UNITIL Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:UTL)

About UNITIL Corporation

UNITIL Corporation logoUnitil Corporation (Unitil) is a public utility holding company. The Company is engaged in the local distribution of electricity and natural gas to customers throughout its service territories in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. It operates through three segments: utility gas operations, utility electric operations and non-regulated. The Company is a parent company of three distribution utilities: Unitil Energy Systems, Inc. (Unitil Energy), which provides electric service in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire, including the capital city of Concord; Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company (Fitchburg), which provides both electric and natural gas service in the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts, and Northern Utilities, Inc. (Northern Utilities), which provides natural gas service in southeastern New Hampshire and portions of southern and central Maine, including the city of Portland, in northern New England.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: UTL
  • CUSIP: 91325910
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $44.22
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $45.20
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $42.14
  • 52-Week Range: $35.37 - $46.98
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.57
  • P/E Growth: 4.70
  • Market Cap: $624.95M
  • Outstanding Shares: 14,066,000
  • Beta: 0.17
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 7.10%
  • Return on Equity: 9.36%
  • Return on Assets: 2.52%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.11%
  • Current Ratio: 0.74%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.74%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $38.00 (14.47% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
4/25/2016Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector Perform$37.00 -> $38.00View Rating Details
10/15/2015Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$37.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/19/2017        
2/2/2017Q416$0.72$0.73$105.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$0.14$0.25$76.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q216$0.13$0.18$79.90 million$73.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.88$0.78$173.35 million$125.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.68$0.67$111.75 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.12$0.12$82.13 million$74.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.10$0.12$78.85 million$77.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.94$0.98$164.40 million$100.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q414$0.69$0.69$109.03 million$119.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.08$0.11$78.90 million$75.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.01$0.08$71.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.84$0.91$126.70 million$153.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q413$0.68$0.75$108.53 million$108.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q413$0.01$0.04$72.68 million$71.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.01($0.01)$72.15 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.05 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.16 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:3.24%
Dividend Growth:1.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:74.23% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
70.24% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
66.67% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
1/26/2017quarterly$0.363.08%2/10/20172/14/20172/28/2017
10/20/2016quarterly$0.363.65%11/9/201611/14/201611/28/2016
7/21/2016quarterly$0.363.18%8/10/20168/12/20168/26/2016
4/21/2016quarterly$0.363.86%5/11/20165/13/20165/27/2016
1/28/2016quarterly$0.363.75%2/10/20162/12/20162/26/2016
10/22/2015quarterly$0.353.65%11/10/201511/13/201511/27/2015
7/23/2015quarterly$0.354.1%8/12/20158/14/20158/28/2015
4/23/2015quarterly$0.354.07%5/12/20155/14/20155/28/2015
1/27/2015quarterly$0.353.7%2/11/20152/13/20152/27/2015
10/21/2014quarterly$0.354.06%11/12/201411/14/201411/28/2014
7/22/2014quarterly$0.354.18%8/13/20148/15/20148/29/2014
4/22/2014quarterly$0.354.27%5/13/20145/15/20145/29/2014
1/16/2014quarterly$0.354.6%2/12/20142/14/20142/28/2014
9/18/2013quarterly$0.354.75%10/30/201311/1/201311/15/2013
6/5/2013quarterly$0.354.81%7/30/20138/1/20138/15/2013
3/28/2013quarterly$0.354.91%4/29/20135/1/20135/15/2013
1/17/2013quarterly$0.355.24%1/30/20132/1/20132/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.23%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.95%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/18/2016Albert H Elfner IIIDirectorBuy500$38.99$19,495.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016David P BrownellDirectorBuy500$41.24$20,620.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013M Brian OshaughnessyDirectorBuy3,000$29.14$87,420.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
DateHeadline
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. : UTL-US: Dividend Analysis : February 14th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : February 15, 2017 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - February 17 at 5:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Financials (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 3:48 PM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 6, 2017 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - February 7 at 12:35 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Unitil Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:UTL)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 3 at 6:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 2-Feb-17 7:00pm GMT (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 3 at 6:33 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:33 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:32 pm UNITIL Corporation increases quarterly dividend to $0.36/share from $0.355/share (NYSE:UTL)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 25 at 9:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Schedules Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - January 19 at 4:15 PM
4-traders.com logoUnitil : 1,000 remain without power, windy afternoon could mean more (NYSE:UTL)
www.4-traders.com - December 31 at 3:58 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to UNITIL Corp. : December 14, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - December 15 at 7:02 AM
insidermonkey.com logoIs Unitil Corporation (UTL) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds? (NYSE:UTL)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 15 at 7:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil (UTL): Moving Average Crossover Alert (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - December 14 at 8:17 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to UNITIL Corp. : October 28, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - October 28 at 7:45 PM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : October 26, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - October 26 at 11:43 AM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UTL-US : October 25, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - October 25 at 8:01 PM
4-traders.com logoUnitil : posts 3Q profit (NYSE:UTL)
www.4-traders.com - October 22 at 7:16 PM
seekingalpha.com logoUnitil's (UTL) CEO Bob Schoenberger on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:UTL)
seekingalpha.com - October 21 at 7:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 20-Oct-16 6:00pm GMT (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - October 21 at 11:35 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Unitil posts Q3 earnings of $0.25/share (NYSE:UTL)
feeds.reuters.com - October 20 at 7:30 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUnitil Corporation declares $0.355 dividend (NYSE:UTL)
seekingalpha.com - October 19 at 3:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Schedules Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - September 29 at 7:56 AM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UTL-US : August 4, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - August 4 at 11:21 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:28 PM
cnbc.com logoUnitil posts 2Q profit (NYSE:UTL)
www.cnbc.com - July 22 at 7:52 PM
seekingalpha.com logoUnitil's (UTL) CEO Bob Schoenberger on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:UTL)
seekingalpha.com - July 22 at 7:52 PM
globenewswire.com logoUnitil Reports Second Quarter Earnings (NYSE:UTL)
globenewswire.com - July 22 at 7:52 PM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : July 22, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - July 22 at 12:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 21-Jul-16 6:00pm GMT (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - July 21 at 3:02 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ2 2016 Unitil Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - July 21 at 7:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Declares Common Stock Dividend (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 11:30 AM
publicnow.com logoUnitil Schedules Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call (NYSE:UTL)
www.publicnow.com - June 30 at 8:11 AM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers : June 28, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - June 28 at 2:30 PM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UTL-US : June 2, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - June 2 at 8:17 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - May 13 at 8:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Energy Files for a Change in Electric Distribution Rates for New Hampshire Customers (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - April 29 at 4:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL Corporation upgraded by RBC Capital Mkts (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 6:19 AM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:UTL) : April 22, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - April 22 at 1:50 PM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - April 22 at 11:49 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - April 22 at 8:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 21-Apr-16 6:00pm GMT (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - April 22 at 1:03 AM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UTL-US : April 21, 2016 (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - April 21 at 8:21 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ1 2016 Unitil Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - April 21 at 7:07 AM
capitalcube.com logoUNITIL Corp. Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2015 By the Numbers (NYSE:UTL)
www.capitalcube.com - February 2 at 10:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jan-16 7:00pm GMT (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - January 28 at 11:50 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil posts 4Q profit (NYSE:UTL)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - January 28 at 10:03 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - January 28 at 7:57 AM
publicnow.com logoUnitil Reports Year-End Earnings (NYSE:UTL)
www.publicnow.com - January 28 at 7:12 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2015 Unitil Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:UTL)
biz.yahoo.com - January 28 at 7:07 AM
publicnow.com logoUnitil Increases Annual Common Stock Dividend by $0.02 Per Share (NYSE:UTL)
www.publicnow.com - January 27 at 4:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo4:19 pm UNITIL Corporation increases quarterly dividend to $0.355/share from $0.35/share (NYSE:UTL)
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 4:19 PM

