ATO Stock Overview
Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated natural gas distribution, and pipeline and storage businesses in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$93.38|
|52 Week High||US$104.99|
|52 Week Low||US$84.59|
|1 Month Change||1.37%|
|3 Month Change||-4.20%|
|1 Year Change||-3.55%|
|3 Year Change||-2.39%|
|5 Year Change||30.66%|
|Change since IPO||689.13%|
Recent News & Updates
Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) Takes On Some Risk With Its Use Of Debt
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Atmos Energy Stock: A Safe Dividend Aristocrat For Fighting Off Future Market Crashes
Atmos Energy provides natural gas to over 3 million customers in eight states. This is a recession-resistant business model that’s helped it raise its dividend for 37 consecutive years. Atmos Energy is one of the most reasonable and prudent aristocrats you can consider in today's overvalued market.
|ATO||US Gas Utilities||US Market|
Return vs Industry: ATO underperformed the US Gas Utilities industry which returned -0.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ATO underperformed the US Market which returned 21.3% over the past year.
|ATO Average Weekly Movement||2.8%|
|Gas Utilities Industry Average Movement||3.2%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.3%|
Stable Share Price: ATO is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ATO's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Atmos Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated natural gas distribution, and pipeline and storage businesses in the United States. It operates through two segments, Distribution, and Pipeline and Storage. The Distribution segment is involved in the regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations in eight states.
Atmos Energy Fundamentals Summary
|ATO fundamental statistics|
Is ATO overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ATO income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.71b|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||5.02|
|Net Profit Margin||19.52%|
How did ATO perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is Atmos Energy 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: ATO ($93.38) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($83.77)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ATO is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ATO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.6x) compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average (17.3x).
PE vs Market: ATO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.6x) compared to the US market (17.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ATO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ATO's PB Ratio (1.6x) is in line with the US Gas Utilities industry average.
How is Atmos Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ATO's forecast earnings growth (10.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: ATO's earnings (10.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ATO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ATO's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ATO's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ATO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.1%).
How has Atmos Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ATO has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ATO's current net profit margins (19.5%) are lower than last year (21.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ATO's earnings have grown by 11.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ATO's earnings growth over the past year (10.7%) is below its 5-year average (11.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ATO earnings growth over the past year (10.7%) underperformed the Gas Utilities industry 13%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ATO's Return on Equity (8.4%) is considered low.
How is Atmos Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ATO's short term assets ($2.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($3.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: ATO's short term assets ($2.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($8.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ATO's net debt to equity ratio (91%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ATO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 101.3% to 92.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ATO's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: ATO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.9x coverage).
What is Atmos Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ATO's dividend (2.91%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).
High Dividend: ATO's dividend (2.91%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.58%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ATO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ATO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (48.8%), ATO's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: ATO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (49.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Akers (58 yo)
Mr. John Kevin Akers has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Atmos Energy Corporation since October 1, 2019. Mr. Akers served as Executive Vice President of Safety & Enterprise Services...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD9.83M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: ATO's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ATO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ATO insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.2%.
Atmos Energy Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Atmos Energy Corporation
- Ticker: ATO
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1906
- Industry: Gas Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: US$12.366b
- Shares outstanding: 132.43m
- Website: https://www.atmosenergy.com
Number of Employees
- Atmos Energy Corporation
- 1800 Three Lincoln Centre
- 5430 LBJ Freeway
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/11/28 23:03|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/26 00:00|
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