Southwest Gas Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:SWX)

About Southwest Gas Corp.

Southwest Gas Corp. logoSouthwest Gas Corporation is engaged in the business of purchasing, distributing and transporting natural gas in Arizona, Nevada and California. The Company operates through two segments: natural gas operations and construction services, which includes the operations of the Company's subsidiary, Centuri Construction Group, Inc., (Centuri). Its natural gas operations segment includes acquiring and arranging delivery of natural gas to its system in sufficient quantities. It acquires natural gas from various sources and a mix of purchase provisions, which includes spot market and firm supplies. Centuri is a full-service underground piping contractor that primarily provides utility companies with trenching and installation, replacement and maintenance services for energy distribution systems, and industrial construction solutions. Centuri operates through NPL Construction Co., Link-Line Contractors Ltd., W.S. Nicholls Construction, Inc. and related companies, and Brigadier Pipelines Inc.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SWX
  • CUSIP: 84489510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $70.94
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $69.18
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $71.20
  • 52-Week Range: $50.53 - $79.58
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.37
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.50
  • P/E Growth: 5.52
  • Market Cap: $3.40B
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,481,000
  • Beta: 0.54
  • Net Margins: 5.90%
  • Return on Equity: 9.07%
  • Return on Assets: 2.75%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.87%
  • Current Ratio: 0.74%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.74%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $71.33 (0.55% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/13/2016Jefferies GroupUpgradeUnderperform -> Hold$65.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016ArgusReiterated RatingNeutral -> HoldView Rating Details
7/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$62.00 -> $79.00View Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T Corp.Initiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
7/7/2015Bank of America Corp.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$58.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/28/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/8/2016Q216$0.18$0.19$559.21 million$547.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q116$1.62$1.58$754.38 million$731.25 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$1.34$1.38$638.72 million$685.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.05($0.10)$517.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.21$0.10$533.63 million$538.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q1$1.59$1.53$473.56 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$1.22$1.25$617.41 million$627.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q3($0.10)$0.04ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1$1.69$1.49ViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q4$1.24$1.22ViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312($0.21)($0.09)$285.89 million$371.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.15 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.46 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$1.61$1.65$1.63
Q2 20163$0.16$0.26$0.20
Q3 20164$0.00$0.04$0.01
Q4 20164$1.30$1.40$1.34
Q1 20171$1.62$1.62$1.62
Q2 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20171$0.17$0.17$0.17
Q4 20171$1.55$1.55$1.55
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX)
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:2.54%
Dividend Growth:11.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:59.02% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.14% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
52.02% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.34%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.17%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/21/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell1,000$71.54$71,540.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell600$72.99$43,794.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016John P HesterCEOSell2,000$75.03$150,060.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell600$74.36$44,616.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016John P HesterCEOSell200$72.65$14,530.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell500$72.70$36,350.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016John P HesterCEOSell1,800$72.40$130,320.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell800$70.08$56,064.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Gregory J PetersonCAOSell1,800$70.07$126,126.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell1,000$69.25$69,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell1,000$69.50$69,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Karen S HallerSVPSell1,000$69.85$69,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell700$68.29$47,803.00View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016Jeffrey W ShawDirectorSell21,717$66.56$1,445,483.52View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell700$66.09$46,263.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016John P HesterCEOSell3,000$65.14$195,420.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Gregory J PetersonCAOSell1,400$64.52$90,328.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Jeffrey W ShawDirectorSell20,251$64.76$1,311,454.76View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Anita M RomeroSVPSell3,600$64.00$230,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016William N MoodyEVPSell2,000$63.66$127,320.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016John P HesterCEOSell3,000$63.25$189,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell1,000$62.96$62,960.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Roy R CentrellaCFOSell662$62.93$41,659.66View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell1,200$61.11$73,332.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Edward A JanovSVPSell800$61.16$48,928.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Michael J MelarkeyDirectorSell341$60.85$20,749.85View SEC Filing  
12/29/2015Gregory J. PetersonCAOSell800$56.40$45,120.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Karen S. HallerSVPSell1,200$56.80$68,160.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Michael J MelarkeyDirectorSell2,000$57.89$115,780.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Anita M RomeroSVPSell3,000$57.65$172,950.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015William N MoodyEVPSell4,271$55.78$238,236.38View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Roy R CentrellaCFOSell3,000$54.21$162,630.00View SEC Filing  
