WGL Holdings Company Profile (NYSE:WGL)

About WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)

WGL Holdings logoWGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL) is a holding company. The Company operates through four segments. The Regulated Utility segment consists of Washington Gas Light Company, which provides regulated gas distribution services to end use customers and natural gas transportation services to an unaffiliated natural gas distribution company and Hampshire Gas Company, which provides regulated interstate natural gas storage services. The Retail Energy-Marketing segment consists of the operations of WGL Energy Services, Inc., which sells natural gas and electricity directly to retail customers. The Commercial Energy Systems segment consists of the operations of WGL Energy Systems, Inc., WGSW, Inc. and the results of operations of affiliate-owned commercial distributed energy projects. The Midstream Energy Services segment consists of the operations of WGL Midstream, Inc., which engages in acquiring, investing in, managing and optimizing natural gas storage and transportation assets.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Natural Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:WGL
  • CUSIP: 92924F10
  • Web: www.wglholdings.com/
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $4.37974 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 51,219,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $84.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $83.82
  • 52 Week Range: $59.07 - $86.89
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.36
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.37
  • P/E Growth: 3.81
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.39 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.83
  • Book Value: $29.70 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.88
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $2.04
  • Dividend Yield: 2.4%
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: $465.84 million
  • Net Margins: 0.85%
  • Return on Equity: 2.17%
  • Return on Assets: 0.25%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.81%
  • Current Ratio: 0.67%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.51%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 249,594 shs.
  • Beta: 0.68
  • Short Ratio: 4.45
 

Frequently Asked Questions for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)

What is WGL Holdings' stock symbol?

WGL Holdings trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WGL."

How often does WGL Holdings pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WGL Holdings?

WGL Holdings declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.51 per share on Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 6th. View WGL Holdings' Dividend History.

How were WGL Holdings' earnings last quarter?

WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.01. The business earned $474.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $477.01 million. WGL Holdings had a net margin of 0.85% and a return on equity of 2.17%. WGL Holdings's revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.33 EPS. View WGL Holdings' Earnings History.

When will WGL Holdings make its next earnings announcement?

WGL Holdings is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 15th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for WGL Holdings.

What guidance has WGL Holdings issued on next quarter's earnings?

WGL Holdings updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.10-3.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.23.

Where is WGL Holdings' stock going? Where will WGL Holdings' stock price be in 2017?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for WGL Holdings' stock. Their forecasts range from $71.00 to $71.00. On average, they expect WGL Holdings' stock price to reach $71.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WGL Holdings.

Who are some of WGL Holdings' key competitors?

Who are WGL Holdings' key executives?

WGL Holdings' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Terry D. McCallister, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Adrian P. Chapman, President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Vincent L. Ammann Jr, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Luanne S. Gutermuth, Senior Vice President—Shared Services and Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Douglas A. Staebler, Senior Vice President-Utility Operations
  • Leslie T. Thornton, Senior Vice President—General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • William R. Ford, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller
  • Anthony M. Nee, Vice President, Treasurer
  • Marcellous P. Frye Jr., Vice President-Business Services and Public Policy
  • Louis J. Hutchinson III, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

How do I buy WGL Holdings stock?

Shares of WGL Holdings 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 WGL Holdings' stock price today?

One share of WGL Holdings stock can currently be purchased for approximately $85.53.


