Unitil Company Profile (NYSE:UTL)

About Unitil (NYSE:UTL)

Unitil logoUnitil Corporation is a public utility holding company. The Company's principal business is the local distribution of electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts and the local distribution of 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. Its segments include utility gas operations, utility electric operations and non-regulated. Its operations include natural gas operations; natural gas distribution utility operations; gas transmission pipeline operations; electric distribution utility operations, and non-regulated and other non-utility operations. As of December 31, 2016, it was engaged in the distribution of electricity and natural gas to approximately 184,200 customers throughout its service territories in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:UTL
  • CUSIP: 91325910
  • Web: www.unitil.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $669.14 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 14,108,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $46.91
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $45.07
  • 52 Week Range: $37.31 - $48.88
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.46
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.96
  • P/E Growth: 4.91
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $383.6 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.74
  • Book Value: $21.38 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.22
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $1.44
  • Dividend Yield: 3.1%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $115.3 million
  • 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%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 36,175 shs.
  • Beta: 0.17
  • Short Ratio: 4.81
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)

What is Unitil's stock symbol?

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

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

Unitil announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 26th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Tuesday, May 30th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 12th. View Unitil's Dividend History.

How were Unitil's earnings last quarter?

Unitil Co. (NYSE:UTL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.02. The firm earned $126 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $131.90 million. Unitil had a net margin of 7.10% and a return on equity of 9.36%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.78 EPS. View Unitil's Earnings History.

When will Unitil make its next earnings announcement?

Unitil is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 19th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Unitil.

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

1 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Unitil's shares. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $44.00. On average, they expect Unitil's share price to reach $44.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Unitil.

Who are some of Unitil's key competitors?

Who owns Unitil stock?

Unitil's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (6.63%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.51%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.62%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.49%), Pax World Management LLC (2.72%) and State Street Corp (2.43%). Company insiders that own Unitil stock include Albert H Elfner III and David P Brownell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Unitil.

Who sold Unitil stock? Who is selling Unitil stock?

Unitil's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, NEXT Financial Group Inc, AQR Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., California Public Employees Retirement System and First Trust Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unitil.

Who bought Unitil stock? Who is buying Unitil stock?

Unitil's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including James Investment Research Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Karp Capital Management Corp, Ativo Capital Management LLC and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have bought Unitil stock in the last two years include Albert H Elfner III and David P Brownell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unitil.

How do I buy Unitil stock?

Shares of Unitil 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 stock cost?

One share of Unitil stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.43.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Unitil (NYSE:UTL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $44.00 (7.23% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/17/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$44.00LowView Rating Details
10/15/2015Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$37.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
Earnings by Quarter for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/19/2017        
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.86$0.88$131.90 million$126.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.72$0.73$105.80 million$104.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$0.14$0.25$76.50 million$77.30 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$125.55 million$102.40 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$68.65 million$71.90 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 (NYSE:UTL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.05 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.16 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
Next Dividend:5/30/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:3.04%
Dividend Growth:1.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:74.23% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
70.24% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
66.67% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/26/2017Quarterly$0.363%5/12/20175/16/20175/30/2017
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 and Institutional Ownership History for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.23%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.95%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
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

Headline Trends for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
Latest Headlines for Unitil (NYSE:UTL)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UTL-US : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 7:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDominion Gains from investments, Drop in Tax Credits a Woe
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 11:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Unitil Co. (UTL) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 12:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL Corp. : UTL-US: Dividend Analysis : May 16th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 13 at 2:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to UNITIL Corp. : May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 3:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Unitil (UTL) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 12:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil Co. (UTL) Raised to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 10:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Set $44.00 Target Price for Unitil Co. (UTL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 8:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 7:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil (UTL) Receiving Very Favorable News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 9:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 6:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 8:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil Co. (UTL) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 10:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil Co. (utl) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.36
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 2:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil (UTL) Earns Media Sentiment Score of -0.10
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 12:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Reports First Quarter Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil posts 1Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Shareholders Elect Directors at Annual Meeting
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil (UTL) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 12:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil (UTL) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 9:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil (UTL) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.26
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 2:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Schedules First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 10:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokerages Expect Unitil Co. (UTL) to Post $0.86 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 9:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Unitil Co. (UTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 12:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnitil Co. (UTL) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 18 at 7:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Financials
finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 3:48 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Unitil Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open
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
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
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
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 25 at 9:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Schedules Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - January 19 at 4:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil (UTL): Moving Average Crossover Alert
finance.yahoo.com - December 14 at 8:17 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUnitil's (UTL) CEO Bob Schoenberger on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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
finance.yahoo.com - October 21 at 11:35 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUnitil Corporation declares $0.355 dividend
seekingalpha.com - October 19 at 3:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Schedules Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - September 29 at 7:56 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation
biz.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:28 PM
cnbc.com logoUnitil posts 2Q profit
www.cnbc.com - July 22 at 7:52 PM
seekingalpha.com logoUnitil's (UTL) CEO Bob Schoenberger on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - July 22 at 7:52 PM
globenewswire.com logoUnitil Reports Second Quarter Earnings
globenewswire.com - July 22 at 7:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 21-Jul-16 6:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 21 at 3:02 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ2 2016 Unitil Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open
biz.yahoo.com - July 21 at 7:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Declares Common Stock Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 11:30 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits
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
finance.yahoo.com - April 29 at 4:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL Corporation upgraded by RBC Capital Mkts
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 6:19 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
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
finance.yahoo.com - April 22 at 1:03 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ1 2016 Unitil Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open
biz.yahoo.com - April 21 at 7:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jan-16 7:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - January 28 at 11:50 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITIL CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
biz.yahoo.com - January 28 at 7:57 AM

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