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Unitil

NYSE:UTL
Snowflake Description

Established dividend payer with proven track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
UTL
NYSE
$882M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Utilities
Company description

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas in the United States. The last earnings update was 83 days ago. More info.


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UTL Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.7%
NYSE:UTL
-0.5%
US Integrated Utilities
0.6%
US Market
1 Year Returns
16.2%
NYSE:UTL
15.8%
US Integrated Utilities
4.1%
US Market
UTL Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Unitil (UTL) -1.7% 0.5% 10% 16.2% 36.6% 79%
US Integrated Utilities -0.5% 0.4% 5.9% 15.8% 18.1% 36.8%
US Market 0.6% 3.8% 2.8% 4.1% 37.3% 42.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • UTL matched the Integrated Utilities industry (15.8%) over the past year.
  • UTL outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 4.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
UTL
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Unitil undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Unitil. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $59.12.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Unitil's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Unitil's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:UTL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $2.96
NYSE:UTL Share Price ** NYSE (2019-07-17) in USD $59.12
United States of America Integrated Utilities Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 15 Publicly-Listed Integrated Utilities Companies 20.31x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,082 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.98x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Unitil.

NYSE:UTL PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:UTL Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 59.12 ÷ 2.96

19.99x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unitil is good value based on earnings compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average.
  • Unitil is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Unitil's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:UTL PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 19.99x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
2.2%per year
United States of America Integrated Utilities Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 14 Publicly-Listed Integrated Utilities Companies 3.05x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,122 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.59x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:UTL PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 19.99x ÷ 2.2%

9.1x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unitil is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Unitil's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:UTL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $25.05
NYSE:UTL Share Price * NYSE (2019-07-17) in USD $59.12
United States of America Integrated Utilities Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed Integrated Utilities Companies 2.24x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,241 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.81x
NYSE:UTL PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:UTL Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 59.12 ÷ 25.05

2.36x

* Primary Listing of Unitil.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unitil is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Unitil's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Integrated Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Integrated Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Unitil has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Unitil expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
2.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Unitil expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unitil's earnings growth is positive but not above the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unitil's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Unitil's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:UTL Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:UTL Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 2.2%
NYSE:UTL Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 6.3%
United States of America Integrated Utilities Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.9%
United States of America Integrated Utilities Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.7%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:UTL Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:UTL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 594 42 1
2022-12-31 563 41 1
2021-12-31 509 114 38 2
2020-12-31 478 107 35 3
2019-12-31 457 100 34 3
NYSE:UTL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 450 88 44
2018-12-31 444 79 33
2018-09-30 434 82 33
2018-06-30 430 86 33
2018-03-31 426 77 32
2017-12-31 406 86 29
2017-09-30 395 80 28
2017-06-30 390 91 29
2017-03-31 384 92 29
2016-12-31 383 68 27
2016-09-30 382 67 26
2016-06-30 377 65 24

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unitil's earnings are expected to grow by 2.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Unitil's revenue is expected to grow by 6.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:UTL Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Unitil Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:UTL Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 2.63 2.63 2.63 1.00
2022-12-31 2.57 2.57 2.57 1.00
2021-12-31 2.48 2.48 2.48 1.00
2020-12-31 2.38 2.38 2.37 2.00
2019-12-31 2.28 2.28 2.27 2.00
NYSE:UTL Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 2.96
2018-12-31 2.23
2018-09-30 2.26
2018-06-30 2.26
2018-03-31 2.25
2017-12-31 2.06
2017-09-30 1.99
2017-06-30 2.08
2017-03-31 2.04
2016-12-31 1.94
2016-09-30 1.87
2016-06-30 1.75

