The Williams Cos., Inc.

The Williams Cos., Inc.

The Williams Cos., Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1987

Headquarters

One Williams Center, PO Box 2400, Tulsa, OK, 74172, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

4,812

Industries

Oil & Gas
Other Business & Consulting Services
Power & Utilities
Computer Software

Company Description

The Williams Cos., Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company, which explores, produces, transports, sells and processes natural gas and petroleum products. It operates through three segments: Williams Partners; and Others. The Williams Partners segment includes gas pipeline and domestic midstream businesses. The gas pipeline business includes interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint venture investments, and the midstream business provides natural gas gathering, treating and processing services; NGL production, fractionation, storage, marketing and transportation and deepwater production handling and crude oil transportation services. The Other segment comprises of corporate operations; olefins pipeline assets; and Canada assets. The company was founded by David Williams and Miller Williams in 1908 and is headquartered in Tulsa, OK.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Director, Chief Executive Officer & President

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Head, Nonregulated Operating Segment

Head, Regulated Operating Segment

Chief Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President-Corporate Development & Planning

Board of Directors

Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Magnolia Oil & Gas

Former Director, Chief Executive Officer & President at The Williams Cos., Inc.

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Newmont Corp.

Former Chief Investment Officer at New York State Common Retirement Fund

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at EPCO Holdings, Inc.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at PPL Corp.

Member, Administrative Board at Cornell University - Lab of Ornithology

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Tortoise Capital Advisors' primary investment strategy is fundamentals based, long-only, with an emphasis on managing risk which they define as the potential for a permanent loss of capital. However, their investment strategies may include short-term purchases and trading where appropriate, as indicated by their fundamental and technical analysis. The firm may employ other strategies for investment company clients involving leveraging and hedging, or writing (selling) covered call options on selected equity securities in the client's portfolio. These other strategies may include currency hedging transactions and interest rate transactions such as swaps, caps and floors. Tortoise Capital Advisors evaluate companies operating in the entire energy value chain to gain a better understanding of the impact on the firm's respective investments. They have primary coverage on all midstream MLPs and pipeline c-corporations in the investment universe, and a majority of the large energy and power companies. Tortoise Capital Advisors have secondary coverage on all other MLPs, as well as a majority of the energy value chain in their investment universe.

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Franklin Advisers' accounts utilize various investment strategies including, but not limited to, equity, fixed income, core, hybrid, and multi-asset strategies. Their investment management services incorporate fundamental investment research and valuation analyses, including original economic, political, industry and company research, and analyses of suppliers, customers and competitors. The sources they use for their company research include company public records and other publicly available information, management interviews, company-prepared information, and company visits and inspections. Franklin Advisers' investment strategies include US and global fixed income; franklin core and hybrid; franklin dividend growth; franklin US growth equity; franklin sector strategies; and multi-asset strategies.

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RREEF's securities analysis methods include fundamental analysis, for their liquid real estates. Their main sources of information are financial periodicals, inspections of corporate activities, third party research materials, annual reports, prospectus and filings with the SEC and company press releases. They also procure information from external real estate professionals, conducts independent research, and factors in the state of real estate, real asset and infrastructure securities markets when it makes investment decisions. For RREEF's direct real estate separately managed accounts and non-registered pooled vehicles, teams of experienced officers perform acquisitions research, analyses and negotiations. Their \"due diligence period\" commences upon identification of a suitable asset to verify the information provided by the seller. For the firm's infrastructure debt investments, they developed a process wherein it plans to target newly originated loans in the primary market based on its view that such loans will generally offer higher risk-adjusted returns than secondary market investments.

Recent Transactions
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Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Crestwood Niobrara LLC purchase Jackalope Gas Gathering Services LLC from The Williams Cos., Inc.

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Easton Energy LLC purchases Williams Cos., Inc. /Gulf Coast Natural Gas Liquids Pipelines from The Williams Cos., Inc.

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The Williams Cos., Inc. purchases Williams Partners LP

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onThe Williams Cos., Inc. purchases MAPCO, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onWilliams Partners LP (Inactive) purchases Williams Four Corners LLC from The Williams Cos., Inc.

Underwriter

Advised onThe Williams Cos., Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Williams Cos., Inc. purchases Williams Partners LP

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Advised onThe Williams Cos., Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onThe Williams Cos., Inc. purchases Williams Partners LP

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Antitrust & Competition Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Clients

Northwest Natural Holding Co. operates through its subsidiaries, which engages in the local distribution of gas and water. It supplies natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. The company is headquartered in Portland, OR.

outhwestern Energy Company is a growing independent energy company primarily engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within North America. We are also focused on creating and capturing additional value through our natural gas gathering and marketing businesses, which we refer to as Midstream Services. Exploration and Production - Our primary business is the exploration for and production of unconventional oil and natural gas. Our current operations are principally focused on development of unconventional oil and natural gas in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas, the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, the Brown Dense in Arkansas and Louisiana and other new venture plays in North America. We primarily conduct our exploration and production operations through our wholly-owned subsidiaries, SEECO, Inc. and Southwestern Energy Production Company, or SEPCO. SEECO has historically operated exclusively in Arkansas. It holds a large base of both developed and undeveloped gas reserves in Arkansas and conducts the drilling programs for the Fayetteville Shale play and the conventional drilling program in the Arkansas part of the Arkoma Basin. SEPCO conducts development drilling and exploration programs in the Oklahoma portion of the Arkoma Basin, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Colorado and Montana. SWN Drilling, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEPCO, operates drilling rigs in the Fayetteville Shale play, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Midstream Services - Our Midstream Services segment primarily supports our E&P operations and is currently concentrated on the Fayetteville Shale play. Midstream Services generates revenue from gathering fees associated with the transportation of natural gas to market and through the marketing of our own gas production and some third-party natural gas. We engage in gas gathering activities in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Texas through our gathering subsidiaries, DeSoto Gathering Company, L.L.C. and Angelina Gathering Company, L.L.C. Our gas marketing subsidiary, Southwestern Energy Services Company, or SES, captures downstream opportunities which arise through marketing and transportation activity.

