UNITIL Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:UTL)

About UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)

UNITIL Corporation 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: Electric Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:UTL
  • CUSIP: 91325910
  • Web: www.unitil.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $691.64 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 14,115,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $49.89
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $47.98
  • 52 Week Range: $37.31 - $52.20
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.760
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.90
  • P/E Growth: 5.390
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $389.9 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.77
  • Book Value: $21.27 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.30
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $1.44
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $116.5 million
  • Net Margins: 7.52%
  • Return on Equity: 9.88%
  • Return on Assets: 2.61%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.03%
  • Current Ratio: 0.61%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.60%
Misc:
  • 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 2.94%. The ex-dividend date 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 analysts' consensus estimates 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 net margin of 7.52% and a return on equity of 9.88%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. View UNITIL Corporation's Earnings History.

When will UNITIL Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

UNITIL Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 19th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for UNITIL Corporation.

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

1 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for UNITIL Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $47.00. On average, they expect UNITIL Corporation's share price to reach $47.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for UNITIL Corporation.

Who are some of UNITIL Corporation's key competitors?

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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors 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?

One share of UNITIL Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.00.


MarketBeat Community Rating for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE UTL)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  76 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  99 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  175
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $47.00 (4.08% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/18/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$47.00LowView Rating Details
10/15/2015Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$37.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/22/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Earnings by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Earnings History by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE UTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/18/2017$0.21N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.21$0.23$78.10 million$80.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.00 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.14 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Most Recent Dividend:8/29/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:2.94%
Dividend Growth:1.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:68.90% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
72.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
67.29% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)

Dividend History by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE UTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/27/2017quarterly$0.362.8%8/11/20178/15/20178/29/2017
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 Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.46%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.39%
Insider Trades by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for UNITIL Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
Latest Headlines for UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL)
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americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (UTL) Receives "Hold" Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 8:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 2:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL 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
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:UTL) : September 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 10:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL 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
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalysts Expect UNITIL Corporation (UTL) to Announce $0.11 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 10:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (UTL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 10:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: UNITIL Corporation (UTL) Given $50.00 Average Price Target by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 4:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (UTL) Earns "Hold" Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 4:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL 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
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 13 at 4:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to UNITIL Corp. : August 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 8:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Contrast: Pepco Holdings (POM) and UNITIL Corporation (UTL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 7:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 6:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given $50.00 Average Target Price by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 12:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 11:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (UTL) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 11:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UTL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 6:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 30 at 7:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITIL Corp. :UTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 29 at 8:21 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUnitil's (UTL) CEO Bob Schoenberger on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - July 28 at 10:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (UTL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 6:29 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Plans $0.36 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 4:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 20 at 7:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: UNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 9:57 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoUnitil Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call
feeds.benzinga.com - July 13 at 8:15 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalysts Expect UNITIL Corporation (UTL) to Post $0.21 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 10:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUNITIL Corporation (NYSE:UTL) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 4:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokerages Anticipate UNITIL Corporation (UTL) to Post $0.21 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 16 at 6:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Contrast: Unitil (UTL) versus Vectren Corp (VVC)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 6 at 10:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Files for an Increase in Natural Gas Distribution Rates for New Hampshire Customers
finance.yahoo.com - June 6 at 1:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Unitil Co. (UTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 1 at 8:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnitil Files for an Increase in Natural Gas Distribution Rates for Maine Customers
finance.yahoo.com - June 1 at 12:11 AM
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

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