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Unitil will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Unitil's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Unitil has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Unitil performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Unitil's growth in the last year to its industry (Integrated Utilities).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Unitil's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unitil's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (36.3% vs 8.8%)
  • Unitil's earnings growth has exceeded the US Integrated Utilities industry average in the past year (36.3% vs -7%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Unitil's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Unitil Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:UTL Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 450.40 43.89 5.50
2018-12-31 444.10 32.99 5.50
2018-09-30 433.90 33.19
2018-06-30 429.70 32.69
2018-03-31 426.00 32.19 5.70
2017-12-31 406.20 28.99 5.70
2017-09-30 395.10 27.99
2017-06-30 389.90 29.19
2017-03-31 383.60 28.59
2016-12-31 383.40 27.09 4.90
2016-09-30 381.50 26.19
2016-06-30 377.40 24.39
2016-03-31 380.40 23.59
2015-12-31 426.80 26.29
2015-09-30 444.20 26.39
2015-06-30 446.10 26.29
2015-03-31 441.90 25.69
2014-12-31 425.80 24.69
2014-09-30 415.80 25.59
2014-06-30 411.70 24.59
2014-03-31 404.80 23.39
2013-12-31 366.90 21.59
2013-09-30 355.90 20.30
2013-06-30 354.70 20.20
2013-03-31 357.10 19.90
2012-12-31 353.10 18.10
2012-09-30 349.00 19.07

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Unitil has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Unitil used its assets more efficiently than the US Integrated Utilities industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Unitil's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Unitil's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Integrated Utilities industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Unitil has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Unitil's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Unitil's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Unitil's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Unitil's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Unitil's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.3x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Unitil Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:UTL Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 373.90 458.30 4.30
2018-12-31 351.30 488.60 7.80
2018-09-30 345.00 462.00 6.30
2018-06-30 347.20 430.20 8.50
2018-03-31 348.60 438.10 9.50
2017-12-31 336.80 444.40 8.90
2017-09-30 298.30 445.30 10.90
2017-06-30 300.40 412.60 7.80
2017-03-31 301.80 410.10 8.80
2016-12-31 293.10 415.50 5.80
2016-09-30 287.10 388.90 4.40
2016-06-30 288.10 376.60 7.90
2016-03-31 290.10 370.40 8.10
2015-12-31 282.80 364.60 8.70
2015-09-30 277.70 336.60 8.90
2015-06-30 280.50 332.70 16.10
2015-03-31 283.30 364.70 11.20
2014-12-31 273.30 362.20 8.40
2014-09-30 267.90 330.60 10.10
2014-06-30 270.80 322.10 12.00
2014-03-31 274.00 346.40 14.30
2013-12-31 265.20 347.50 9.40
2013-09-30 254.10 331.10 12.30
2013-06-30 258.00 312.10 7.10
2013-03-31 262.50 320.30 7.50
2012-12-31 260.60 337.20 9.80
2012-09-30 252.90 312.10 9.50
  • Unitil's level of debt (123.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (126.4% vs 123.9% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.6x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Unitil's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Unitil has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Unitil's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.5%
Current annual income from Unitil dividends. Estimated to be 2.55% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Unitil shares you are expected to receive $50 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unitil's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.43%).
  • Unitil's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.72%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:UTL Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Integrated Utilities Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 17 Stocks 3.3%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2017 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:UTL Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 1.56 1.00
2022-12-31 1.54 1.00
2021-12-31 1.52 1.00
2020-12-31 1.50 2.00
2019-12-31 1.48 2.00
NYSE:UTL Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-04-24 1.480 2.545
2019-01-30 1.480 2.748
2018-10-24 1.460 2.945
2018-07-25 1.460 2.895
2018-04-25 1.460 2.957
2018-02-01 1.460 3.279
2017-10-25 1.440 3.017
2017-07-26 1.440 2.861
2017-04-26 1.440 2.977
2017-01-25 1.440 3.194
2016-10-19 1.420 3.286
2016-07-20 1.420 3.540
2016-04-20 1.420 3.472
2016-01-27 1.420 3.513
2015-10-21 1.400 3.934
2015-07-22 1.400 3.875
2015-04-23 1.400 4.160
2015-01-26 1.400 4.035
2014-10-21 1.380 3.867
2014-07-22 1.380 4.279
2014-04-22 1.380 4.144
2014-01-16 1.380 4.388
2013-09-18 1.380 4.596
2013-06-05 1.380 4.718
2013-03-28 1.380 4.719
2013-01-17 1.380 5.076
2012-09-19 1.380 5.264
2012-06-06 1.380 5.142
2012-03-22 1.380 5.228
2012-01-17 1.380 5.065
2011-09-22 1.380 5.133
2011-06-16 1.380 5.329
2011-03-24 1.380 5.636
2011-01-18 1.380 6.058
2010-09-22 1.380 6.106
2010-06-17 1.380 6.446
2010-03-25 1.380 6.296
2010-01-14 1.380 6.197
2009-09-23 1.380 6.313
2009-06-18 1.380 6.479
2009-03-26 1.380 6.776
2009-02-06 1.380 7.017
2008-09-25 1.380 6.273