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is a Washington state energy utility providing electrical power and natural gas primarily in the Puget Sound region of the northwest United States. The utility serves electricity to more than 1.1 million customers in Island, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Pierce, Skagit, Thurston, and Whatcom counties; and provides natural gas to 750,000 customers in King, Kittitas, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties. The company has a 6,000-square-mile (16,000 km2) electric and natural gas service area.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$22.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$54B
Earnings Per Share
$0.7
Total Equity
$16.4B
Net Profit
$850M
Revenue
$8.2B
EBITDAMargin
50.18%
Enterprise Value Sales
6.59x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.08x
TEVNet Income
63.58x
Debt TEV
0.42x
EBITDA
$4.12B
Total Debt
$22.5B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.03%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.44%
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Ignite Sports Media partners with sports properties and media companies to provide targeted convergence media destinations for sports fans. From sports teams and leagues, Ignite licenses exclusive Internet media rights to create team- oriented Internet destinations that increase fan involvement and provide highly targeted, interactive relationships between teams, their sponsors and fans. For media companies, Ignite serves as an Internet media partner, producing custom sports destination sites for newspapers, broadcast networks, television and radio stations, and Internet portals. Included among Ignite's media clients are America Online, AltaVista, Zip2, and GolfServ.com. Ignite's quality content comes from leading sources, including SportsTicker, the Associated Press, Pro Sports Xchange and the company's major sports team partners.

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ONI Systems Corp. developed optical networking telecommunications equipment and software. It offered online products that are used in conventional ring network topologies. The company was headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Discovery Midstream Partners LLC engages in providing outstanding services to oil and gas producers. It offers natural gas and crude gathering, gas processing and treating, infield gathering and production facilities, and fresh and produced water transport. The company was founded by Steven E. Meisel and Drew R. Chambers and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Suppliers
Corinth Pipeworks Holdings SA Metal Manufacturing & Products | Maroussi, Greece

Corinth Pipeworks Holdings SA engages in the manufacture and sale of steel pipes. It also offers final site delivery, storage, material and corrosion testing, pipe coating, pipe cutting, and technical consultancy and materials selection services. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.

Husteel Co., Ltd. Metal Manufacturing & Products | Seoul, South Korea

Husteel Co. Ltd. engages in the production of steel pipes. Its products include oil country tubular goods, line pipe, pipes for steel tower, boilers, and others. The company was founded on April 18, 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

MRC Global, Inc. Power & Utilities | Houston, TX

MRC Global is the largest global industrial distributor of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and related products and services to the energy industry based on sales, and we hold the leading position in our industry across each of the upstream (exploration, production and extraction of underground oil and natural gas), midstream (gathering and transmission of oil and natural gas, natural gas utilities and the storage and distribution of oil and natural gas) and downstream (petrochemical processing, crude oil refining and general industrials) sectors. We offer more than 150,000 stock keeping units, including an extensive array of PVF, oilfield supply, automation, instrumentation and other general and specialty industry supply products. Through our North American and International segments we serve our more than 12,000 active customers through over 410 service locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Competitors
Kinder Morgan, Inc. Oil & Gas - Houston, TX

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is an energy infrastructure company, which engages in the operation of pipelines and terminals that transport natural gas; gasoline; crude oil; carbon dioxide (CO2) and other products and stores petroleum products chemicals; and handles bulk materials like ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. The firm operates through the following segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Product Pipelines, and Kinder Morgan Canada. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment engages in the ownership and operation of major interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems, natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities. The CO2 segment focuses on the production, transportation, and marketing of CO2 to oil fields that use CO2 as a flooding medium for recovering crude oil from mature oil fields to increase production. The Terminals segment consists of the ownership and operation of liquids and bulk terminal facilities located throughout the U.S. and portions of Canada that transload and store refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, ethanol and bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, fertilizer, steel and ores. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, NGL and crude oil and condensate pipelines that primarily deliver, among other products, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, propane, crude oil, and condensate to various markets. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment operates the Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada and the state of Washington. The company was founded by Richard D. Kinder and William V. Morgan in February 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Enbridge, Inc. Oil & Gas - Calgary, Canada

Over the past 60 years, Enbridge has become a leader in the safe and reliable delivery of energy in North America and is proud to be recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. We transport energy, operating the world's longest, most sophisticated crude oil and liquids transportation system. We have a significant and growing presence in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. We generate energy, expanding our interests in renewable and green energy technologies including wind and solar energy, geothermal and hybrid fuel cells. We distribute energy, owning and operating Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and provide distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge manages and has a 72.3 per cent overall interest in Enbridge Income Fund and a 25.5 per cent overall ownership in Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Enbridge’s corporate headquarters are in Calgary, Alberta and we employ about 6,900 people in Canada and the United States and are ranked as one of the Top 100 Employers to Work for in Canada, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. Enbridge Inc. common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB.

ONEOK, Inc. Oil & Gas - Tulsa, OK

ONEOK consists of three business segments: Distribution, Energy Services and ONEOK Partners. Distribution: Provides low-risk and stable cash flow Rate strategies have led to an increase in sustainable earnings and improved returned on equity Energy Services: Combined supply, transportation and storage contracts provide premium service to customers Positions us to capture upside in the market ONEOK Partners ONEOK's primary growth engine Provides non-discretionary services to natural gas producers and various customers

Awards & Honors
Rank #364
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #364
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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