NasdaqGS:OTTR

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Market Cap

US$2.0b

Last Updated

2021/06/19 22:21 UTC

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Executive Summary

Otter Tail Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in electric utility, manufacturing, and plastic pipe businesses in the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record established dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Otter Tail's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.6%

OTTR

-3.1%

US Electric Utilities

-1.9%

US Market


1 Year Return

24.5%

OTTR

12.4%

US Electric Utilities

38.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: OTTR exceeded the US Electric Utilities industry which returned 11.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: OTTR underperformed the US Market which returned 39.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

OTTRIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.6%-3.1%-1.9%
30 Day0.4%-2.8%1.1%
90 Day2.9%2.3%4.3%
1 Year28.9%24.5%16.2%12.4%40.4%38.2%
3 Year7.9%-1.7%23.8%13.4%57.5%47.8%
5 Year72.5%47.3%27.2%9.2%127.2%101.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Otter Tail's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Otter Tail undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

19.13x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: OTTR ($47.52) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($44.42)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: OTTR is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.1x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (21.1x).

PE vs Market: OTTR is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.1x) compared to the US market (19.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: OTTR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: OTTR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (2x).


Future Growth

How is Otter Tail forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

8.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: OTTR's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: OTTR's earnings (8.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: OTTR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: OTTR's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: OTTR's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: OTTR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.2%).


Past Performance

How has Otter Tail performed over the past 5 years?

9.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: OTTR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: OTTR's current net profit margins (11.1%) are higher than last year (9.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: OTTR's earnings have grown by 9.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: OTTR's earnings growth over the past year (20.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (9.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: OTTR earnings growth over the past year (20.2%) exceeded the Electric Utilities industry 12.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: OTTR's Return on Equity (11.5%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Otter Tail's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: OTTR's short term assets ($259.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($459.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: OTTR's short term assets ($259.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.3B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: OTTR's debt to equity ratio (99.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: OTTR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 96% to 99.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: OTTR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (23.4%).

Interest Coverage: OTTR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Otter Tail current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

3.28%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: OTTR's dividend (3.28%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).

High Dividend: OTTR's dividend (3.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.43%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: OTTR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (60.4%), OTTR's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: OTTR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (57.6% payout ratio).


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Management

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

6.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chuck MacFarlane (55 yo)

6.17yrs

Tenure

US$5,126,043

Compensation

Mr. Charles S. MacFarlane, also known as Chuck, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Otter Tail Corporation since April 13, 2015 and its President since April 14, 2014. Mr. MacFarlane serve...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Chuck's total compensation ($USD5.13M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.72M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chuck's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: OTTR's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: OTTR's board of directors are considered experienced (8.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Otter Tail Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Otter Tail Corporation
  • Ticker: OTTR
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1907
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: US$1.974b
  • Shares outstanding: 41.54m
  • Website: https://www.ottertail.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Otter Tail Corporation
  • 215 South Cascade Street
  • P.O. Box 496
  • Fergus Falls
  • Minnesota
  • 56538-0496
  • United States

Listings


Biography

Otter Tail Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in electric utility, manufacturing, and plastic pipe businesses in the United States. The company’s Electric segment produces, transmits, dis...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/19 22:21
End of Day Share Price2021/06/18 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.