Last $43.48 USD
Change Today -0.16 / -0.37%
Volume 91.9K
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northwest natural gas co (NWN) Snapshot

Open
$43.66
Previous Close
$43.64
Day High
$43.72
Day Low
$43.26
52 Week High
07/1/14 - $47.50
52 Week Low
02/5/14 - $40.05
Market Cap
1.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
69.9K
EPS TTM
$2.20
Shares Outstanding
27.2M
EX-Date
07/29/14
P/E TM
19.8x
Dividend
$1.84
Dividend Yield
4.23%
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northwest natural gas co (NWN) Details

Northwest Natural Gas Company stores and distributes natural gas primarily in Oregon, Washington, and California. The company operates in two segments, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. The Local Gas Distribution segment distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. It is involved in building and maintaining pipeline distribution system; purchasing gas from producers and marketers; contracting for the transportation of gas from the supply basins to service territory over pipelines; and reselling the gas. This segment also transports customer-owned gas from the interstate pipeline connection or city gates to the customers’ end-use facilities. The Gas Storage segment offers underground natural gas storage services to interstate and intrastate customers. It holds leases and other property interests in approximately 12,000 net acres of underground natural gas storage in Oregon; and 5,000 net acres of underground natural gas storage in California. This segment serves primarily natural gas production or distribution, electric generation, and energy marketing companies. Northwest Natural Gas Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

1,100 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/28/14
Founded in 1859

northwest natural gas co (NWN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $649.2K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $322.6K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $449.2K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $331.0K
Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $303.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

northwest natural gas co (NWN) Key Developments

Northwest Natural Gas Company Appoints Malia H. Wasson to its Board

Effective August 1, 2014, the Board of Directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company elected Malia H. Wasson to the Board as a Class I director for a term expiring at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is currently scheduled for May 28, 2015. Ms. Wasson is an Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank, N.A., and has served as President of U.S. Bank's Oregon and Southwest Washington operations since 2005.

Northwest Natural Gas Co Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Re-Affirms Earnings Guidance for 2014

Northwest Natural Gas Co announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. The company reported consolidated net income of $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2014, or $0.04 per share, compared to net income of $2.1 million, or $0.08 per share, for the second quarter of 2013. Income from operations was $13,266,000 against $13,083,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $1,851,000 against $3,464,000 a year ago. Book value per was $28.40 against $27.75 a year ago. The company’s consolidated net income was $39.0 million, or $1.43 per share, for the first six months of 2014, compared to net income of $39.8 million, or $1.47 per share, for the first six months of 2013. The company's earnings are typically lower during the second and third quarters due to the impact of decreased heating requirements affecting utility results. Cash provided by operations for the first six months of 2014 was $233 million, compared to $160 million for the same period in 2013. The variance reflects the receipt of environmental insurance proceeds, which was $102 million before tax, as well as other positive working capital changes. Income from operations was $88,294,000 against $87,289,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $52,489,000 against $55,055,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $66,720,000 against $67,063,000 a year ago. Book value per was $28.40 against $27.75 a year ago. The company re-affirmed earnings guidance for 2014 in the range of $2.15 to $2.35 per share. The company's 2014 earnings guidance assumes a continued economic recovery, customer growth from the utility segment, average weather conditions, no significant changes in prevailing legislative and regulatory policies or outcomes, and resolution of the environmental cost recovery mechanism during 2014.

Northwest Natural Gas Company Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable on August 15, 2014

The Board of Directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company has declared a quarterly dividend of 46.0 cents per share on the Company's common stock. The dividends will be paid Aug. 15, 2014 to shareholders of record on July 31, 2014.

 

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