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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
UIL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. UIL: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UIL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.7
Equity to Asset 0.27
UIL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. UIL: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UIL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.27
0.22
0.39
Interest Coverage 2.57
UIL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. UIL: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UIL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 2.99 Max: 4.15
Current: 2.57
2.3
4.15
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.04
WACC vs ROIC
2.76%
5.39%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.78
UIL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. UIL: 14.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.72  Med: 13.75 Max: 26.48
Current: 14.78
-3.72
26.48
Net-margin (%) 6.79
UIL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. UIL: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 6.11 Max: 11.41
Current: 6.79
-7.7
11.41
ROE (%) 8.11
UIL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. UIL: 8.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.97  Med: 9.38 Max: 16.74
Current: 8.11
-12.97
16.74
ROA (%) 2.21
UIL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. UIL: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.8  Med: 2.27 Max: 4.73
Current: 2.21
-3.8
4.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.93
UIL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. UIL: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.45  Med: 11.52 Max: 28.86
Current: 7.93
-2.45
28.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
UIL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. UIL: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.7  Med: -2.40 Max: 14.5
Current: -2.5
-10.7
14.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
UIL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. UIL: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.7  Med: -3.60 Max: 52.9
Current: -3.7
-31.7
52.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
UIL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UIL: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.1  Med: 1.20 Max: 21.5
Current: -0.7
-20.1
21.5
» UIL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UIL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 199,233 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 15,998 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,248 sh (-26.09%)
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Q3 2014

UIL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

First Eagle Investment 15,998 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 154,233 sh (-22.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,715 sh (-74.60%)
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Q4 2014

UIL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

First Eagle Investment 15,998 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 145,033 sh (-5.97%)
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Q1 2015

UIL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Einhorn 2,600,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 19,594 sh (New)
Jim Simons 311,837 sh (+115.01%)
First Eagle Investment 15,998 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.50
UIL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. UIL: 24.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UIL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.99  Med: 17.75 Max: 28.75
Current: 24.5
7.99
28.75
Forward P/E 28.99
UIL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. UIL: 28.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.60
UIL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. UIL: 24.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UIL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.37  Med: 17.92 Max: 26.99
Current: 24.6
8.37
26.99
P/B 1.93
UIL's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. UIL: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UIL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.29
Current: 1.93
0.93
2.29
P/S 1.67
UIL's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. UIL: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UIL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.67
0.47
1.78
PFCF 532.67
UIL's PFCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. UIL: 532.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UIL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.92  Med: 29.48 Max: 1365.5
Current: 532.67
12.92
1365.5
POCF 8.48
UIL's POCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. UIL: 8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UIL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.24  Med: 6.20 Max: 108.82
Current: 8.48
3.24
108.82
EV-to-EBIT 16.50
UIL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. UIL: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UIL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5  Med: 15.70 Max: 25.3
Current: 16.5
9.5
25.3
PEG 35.14
UIL's PEG is ranked lower than
95% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. UIL: 35.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UIL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.29 Max: 87.5
Current: 35.14
0.72
87.5
Shiller P/E 22.54
UIL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. UIL: 22.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UIL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.77  Med: 21.24 Max: 32.92
Current: 22.54
11.77
32.92
Current Ratio 1.46
UIL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. UIL: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UIL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.94
Current: 1.46
0.52
2.94
Quick Ratio 1.39
UIL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. UIL: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UIL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.92
Current: 1.39
0.43
2.92
Days Inventory 31.77
UIL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. UIL: 31.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UIL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 17.09 Max: 62.33
Current: 31.77
1.9
62.33
Days Sales Outstanding 66.06
UIL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
69% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. UIL: 66.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UIL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.11  Med: 51.29 Max: 98.49
Current: 66.06
36.11
98.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.60
UIL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. UIL: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UIL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.38  Med: 5.24 Max: 9.83
Current: 3.6
3.38
9.83
Dividend Payout 0.88
UIL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
78% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. UIL: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UIL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.04 Max: 16
Current: 0.88
0.18
16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.58
UIL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. UIL: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UIL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.38  Med: 5.24 Max: 9.83
Current: 3.58
3.38
9.83
Share Buyback Rate -3.90
UIL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. UIL: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UIL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.2  Med: -1.30 Max: -26
Current: -3.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.39
UIL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. UIL: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UIL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.60 Max: 2.56
Current: 2.39
0.84
2.56
Price/Projected FCF 2.10
UIL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UIL: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UIL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.24 Max: 4.52
Current: 2.1
0.4
4.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.62
UIL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. UIL: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UIL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.74
Current: 1.62
0.46
1.74
Price/Graham Number 1.60
UIL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. UIL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UIL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.72
Current: 1.6
0.62
1.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.10
UIL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. UIL: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4  Med: 6.40 Max: 10.5
Current: 6.1
4
10.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.92
UIL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. UIL: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UIL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -17.1  Med: 1.50 Max: 14.3
Current: 0.92
-17.1
14.3

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
Compare:WR, EE, ENI, NGG, DTE » details
Traded in other countries:U05.Germany,
UIL Holdings Corp was incorporated in Connecticut. The Company's primary business is ownership of its operating regulated utility business. The utility businesses consist of the electric distribution and transmission operations of The United Illuminating Company (UI) and the natural gas transportation, distribution and sales operations of The Southern Connecticut Gas Company. The Company operates through two reporting segments namely Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission and Gas Distribution. The utility businesses is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity for residential, commercial and industrial purposes in a service area of about 335 square miles in the southwestern part of the State of Connecticut. The gas companies engage in natural gas transportation, distribution and sales operations in Connecticut and western Massachusetts serving approximately 395,000 customers in service areas totaling approximately 1,966 square miles. The gas companies have valid franchises to engage in the transportation and distribution and sale of natural gas in their respective service areas. The franchise agreements allow the gas companies to construct and maintain certain facilities over, on and under public highways and grounds, and to exercise the power of eminent domain. UIL is subject to regulation by several regulatory bodies, including PURA, the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) and the FERC. The gas companies are subject to regulation by several regulatory bodies, including PURA, which regulates SCG and CNG, and the DPU, which regulates Berkshire.
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UIL Holdings Corp. (UIL) Exec VP & CFO Richard J Nicholas sells 2,805 Shares Dec 20 2010 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 29 2010 
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UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 03 2010 
UIL Holdings Corp. (UIL) UI President & COO Anthony J Vallillo sells 1,093 Shares Nov 25 2009 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 30 2009 
UIL Holdings Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 06 2009 

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