Southwest Gas Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:SWX)

About Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)

Southwest Gas Corporation logoSouthwest Gas Holdings, Inc., formerly Southwest Gas Corporation, is engaged in the business of purchasing, distributing and transporting natural gas. 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). The Company operates two pipeline transmission systems, such as a system, which includes a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility owned by Paiute extending from the Idaho-Nevada border to the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas and communities in the Lake Tahoe area in both California and Nevada and other communities in northern and western Nevada, and a system extending from the Colorado River at the southern tip of Nevada to the Las Vegas distribution area.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Natural Gas Distribution
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:SWX
  • CUSIP: 84489510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.82673 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,583,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $79.04
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.47
  • 52 Week Range: $69.40 - $86.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.89
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.39
  • P/E Growth: 5.83
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.4 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.59
  • Book Value: $36.08 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.23
  • Annual Dividend: $1.98
  • Dividend Yield: 2.5%
  • EBITDA: $568.17 million
  • Net Margins: 6.46%
  • Return on Equity: 9.09%
  • Return on Assets: 2.73%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.98%
  • Current Ratio: 0.99%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.99%
  • Average Volume: 203,460 shs.
  • Beta: 0.6
  • Short Ratio: 0.89

Frequently Asked Questions for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)

What is Southwest Gas Corporation's stock symbol?

Southwest Gas Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWX."

How often does Southwest Gas Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Southwest Gas Corporation?

Southwest Gas Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.495 per share on Friday, December 1st. This represents a $1.98 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. View Southwest Gas Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Southwest Gas Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) released its earnings results on Monday, August, 7th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.09. The company earned $560.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $564.84 million. Southwest Gas Corporation had a net margin of 6.46% and a return on equity of 9.09%. Southwest Gas Corporation's revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.19 EPS. View Southwest Gas Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Southwest Gas Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Southwest Gas Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Southwest Gas Corporation.

Where is Southwest Gas Corporation's stock going? Where will Southwest Gas Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

3 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Southwest Gas Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $88.00. On average, they anticipate Southwest Gas Corporation's stock price to reach $79.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Southwest Gas Corporation.

Who are some of Southwest Gas Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Southwest Gas Corporation's key executives?

Southwest Gas Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • John P. Hester Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Roy R. Centrella, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Karen S. Haller, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Eric DeBonis, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • Anita M. Romero, Senior Vice President - Staff Operations & Technology
  • Kenneth J. Kenny CPA, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer
  • Gregory J. Peterson, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller
  • Robert L. Boughner, Independent Director
  • Jose A. Cardenas, Independent Director
  • Thomas E. Chestnut, Independent Director

Who owns Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Southwest Gas Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Shell Asset Management Co. (0.12%), Tributary Capital Management LLC (0.04%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%) and Private Asset Management Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Southwest Gas Corporation stock include Anita M Romero, Edward A Janov, Eric Debonis, Gregory J Peterson, Jeffrey W Shaw, John P Hester, Karen S Haller, Kenneth J Kenny, Michael J Melarkey, Roy R Centrella and William N Moody. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southwest Gas Corporation.

Who sold Southwest Gas Corporation stock? Who is selling Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Southwest Gas Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Private Asset Management Inc. and State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Southwest Gas Corporation stock in the last year include Eric Debonis, Gregory J Peterson, Karen S Haller and Kenneth J Kenny. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Gas Corporation.

Who bought Southwest Gas Corporation stock? Who is buying Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Southwest Gas Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co. and Tributary Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southwest Gas Corporation.

How do I buy Southwest Gas Corporation stock?

Shares of Southwest Gas Corporation 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 Southwest Gas Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Southwest Gas Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $80.38.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE SWX)
Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  85 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  195 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  280
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southwest Gas Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $79.00 (1.72% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Price Target History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Analysts' Ratings History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/20/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$70.00N/AView Rating Details
3/6/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$88.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2016ArgusReiterated RatingNeutral -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$62.00 -> $79.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Earnings by Quarter for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Earnings History by Quarter for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE SWX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/7/2017Q2 2017$0.28$0.37$564.84 million$560.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2017Q1 17$1.63$1.45$741.80 million$654.74 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2017Q4 2016$1.35$1.36$700.85 million$641.53 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q3 2016$0.01$0.05$528.36 million$539.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2016Q216$0.18$0.19$561.21 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)$518.70 million$505.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.21$0.10$533.63 million$538.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q1$1.59$1.53$671.00 million$734.22 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$1.22$1.25$617.41 million$627.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q3($0.10)$0.04$403.35 million$432.48 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q1$1.69$1.49$636.40 million$608.40 millionViewListenView 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 Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.58
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.65$1.70$1.68
Q2 20172$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q3 20172$0.14$0.17$0.16
Q4 20171$1.49$1.49$1.49
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Next Dividend:12/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.98
Dividend Yield:2.46%
Dividend Growth:10.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:61.11% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.89% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
55.15% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)

Dividend History by Quarter for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE SWX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.99%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.81%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/11/2017Karen S HallerSVPSell1,300$80.95$105,235.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2017Kenneth J KennyVPSell600$80.90$48,540.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2017Eric DebonisSVPSell350$80.02$28,007.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Gregory J PetersonVPSell600$75.19$45,114.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell300$72.03$21,609.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Eric DebonisSVPSell245$71.55$17,529.75View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Kenneth J KennyVPSell600$72.20$43,320.00View SEC Filing  
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)


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Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

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