MarketBeat Community Rating for WGL Holdings (NYSE WGL)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  96 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  169 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  265
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WGL Holdings 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 WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $71.00 (16.99% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Price Target History for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Analysts' Ratings History for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/29/2017Hilliard LyonsUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
12/2/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$71.00N/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
11/29/2016Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/10/2016US Capital AdvisorsDowngradeOverweight -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Earnings by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Earnings History by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE WGL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/15/2017        
8/2/2017Q3 2017$0.27$0.26$477.01 million$474.36 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2017Q2 2017$1.97$1.87$899.14 million$841.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2017Q117$1.28$1.24$646.40 million$609.49 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q316$0.14$0.33$482.57 million$440.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q216$1.96$1.78$1.04 billion$835.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/8/2016Q116$1.29$1.18$773.03 million$613.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/13/2015Q415($0.35)($0.23)$403.24 million$467.69 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q315($0.09)$0.22$179.92 million$441.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q215$1.70$2.02$1.03 billion$1.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q115$1.05$1.16$738.68 million$749.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/12/2014Q414($0.26)($0.17)$453.80 million$458.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q314($0.07)$0.02$492.62 million$467.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q214$1.75$1.84$921.71 million$1.17 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q114$1.02$1.14$744.73 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2013Q413($0.34)($0.55)$437.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q3 2013($0.09)($0.03)$451.44 million$478.12 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q2 2013$1.49$1.75$854.07 million$891.38 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q1 2013$1.04$1.14$746.08 million$686.74 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2012$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$1.64$1.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2012$1.11$1.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011($0.10)($0.03)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.54$1.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$0.90$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171$1.95$1.95$1.95
Q3 20171$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q4 20171($0.05)($0.05)($0.05)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Next Dividend:11/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.04
Dividend Yield:2.39%
Dividend Growth:5.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:58.12% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
64.35% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
58.12% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:40 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)

