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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
UTL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. UTL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UTL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.2
Equity to Asset 0.26
UTL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. UTL: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UTL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.26
0.16
0.61
Interest Coverage 2.76
UTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. UTL: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UTL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.28 Max: 2.77
Current: 2.76
1.07
2.77
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.00
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.03
UTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. UTL: 17.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UTL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.01  Med: 13.42 Max: 17.03
Current: 17.03
7.01
17.03
Net-margin (%) 7.07
UTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. UTL: 7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UTL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 4.9 Max: 7.07
Current: 7.07
2.68
7.07
ROE (%) 9.40
UTL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. UTL: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UTL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.88  Med: 8.17 Max: 9.46
Current: 9.4
4.88
9.46
ROA (%) 2.54
UTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. UTL: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UTL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.54
1.29
2.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.54
UTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.05 vs. UTL: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UTL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.55  Med: 8.15 Max: 12.51
Current: 7.54
5.55
12.51
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
UTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. UTL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UTL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.1  Med: 1 Max: 6.2
Current: 1
-13.1
6.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.50
UTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. UTL: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UTL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.8  Med: -0.5 Max: 13.1
Current: 5.5
-9.8
13.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.30
UTL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UTL: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UTL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.7  Med: 2.4 Max: 21.3
Current: 7.3
-16.7
21.3
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified    NAICS: 221122    SIC: 4931
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Unitil Corp is engaged in distribution of electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts and also in local distribution of natural gas.

Unitil Corp is engaged in the distribution of electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts. It is also engaged in the 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 business segments are utility gas operations, utility electric operations and non-regulated.

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 22.77
UTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. UTL: 22.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UTL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.58  Med: 18.58 Max: 50.31
Current: 22.77
8.58
50.31
Forward P/E 21.74
UTL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. UTL: 21.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.77
UTL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
66% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. UTL: 22.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UTL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.58  Med: 18.58 Max: 50.31
Current: 22.77
8.58
50.31
P/B 2.10
UTL's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. UTL: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UTL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.23
Current: 2.1
0.64
2.23
P/S 1.60
UTL's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. UTL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UTL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.6
0.35
1.69
POCF 9.05
UTL's POCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. UTL: 9.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UTL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 5.5 Max: 9.77
Current: 9.05
1.77
9.77
EV-to-EBIT 15.75
UTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. UTL: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UTL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 14.1 Max: 28.4
Current: 15.75
7.3
28.4
EV-to-EBITDA 9.25
UTL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. UTL: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UTL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 8.3 Max: 15.9
Current: 9.25
4.3
15.9
Shiller P/E 26.71
UTL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.03 vs. UTL: 26.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UTL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.06  Med: 17.56 Max: 28.13
Current: 26.71
12.06
28.13
Current Ratio 0.74
UTL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. UTL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UTL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.12
Current: 0.74
0.59
1.12
Quick Ratio 0.74
UTL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. UTL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UTL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.74
0.55
1.11
Days Inventory 1.10
UTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
91% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.07 vs. UTL: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UTL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 16.01 Max: 37.68
Current: 1.1
1.1
37.68
Days Sales Outstanding 50.36
UTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 49.25 vs. UTL: 50.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UTL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.32  Med: 47.52 Max: 52.03
Current: 50.36
33.32
52.03
Days Payable 63.72
UTL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
52% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 68.79 vs. UTL: 63.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
UTL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.41  Med: 51.14 Max: 69.64
Current: 63.72
34.41
69.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.21
UTL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. UTL: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UTL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 5.08 Max: 7.24
Current: 3.21
3.06
7.24
Dividend Payout 0.73
UTL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. UTL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UTL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.57
Current: 0.73
0.73
1.57
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.00
UTL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
60% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. UTL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
UTL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1
Current: 1
0
1
Forward Dividend Yield 3.26
UTL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UTL: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.29
UTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. UTL: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UTL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 5.21 Max: 7.42
Current: 3.29
3.14
7.42
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
UTL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. UTL: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
UTL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.3  Med: -5.2 Max: -0.2
Current: -0.6
-24.3
-0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 2.12
UTL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UTL: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UTL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.18
Current: 2.12
0.65
2.18
Price/Projected FCF 3.40
UTL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. UTL: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UTL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 2.7 Max: 4.52
Current: 3.4
0.85
4.52
Price/Median PS Value 2.07
UTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. UTL: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UTL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.12
Current: 2.07
0.53
2.12
Price/Graham Number 1.47
UTL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. UTL: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UTL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.47
0.69
1.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.41
UTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. UTL: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UTL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 7.1 Max: 13.6
Current: 6.41
3.5
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.95
UTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. UTL: -2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UTL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.2  Med: 1.2 Max: 13.8
Current: -2.95
-13.2
13.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $383.4
EPS (TTM) $ 1.94
Short Percentage of Float1.94%
52-Week Range $35.37 - 46.98
Shares Outstanding (Mil)14.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 433 449 464
EPS ($) 2.03 2.11 2.19
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.03 2.11 2.19
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.44 1.48 1.54
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
The Best Yielding Diversified Utilities Aug 08 2012 
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UNITIL Corp Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 10 2010 
UNITIL Corp Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 23 2009 
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UNITIL Corp Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 28 2009 

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