UTL Stock Overview
Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$56.35|
|52 Week High||US$57.99|
|52 Week Low||US$40.53|
|1 Month Change||9.06%|
|3 Month Change||14.56%|
|1 Year Change||2.10%|
|3 Year Change||-2.78%|
|5 Year Change||18.81%|
|Change since IPO||242.73%|
Recent News & Updates
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|UTL||US Integrated Utilities||US Market|
Return vs Industry: UTL underperformed the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned 9.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UTL exceeded the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.
|UTL Average Weekly Movement||4.8%|
|Integrated Utilities Industry Average Movement||2.8%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: UTL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UTL's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas. It operates through three segments: Utility Electric Operations, Utility Gas 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 and portions of southern and central Maine, including the city of Portland and the Lewiston-Auburn area, as well as the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts.
Unitil Fundamentals Summary
|UTL fundamental statistics|
Is UTL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|UTL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$361.70m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.41|
|Net Profit Margin||7.34%|
How did UTL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.8%Current Dividend Yield
Is Unitil undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UTL ($56.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($47.3)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UTL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UTL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (23.2x).
PE vs Market: UTL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.3x) compared to the US market (15.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UTL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UTL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (2.2x).
How is Unitil forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UTL's forecast earnings growth (7.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: UTL's earnings (7.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UTL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UTL's revenue (1.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UTL's revenue (1.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UTL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.1%).
How has Unitil performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UTL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UTL's current net profit margins (7.3%) are lower than last year (8.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UTL's earnings have grown by 3.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UTL's earnings growth over the past year (7.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: UTL earnings growth over the past year (7.8%) exceeded the Integrated Utilities industry 6.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: UTL's Return on Equity (8.3%) is considered low.
How is Unitil's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UTL's short term assets ($163.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($157.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: UTL's short term assets ($163.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($929.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UTL's net debt to equity ratio (120.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UTL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 135.9% to 122.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UTL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.7%).
Interest Coverage: UTL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3x coverage).
What is Unitil current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UTL's dividend (2.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).
High Dividend: UTL's dividend (2.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.11%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UTL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UTL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (62.2%), UTL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: UTL is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tom Meissner (59 yo)
Mr. Thomas P. Meissner, Jr., also known as Tom, has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unitil Corp. since April 25, 2018. Mr. Meissner served as Unitil senior vice president and chief...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD2.43M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.94M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tom's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: UTL's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UTL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.6%.
Unitil Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Unitil Corporation
- Ticker: UTL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1984
- Industry: Multi-Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: US$903.347m
- Shares outstanding: 16.03m
- Website: https://unitil.com
Number of Employees
- Unitil Corporation
- 6 Liberty Lane West
- New Hampshire
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/23 00:00|
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.