 at 11:11 AM
News IconThe Sell-side Consensus is in on Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN); Earnings & Target Updates (NYSE:NWN) - September 9 at 11:11 AM
News IconNW Natural (NYSE:NWN) - September 7 at 10:05 AM logoNORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NYSE:NWN) - September 2 at 6:29 PM logoGet Ready Events Encourage Residents in Oregon and Washington to Prepare for Natural Disaster (NYSE:NWN) - August 26 at 6:18 PM logoAt What Price Are These 9 Dividend Champions 'Touchable'? (NYSE:NWN) - August 23 at 11:00 AM logoSeeking Safe Returns? 4 Utilities for Dividend Investors (NYSE:NWN) - August 18 at 9:40 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) Reports Accounts Payable Of $57.756 (NYSE:NWN) - August 17 at 9:39 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NWN-US : August 16, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - August 16 at 9:50 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Northwest Natural Gas Co. : August 11, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - August 11 at 7:00 PM logoNORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO Financials (NYSE:NWN) - August 6 at 6:39 PM
News IconNW Natural Gas Storage Returns to Profitablity; Oregon Expansion on Track (NYSE:NWN) - August 5 at 9:40 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Co. :NWN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 4, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - August 4 at 6:59 PM logoEdited Transcript of NWN earnings conference call or presentation 2-Aug-16 3:00pm GMT (NYSE:NWN) - August 3 at 9:49 AM logoHow saving natural gas helps businesses (NYSE:NWN) - August 2 at 11:28 AM logoBRIEF-Northwest Natural reports Quarterly and Half-yearly results (NYSE:NWN) - August 2 at 11:28 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas Bottom Line Drops 8% In Q2 (NYSE:NWN) - August 2 at 11:28 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas posts 2Q profit (NYSE:NWN) - August 2 at 11:28 AM logoQ2 2016 Northwest Natural Gas Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:NWN) - August 2 at 11:28 AM logoNorthwest Natural Gas beats by $0.01, misses on revenue (NYSE:NWN) - August 2 at 6:08 AM logo6:03 am NW Natural Gas President David H. Anderson appointed CEO in addition to current role, effective August 1 (NYSE:NWN) - July 30 at 6:03 AM logoNW Natural Board Approves Appointment Of New CEO - Quick Facts (NYSE:NWN) - July 29 at 9:38 AM logoDavid H. Anderson Begins Tenure as CEO (NYSE:NWN) - July 29 at 6:28 AM
News IconNatural gas line causes issues with multiple-house fire in NW Portland (NYSE:NWN) - July 28 at 6:49 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Northwest Natural Gas Co. : July 20, 2016 (NYSE:NWN) - July 20 at 12:47 PM


Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) Chart for Saturday, October, 22, 2016

Last Updated on 10/22/2016 by Staff