Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

The Gabelli Utility Trust is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc.


Snowflake Analysis

Share Price & News

How has Gabelli Utility Trust's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GUT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

1 Year Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

Return vs Industry: GUT matched the US Capital Markets industry which returned 17.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GUT underperformed the US Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-4.0%0.2%0.06%
30 Day-1.1%0.2%1.1%
90 Day1.4%6.8%8.9%
1 Year28.4%18.3%20.2%17.8%21.9%19.4%
3 Year58.2%18.2%38.8%30.9%48.9%39.3%
5 Year75.1%8.3%81.4%64.5%71.9%53.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Gabelli Utility Trust's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Gabelli Utility Trust 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: GUT ($7.81) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($2.88)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GUT is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GUT is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.8x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (36x).

PE vs Market: GUT is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.8x) compared to the US market (18.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GUT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GUT is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (6.6x).

Future Growth

How is Gabelli Utility Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Gabelli Utility Trust has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Gabelli Utility Trust performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GUT has a large one-off gain of $29.4M impacting its June 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: GUT's current net profit margins are higher than last year (51.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GUT's earnings have declined by -13.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GUT's earnings growth over the past year (549.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-13.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GUT earnings growth over the past year (549.1%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 8.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: GUT's Return on Equity (9.6%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

Financial Health

How is Gabelli Utility Trust's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: GUT has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if GUT's debt is covered by short term assets.

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: GUT's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if GUT has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: GUT reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if GUT has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: GUT has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if GUT has an appropriate level of bad loans.


What is Gabelli Utility Trust's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: GUT's dividend (7.68%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).

High Dividend: GUT's dividend (7.68%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.7%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: GUT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: GUT's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (106.1%), GUT's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Gabelli Utility Trust has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Board Members

Salvatore Zizza
Independent Trustee21.1yrsUS$15.50k0.012% $48.7k
James Conn
Lead Independent Trustee0yrsUS$15.00kno data
Frank Fahrenkopf
Independent Trustee21.1yrsUS$12.50kno data
Robert Morrissey
Independent Trustee21.1yrsUS$12.50kno data
Anthony Pustorino
Independent Trustee21.1yrsUS$17.00kno data
John Gabelli
21.1yrsno datano data
Vincent Enright
Independent Trustee21.1yrsUS$15.00kno data
Anthony Colavita
Independent Trustee21.1yrsUS$15.00kno data
Kuni Nakamura
Independent Trustee7.5yrsUS$12.50k0.013% $53.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: GUT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 21.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Gabelli Utility Trust's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information


  • The Gabelli Utility Trust
  • One Corporate Center
  • Rye
  • New York
  • 10580-1422
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GUTNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJun 1999
GUT.PRANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD A 5.625%USUSDAug 2003
GUT.PRCNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD CUM SER CUSUSDMay 2016


The Gabelli Utility Trust is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc. It is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC. The fund invests in the public equity markets across the globe. It makes its investments in stocks of companies providing products, services, or equipment for the generation or distribution of electricity, gas, water, telecommunications services, and infrastructure operations. The fund invests in stocks of companies across market capitalization. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against S&P 500 Utilities Index, Lipper Utility Fund Average, and S&P 500 Index. The Gabelli Utility Trust was formed on July 9, 1999 and is domiciled in United States. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/19 00:29
End of Day Share Price2020/02/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.