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Unitil's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.7x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Unitil's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Unitil afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Unitil has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Unitil's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Tom Meissner
COMPENSATION $7,323,432
AGE 57
TENURE AS CEO 1.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Thomas P. Meissner, Jr., also known as Tom, has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unitil Corp. since April 25, 2018. Mr. Meissner also served as its Senior Vice President of Operations from February 2003 to June 2005. Mr. Meissner joined Unitil in 1994 and served as Unitils Director of Engineering from 1998 to 2003. He was employed by the Public Service Company of New Hampshire from 1985 to 1994. Mr. Meissner is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of New Hampshire, and also serves as a Director of the Northeast Gas Association since 2010. He serves as Director of Unitil Power Corp.

CEO Compensation
  • Tom's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Tom's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Unitil management team in years:

1.3
Average Tenure
57
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Unitil management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Tom Meissner

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
57
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Laurence Brock

TITLE
Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
COMPENSATION
$433K
AGE
65

Mark Collin

TITLE
Senior VP & Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
60
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Todd Black

TITLE
Senior Vice President
COMPENSATION
$586K
AGE
55
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Christine Vaughan

TITLE
Senior VP
AGE
52
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Todd Diggins

TITLE
Investor Relations Officer

Sandra Whitney

TITLE
Corporate Secretary & Secretary of the Board
AGE
56
TENURE
16.4 yrs

George Long

TITLE
Vice President of Administration - Unitil Service
COMPENSATION
$728K
AGE
62
TENURE
16.4 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Unitil board of directors in years:

17.5
Average Tenure
69
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Unitil board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Mark Collin

TITLE
Senior VP & Director
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
60
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Michael Green

TITLE
Lead Director
COMPENSATION
$140K
AGE
69

Tom Meissner

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
57
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Lisa Crutchfield

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$139K
AGE
55
TENURE
6.6 yrs

Dave Whiteley

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$135K
AGE
62
TENURE
6.6 yrs

Chip Elfner

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$161K
AGE
74
TENURE
20.5 yrs

M. O’Shaughnessy

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$133K
AGE
76
TENURE
20.8 yrs

David Brownell

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$138K
AGE
75
TENURE
18.1 yrs

Eben Moulton

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$133K
AGE
72
TENURE
19.3 yrs

Edward Godfrey

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$135K
AGE
69
TENURE
17.5 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Unitil individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
21. May 19 Sell Todd Black Individual 17. May 19 17. May 19 -500 $57.09 $-28,527
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Management checks
We assess Unitil's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Unitil has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Did Unitil's (NYSE:UTL) Share Price Deserve to Gain 80%?

For example, the Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) share price is up 80% in the last 5 years, clearly besting than the market return of around 41% (ignoring dividends). … One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement. … During five years of share price growth, Unitil achieved compound earnings per share (EPS) growth of 12% per year.

