The Williams Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States.
Average dividend payer with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Williams Companies's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WMB's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
US Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: WMB exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -36.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WMB underperformed the US Market which returned 3.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Williams Companies's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
13 hours ago | Simply Wall StWhy We’re Not Keen On The Williams Companies, Inc.’s (NYSE:WMB) 5.8% Return On Capital
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StBearish: Analysts Just Cut Their The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Revenue and EPS estimates
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDo Institutions Own Shares In The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB)?
Is Williams Companies undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WMB ($19.65) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($17.26)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WMB is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WMB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (158.8x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (10.1x).
PE vs Market: WMB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (158.8x) compared to the US market (15.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WMB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WMB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (0.6x).
How is Williams Companies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WMB's forecast earnings growth (39.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: WMB's earnings (39.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WMB's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WMB's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WMB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.3%).
How has Williams Companies performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WMB has a large one-off loss of $1.6B impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WMB became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WMB's earnings have grown by 4.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WMB has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WMB has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-19.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WMB's Return on Equity (-0.4%) is considered low.
How is Williams Companies's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WMB's short term assets ($1.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: WMB's short term assets ($1.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($27.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WMB's debt to equity ratio (145.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WMB's debt to equity ratio has increased from 115% to 145.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WMB's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.6%).
Interest Coverage: WMB's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.1x coverage).
What is Williams Companies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WMB's dividend (8.14%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.75%).
High Dividend: WMB's dividend (8.14%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.73%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WMB's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WMB's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (1244.8%), WMB's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WMB's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (140.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Murray Armstrong (57yo)
Mr. Alan S. Armstrong, also known as Murray, has been Chief Executive Officer of Access Midstream Partners GP, L.L.C. since December 31, 2014. Mr. Armstrong has been the Chief Executive Officer and Preside ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Murray's total compensation ($USD15.59M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.86M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Murray's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||2.67yrs||US$4.77m||0.012% $2.9m|
|Executive VP & COO||3.25yrs||US$6.61m||0.0016% $383.8k|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Development||2.92yrs||US$5.27m||0.00021% $50.1k|
|VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||0.33yr||no data||0.0017% $407.7k|
|Assistant Director Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & General Counsel||3.08yrs||no data||0.0089% $2.1m|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resource Officer||1.58yrs||no data||0.0029% $684.2k|
|Senior Vice President of Gathering & Processing||5.33yrs||no data||0.013% $3.2m|
|Senior Vice President of Transmission & Gulf of Mexico||1.33yrs||no data||0.0061% $1.5m|
Experienced Management: WMB's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).
|Independent Chairman of the Board||3yrs||US$485.01k||0.0075% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||US$300.00k||0.0053% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||US$295.00k||0.0021% $493.5k|
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$280.00k||0.0073% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$275.00k||0.0018% $433.9k|
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||US$300.00k||0.0026% $619.8k|
|Independent Director||8.33yrs||US$295.00k||0.0034% $805.8k|
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$285.00k||0.0017% $412.4k|
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||US$325.00k||0.0020% $481.6k|
Experienced Board: WMB's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WMB insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Williams Companies, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Williams Companies, Inc.
- Ticker: WMB
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1908
- Industry: Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$23.839b
- Shares outstanding: 1.21b
- Website: https://co.williams.com
Number of Employees
- The Williams Companies, Inc.
- One Williams Center
- Suite 4700
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WMB||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|WMB||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|WMB||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|0LXB||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|WMB||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|W1MB34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
The Williams Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through Atlantic-Gulf, Northeast G&P, and West segments. The Atlantic-Gulf segment comprises Transco, an interstate natural gas pipeline; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets. The Northeast G&P segment engages in the midstream gathering, processing, and fractionation activities. The West segment comprises Northwest Pipeline, an interstate natural gas pipeline; and gas gathering, processing, and treating operations. The company owns and operates 30,000 miles of pipelines, 28 processing facilities, 7 fractionation facilities, and approximately 23 million barrels of NGL storage capacity. The Williams Companies, Inc. was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/05/26 02:27|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/22 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.