12/29/2014John P HesterEVPSell3,000$63.23$189,690.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014John P HesterEVPSell2,500$60.61$151,525.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Eric DebonisSVPSell1,750$57.77$101,097.50View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Gregory J PetersonCAOSell1,300$57.34$74,542.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Michael O MaffieDirectorSell1,370$52.54$71,979.80View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014William MoodyEVPSell3,486$52.43$182,770.98View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Anita RomeroSVPSell1,500$53.40$80,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/6/2014William MoodyEVPSell1,200$54.52$65,424.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2014Roy CentrellaCFOSell1,000$54.60$54,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2013John HesterEVPSell2,500$55.80$139,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013John HesterEVPSell2,500$55.50$138,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013Roy CentrellaCFOSell1,000$55.50$55,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Edward JanovSVPSell25,000$52.52$1,313,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Eric DebonisSVPSell1,500$53.97$80,955.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Kenneth KennyVPSell1,000$48.95$48,950.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013William MoodySVPSell1,362$49.79$67,813.98View SEC Filing  
6/18/2013Karen S HallerSVPSell1,000$48.86$48,860.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2013John P HesterVPSell3,900$47.15$183,885.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Edward A JanovSVPSell5,000$46.60$233,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Jeffrey W ShawCEOSell24,000$46.81$1,123,440.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012William N MoodySVPSell1,500$41.90$62,850.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2012Robert L BoughnerDirectorBuy10,000$39.49$394,900.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX)
DateHeadline logoSouthwest Gas Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SWX-US : October 26, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - October 26 at 11:12 AM
News IconUpdate on Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) for the day (NYSE:SWX) - October 15 at 7:04 PM
News IconToday’s Rating On Watch: Time To Buy Southwest Gas (SWX), Jefferies Upgrades It (NYSE:SWX) - October 14 at 10:51 AM logoZacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Atlantica Yield, ALLETE, Southwest Gas and Consolidated Water (NYSE:SWX) - October 5 at 11:01 AM logoSWX Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average (NYSE:SWX) - October 4 at 7:03 PM logoSouthwest Gas (SWX) Shares Enter Oversold Territory (NYSE:SWX) - October 4 at 7:03 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation to Meet with Equity Analysts in New York, NY October 5-7, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - October 4 at 10:53 AM logoSouthwest Gas declares $0.45 dividend (NYSE:SWX) - September 29 at 7:28 PM logoSOUTHWEST GAS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obl (NYSE:SWX) - September 29 at 7:28 PM logoSouthwest Gas Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend (NYSE:SWX) - September 28 at 7:19 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:SWX) : September 27, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - September 27 at 12:07 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SWX-US : September 26, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - September 26 at 11:59 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation Commo (NYSE:SWX) Trading Down – Insider Trading Activity (NYSE:SWX) - September 23 at 6:56 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Ratings in Focus (NYSE:SWX) - September 23 at 6:56 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Price Forecast At $69.5 (NYSE:SWX) - September 17 at 6:58 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Southwest Gas Corp. : September 8, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - September 8 at 11:26 AM logoSouthwest Gas Reaches Analyst Target Price (NYSE:SWX) - September 7 at 11:18 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation -- Moody's Affirms Aa1/ VMIG 1 on Southwest Gas Corp. LOC-Backed Revenue Bonds Series 2003A (NYSE:SWX) - September 7 at 11:18 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) Boasts Rating Of 2.5 (NYSE:SWX) - September 1 at 10:45 AM logoSOUTHWEST GAS CORP Financials (NYSE:SWX) - August 17 at 8:00 PM logoSWX Stock Crowded With Sellers (NYSE:SWX) - August 11 at 5:01 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. :SWX-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 11, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - August 11 at 11:01 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Southwest Gas Corp. : August 10, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - August 10 at 8:12 PM logoSouthwest Gas' (SWX) CEO John Hester on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:SWX) - August 10 at 10:49 AM logoEdited Transcript of SWX earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-16 5:00pm GMT (NYSE:SWX) - August 10 at 10:49 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 1:00 pm ET today (NYSE:SWX) - August 9 at 7:58 PM logoWith Shares Trading down at $75.43 Southwest Gas Corporation Announces… (NYSE:SWX) - August 9 at 10:58 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation: Southwest Gas Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2016 Earnings (NYSE:SWX) - August 9 at 10:57 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SWX-US : August 9, 2016 (NYSE:SWX) - August 9 at 10:57 AM logoSouthwest Gas Corp. Announces 81% Rise In Q2 Earnings (NYSE:SWX) - August 8 at 7:53 PM logoSouthwest Gas Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2016 Earnings (NYSE:SWX) - August 8 at 7:53 PM logoSouthwest Gas beats 2Q profit forecasts (NYSE:SWX) - August 8 at 7:53 PM logoQ2 2016 Southwest Gas Corp Earnings Release - Time Not Supplied (NYSE:SWX) - August 8 at 11:14 AM
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News IconSouthwest Gas Corporation Stock Price Gaps Up Today; Buyers Are Thriving - Press Telegraph (NYSE:SWX) - July 23 at 11:26 AM
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Southwest Gas Corp. (NYSE:SWX) Chart for Friday, October, 28, 2016

Last Updated on 10/28/2016 by Staff