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What is UNITIL Corporation's stock symbol?

UNITIL Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UTL."

How often does UNITIL Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UNITIL Corporation?

UNITIL Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 14th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share on Tuesday, February 28th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.24%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 10th. This is a boost from UNITIL Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36.

Where is UNITIL Corporation's stock going? Where will UNITIL Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for UNITIL Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect UNITIL Corporation's stock price to reach $38.00 in the next twelve months.

When will UNITIL Corporation announce their earnings?

UNITIL Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 19th 2017.

Who owns UNITIL Corporation stock?

UNITIL Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (6.45%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.43%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.19%), State Street Corp (2.43%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (1.16%) and Martingale Asset Management L P (0.58%). Company insiders that own UNITIL Corporation stock include Albert H Elfner III and David P Brownell.

Who sold UNITIL Corporation stock? Who is selling UNITIL Corporation stock?

UNITIL Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Guggenheim Capital LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC.

Who bought UNITIL Corporation stock? Who is buying UNITIL Corporation stock?

UNITIL Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Martingale Asset Management L P, Two Sigma Investments LP and Numeric Investors LLC. Company insiders that have bought UNITIL Corporation stock in the last two years include Albert H Elfner III and David P Brownell.

How do I buy UNITIL Corporation stock?

Shares of UNITIL Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of UNITIL Corporation stock cost?

One share of UNITIL Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.43.

UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Chart for Saturday, February, 25, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff