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$54.33
$55.76
50-Day Range
$45.53
$57.86
52-Week Range
$32.80
$59.32
Volume98,584 shs
Average Volume116,717 shs
Market Capitalization$837.90 million
P/E Ratio27.57
Dividend Yield2.75%
Beta0.42

Competitors

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) Vs. NEE, DUK, SO, ES, PPL, and EIX

Should you be buying UTL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "electric utilities" are considered alternatives and competitors to Unitil, including NextEra Energy (NEE), Duke Energy (DUK), The Southern (SO), Eversource Energy (ES), PPL (PPL), and Edison International (EIX).

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and Unitil (NYSE:UTL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unitil has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. NextEra Energy pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unitil pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. NextEra Energy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Unitil has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Unitil is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NextEra Energy and Unitil's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion7.47$3.77 billion$2.0934.99
Unitil$438.20 million1.91$44.20 million$2.3124.11

NextEra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Unitil. Unitil is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NextEra Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and Unitil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NextEra Energy21.44%10.79%3.68%
Unitil7.18%7.84%2.16%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.2% of NextEra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of Unitil shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Unitil shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for NextEra Energy and Unitil, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NextEra Energy031102.79
Unitil11001.50

NextEra Energy currently has a consensus target price of $78.8333, suggesting a potential upside of 7.81%. Unitil has a consensus target price of $52.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.75%. Given NextEra Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NextEra Energy is more favorable than Unitil.

Summary

NextEra Energy beats Unitil on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) and Unitil (NYSE:UTL) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Duke Energy has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unitil has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Duke Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Duke Energy pays out 76.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Unitil pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Energy has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years and Unitil has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Duke Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Duke Energy and Unitil's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Duke Energy$25.08 billion3.16$3.75 billion$5.0620.37
Unitil$438.20 million1.91$44.20 million$2.3124.11

Duke Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Unitil. Duke Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Unitil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Duke Energy and Unitil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Duke Energy8.68%8.28%2.35%
Unitil7.18%7.84%2.16%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.5% of Duke Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of Unitil shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Duke Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Unitil shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Duke Energy and Unitil, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Duke Energy09202.18
Unitil11001.50

Duke Energy presently has a consensus target price of $102.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.54%. Unitil has a consensus target price of $52.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.75%. Given Duke Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Duke Energy is more favorable than Unitil.

Summary

Duke Energy beats Unitil on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Southern (NYSE:SO) and Unitil (NYSE:UTL) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

The Southern has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unitil has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares The Southern and Unitil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Southern15.80%10.08%2.69%
Unitil7.18%7.84%2.16%

Dividends

The Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. The Southern pays out 82.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Unitil pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Southern has raised its dividend for 19 consecutive years and Unitil has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. The Southern is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for The Southern and Unitil, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Southern32702.33
Unitil11001.50

The Southern presently has a consensus target price of $66.3333, suggesting a potential upside of 1.88%. Unitil has a consensus target price of $52.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.75%. Given The Southern's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe The Southern is more favorable than Unitil.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.6% of The Southern shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of Unitil shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of The Southern shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Unitil shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Southern and Unitil's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Southern$21.42 billion3.22$4.75 billion$3.1120.94
Unitil$438.20 million1.91$44.20 million$2.3124.11

The Southern has higher revenue and earnings than Unitil. The Southern is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Unitil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Southern beats Unitil on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) and Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Unitil has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Unitil and Eversource Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unitil7.18%7.84%2.16%
Eversource Energy13.57%8.88%2.83%

Dividends

Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Unitil pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eversource Energy pays out 69.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unitil has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Eversource Energy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Unitil and Eversource Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unitil11001.50
Eversource Energy27302.08

Unitil presently has a consensus price target of $52.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.75%. Eversource Energy has a consensus price target of $90.1818, suggesting a potential upside of 5.95%. Given Eversource Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Eversource Energy is more favorable than Unitil.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.8% of Unitil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.8% of Eversource Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Unitil shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Eversource Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Unitil and Eversource Energy's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unitil$438.20 million1.91$44.20 million$2.3124.11
Eversource Energy$8.53 billion3.43$909.05 million$3.4524.67

