Unitil 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: Electric Utilities
- Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
- Symbol: NYSE:UTL
- CUSIP: 91325910
- Web: www.unitil.com
- Market Cap: $691.66 million
- Outstanding Shares: 14,115,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $49.89
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $47.98
- 52 Week Range: $37.31 - $52.20
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.760
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.62
- P/E Growth: 5.390
- Annual Revenue: $389.9 million
- Price / Sales: 1.77
- Book Value: $21.27 per share
- Price / Book: 2.30
- Annual Dividend: $1.44
- Dividend Yield: 2.9%
- EBIDTA: $116.5 million
- Net Margins: 7.52%
- Return on Equity: 9.88%
- Return on Assets: 2.61%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.03%
- Current Ratio: 0.61%
- Quick Ratio: 0.60%
- Average Volume: 38,811 shs.
- Beta: 0.22
- Short Ratio: 3.34
Frequently Asked Questions for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. View UNITIL Corporation's Dividend History.
How were UNITIL Corporation's earnings last quarter?
UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $80.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $78.10 million. UNITIL Corporation had a return on equity of 9.88% and a net margin of 7.52%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. View UNITIL Corporation's Earnings History.
When will UNITIL Corporation make its next earnings announcement?
Where is UNITIL Corporation's stock going? Where will UNITIL Corporation's stock price be in 2017?
1 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for UNITIL Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $47.00. On average, they expect UNITIL Corporation's stock price to reach $47.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for UNITIL Corporation.
Who are some of UNITIL Corporation's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to UNITIL Corporation include Dynegy (DYN), Kenon Holdings (KEN), Spark Energy (SPKE), Atlantic Power Corporation (AT), OPG Power Ventures Plc. (OPG), US Geothermal (HTM), Apr Energy PLC (APR), Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC (CNL), ERM Power Ltd (EPW), Greenko Group PLC (GKO), ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC), NV Energy (NVE), Rame Energy PLC (RAME), TECO Energy (TE), Terna - Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA (TRN) and UNS Energy Corp (UNS).
Who are UNITIL Corporation's key executives?
UNITIL Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:
- Robert G. Schoenberger, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
- Mark H. Collin, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
- Thomas P. Meissner Jr., Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
- Laurence M. Brock CPA, Controller, Chief Accounting Officer
- Todd R. Black, Senior Vice President - External Affairs and Customer Relations of Unitil Service Corp.
- Sandra L. Whitney, Corporate Secretary
- Albert H. Elfner III, Lead Independent Director
- Robert V. Antonucci, Independent Director
- David P. Brownell, Independent Director
- Lisa Crutchfield, Independent Director
Who owns UNITIL Corporation stock?
UNITIL Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (6.63%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.55%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.76%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.74%), Pax World Management LLC (2.72%) and State Street Corp (2.51%). Company insiders that own UNITIL Corporation stock include Albert H Elfner III and David P Brownell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for UNITIL Corporation.
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 Acadian Asset Management LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, Russell Investments Group Ltd., NEXT Financial Group Inc, Alliancebernstein L.P., California State Teachers Retirement System and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for UNITIL Corporation.
Who bought UNITIL Corporation stock? Who is buying UNITIL Corporation stock?
UNITIL Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Foundry Partners LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Spark Investment Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, State Street Corp, Chicago Equity Partners LLC and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have bought UNITIL Corporation stock in the last two years include Albert H Elfner III and David P Brownell. View Insider Buying and Selling for UNITIL Corporation.
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.
What is UNITIL Corporation's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE UTL)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about UNITIL Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of UNITIL Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.85.
