Stock Analysis Report

Header cover image

Executive Summary

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

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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GUT's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

1 Year Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

Return vs Industry: GUT underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 36.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GUT underperformed the US Market which returned 41.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-9.3%1.0%-0.7%
30 Day-9.1%10.8%4.3%
90 Day-6.1%17.0%8.1%
1 Year6.3%-1.9%42.2%38.8%39.6%36.6%
3 Year44.0%8.2%40.1%29.7%53.5%43.7%
5 Year87.0%17.6%152.2%121.0%123.7%98.8%

Long-Term 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 Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GUT ($7.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($2.24)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GUT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Capital Markets industry average.

PE vs Market: GUT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

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 (1.9x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (14.4x).

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 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: GUT is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GUT is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 7.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare GUT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: GUT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (10.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GUT has a negative Return on Equity (-7.99%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Gabelli Utility Trust's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GUT's short term assets ($597.2K) do not cover its short term liabilities ($699.8K).

Long Term Liabilities: GUT's short term assets ($597.2K) exceed its long term liabilities ($10.1K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GUT is debt free.

Reducing Debt: GUT had no debt 5 years ago.

Debt Coverage: GUT has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: GUT has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GUT's dividend (8.16%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).

High Dividend: GUT's dividend (8.16%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.72%)

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: GUT is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

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


Bruce Alpert (68 yo)

no data


Mr. Bruce N. Alpert, CPA, has been a Executive Vice President at GAMCO Investors, Inc. He served as a Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors Inc. since May 2008. Mr. Alpert is President at The Gabelli Di...

Board Members

Salvatore Zizza
Independent Trustee22.17yrsUS$15.50k0.011%
$ 50.4k
James Conn
Lead Independent Trusteeno dataUS$15.00kno data
Frank Fahrenkopf
Independent Trustee22.17yrsUS$12.50kno data
Robert Morrissey
Independent Trustee22.17yrsUS$12.50kno data
Anthony Pustorino
Independent Trustee22.17yrsUS$17.00kno data
John Gabelli
22.17yrsno datano data
Vincent Enright
Independent Trustee22.17yrsUS$15.00kno data
Anthony Colavita
Independent Trustee22.17yrsUS$15.00kno data
Kuni Nakamura
Independent Trustee8.58yrsUS$12.50k0.014%
$ 59.7k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: GUT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 22.2 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 make...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/02 23:11
End of Day Share Price2021/03/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.