Eversource Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Unitil. Unitil is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eversource Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Eversource Energy beats Unitil on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) and PPL (NYSE:PPL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Unitil has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PPL has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Unitil and PPL's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unitil7.18%7.84%2.16%
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%

Dividends

Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Unitil pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unitil has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and PPL has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Unitil and PPL, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unitil11001.50
PPL09302.25

Unitil presently has a consensus price target of $52.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.75%. PPL has a consensus price target of $32.4091, suggesting a potential upside of 10.76%. Given PPL's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PPL is more favorable than Unitil.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.8% of Unitil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of PPL shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Unitil shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of PPL shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Unitil and PPL's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unitil$438.20 million1.91$44.20 million$2.3124.11
PPL$7.77 billion2.90$1.75 billion$2.4511.94

PPL has higher revenue and earnings than Unitil. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Unitil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

PPL beats Unitil on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) and Edison International (NYSE:EIX) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Unitil and Edison International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unitil11001.50
Edison International03502.63

Unitil presently has a consensus price target of $52.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.75%. Edison International has a consensus price target of $68.1429, suggesting a potential upside of 16.70%. Given Edison International's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Edison International is more favorable than Unitil.

Risk & Volatility

Unitil has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Edison International has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.8% of Unitil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Edison International shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Unitil shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Edison International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Unitil pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Edison International pays an annual dividend of $2.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Unitil pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Edison International pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Unitil has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Edison International has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Edison International is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Unitil and Edison International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unitil7.18%7.84%2.16%
Edison International3.23%10.57%2.51%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Unitil and Edison International's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unitil$438.20 million1.91$44.20 million$2.3124.11
Edison International$12.35 billion1.79$1.41 billion$4.7012.42

Edison International has higher revenue and earnings than Unitil. Edison International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Unitil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Edison International beats Unitil on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Unitil Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
NextEra Energy logo
NEE
NextEra Energy
1.6$73.12+0.7%$143.42 billion$19.20 billion36.84Insider Selling
Duke Energy logo
DUK
Duke Energy
1.8$103.06+0.1%$79.28 billion$25.08 billion37.75Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
The Southern logo
SO
The Southern
1.8$65.11+0.1%$68.99 billion$21.42 billion21.70Insider Selling
Eversource Energy logo
ES
Eversource Energy
2.0$85.12+0.5%$29.24 billion$8.53 billion24.11Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
PPL logo
PPL
PPL
2.1$29.26+0.8%$22.51 billion$7.77 billion14.49Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
Edison International logo
EIX
Edison International
2.0$58.39+0.1%$22.16 billion$12.35 billion58.98
Entergy logo
ETR
Entergy
2.2$107.18+1.0%$21.55 billion$10.88 billion15.56
FirstEnergy logo
FE
FirstEnergy
1.9$37.61+0.3%$20.46 billion$11.04 billion27.86
Pinnacle West Capital logo
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
2.0$86.06+0.7%$9.70 billion$3.47 billion15.31Analyst Downgrade
OGE Energy logo
OGE
OGE Energy
1.7$34.40+1.6%$6.89 billion$2.23 billion-35.83
IDACORP logo
IDA
IDACORP
2.0$101.85+0.1%$5.14 billion$1.35 billion20.87
Hawaiian Electric Industries logo
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.5$44.60+0.2%$4.87 billion$2.87 billion22.76Earnings Announcement
Portland General Electric logo
POR
Portland General Electric
1.9$49.73+0.0%$4.46 billion$2.12 billion27.17Analyst Revision
PNM Resources logo
PNM
PNM Resources
1.8$49.21+0.1%$4.22 billion$1.46 billion20.09
ALLETE logo
ALE
ALLETE
1.8$70.41+0.5%$3.67 billion$1.24 billion20.65
MGE Energy logo
MGEE
MGE Energy
1.8$74.90+0.1%$2.71 billion$568.85 million28.37Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Otter Tail logo
OTTR
Otter Tail
1.8$48.34+0.2%$2.01 billion$919.50 million20.14
Array Technologies logo
ARRY
Array Technologies
1.6$14.23+1.5%$1.81 billionN/A0.00Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
This page was last updated on 5/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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