Consensus Ratings for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Hold Rating|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.00)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$47.00 (3.79% downside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
(Data available from 9/23/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|9/18/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$47.00||Low|
|10/15/2015||Janney Montgomery Scott||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||$37.00||N/A|
Earnings History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)Earnings History by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE UTL)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|7/27/2017||Q2 2017||$0.21||$0.23||$78.10 million||$80.80 million||View||N/A|
|4/27/2017||Q1 2017||$0.86||$0.88||$131.90 million||$126.00 million||View||N/A|
|2/2/2017||Q416||$0.72||$0.73||$105.80 million||$104.30 million||View||Listen|
|10/20/2016||Q316||$0.14||$0.25||$76.50 million||$77.30 million||View||Listen|
|7/21/2016||Q216||$0.13||$0.18||$79.90 million||$73.00 million||View||Listen|
|4/21/2016||Q116||$0.88||$0.78||$173.35 million||$125.80 million||View||Listen|
|1/28/2016||Q415||$0.68||$0.67||$125.55 million||$102.40 million||View||Listen|
|10/22/2015||Q315||$0.12||$0.12||$82.13 million||$74.70 million||View||Listen|
|7/23/2015||Q215||$0.10||$0.12||$78.85 million||$77.50 million||View||Listen|
|4/23/2015||Q115||$0.94||$0.98||$164.40 million||$100.30 million||View||Listen|
|1/28/2015||Q414||$0.69||$0.69||$109.03 million||$119.80 million||View||Listen|
|10/23/2014||Q314||$0.08||$0.11||$78.90 million||$75.10 million||View||Listen|
|7/23/2014||Q214||$0.01||$0.08||$68.65 million||$71.90 million||View||Listen|
|4/23/2014||Q114||$0.84||$0.91||$126.70 million||$153.90 million||View||Listen|
|1/29/2014||Q413||$0.68||$0.75||$108.53 million||$108.40 million||View||Listen|
|10/23/2013||Q413||$0.01||$0.04||$72.68 million||$71.00 million||View||Listen|
|7/24/2013||Q2 2013||$0.01||($0.01)||$72.15 million||View||Listen|
Earnings Estimates for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.98 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.16 EPS
Current Dividend Information for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
|Most Recent Dividend:||8/29/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||1.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||68.90% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
72.73% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
66.67% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE UTL)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.46%Insider Trades by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.39%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|5/18/2016||Albert H Elfner III||Director||Buy||500||$38.99||$19,495.00|| |
|3/23/2016||David P Brownell||Director||Buy||500||$41.24||$20,620.00|| |
|9/19/2013||M Brian Oshaughnessy||Director||Buy||3,000||$29.14||$87,420.00|| |
Headline Trends for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Latest Headlines for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
|UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Receives "Hold" Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 8:16 AM
|Zacks: UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 2:46 AM
|UNITIL Corp. : UTL-US: Dividend Analysis : August 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 14, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 10:55 AM
|UNITIL Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:UTL) : September 15, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 10:55 AM
|UNITIL Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UTL-US : September 13, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 10:50 AM
|Analysts Expect UNITIL Corporation (UTL) to Announce $0.11 Earnings Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 10:22 PM
|UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 10:13 AM
|Zacks: UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Given $50.00 Average Price Target by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 4:38 PM
|UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Earns "Hold" Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 4:20 PM
|UNITIL Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UTL-US : August 14, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 7:55 AM
|Zacks: UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 13 at 4:18 PM
|ETFs with exposure to UNITIL Corp. : August 11, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 8:43 PM
|Critical Contrast: Pepco Holdings (POM) and UNITIL Corporation (UTL)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 7:34 AM
| UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 6:28 PM
|Zacks: UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given $50.00 Average Target Price by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 12:44 PM
|UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 11:08 AM
|UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 11:14 PM
|Edited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 6:00pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - July 30 at 7:07 AM
|UNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 28, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - July 29 at 8:21 AM
|Unitil's (UTL) CEO Bob Schoenberger on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript|
seekingalpha.com - July 28 at 10:24 AM
|UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 6:29 PM
|UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Plans $0.36 Quarterly Dividend|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 4:27 PM
|UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 20 at 7:42 AM
|Zacks: UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 9:57 AM
|Unitil Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call|
feeds.benzinga.com - July 13 at 8:15 AM
|Analysts Expect UNITIL Corporation (UTL) to Post $0.21 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 10:04 AM
|UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 4:24 PM
|Brokerages Anticipate UNITIL Corporation (UTL) to Post $0.21 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 16 at 6:06 PM
|Head to Head Contrast: Unitil (UTL) versus Vectren Corp (VVC)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 6 at 10:18 AM
|Unitil Files for an Increase in Natural Gas Distribution Rates for New Hampshire Customers|
finance.yahoo.com - June 6 at 1:36 AM
|Zacks: Unitil Co. (UTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 1 at 8:36 AM
|Unitil Files for an Increase in Natural Gas Distribution Rates for Maine Customers|
finance.yahoo.com - June 1 at 12:11 AM
|UNITIL 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
|Dominion Gains from investments, Drop in Tax Credits a Woe|
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 11:02 AM
| Unitil Co. (UTL) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 12:46 PM
|UNITIL 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
|ETFs with exposure to UNITIL Corp. : May 4, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 3:04 AM
|Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Unitil (UTL) Share Price|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 12:37 PM
|Unitil Co. (UTL) Raised to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 10:20 AM
| Brokerages Set $44.00 Target Price for Unitil Co. (UTL)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 8:02 PM
|UNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 1, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 7:35 PM
|Unitil (UTL) Receiving Very Favorable News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 9:04 AM
|Edited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 6:00pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 8:21 AM
|Unitil Co. (UTL) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 10:58 PM
|Unitil Co. (utl) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.36|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 2:16 PM
|Unitil (UTL) Earns Media Sentiment Score of -0.10|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 12:36 PM
|Unitil Reports First Quarter Earnings|
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:44 AM
|Unitil posts 1Q profit|
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:44 AM
|Unitil Shareholders Elect Directors at Annual Meeting|
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:00 PM
|Unitil (UTL) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 12:38 PM
UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Chart for Saturday, September, 23, 2017