AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT CHOICE! INTRODUCTION
Southern Gas Co., dba Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE: TGS) is an South American, emerging market company actively engaged in the acquisition, exploitation, efficient long-distance transportation, distribution, investment, and commercialization of all things dealing in the natural gas industry. TGS's vast pipeline system connect gas fields in southern and western Argentina (a rapidly emerging foreign market) with gas distributors and industries in those areas, along with long-distance natural gas infrastructure and transporation to the thriving greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area. The Company also renders midstream services, which entail gas treatment, impurity removal, compression, wellhead gas gathering, along with pipeline construction, operations, and maintenance. The Company operateres in three segments: (1) natural gas transportation; (2) natural gas liquid production and commercialization; and (3) midstream services. Moreover, as of December 31, 2010, TGS also held substantial investment interests in subsidiaries and affiliates such as Uruguay Natural Gas Co., Gas Link Co., and Southern Entrepreneurship Gas Co. Southern Gas Co. is a growth company with a value stock - a great combination!
RECORD PROFITABILITY & DIVIDENDS!
Southern Gas Co. - a for-profit public utility company - is one the most profitable companies in the global Oil & Gas Operations Industry with an average annual net profit margin of 10.7%. TBS net annual margin and operating margin are both among the strongest of any peer, while its gross margin remains competitive with industry standards, proving TGS an extraordinarily efficient company. TGS pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share, which at its current, 20-DAY SMA, unusually value-priced PPS provides a remarkable yield to shareholders of an approximate 33% dividend! This the largest dividend paid by any company - public utility or otherwise - in the entire Oil & Gas Operations Industry, in which industry the average yield sits at 3.85%. Further, the average S&P 500 annual dividend flounders at 2.45%. Furthermore, few companies in oil & gass industry pay any dividends at all.
STOCK FACTS & STRUCTURE
A/S: 175 Million | O/S:158.9 Million | Float: 68.9 Million | Market Cap: $628.1 Million | P/E Ratio: 12.61x | Held by Institutions: 1.20% | Held by Insiders: 16.24%
TGS Website: http://www.tgs.com.ar/Home?Lang=EN