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Why Unitil Corporation's (NYSE:UTL) High P/E Ratio Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing

We'll look at Unitil Corporation's (NYSE:UTL) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Check out our latest analysis for Unitil How Do I Calculate A Price To Earnings Ratio? … The formula for price to earnings is: Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS) Or for Unitil: P/E of 20.36 = $60.21 ÷ $2.96 (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Is A High P/E Ratio Good?

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Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL): Time For A Financial Health Check

UTL’s Debt (And Cash Flows) UTL has sustained its debt level by about US$467m over the last 12 months – this includes long-term debt. … Additionally, UTL has generated US$88m in operating cash flow in the last twelve months, resulting in an operating cash to total debt ratio of 19%, indicating that UTL’s debt is not covered by operating cash. … Looking at UTL’s US$165m in current liabilities, it appears that the company may not have an easy time meeting these commitments with a current assets level of US$134m, leading to a current ratio of 0.81x.

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Was Unitil Corporation's (NYSE:UTL) Earnings Growth Better Than The Industry's?

Today I will assess UTL's recent performance announced on 31 March 2019 and evaluate these figures to its longer term trend and industry movements. … View our latest analysis for Unitil How UTL fared against its long-term earnings performance and its industry UTL's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 March 2019) of US$44m has jumped 36% compared to the previous year. … I recommend you continue to research Unitil to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at: Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for UTL’s future growth?

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Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Is Yielding 2.6% - But Is It A Buy?

Could Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) be an attractive dividend share to own for the long haul? Investors are often drawn to a company for its dividend.. … If you are hoping to live on your dividends, it's important to be more stringent with your investments than the average punter. Regular readers know we like to apply the same approach to each dividend stock, and we hope you'll find our analysis useful.. … Before you buy any stock for its dividend however, you should always remember Warren Buffett's two rules: 1) Don't lose money, and 2) Remember rule #1

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Is Unitil Corporation's (NYSE:UTL) 9.4% ROE Strong Compared To Its Industry?

This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE). … One way to conceptualize this, is that for each $1 of shareholders' equity it has, the company made $0.094 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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I Built A List Of Growing Companies And Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Made The Cut

I like to take a look at earnings before interest and (EBIT) tax margins, as well as revenue growth, to get another take on the quality of the company's growth. … While Unitil did well to grow revenue over the last year, EBIT margins were dampened at the same time. … So if EBIT margins can stabilize, this top-line growth should pay off for shareholders.

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Does Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Create Value For Shareholders?

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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Here's What Unitil Corporation's (NYSE:UTL) P/E Is Telling Us

We'll show how you can use Unitil Corporation's (NYSE:UTL) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the investment opportunity. … Unitil has a price to earnings ratio of 24.2, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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How Much Of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Do Institutions Own?

Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. … Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership. … With a market capitalization of US$815m, Unitil is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors.

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Company Info

Description

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas in the United States. It operates through three segments: Utility Gas Operations, Utility Electric Operations, and Non-Regulated. The company distributes electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire, and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts; and distributes natural gas in southeastern New Hampshire, portions of southern Maine to the Lewiston-Auburn area, and in the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts. It also operates 86 miles of interstate underground natural gas transmission pipeline that provides interstate natural gas pipeline access and transportation services primarily in Maine and New Hampshire. In addition, the company provides energy brokering and advisory services to commercial and industrial customers; and real estate management services. It serves approximately 105,600 electric customers and 82,700 natural gas customers. Unitil Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Details
Name: Unitil Corporation
UTL
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1984
$881,857,863
14,916,405
Website: http://unitil.com
Address: Unitil Corporation
6 Liberty Lane West,
Hampton,
New Hampshire, 03842,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE UTL Common Shares New York Stock Exchange US USD 07. Mar 1985
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
508
Unitil employees.
Industry
Multi-Utilities
Utilities
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/17 23:45
End of day share price update: 2019/07/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/06/28
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/25
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.