Dividend History by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE WGL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
9/22/2017quarterly$0.512.41%10/6/201710/10/201711/1/2017
5/11/2017quarterly$0.512.47%7/6/20177/10/20178/1/2017
2/1/2017quarterly$0.512.48%4/6/20174/10/20175/1/2017
11/23/2016quarterly$0.492.89%1/6/20171/10/20172/1/2017
9/28/2016quarterly$0.493.11%10/5/201610/10/201611/1/2016
5/11/2016quarterly$0.492.86%7/6/20167/10/20168/1/2016
2/9/2016quarterly$0.492.87%4/6/20164/10/20165/1/2016
12/16/2015quarterly$0.462.93%1/6/20161/10/20162/1/2016
9/22/2015quarterly$0.463.4%10/7/201510/10/201511/1/2015
6/24/2015quarterly$0.463.38%7/8/20157/10/20158/1/2015
2/5/2015quarterly$0.463.4%4/8/20154/10/20155/1/2015
12/18/2014quarterly$0.443.34%1/7/20151/10/20152/1/2015
9/24/2014quarterly$0.444.2%10/8/201410/10/201411/1/2014
6/25/2014quarterly$0.444.15%7/8/20147/10/20148/1/2014
2/7/2014quarterly$0.444.81%4/8/20144/10/20145/1/2014
12/18/2013quarterly$0.424.4%1/8/20141/10/20142/1/2014
9/26/2013quarterly$0.423.92%10/8/201310/10/201311/1/2013
6/26/2013quarterly$0.423.9%7/8/20137/10/20138/1/2013
2/7/2013quarterly$0.423.94%4/8/20134/10/20135/1/2013
12/14/2012quarterly$0.404.03%1/8/20131/10/20132/1/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.09%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.05%
Insider Trades by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/15/2017Debra L. LeeDirectorSell2,122$84.00$178,248.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2017Debra L. LeeDirectorSell3,615$83.66$302,430.90View SEC Filing  
5/24/2017Debra L. LeeDirectorSell2,800$82.94$232,232.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Nancy C FloydDirectorSell850$68.28$58,038.00View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016Roberta W SimsVPSell1,000$71.50$71,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Douglas A StaeblerVPSell1,046$70.00$73,220.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016Michael D BarnesDirectorSell1,429$68.50$97,886.50View SEC Filing  
12/10/2015Louis HutchinsonVPBuy100$59.77$5,977.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015James W. Dyke, Jr.DirectorSell1,000$53.18$53,180.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015Michael D BarnesDirectorSell1,648$53.88$88,794.24View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Anthony NeeTreasurerSell4,500$53.20$239,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Michael D BarnesDirectorSell4,096$53.42$218,808.32View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
Latest Headlines for WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 18 at 10:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WGL-US : October 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 6 at 12:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 5 at 6:14 PM
bizjournals.com logoAltaGas hits first major roadblock in its $6.4B acquisition of Washington Gas parent
www.bizjournals.com - October 3 at 7:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) A Buy At Its Current Price?
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 2:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : September 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 11:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 6:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Declares $0.51 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 22 at 6:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Director Sells 2,122 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 4:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : September 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 12:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WGL-US : August 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (WGL) Upgraded to "Neutral" by Hilliard Lyons
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 12:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. :WGL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 9:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFinancial Comparison: Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) vs. WGL Holdings (WGL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 6:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:WGL) : August 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 25 at 8:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. : WGL-US: Dividend Analysis : July 10th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 1:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWilliams Companies' Constitution Pipeline Suffers Set Back
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 1:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings (WGL) vs. Vectren Corporation (VVC) Head-To-Head Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 6:28 PM
bizjournals.com logoConstitution Pipeline developers lose federal appeal
www.bizjournals.com - August 18 at 8:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : August 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 9:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL CEO Terry D. McCallister Named Finalist for Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2017 Responsible CEO Award
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 8:17 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for WGL Holdings Inc Lowered by Analyst (NYSE:WGL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 7:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results; Maintains Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 8:53 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL beats 3Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 8:53 AM
seekingalpha.com logoWGL Holdings beats by $0.01, misses on revenue
seekingalpha.com - August 3 at 12:49 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 12:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 9:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWashington Gas Earns “Most Trusted Brand” Rating in National Energy Utility Study
finance.yahoo.com - July 25 at 8:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJP Energy Partners (JPEP) versus WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) Critical Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 2:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAtmos Energy Corporation (ATO) vs. WGL Holdings (WGL) Head to Head Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 10:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 7:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WGL-US : July 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 8:37 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to WGL Holdings, Inc. : July 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 5:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDividend Coverage: This Gas Company Has Paid Dividend for 166 Years; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on July 06, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 5 at 11:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.19 EPS Expected for WGL Holdings Inc (WGL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 9:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Contrast: WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) & JP Energy Partners (JPEP)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 10:10 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 8-K WGL HOLDINGS INC For: May 01
www.streetinsider.com - May 2 at 8:16 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoPembina buys Veresen for $5.8-billion in latest energy infrastructure deal
www.theglobeandmail.com - May 1 at 7:45 PM
bizjournals.com logoWashington Gas had several suitors, but this is why it chose AltaGas
www.bizjournals.com - April 3 at 8:50 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoGlobal buying spree persists – for now
www.theglobeandmail.com - March 10 at 12:24 AM
bizjournals.com logoInside BET CEO Debra Lee’s home, now listed for $11.5M
www.bizjournals.com - February 25 at 4:24 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm SC 13G/A WGL HOLDINGS INC Filed by: VANGUARD GROUP INC
www.streetinsider.com - February 11 at 6:19 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ1 2017 WGL Holdings Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 10 at 6:38 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Concerning Whether the Sale of WGL Holdings, Inc. for $88.25 Per Share is Fair to Shareholders -- WGL
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 10 at 6:38 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-WGL Holdings reports Q1 fiscal year 2017 financial results
www.reuters.com - February 10 at 6:38 AM
rttnews.com logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of WGL Holdings Inc. Q1 Earnings Report
www.rttnews.com - February 9 at 6:40 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWGL HOLDINGS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - February 9 at 6:40 AM
seekingalpha.com logoWGL Holdings misses by $0.04, misses on revenue
seekingalpha.com - February 8 at 11:45 PM
businesswire.com logoWGL Holdings, Inc. Raises Annual Dividend $0.09 Per Share to $2.04; Marks the 41st Consecutive Annual Increase in Common Stock Dividend
www.businesswire.com - February 2 at 6:46 AM

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